Prince George’s Centric Events

Upcoming events include Marietta House wine, craft, and music festival, free Jazz in the Garden series, Silver Spring's Downtown Live concert series, Bladensburg Waterfront Park free canoeing and fishing, and National Harbor brings back Movies on the Potomac

Created with Microsoft Fresh Paint I don’t usually do this because, quite frankly, this is a lot of work and a LOT of free advertising for events for which this little blogger gets zilch in return.  But in the spirit of Memorial Day where hearts are grateful and sunshine is palpable, I’ll post a couple of events happening this weekend and beyond.  I must say this, there seems to be a trend of very booze centered events happening in our area.  Please note that I have titled this “Prince George’s Centric Events” because not all of them take place in the county.

Friday, May 30th

Music NotesDowntown Live! Silver Spring Concert Series, 6:30p every Friday until August 29th.  Tonight’s band is the Dixie Power Trio.  Come to the Foutain Plaza Stage at Silver Spring’s Town Center, 908 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring MD.  Contact for information (301) 587-0867.

Bruce Ewan
Bruce Ewan

National Gallery of Art’s Jazz in the Garden Series continues tonight with a performance by jazz harmonica player Bruce Ewan; sounds interesting.  Concerts are every Friday evening from 5p – 8:30, May 23rd to August 29th.  See website for performers.  Food (barbecue pork sandwiches, beef/chicken kabobs, chicken sausages)  and beverages, to include beer, cocktails, and sangria (booze) are for sale. Gelat-o cart near the fountain is especially for your indulgent pleasure.  I’m glad to announce that this event is actually FREE!! National Gallery of Art is located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets NW along Constitution Avenue, NW

Grand Opening of The Capital Wheel

Mark your calendars: Friday, May 23rd 2014, get ready to go for a ride! Want to win a family four-pack of tickets to the VIP Grand Opening Ceremony Thursday, May 22? Enter HERE to win. Check out for more information! – See more at:

Saturday May 31, 2014

Wine Pouring In GlassMarietta Wine Festival  May 31st, 11am – 5pm, $15 per person at the Marietta House Museum 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale 20769.   Celebrate Prince George’s County and local wineries! General admission includes a sampling of wines from local wineries. The festival also includes food and craft vendors, music and a wine education class.

Bladensburg Waterfront ParkBladensburg Waterfront Park is having a FREE open house!  You’ll enjoy a great, fun-filled day with family and free refreshments. There will be FREE CANOEING AND FISHING!! This sounds like fun.  Call (301) 779-0371 to make a reservations.  Bladensburg Waterfront Park features a paved riverside walk, picnic pavilion, a public fishing pier, free boat ramp, community boat storage, playground, B&O railroad caboose, interpretive signage, and bicycle, canoe, kayak, paddle boat, and rowboat rentals.  There is so much to do that I overlook.
Sunday June 1st
Movie on the PotomacSunday June 1st Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor starts this Sunday at 6pm.  Enjoy a family-friendly movie each Sunday evening from now to September 28th. This week’s feature is the 2009 Disney animated film “Finding Nemo.”  National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 877-628-5427. event is free.