1) DC Crab Cake Competition
What: Attendees will try crab cakes from D.C. chefs like Matt Adler of Osteria Morini, Victor Albisu of Del Campo, Ann Cashion of Johnny’s Half Shell, Chris Clime of PassionFish Bethesda, Patrick Curran and Mark Gears of Momofuku, Anthony Lombardo of The Hamilton, George Rodrigues of Tico, and Ed Scarpone of DBGB. The winning chef will win funds to support a culinary intern in their kitchen, and local culinary students will compete for a chance to win a scholarship. Tickets ($85) and more information are available here.
Where: The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
When: Sunday at 12 p.m.
2) Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
What: This festival will celebrates the local Caribbean community. Food vendors at the festival will sell jerk dishes like chicken, pork, fish, lobster, and even jerk ice cream and jerk popcorn. There will also be cooking demonstrations and competitions, as well as reggae and cultural performances. Advance tickets ($20) and more information are available here. Get tickets at the festival gates for $30.
Where: Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Ave. between 12th St. and 14th St. NW
When: Sunday at 12 p.m.
3) Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
What: Admission includes a souvenir glass for unlimited tastings of more than 60 craft beers and 40 bourbons. Area barbecue restaurants will serve food, and the event promises live music, arts, and crafts. Tickets ($45-$70) are now only available at the door. Find more information about the event here.
Where: The Plateau at National Harbor, 300 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md.
When: Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
4) Giant National Capital BBQ Battle
What: This huge event celebrates cooking by fire. Taste free food samples and enjoy cooking demos and live music with admission. Tickets ($12-$125) and more information are available here.
Where: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
When: Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
4) Doi Dua Pop-Up
What: Popular Portland Vietnamese pop-up Doi Dua is coming to D.C. this weekend. They're taking over the bar's kitchen with drinking snacks and tiki drinks. Find more information here.
Where: Archipelago, 1201 U St. NW
When: Sunday at 5 p.m.
5) Northern Virginia BrewFest
What: This festival highlights summer seasonal beers from local breweries. Admission includes a sampling glass six beer sampling tickets. More tickets can be purchased for $2 each. Buy festival tickets ($30) and find more information here.
Where: Special Events Center of Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, Va.
When: Saturday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.