Update 6/4: The festivities for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final starts early today: the ALL CAPS Hockey Fest presented by Capital One will kick-off at 4 p.m. in Penn Quarter with family-friendly activities at F Street NW between 7th and 8th Streets. Find face painting, glitter tattoos, poster making stations and balloon artists.
Then at 6 p.m., Fall Out Boy will perform on the corner of G and 8th streets. The concert is free to the public, and the game will be shown on a big screen after the Fall Out Boy show. Watch the game at 8th Street NW and G Street NW on the big board above McDonald’s, or on additional screens that will be set up on the street. Giveaways at the event include an ALL CAPS Stanley Cup Final Rally Towel and a LED-Light Stick courtesy of Red River.
The Wharf is also hosting another game watch tonight on its big screen, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Case Bridge is even going to be lit up in all red too, in honor of the Caps.
Original Post: The Wharf is going to be a sea of red Caps shirts this weekend. D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront is throwing an outdoor viewing party for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, with a large screen located at Maine Avenue and Pearl Street. The viewing on Saturday is free and starts at 7:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, over near the Capital One Arena, Sting and Shaggy (of all people) will perform in a free outdoor concert as part of the Stanley Cup madness. The Washington Post reports that the pop duo’s outdoor concert will start about 90 minutes before Game 3 on Saturday, and will happen near the National Portrait Gallery entrance on G Street.
Another fun Caps factoid: the National Portrait Gallery leaned into the finals by putting in red lighting on the 7th Street stairs, according to the Washington Post.
- Washington’s answer to Vegas: Sting, Shaggy, Fall Out Boy and Pat Sajak [WaPo]
- Caps fans have adopted the National Portrait Gallery steps, and the museum loves it [WaPo]
- Watch Parties, Deals for the Capitals’ Stanley Cup Run [NBC]
- All the Caps’ Stanley Cup-related street closures to know about [Curbed DC]