Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekend Fun: Free Concerts & Swimming

Happy Friday to you!

I hope the week was a good one. I'm sure it will be a great weekend as we head into the July.

I thought I'd just mention some of the cool things going on this weekend out and around town.

FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARK. On Friday, June 29, free concerts will be offered at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg and Montpelier Mansion in Laurel. If you want hip-hop and R&B, head to the waterfront to hear Heda from 6 - 7:30 pm. If you want oldies from the 50s-70s, the Retro Rockets will be rocking the mansion from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. (A PDF list of summer concerts and their performers is online here.)

FREE SWIMMING FOR ALL. I mentioned a week or so ago that kids could swim free in the county at most pools with an free youth ID. Well, on Saturday, June 30, everyone can swim free at the reopening of the  Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center/Glenarden Complex, 8615-A McLain Avenue in Glenarden. The free swim is from 4 - 6:45 pm. If you come earlier in the day, starting at noon, there will be free aqua fitness demonstrations, including HydroSpin, Aqua Zumba, Aqua Belly Dancing and Water Aerobics. For more information about the reopening celebration, visit or call 301-772-5515.

If you're into non-free fun, the National Harbor is hosting the Great American Festival on Saturday, too. That runs from 3-10 pm and will feature a variety of bands performing. Tickets start at $39.99. For a list of performers and ticket information, visit

For other things to do this weekend, check out our groovy calendar.

Catch you later.

-Hyattsville Mom

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