Sip, snack and Salsa your way through September courtesy of The Crystal City Business Improvement District. Along with the Washington Wine Academy, Crystal City is expanding its Vintage Crystal experience with a trio of events that will help ease your transition from summer to fall.
Wine in the Water Park
After a long work week, relax with music and a drink at the Crystal City Water Park every Friday evening. With the soothing sounds of DJ Adrian Loving, wine and beer expertly chosen by the Washington Wine Academy, and tasty treats from Jaleo, it’s the perfect way to unwind and kick off your weekend.
WHEN: Every Friday in September, 7-10 p.m.
Crystal City Water Park
1750 Crystal Drive
ADMISSION: Free admission and snacks, $5 Wine, $4 Beer
A Taste of Wine and Jazz
Take a trip south of the border with this addition to the Virginia wine festival scene complete with Latin Jazz from Trio Caliente and free Salsa dancing lessons by The Salsa Room. If all that cutting loose makes you thirsty, Jaleo will be providing a selection of Spanish and South American wines and tapas along with the Washington Wine Academy’s wine tasting classes.
WHEN: Sunday, September 16, 2-6 p.m.
Courtyard at 220 20 Street
TICKETS: $10 food only; $20 food and wine (includes a tasting glass)
Pups and Pilsners
Bring along man’s best friend to Crystal City’s Fido-friendly outdoor beer festival. Sponsored by the Washington Wine Academy and animal rescue organization Homeward Trails, the festival’s massive beer gardens boasts ten stations, each featuring a different craft brew including drinks from local breweries. Pair your pilsner with satisfying foods from several Crystal City restaurants.
WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2-6 p.m.
1405 Crystal City Drive
ADMISSION: Advance Tickets: $15 available for purchase; Tickets purchased at the door: $20