Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a beer-only fun-day package at the Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival on August 20 in National Harbor, Maryland (a $35 value). Choose between the following sessions:
• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival fills lazy Saturday afternoons with entertainment and fills empty glasses with more than 40 types of beer, wine, and spirits. Flowing suds crest the smooth edge of a complimentary 14-ounce souvenir mug, which bubbles over with unlimited tastes of any festival draft or brew, such as Smithwick's, Ommegang Rare Vos, and Sierra Nevada Torpedo, used by admirals to fire notes to each other in submarine class. All booths and benches reside under the taut protection of tents, ensuring that the day’s events won’t be rained out and attendees can find shade. Purchase crab and other comestibles à la carte, pairing recommended beers with succulent claws or armoring a hand with leftovers for thumb wars to the death.
The music of local and regional bands echoes from the main stage, keeping the festival lively as drums beat at the air like a pulsing heart. In response to crowds at previous festivals, organizers have split the event into two sessions and have reduced the number of tickets available by 20% each day, allowing more room to breathe or perform gymnastics floor routines of gratitude.