The Washington, DC area and its surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change, so please check the website or call to confirm information.
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Maryland Renaissance Festival - Through Oct. 21, 2018. Crownsville, MD. A 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances, games and lots more.
Labor Day Weekend - Sept. 1-3, 2018. Find some family fun at great outdoor events going on this Labor Day Weekend.
Virginia Scottish Games - Sept. 1-2, 2018. Celebrate Alexandria's Scottish Heritage with live music and dance competitions, a British Car Show, children's games, Celtic crafts and foods.
Prince George's County Fair - Sept. 6-9, 2018. Upper Marlboro, MD. Carnival rides, live animals displays, family circus, fireworks, live entertainment, food.
The DC Shorts Film Festival - Sept. 6-17, 2018. Film festival in Washington, DC featuring short films and discussions with filmmakers.
Rosslyn Jazz Festival - Sept. 8, 2018, 1-7 p.m. Enjoy a day of free jazz concerts in Rosslyn, VA.
Frederick's In the Street Festival - Sept. 8, 2018. Frederick, MD. One of the biggest festivals of the year takes over the downtown area with live entertainment. Enjoy food, arts and crafts, and kids activities.
Maryland Seafood Festival - Sept. 8-9, 2018. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD. Weekend event with great food, music, and family fun.
September 11 Memorial Events - Various Dates. See the schedule of special commemorative events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Nation's Triathlon - Sept. 9, 2018. The sporting event includes a scenic course that winds through the National Mall, a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through the streets of Washington and Maryland, finishing with a 10k run past the city’s historical landmarks. The weekend includes a Health and Fitness Expo that is open to the public.
Adams Morgan Day - Sept. 9, 2018, Noon-7 p.m. Annual street festival in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Washington Redskins Opening Game - Sept. 16, 2018, 1 p.m. The Washington football team plays in their home opener. Enjoy the football season and cheer for the Redskins.
Anne Arundel County Fair - Sept. 12-16, 2018. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville, MD. Monster truck rides, carnival rides, farm animals, pig races, antique saw mill, pie eating contest, talent show and much more.
National Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Celebrate the culture and traditions of Spanish speaking residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Charles County Fair - Sept. 13-16, 2017. Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairgrounds Road. La Plata, Maryland. (301) 932-1234. Farm animals, displays, demonstrations, food, entertainment, carnival rides, games and activities for all ages.
Great Frederick Fair - Sept. 14-22, 2017. Frederick Fairgrounds. Musical entertainment, tractor pulls, equine expo and showcase, agricultural events, food.
Alexandria King Street Art Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2018. King Street becomes an outdoor gallery featuring 200 of the nation's top award-winning artists.
WalkingTown DC - Sept. 15-23, 2018. Enjoy free guided tours of the neighborhoods of Washington DC. Dozens of walking tours are available offering a great way to explore the nation’s capital.
Latino Festival - Fiesta DC - Sept. 16, 2018. Washington DC. Celebrate the Latino culture with one of the largest festivals in the nation's capital. International cuisine and lots of live entertainment.
Mount Vernon's Colonial Craft Fair - Sept. 15-16, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The fair is a re-creation of an early American marketplace with artist demonstrations, family entertainment and 18th-century amusements.
Capital Home Show - Sept. 21-23, 2018. Dulles Expo Center. 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA. See what's new in building, remodeling, and decorating. Meet experts and shop, compare and save on all of your home improvement projects.
Hyattsville Arts and Ales Festival - Sept. 22, 2018, 12-6 p.m. Hyattsville, MD. More than 100 artists, MD breweries, food trucks and live entertainment will span 4 blocks in the Gateway Arts District.
Taste of Georgetown - Sept. 23, 2018, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sample dishes from 30 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children's activities.
ZooFiesta - National Zoo - Sept. 23, 2018, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of Latin American culture and wildlife through a variety of family-oriented activities, live music and dance, special keeper talks, and a Latin American food court.
Fall Theater in Washington DC - With dozens of performances around the region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the 2017 season.
Charity Walks in the Washington, DC Area - The MS Challenge Walk and the Walk for Kids are great charities to support while improving your own health. See these and more walks coming up this fall.
Oktoberfests Near Washington, DC - Various Dates. Find German folk festivals with great beer, food, and live entertainment.
Pumpkin Festivals - Some of the region's pumpkin patches open at the end of September. Find out where the best pumpkin patches and fall festivals are in the Washington, DC area and plan an early visit before the crowds.
Calvert County Fair - Sept. 26-Sept.30, 2018. Prince Frederick, Maryland. The fair includes a wide range of activities including farm animals, exhibits, musical, entertainment, food, carnival rides, contests and a 4H auction.
Fall for Fairfax Festival - Sept. 29-Sept. 30, 2018, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Northern Virginia’s largest fall festival includes more than 100 interactive activities and exhibits for the whole family.