September 2018 ~ Calendar of EventsLabor Day Weekend
~ 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 - September 1-3, 2018
~ 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!
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 in Washington, DC. - Sept 15-Oct 15, 2018
~ 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 (9/23) - an awesome educational event for the whole family!
Maryland Renaissance Festival 2018 - Open weekends, August 26/27 and select dates until October 22, 2018, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
~ 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)
Oktoberfest 2018 - September 2-October 9 (varying locations), 2018
~ Enjoy the traditional fall festival from our Nation’s Capitol! Tons of events and festivals not to be missed!
Nation’s Escape Triathlon - September 9, 2018
~ Attention Triathletes! For it’s 13th year, the Nation’s Escape Triathlon sets off next on the Potomac River. This is the he only triathlon to take runners through the historic downtown area, for a truly cinematic experience!
Adams Morgan Day 2018 - Sept 9, 2018, Noon - 6:00 p.m.
~ 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!
September 11 Memorial Events 2018
~ Honor those affected by the tragic attack, 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.
Brazil VS El Salvador - September 11, 2018
~ Soccer fans unite - these two excellent teams go head to head in friendly competition. Witness the awesome El Salvadorian team face off against 5 time World Cup winners; Brazil!
Dulles Day 5K / 10K on the Runway - September 15, 2018
~ 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!
DC Veg Fest - September 15, 2018
~ Vegans, Vegetarians, and Veg lovers unite! This event is awesome for families, and those curious about learning more or enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Patrons can sample food from upwards of 100 vendors (for FREE) and enjoy education about healthy eating, and the benefits of plant based foods.
H Street Festival 2018 - Washington, DC - September 15, 2018, Noon until 7 p.m.
~ 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!
Colonial Market and Fair - September 15-16, 2018
~ 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!
Latino Festival in Washington, DC - Fiesta DC - September 15-16, 2018
~ 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!
WalkingTown DC - Free Walking Tours in Washington DC - 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!
Washington Redskins Opening Game (Redskins Vs Indianapolis Colts) - September 16, 2018
~ Witness the first game of the season for Washington’s own football team; The Washington Redskins. Attend a game at FedEX Field - visit the link to see a comprehensive list of games, and all things Washington Redskins - go skins!
DC Fashion Week- September 19-23, 2018
~ Attention fashionistas! Enjoy innovative fashions at various events throughout the city - culminating in the epic International Couture Collections Show at the Embassy of France.
MVUnderground Masquerade - September 22, 2018
~ 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 23, 2018
~ 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!
DC State Fair - September 23, 2018
~ 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!
Truckeroo - September 28, 2018
~ The best food trucks in the District gather in The Bullpen to showcase their hottest creations! Located near Yards Park, the schmogesmord of delicious food is flanked by games, live music, entertainment and so much more.
Opera in the Outfield - September 29, 2018
~ This charming event combines sports and culture at National’s Park for a performance of the Barber of Seville. This awesome one of the kind event includes pre-opera activities, including a costume shop, instrument meet and greet, games, prizes, and more!
Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party - September 29, 2018
~ Dawn your best flapper dress and head to DC’s largest picnic and Prohibition-inspired “Great Gatsby Lawn Party”! This super fun, interactive event is not to be missed!
Pumpkin Patches & Autumn Fun in D.C.
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!
~ Experience the American tradition at Nationals Stadium - peanuts, crackerjacks and more!
Smithsonian National Zoo
~ There’s no better time to visit the famous Smithsonian National Zoo - enjoy the weather, see the pandas, and take part in one of their events going on during the month of May.
Rock Creek Park
~ Horseback riding, trails for hiking, biking, and exploring provide a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!
Cinema in Style - Outdoor movies in 2018
~ Enjoy cinema while soaking up the summer weather! Check out Screen on the Green, Georgetown Sunset Cinema series, Capitol RiverFront Outdoor Movies and many more! Perfect for a romantic evening under the stars.
Outdoor concerts 2018
~ 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!
~ 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 River and Chesapeake Bay
~ 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 2018
~ Take in a show and enjoy DC’s wonderful theaters all over the city - see link for scheduled performances.
For more tips, event information and city guides we recommend visiting about.dc.com