We can finally see the light at the end of the hot, humid tunnel. And as the end of summer draws closer, we’re ready for cooler temps, less tourist traffic, and more of the festivals and fun that make living in the D.C. metro so enjoyable. The fall calendar in every corner of the DMV is packed. Whether you’re in the city proper, in the hills of Virginia, or toward the Maryland coast, check out what’s coming up in your neck of the woods.
Maryland – Silver Spring: Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Join jazz music fans from across the DMV at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring on September 9 for the Silver Spring Jazz Festival. Filled with seven straight hours of music, this outdoor festival is a great way to enjoy entertainment and the season’s beautiful temps.
District-wide: Theatre Week
Theatre Washington’s annual Theatre Week is quickly approaching, though it’s a bit of a misnomer. Spanning more than two weeks in actuality—from September 21 through October 8—this festival celebrates the launch of theater season in Washington, D.C., with discount tickets to tons of shows, as well as a kick-off concert and festival.
Northwest D.C.: Adams Morgan Day
As one of the District’s longest-standing neighborhood festivals, Adams Morgan Day is well-honed and full of fun for the whole family. Kids will love the Kids Zone, while adults will enjoy shopping from local vendors and businesses, tasting the streets, and listening to live music in Kalorama Park. The 2023 date is pending, but the event traditionally takes place in early September.
Northeast D.C.: H Street Festival
Now entering its 17th year, the 2023 H Street Festival will take place on September 16. Though it started as a 500-person block party, the festival has grown to span 11 city blocks and celebrate the diversity of its community. There are now 14 staging areas for an array of music, dance, youth performances, fashion, poetry, heritage arts, and more.
Northern Virginia – Alexandria: Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
Immerse yourself in the area’s rich history while surrounded by Potomac River views and wine from across the state during the Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour, October 6 – 8. Bring your own blanket for a picnic-style experience, or elevate your evening with the VIP experience, which includes wine, food, and private-waiter service.
Northern Virginia – Vienna: Vienna Oktoberfest
This established one-day festival will take over Church Street in Vienna, Virginia, on October 7. Beyond the vendor booths, you’ll find a variety of free things to do for the kids, cuisine options from around the globe, two wine and beer gardens, and all-day entertainment on three stages.
Northeast D.C.: D.C. Wine Fest
Celebrate the year’s harvest at Dock 5 in Union Market on October 14. The D.C. Wine Fest features a huge array of vintners and cuisines in a traditional wine festival format. Your ticket is your pass to countless tastings, which you can enjoy in the bustle of Union Market while listening to live music all day long.
To learn more about events in the DMV check out The Guide !