FESTIVALS Archives - Things To Do In DC This Weekend

Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour

Historic Old Town Alexandria Candlelight Tour

See historic Alexandria in a whole new light this holiday season! Three of Old Town Alexandria’s finest historic sites will welcome guests and open their doors for the festive Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour program. This year’s tour will include Carlyle House Historic Park, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and Lee-Fendall House. The 2014 event blends chocolate and history through special tastings, seasonal decorations, period music, and tours highlighting chocolate through time.

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Veteran’s Day Spirits Festival

Falls Church Distillers, the only privately-owned distillery local in Fairfax County, and Decorate a Vet, a Non-Profit dedicated to assisting local Northern Virginia veterans to repair personal veteran dwellings announced they will co-produce the Veteran’s Day Distiller’s Festival, on November 11, 2017, from 1pm – 8pm.

The event, the first of its kind in Northern Virginia (NOVA), will be held on the street in front of Falls Church Distillers at 442 South Washington Street, Falls Church, VA, and will feature commercial vendors, live music and available wares of spirits, wine, beer and food from local participating distillers, vineyards and restaurants. The majority of all proceeds will benefit the Decorate a Vet organization.

Go here for more information and tickets.

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Boo! at the Zoo

Things to do in DC this weekend

The Event

Boo at the Zoo features more than 40 treat stations and after-hours access to exhibits, including the Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center and Great Cats. Kids will love grooving to the music on the entertainment stage, featuring kids scary-oke. And don’t miss the extreme pumpkin-carving demonstrations! By the end of the evening, your Boo at the Zoo treat bags will be brimming with your favorite chocolates, snacks and souvenirs.

Saturday is already sold out!  If you are thinking of going, get your tickets now.

Click here for more information.

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Mega List of Things To Do This Weekend in DC/NOVA (Oct 13-15)

DC Wharf
DC Wharf

Mega List of Things to do in DC / NOVA, this Weekend, Oct 13 – 15, 2017


The wait for The Wharf is finally over. Thursday was the grand opening of this epic new neighborhood, and the celebration will last all weekend long. Head to the Southwest Waterfront to check out the new restaurants and shops while enjoying live music, games, live entertainment, and fireworks.

All Things Go Fall Classic – Union Market

The All Things Go Fall Classic takes place at DC’s historic Union Market.

Enjoy great food and music all weekend long.  I recommend buying tickets in advance as they might sell out.

Here is the music lineup.

Food Lineup includes:

&pizza, BBQ Bus, Buredo, DGS, Maketto, Milk Cult, Sweetgreen, Takorean and Pinstripes.

Enjoy the show!

For more info go here: All Things Go Fall Classic

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Anacostia Community Museum 50th Anniversary Community Block Party

Block Party
WhenSaturday, October 7, 2017, 11 AM – 4 PM
VenueAnacostia Community Museum
Event LocationInside and Outside the Museum
Related EventsAnacostia Community Museum 50th Anniversary

Join the museum in celebrating 50 years of being the premier cultural institution east-of-the-river!  Live performances on an outdoor stage include Experience Unlimited (EU) with Sugar Bear, 17th Street Dance of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Pepe González, the Wong People and others.  WPGC 95.5 FM be broadcasting live with morning host Joe Clair.  There will also be food, art activities for the kids, storytelling, a vendor’s marketplace, and more.   Activities will take place inside and outside of the museum.

A shuttle will be running on a continuous loop to and from the Anacostia Metro (green line).  The event will go on rain or shine! FREE.

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Devils Backbone Hoopla

Wow, what a party!

Imagine a festival that brings folks together to craft an adventure! You can camp out, enjoy workshops & outdoor activities alongside an incredible lineup of live music, award-winning craft beer and great eats.

This event will be tucked away in the valley of Nelson County on 100 acres surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, a perfect backdrop for all the fun!

Devils Backbone Hoopla, September 29 – October 1 2017

Check it out here.


Source: Devils Backbone Hoopla – Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Things to do in DC / NOVA this weekend

It is a big weekend in DV / Northern Virginia

Here are some of the top events in the area.


Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is a family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more.


Friday, September 22
1299 Half St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

IAFF Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Disaster Relief Fundraiser

Join us at the Bullpen, 1201 Half St SE on Saturday, September 23 for a day of fundraising, community and fellowship to raise money for our brothers in the Houston Fire Department affected by Hurricane Harvey. The all inclusive ticket covers donation to be made to the Houston Fire Department, live entertainment for the day, catering provided by Due South restaurant, and unlimited pours of selections from Brewers Art, Burley Oak, Devils Backbone, Manor Hill, Union, Rar, Miller, Coors, Austin East Ciders, Bold Rock Cider and Fordham Dominion Brewing.

September 23



A Taste of Georgetown



September 24

Taste of Georgetown

Apple Picking Time!

Your Guide To A Fall Day In Northern Virginia

Rock Painting for Hurricane Relief!

How about painting some … rocks to share with friends, rocks to leave behind for others to find. Share your message with the world. Rock painting is FREE. Donations are being accepted to purchase Cards of Hope to help home cooks in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey fill their spice cabinets and get back to cooking! …because we know how important it is to connect with each other through art and food.

September 23

For more info go here: https://868estatevineyards.com/event/rock-painting-hurricane-relief/

Mucho Kluncho Talent Show

Don’t miss this epic assemblage of DC talent, curated by The Klunch, performed in three hour-long blocks, with two intermissions, six hosts, and ten tons of talent! Buy a pass, snag a drink, pack a sandwich, and get ready to binge-watch this parade of real, raw ridiiicuuuuulousness.

September 23


Cox Farm Festival

Always a good time, located in Centreville.

September 23 – 24


Sneads Fall Festival opens this Sunday!

Grand opening this Sunday, September 24.  It’s a little hike from NOVA, but well worth the trip!


The Great Frederick Fair

Now through Saturday, September 23


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Capitol City Brewing Company Oktoberfest!


With 65+ breweries giving out 4 oz samples, can you say Buzz city…

Throughout the event they will have local food vendors, an authentic German band and authentic Oktoberfest food.

Drink reponsibly!

Source: Capitol City Brewing Company Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest!

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Taste of Georgetown Video

Here is another great thing to do in DC this weekend.

Festival Details:


SEPTEMBER 24, 2017, 11am – 4pm


K Street NW between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street

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