Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend

Check out our picks for the weekend in Bethesda.

You don't have to roam very far from downtown Bethesda for your weekend fun. Check out our activity picks:


Where/When: 6-9p.m. Friday at downtown Bethesda art galleries. A guided tour meets at 6:30p.m. at Bethesda Metro Center.

Why Go: Downtown Bethesda art galleries will keep their doors open late for this monthly event.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: 1-9p.m. Saturday at Bethesda bars. Registration from 1-6p.m. at

Why Go:  Enjoy food and drink specials on this tour of favorite Bethesda bars including Caddies on Cordell, Hard Times Cafe, Steamers, Wing Hub, Union Jack's, Saphire Cafe, Tommy Joe's, BlackFinn, Ri Ra, Parker's and Harp & Fiddle.

Pricing: $10 with two cans of food to benefit the Manna Food Center. $13 without.


Where/When: noon-6p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 1 – 30, at the

Why Go: Check out the artwork of the for the Trawick Prize, a regional visual art competition. Plus, there will be a free opening reception from 6-9p.m. Friday, in conjunction with Art Walk.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: 11:30-5p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Kensington's

Why Go: The National Capital Trackers will bring a collection of model trains to Kensington’s town hall to mark the 120th  anniversary of the town's train station. Proceeds will benefit the Noyes Library Foundation and the Kensington Historical Society.

Pricing: $5 for adults, $2 for kids, and $10 for families


Where/When: 12:30 – 3p.m. Saturday at Rocklands Farm, 14525 Montevideo Road in Poolesville

Why Go: As part of its ongoing series, Bethesda Green will host a tour of local farms and a locally sourced lunch. A free bus will leave Bethesda Green at 11:30. The limit is 40 participants, so register ahead of time.

Price: $35 per person


Where/When: 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis; weekends through Sunday, Oct. 23

Why Go: Everyone can take part in fun activities and games, watch jousts and shows, eat some turkey legs, see knights, princesses, amazing costumes and so much more! Visit the festival’s website for more information. 

Pricing: $19 for adults 16-61, $16 for seniors 62 and up, $9 for children 7 to 15 years old. Children 6 and under are admitted free of charge. A two-day pass is $28, a six-day subscription is $60, a nine-day subscription is $81 and a 19-day subscription is $120. Group rates are also available. 


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