Thursday, October 12
Wharf Kickoff Celebration Weekend: D.C.’s newest must-visit waterfront neighborhood is turning it up for four days, jam packed with live music, festivities, fun, and fireworks. It all starts on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 11am with the official Opening Ceremony at District Pier, followed by daytime fireworks, plus live music and entertainment throughout the day and night. And don’t miss the Headliner Happy Hour Concert featuring the Bacon Brothers. Complimentary live music, sunset fireworks, free fitness classes, waterfront activities, and plenty more round out the weekend of fun. For a complete schedule of activities, click here
Friday, October 13
White Ford Bronco at The Bullpen: White Ford Bronco is closing out the season with their last show at the Bullpen until 2018! Come drink and be merry with White Ford Bronco on Friday, October 13. Doors open at 6pm and the show kicks off at 7 pm.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill at the Capital One Arena: Tim and Faith are bringing their Soul2Soul World Tour to the Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) for one night only. If you don't have tickets yet, make sure to get your hands on a pair fast!
Reopening of Freer|Sackler: Enjoy a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures to celebrate the grand reopening of the Freer|Sackler. The IlluminAsia festival will transform the museum's’ grounds with an Asian food market, interactive cooking and art demonstrations, live music by members of the Silkroad Ensemble, and creations by local and international artists. Inside, visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and innovative exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities. IlluminAsia kicks off on Saturday, October 14, with a night market featuring food and art and a stunning animated projection on the Freer Gallery façade. On Sunday, October 15, the food market will continue alongside cultural programming for all ages throughout the museums and outdoor gardens.
Saturday, October 14
42nd Annual Virginia Wine Festival: Virginia Wine Festival is the oldest wine festival on the East Coast. Each year, the festival features many of VA's best wineries, craft exhibitors, seminars, and incredible music. At the Virginia Wine Festival you can celebrate and taste more than 150 VA Wines - and this year the VA Oyster Pavilion is Back - have a Shucking Good Time! Craft beer trucks will also be available - beer is an additional cost (not included in your unlimited wine sipping admission ticket).
Kitten Yoga at the Humane Rescue Alliance: Join Yoga Heights at the Humane Rescue Alliance (15 Oglethorpe St NW; Mural Room) on Saturday, October 14 for a yoga class like none other! Shelter kittens--all available for adoption--will have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class. All proceeds from your $25 ticket will support the HRA.
City of Fairfax Fall Festival: The City of Fairfax would like to invite you to join in on celebrating the 41st annual Fall Festival. What started out as a small market for artisans to display their wares has grown to a festival with over 400 arts, crafts, information, food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. The festival runs from 10am to 8:30pm. Vendors will end at 5pm. The late night concert in Old Town Square will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Sunday, October 15
Annapolis Harvest Beer Festival: Grab a friend and make plans to attend the best local harvest beer festival around! Right in the heart of Annapolis, next to 3 hotels, Chesapeake Brewing Company is hosting an awesome highlight of the area's beers and showcasing the Great Homebrew Battle of Annapolis. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door.