September 2019 ~ Calendar of EventsMaryland Renaissance Festival 2019 - September 1 &2, 7 &8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 and more dates in October.
~ Huzzah! Step back in time and celebrate the 16th century! Perfect for families, history buffs or simply your curious traveler. Enjoy jousting, fire eating, magic shows and food for days! (Not specific to its time period)
2019 Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods - Various times
~ Theater in the Woods is an amazing program organized by Wolf Trap National Park that showcases one family friendly performance per day. Enjoy a lovely day outside while experiencing kid-friendly entertainment. Picnics encouraged!
Labor Day Weekend - August 31 - September 2, 2019
~ Celebrate the holiday weekend, and attend one of the many events in DC! Don’t miss the Labor Day Concert at the Capitol, Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, tons of music festivals, parades and more!
Page to Stage - New Play Festival - August 31 - September 2, 2019
~ Support your local theater companies at the Kennedy Center for free readings, open rehearsals of plays and musicals before their opening night! More than 60 local theater companies participate, so there’s a little something for everyone!
Labor Day Barbecue Party at Melrose Georgetown Hotel - Monday, September 2, 2019 from 12-6 p.m.
~ While local Washingtonians are enjoying their leave on Labor Day, Melrose Georgetown Hotel invites the city to relax and enjoy an afternoon on the patio during their celebratory Barbecue Party from 12-6 p.m. Melrose Georgetown Hotel’s Labor Day Barbecue Party menu will include char-grilled hot dogs, made-to-order hamburgers, coleslaw, potato salad and freshly popped popcorn.
Rosslyn Jazz Festival 2019 - September 7, 2019
~ Just over the Key Bridge in DC, lies Gateway Park in Virginia. Every year, the music celebration opens its doors to the public (for free!) to enjoy music, nature, and community. The event will feature ”food truck row; an expanded beer and wine garden, and a variety of onsite fashion trucks.” Not to be missed!
DC Beer Week - September 8 - 15, 2019
~ Participating breweries showcase their newest, rarest brews and include menus and pairings as well as panel discussions!
Adams Morgan Day 2019 - September 8, 2019
~ A little something for everyone! The cultural melting pot that is Adams Morgan celebrates in style, with tons of vendors stocked with crafts, food, entertainment and more! The Kids Fair portion has expanded to include an array of unbelievable performances!
DC State Fair - September 8, 2019
~ This free event comes complete with food, arts and crafts, workshops and contests. Promote local vendors and for a day not to be missed, and fun for the whole family!
Takoma Park Folk Festival - September 8, 2019
~ This free local festival is a great way to spend the afternoon. The festival boasts an array of performances (from dance to bluegrass), and kid friendly activities, celebrating folk culture in the District.
September 11th Memorial Events 2019 - September 11, 2019
~ Honor those affected on that tragic day; September 11, 2001, and never forget the heroism that took place. Participate in one of the city’s organized events that both memorialise the victims, and bring together people of different faiths, cultures and walks of life to celebrate their memories.
Frederick, Maryland's In the Street Festival 2019 - September 14, 2019
~ Dance in the street while celebrating the arts at the “In the Street Festival”! Showcase of culture, cuisine and cocktails team the streets while you dance the day away!
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 in Washington, D.C. - September 15 - October 15, 2019
~ Celebrate Hispanic culture & heritage throughout the month with participating museums, events and more! Pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans and their culture, which helped mold and enrich the world we live in today! Includes ZooFiesta (9/21) - an awesome educational event for the whole family!
Oktoberfest 2019 - (Various times & locations)
~ Enjoy the traditional fall festival from our Nation’s Capital! Celebrate Bavarian culture and German heritage and one of the many events and festivals - not to be missed!
WalkingTown DC - Free Walking Tours in Washington D.C. - Month of September
~ You can’t miss this opportunity to explore the city! Free walking tours all over DC make for the perfect afternoon. Sights and tour times vary but be sure to bring your best walking shoes (donations welcome)!
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes in the D.C. Area - Various times and locations
~ Looking for a perfect activity for the family? Nearby farms regularly offer games and activities to coincide with the pumpkin picking festivities; corn mazes, apple picking and more!
