Apr 18, 2024 - Things to Do

D.C. weekend: National Cannabis Festival, Filmfest DC and more

an illustration of a joint being rolled up in a paper that looks like a ticket

Illustration: Tiffany Herring/Axios

This weekend in D.C., check out the National Cannabis Festival, Filmfest DC and the Red Bull Showrun.

1. πŸƒ Keep it rollin'

Enjoy live music headlined by Wu-Tang Clan, shop from over 100 vendors and learn more about cannabis policy and advocacy at the National Cannabis Festival.

If you go: It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana in D.C. outside of medical dispensaries. There will be no medical dispensaries on-site.

Stop by: Concerts and programming will take place at RFK Campus. Two-day regular general admission tickets start at $130.

Catch up quick: D.C. lawmakers decline stricter rules on dispensaries near schools

More 420-friendly events this weekend in D.C.

2. 🎨 Puff n' Paint

  • Paint and sample products from 1–9pm at YANA Wellness and Creativity Center. Tickets are $55.

3. 🎢 Reggae on the Roof

4. πŸŽ‰ Party on Main Street

  • Enjoy local food trucks, live music and giveaways noon–8pm Saturday at Mary & Main in Capitol Heights. Free.

Other things to do in D.C. this weekend

5. 🎞️ Filmfest DC

  • The 38th running of Filmfest DC begins Friday and goes through April 28. Enjoy 65 films from 32 countries at theaters and embassies across the city. View tickets and full schedule here.

6. 🏎 Red Bull Showrun DC

  • See the Oracle Red Bull Racing team (Formula One) in action at a fan festival 2–7pm Friday at Union Market, and a showing of their RB7 race car 4–6pm Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue (Third Street to Seventh Street). Free.

7. πŸ–€ ChocolateCon


Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Washington D.C..


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Washington D.C. stories

No stories could be found

Washington D.C.postcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Washington D.C..


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more