WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
Sept 22, DC: Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festivals, and this year we’ll have our traditional festival areas, and we’re cooking up new ideas as well. As always, we’ll have performance stages with live music and entertainment, a Kids Zone play area, Arts and Crafts vendors, Business and Nonprofit Exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, and plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants.
Sept 23, DC: The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the region’s agricultural and artistic talents. We strive to hold a creative, collaborative and sustainable event that is accessible and inviting to District residents and visitors alike. In 2018, our efforts to increase the sustainability of the Fair will focus on reducing waste, which benefits the environment and public health. There will be entertainment, contests, vendors, a pet parade and more!
Sept 21-22, DC: Head to the Capital One Arena for Elton John's farewell tour!
Sept 22, various locations: Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.
Sept 22, DC: Food, music dog adoptions and the 7th Annual Weiner 500! Dogs will race in heats of up to 8 dogs each, with a championship race for the winners of each heat!
Sept 23, DC: Visitors can kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia.” There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America. Animal keepers will host talks, feedings and demonstrations highlighting a variety of animals native to the region, including Andean bears, sloths, golden lion tamarins, Panamanian golden frogs and more. Visitors have an opportunity to meet Zoo scientists who are working to save native species and learn about their research.
Sept 23, DC: Washington, D.C.’s most anticipated epicurean festival will be celebrating its 25th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. This foodie event takes place in the heart of Georgetown, on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. This longstanding event in Georgetown benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s mission to support the homeless.
Now-Sept 23, DC: This popular annual event takes place annually and introduces residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC through a series of "bite-size" lunchtime tours, after-work "happy hour" tours, and longer weekend tours. WalkingTown DC connects you to well-known and unfamiliar places, from Congress Heights to Herring Hill, St. Paul's Rock Creek Parish to Dupont Circle. Tours are led by historians, licensed tour guides, community leaders and business owners, enthusiasts and docents, who all donate their time and expertise for this annual festival.
Now-Sept 23, DC: Come see the ever popular Fashion Week, showcasing Emerging Designers' Spring/Summer 2019 collections!
Sept 22, DC: For the second year, we’re combining our two popular events, the Freedom 5K and Family Day, into one full day of racing and family fun: Homecoming. During the Civil War the Lincoln family called the Cottage home. This year we welcome everyone back “home” to join us for a full day of activities where you can run, walk, and play like Lincoln. Come for just the race, just Family Day activities, or stick around for both!
Sept 21-Oct 21, DC: In this sharp-edged satire, Ford's Theatre presents the opportunistic tycoon Harry Brock who arrives in Washington with his naive girlfriend, Billie Dawn, to game the political system. With the help of an idealistic reporter, Billie wisens up and fights back to end the corruption.
Sept 18-Nov 11, VA: A chance encounter at a London train stop changes the course of life for two people in this hit Broadway play by Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens, presented by Signature Theatre. After mistaking him for someone else, Georgie finds herself improbably drawn to the much older Alex. Their instant connection ignites a tender, funny and intimate journey in an electric new play directed by Joe Calarco.
Sept 21, Annapolis: When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. The Annapolis walk starts at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
Sept 14-Nov 4, Columbia: ‘This joint will be jumpin’ with Ain’t Misbehavin’, one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and a Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club with his infectious swing music. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and powerful energy of this ‘American original’ with music made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood!
Now-Nov 24, Savage: This fall, schedule a ghost tour at Historic Savage Mill. Discover the Mill’s haunted history, where restless spirits continue to roam the halls. Join our resident historian for an hour long guided ghost tour. The tour includes both indoor and outdoor settings.
Sept 22-Nov 4, Gambrills: In addition to the 8 acre corn maze... you can make your own butter, buy pumpkins, take a hayride, pedal carts, sling shots, the play house, the hay jump, the junior jump, our corn kernel box, and much more!
Sept 20-23, Ocean City: The weather is beautiful and there's plenty to do at Ocean City, MD's biggest and best festival. Enjoy four fun-filled days of arts and crafts, delicious food, hayrides, kids activities and musical entertainment. Plus, Sunfest hosts big musical headliners every year!
Sept 21-23, Baltimore and Bethesda: Marin Alsop opens the season with Beethoven’s "Eroica" Symphony, a work that changed the course of music history. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner wrote his New Morning for the World for orchestra and narrator, capturing some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most eloquent words. Presented at Strathmore and the Meyerhoff.
Sept 21-24, Annapolis: The 9th Annual "Classic" offers an informal opportunity for wooden boats of all different sizes and designs to join together and compete in a low-key race against other wooden vessels.