FREEDOM FEST: Festival celebrating Independence Day and new brewer laws in Montgomery County offers food, live entertainment and beer from the Brewer’s Art, Denizens Brewing and Atlas Brewing, among others. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. $40 per session or $70 for all-day pass. Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park.

ROOFTOP CELEBRATION: A menu of classic Fourth of July foods with a view of the fireworks. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Flight Wine Bar, 777 Sixth St. NW. 202-864-6445.


FARM DINNER: Farm-to-table, five-course dinner featuring the farm’s heirloom vegetables and other foods from the area, plus live musical entertainment. 5:30-9 p.m. $115. Beech Springs Farm, 784 Mt. Carmel Rd., Ortanna. 717-642-5695.

WHISKEY DINNER: Family-style, pork-centric dinner paired with Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey. VIP tickets with butchery demo also available. 4 p.m. $100, including tax and gratuity. Spring House Farm, 37020 Bittersweet Lane, Purcellville. 703-728-6623.



WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with wine from Dierberg, Three Saints and Star Lane vineyards. 6:30 p.m. $120, not including tax and gratuity. L’Auberge Chez Francois, 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls.


WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with wine from Dierberg Estates. 6:30 p.m. $89.95, including tax and gratuity. Russia House Restaurant, 724 Pine St., Herndon. 703-787-8880.


BEER FESTIVAL: Festival includes pours from more than 45 breweries, food trucks and live entertainment. VIP sessions also available. 1-4 p.m and 7-10 p.m. $25. Fairgrounds, 1299 Half St. SE.

Kara Elder

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