WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — If you’re looking for things to do in the Washington area this weekend, look no further. The fun stops here… sort of.

Just remember if you’re taking Metro, you’ll be experience big delays.


Man power is in full effect at the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship. The 15-mile race thru mud and water will feature amphibious, human powered floats and invites spectators of all ages! The race will be from 9:30-4:30 on the shore of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

If you’re looking for that 18th century “life at sea” experience, the Pirate Fest in Upper Marlboro kicks off Saturday! Watch rowdy re-enactors and a kids costume contest! All ages are welcome, the fun ends at 4 p.m.

Get ready for some fishing! The 20th annual Clyde F. Gibson Youth Fishing Derby is Saturday, and it’s all about the kids. Little fishers can come out to compete and take home the prize for the biggest catch. The event is free but don’t forget your gear! Registration begins early so check online for more details.

The 20th annual National Cinco de Mayo Festival with salsa lessons, free health screenings and crafts for the kids is all free on the National Mall until 6 p.m.

Skip the fancy restaurants and head out to the Curbside Cookoff for the Food Truck Festival. Over 40 food trucks will put a spin on all things delicious with live music and activities. Admission is free so come out to the RFK Stadium until 9 p.m.

If you happen to be in Dupont Circle today, check out “Music In The Circle,” presented by Keegan Theatre. There will be performances from musical productions including Spring Awakening and Rent. There will also be plenty of local entertainment. The performances begin at 3 p.m.


The Kennedy Center presents Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America, which offers free performances and events at the Kennedy Center as well as locations around Washington, including large-scale spectacles, street musicians, parade culture, puppetry, circus arts, chalk drawings, clowning, and more. From a circus-punk marching band and political puppet theater to jugglers, contortionists, and stunt dogs, the electric energy of live interactive performance invades the streets of Washington.

Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture presented by Cultural Tourism DC showcases Washington DC’s embassies and cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits. In addition to embassy open houses and events, several Washington, DC museums participate in Passport DC with special programming. In 2012, the event celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new Global Marketplace and an expanded and free International Children’s Festival.

International Children’s Festival

* 25+ Educational booths hosted by foreign embassy representatives
* Up to 10,000 Festival attendees from DC and the surrounding area
* Traditional dance and music performances by local and international groups
* An international children’s parade featuring the traditional dress of the participating countries