Carter Barron Amphitheatre: 2019 Concerts - Various times
~ Check out the concerts in the awesome woodland venue; DC blues festival, Rock the Park and more!
Dulles Day 5K / 10K on the Runway - September 14, 2019
~ Runners are encouraged to partake in this once in a lifetime opportunity - jog the runway on a flat course fit for a Hollywood film! Sprint along the airport grounds, race beside planes and strut your stuff! Includes a “plane pull” - a tug of war unlike any other!
Colonial Market and Fair - Stepember 14 & 15, 2019
~ Step back in time and visit the Colonial Market and Fair located at George Washington’s residence - Mount Vernon! Demonstrations showcasing colonial artisan works include basket weaving, woodcarbings, tin and ironworks, leather works, furniture, and food. Entertainment is inspired by the time period - includes a puppet show, fire eating act, and baloon launch!
DC Fashion Week - September 19 - 23, 2019
~ Attention fashionistas! Enjoy innovative fashions at various events throughout the city - culminating in the epic International Couture Collections Show at the Embassy of France..
DC Shorts Film Festival 2019 in Washington, D.C. - September 19 - 28, 2019
~ This wonderful, interactive and educational event is one of a kind. Celebrate as a contributor or audience member and witness directors showcase their films (none longer than 20 minutes), with genres ranging across the board!
Artists from around the District and the world gather to screen, discuss, and celebrate the work of others! The event includes 156 films, hailing from 38 different nations.
Truckeroo - September 20, 2019
~ The best food trucks in the District gather in The Bullpen to showcase their hottest creations! Located near Yards Park, the schmorgesborg of delicious food is flanked by games, live music, entertainment and so much more.
H Street Festival 2019 - September 21, 2019
~ If you haven’t explored H St, make sure to put it on your list! Already teeming with DC’s best restaurants, the neighborhood comes together to celebrate diversity and developing arts of the area. Overwhelm the senses with food, drinks, entertainment and arts!
Mount Vernon Underground Masquerade - September 21, 2019
~ As a part of the ongoing mission to preserve George Washington’s home - Mount Vernon - this exciting and unique event offers young professionals the opportunity to network socially in style! The masquerade includes Moonlit masquerade, Heavy hors d'oeuvres, Open premium bar, Music and dancing, Private tours of the mansion - including a rare peek into the underground cellar, 18th century fortune telling and Fireworks over the Potomac!
Taste of Georgetown - September 22, 2019
~ Anyone and everyone will enjoy this awesome schmorgesborg of the senses! Stroll the cobblestone streets of Georgetown and enjoy tastings of upwards of 30 of the neighborhoods best restaurants! Sip on local beer and wine as you walk booth to booth. Come hungry!
Latino Festival in Washington, DC - Fiesta DC - September 22, 2019
~ Take part in the lively and exciting festival; Fiesta DC! A wonderful celebration where Latino culture is highlighted and commemorated with the Parade of Nations, Children’s festival and so much more!
Turkish Festival 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
~ Visit the family friendly event in Freedom Plaza commemorating Turkish culture by way of live musical folk dancing, performances, cuisine, arts, crafts and so much more!
Outdoor concerts 2019
~ DC in the summertime is not complete without enjoying some live music outside! Find various artists and genres and enjoy at Yards Park, The Washington Harbour, Fort Reno, and Fort Dupont Park!
DC Cruises; Odyssey & Spirit -
~ Spend the day on the water and enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Often including meals and entertainment, there is no better way to view the Potomac, and stay cool in the summer!
Boat Rental on the Potomac
~ Experience a day like in nature while paddling in the shadow of the monuments. Thompson Boat Center and Key Bridge Boathouse offer hourly rentals of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards!
Summer Theater 2019
~ Take in a show and enjoy DC’s wonderful theaters all over the city - see link for scheduled performances.
Cinema in Style - Outdoor movies in 2019
~ Enjoy cinema while soaking up the summer weather! Check out Georgetown Sunset Cinema series, Capitol RiverFront Outdoor Movies and many more! Perfect for a romantic evening under the stars.
Rock Creek Park
~ Horseback riding, trails for hiking, biking, and exploring provide a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!
For more tips, event information and city guides we recommend visiting about.dc.com