WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
Through Sept 3: Head to Timonium for the last weekend of the State Fair! Ride on the Midway, eat some cotton candy, check out the exhibition barns, and see some prize animals!
Through Sept 2, DC: An acclaimed musical based on the best-selling novel, the Keegan Theatre presents a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross, this Tony Award-winner captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland and the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?”
Various dates through Oct 21, Crownsville: Check out this unique festival that takes place every year near Annapolis, Md. Bring along the entire family and celebrate olde times with Renaissance-themed artisans, dazzling performances (including dances and musicians) and plenty of plate-filling food, like turkey legs. You can also dress up in your own costume, if ye so wish.
Sept 2, DC: NSO musicians and , and Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist alumna join the National Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor for the NSO's annual free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The program features patriotic classics, traditional melodies, popular songs, and a bevy of works by living composers.
Sept 1-3, DC: Join more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers—some with scripts in hand, others almost fully staged. The free performances reflect the dynamic make-up of all corners of the city, whether you are a newcomer or a veteran to theater.
Sept 1-2, DC: Mayor Muriel Bowser presents the Festival at the historic Lincoln Theatre. As part of 202Creates, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will close out the summer with a weekend of live music by local artists performing the sounds of DC. All performances are free and open to the public.
Aug 31-Sept 1, DC: Enjoy Yoga in the Park, River Rides on the Anacostia River, ranger led tours, painting, fishing, roller skating and so much more in this two day party!
Aug 31-Sept 3, Greenbelt: The Greenbelt Labor Day Festival was started in 1955 as a way of raising funds to build a Youth Center. The weekend-long celebration includes a