Things to do in an around the DC, Maryland, Virginia Area This Weekend
Re-opening of the National Gallery of Art East Building – Sept. 30, 2016. National Gallery of Art, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The museum celebrates its reopening after three years of renovations of the East Building with a special weekend of events including live music, concerts, tours, evening hours, and more.
Taste of Georgetown – Oct. 1, 2016, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sample dishes from 30 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children’s activities
DC Beer Week – Through Oct. 1, 2016. Hundreds of venues in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland will host a variety of beer related events, including beer dinners, tastings, educational panels, glassware giveaways, and more.
– Through October 2016. Get spooked at a haunted house, romp around a pumpkin patch or go on a haunted city tour. Find the best Halloween events in the Washington, DC area.
Oktoberfests Near Washington, DC – Various Dates. Find German folk festivals with great beer, food, and live entertainment.
Pumpkin Festivals – Through October 2016. Check out the best pumpkin patches and fall festivals in the Washington, DC area. Plan an early visit before the crowds.
Corn Mazes in Maryland and Virginia – Through early November 2016. Enjoy some family fun and find your way through a cornfield.
Fall for Fairfax Festival – October 1-2, 2016, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Northern Virginia’s largest fall festival includes more than 100 interactive activities and exhibits for the whole family.
Calvert County Fair – Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2016. Prince Frederick, MD. The fair includes a wide range of activities including farm animals, exhibits, musical, entertainment, food, carnival rides, contests and a 4H auction.
DC Design House – Oct. 1-30, 2016. The annual interior design showcase transforms a house by top local designers. The home is open to the public and is a fun place to check out creative home decorating ideas.
Taste of Bethesda – October 1, 2016. Bethesda’s famous food and music festival features 50 restaurants and four stages of live entertainment.
Washington Nationals Baseball – Nationals Park, Washington DC. Saturday is Pups in the Park and Firefighter Appreciation Day, Sunday is Jerseys Off Their Backs and Yoga in the Outfield.
Autumn Conservation Festival – October 1-2, 2016. Smithsonian Biology Conservation Institute, Front Royal, VA. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our world-renowned science, research, and animal care.
Manassas Fall Jubilee – October 1, 2016, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The family-friendly event features live music and entertainment, hand-made crafts, and a variety of foods.
National Hispanic Heritage Month – Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2016. Celebrate the culture and traditions of Spanish speaking residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Charity Walks in the DC Area – Throughout the year. See a guide to charity walks in the DC area this weekend and throughout the fall season.
Washington DC Museum Guide – See the highlights some of the top exhibits that are on view at Washington DC museums this season.
Fall Theater in Washington DC – Enjoy the theater scene in Washington DC. With dozens of performances around the capital region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the 2016 season.
Fall For the Book Festival – Through Sept. 30, 2016. The regional celebration of literature and the arts features events at George Mason University’s Fairfax, VA Campus and at multiple locations throughout the capital region.
DC Dance Challenge – Oct. 1, 2016, 6-10 p.m. The Westin Alexandria Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA. Pro/AM and Amateur Ballroom Competition, Professional Dancesport Show, Dancing with DCDC Stars Showcase & Dance Party
DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands – Oct. 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – midnight. American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. The event features a diverse mix of bands. The winner will represent the DC Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN next January.
Movies opening this week
Deepwater Horizon Opens Friday
Masterminds Opens Friday
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Opens Friday
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Opens Friday
Among the Believers Opens Friday
Clinton, Inc. Opens Friday
Danny Says Opens Friday
Denial Opens Friday
Do Not Resist Opens Friday
Flock of Dudes Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Harry & Snowman Opens Friday
I Belonged to You Opens Friday
A Man Called Ove Opens Friday
Maximum Ride Opens Friday
Operation MeKong Opens Friday