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To Do This Weekend: Caps Fan Fest & Colombia National Day

by ARLnow.com — July 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm 751 3 Comments

On a humid, 90 degree day, a trip to Ballston to celebrate a sport that’s played on ice could make for a nice diversion. If you agree with that statement, then Saturday’s Caps Fan Fest at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 North Glebe Road) may be for you.

The event will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with a free open skate, followed by a development camp scrimmage at 10:00. There will also be airbrush artists, face painters, moon bounce, obstacle course, street hockey and an equipment sale. Brooks Laich and “select draft picks” will be signing autographs after the scrimmage.

If hockey isn’t your thing, but eating and dancing is, you may want to check out the 22nd Colombia National Day Celebration.The event will feature Colombian folkloric dance and musical groups as well as a variety of Colombian food. Some of the performers will be flown in from Bogota and Miami for the occasion.

The celebration is taking place from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Gunston Arts Center Theater One (2700 S. Lang Street). Tickets cost $15 for anyone over the age of 12.

For more great events this weekend, check out our events calendar.

  • KW

    Columbia is a city in Maryland; Colombia is a country in South America. I really don’t think this celebration honors the customs and traditions of a planned community developed by James Rouse in the 1960s.

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      First math now spelling. We really should just stop posting after noon on Fridays.

  • Katie

    Why, happy hour comes early? ;-)

    8 am free skate, huh? 8 am?

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