National Capital Barbecue Battle
Saturday, June 22; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 23; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Kick off your summer with the National Capital Barbecue Battle and enjoy food samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays and children’s activities. This family friendly was voted as a “Top 10 BBQ Event” by The Travel Channel and Discovery.com and also features live musical entertainment, interactive exhibits, and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs in Washington. Tickets are $12 per adult, $5 per child ages 6-12 and children under six are free.
For more information, please visit http://www.bbqdc.com/
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 26-30, 2013 and July 3-7, 2013
Open daily 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate cultures from around the world at this annual summertime festival featuring daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. This year’s themes are: Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival; One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage and Will to Adorn: African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress.
For more information, please visit www.folklife.si.edu
Signature S ’mores by the Fire
Enjoy complimentary butler-passed s’mores every evening in front of the wood-burning fireplace. This complimentary festive treat is butler-passed every evening from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the hotel lobby.