Weekend Happenings – October 4th – 6th

There are a lot of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fall weather this weekend! Whether you are heading to the Drive In, Mount Vernon, or the Boat Show, we’ve got you covered in the DMV!WeekendHappenings

Washington, DC Events

The District Flea
The District Flea Grounds
945 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Saturdays, Now-October 19th, 10am-5pm
Expect 70-80 vendors of everything from vintage eyeglass frames to antique furniture and vintage clothing at this big, new flea market on a 37,000 square foot lot in Shaw, created by the producers of New York’s famous Brooklyn Flea. For foodies: Look out for food trucks including Red Hook Lobster Pound, and a beer garden manned by Church Key’s Greg Engert.

district flea

DC Fine Art Photography Fair
George Washington University- Mount Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Rd., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Price: Free
The second annual DC Fine Art Photography Fair brings together 18 photography galleries from across the United States for a weekend fair offering work dating from the 19th-century to today. The fair will include a panel discussion on Saturday at 11 a.m. on collecting art. Located in the West Hall conference center on George Washington University’s Mount Vernon campus.

Union Market Drive In
union market drive inTime: Fridays, gates open at 6pm, movies start at 8pm
Union Market previously hosted Washington D.C.’s first drive-in movie experience this summer. Films tied to a particular theme will be shown on Union Market’s 3-story wall as part of our Encore Series this fall.  A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks. This Friday’s movie is Caddyshack.

Virginia Events

Walking Tour: All The Presidents Pups
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria, VA
Times: Saturdays, Now-October 26th, 10am-12pm
Price: $5 in addition to estate admission. Pups are free!
This special walking tour covers 1.25 miles of Mount Vernon terrain stopping at five historicMount Vernon Dog Tour Material  20 May 2013 locations, including the West Gate. Learn about canine life at Mount Vernon, from the first president’s dogs to the dogs that live at Mount Vernon today. It is well documented that the first president loved dogs. After the Revolutionary War, Washington tried to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding. According to the American Kennel Club, Washington is the father of the American Foxhound. Note: Extended walking on uneven terrain; 90 minutes. All dogs must be leashed with their owner at all times. Dogs are allowed around the estate but not in the historic buildings, movie theaters, Museum or Education Center exhibition galleries.

Cox Farms Fall Festival
Cox Farms
15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville, VA
Time: Now-October 31st, 10am-6pm
Price: $9-$14
With giant slides, music stage, corn path and much more, this fall festival goes well beyond the traditional pumpkin patch and hayrides. (Though they have that, too!)

Mt Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tours
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria, VA
Time: Friday-Sunday, 6pm-9pm
Price: $38
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with special evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live music on the east lawn of George Washington’s Mount Vernon home overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Visitors can bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as they sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries.

Manassas Fall Jubilee
Old Town Manassas
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm
Price: Free
Historic Manassas in Northern Virginia celebrates fall with its Annual Fall Festival, the Manassas Fall Jubilee, a family-friendly event featuring live music and entertainment, hand-made crafts, and a variety of foods. The streets are lined with craft vendors, non-profit organizations and community information booths that hold raffles and drawings throughout the day.
fall junilee

Fall for Fairfax
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy., Farifax, VA
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Price: Free
Fall for Fairfax Festival is Northern Virginia’s largest fall festival including more than 100 interactive activities and exhibits and programs focusing on education, sport and fitness, the environment, public safety, and personal health. Fall for Fairfax activities include a train ride, kids climbing wall, pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, inflatables and dozens of children’s performances.

Maryland Events

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Intersection of Route 450 & Crownsville Rd renfest
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm Price: Adults $22, Children $10
The Maryland Renaissance Festival recreates a 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances on 8 stages, a jousting arena and lots of games. Please visit our Renaissance Festival Blog Post for more great Renn Fest information!

Annapolis Boat Show
Annapolis City Dock and Harbor
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6:30pm & Sunday, 10am-6pm
Each October, Annapolis hosts the two world’s largest boat shows–the Annapolis Sailboat Show featuring new sailboats and a separate event, the Annapolis Powerboat Show which is devoted to new powerboats. The Annapolis Boat Shows offer the opportunity for boaters to check out the latest and the best boats and accessories on the market

Taste of Bethesda
Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle
Along Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell, & Del Ray Aves
Time: Saturday, 11am-4pm
Price: Free admission
Taste tickets are sold on-site in bundles of four tickets for $5. Each food serving costs one to three tickets. At the annual Taste of Bethesda, you’ll get to sample the foods of more than 50 restaurants, enjoy five stages of live entertainment and visit the kids’ corner for arts & crafts, face painting and balloons. Downtown Bethesda restaurants prepare massive amounts of food and baked goods for the festival.
taste of bethesda

Columbia Heights Day
Harriet Tubman Elementary School
11th and Kenyon Streets, NW
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm
Columbia Heights Day is a community festival with live music, food, vendors, guest speakers, children’s activities and more. Columbia Heights is a rapidly developing neighborhood of Washington, DC located east of the National Zoo. The festival will celebrate the talents of DC residents and include fun contests and demonstrations such as photography contests, funkiest looking vegetable, cupcake eating contests and more.

Oktoberfest Festivals

Oktoberfest is the worlds largest fair held annually in Munich, Germany, but just because we don’t live in Germany doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the German way! With so many wonderful Oktoberfest events going on around the area, it might be hard to pick and choose! Below is a list of just some of the festivals going on around the area.

Oktoberfest at the Old Stein Inn
The Old Stein Inn
1143 Central Ave., Edgewater, MD
Times: Now-October 27th
Oktoberfest at the Old Stein Inn means Bavarian bands and accordion music in the beer garden on Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoon gatherings with music, alphorn-blowing contests and suckling pig roasts.

Blob’s Park Oktoberfest
Max Blob’s
8024 Park Rd., Jessup, MD
Times: Now-October 27th
Price: $8-$12
Known for America’s first Oktoberfest! Most bands starts at 7:30-8 p.m. Blob’s Park has been a Maryland Family Tradition since 1933 and continues to be THE PLACE to bring your entire family to enjoy great food, music and gemutlichkeit! Fill your cup with your choice of over 80 beers and delicious German cuisine as well as live music!

Bar Dupont’s Oktoberfest
Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave., Washington, DC
Time: Now–October 6th
The popular Dupont Circle bar will transform its outdoor patio into a Biergarten serving German favorites like Paulaner Hefeweizen, Oktoberfest, Pilsner and Spaten as well as German specialties from the grill like soft pretzels, sausages and mustards, and traditional garnishes. Live German bands Liab Und Schneid, The Polka Brothers and Continentals of Washington, DC will play on select days. Daily beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest
Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, VA
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Price: $25-$30
The annual festival, open to the general public, includes authentic German food and beer, carnival rides, live entertainment, kids activities and more.

Germantown Oktoberfest
High Point Farm
23730 Frederick Rd., Clarksburg, MD
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm
The festival includes live music, kid’s games, German foods, Biergarten and family fun.

Oktoberfest at Capitol City Brewing Company
The Village at Shirlington
4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 
Time: Saturday, 12-7pm
Price: $25
Sample more than 60 beers and a variety of foods, while enjoying lively German entertainment.

Dawson’s Market Oktoberfest
225 N. Washington St., Rockville, MD
Time: Saturday, 12-5pm
Price: Free Admission
The event includes live music, German inspired food and beer plus a moon bounce for kids.

Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

  • AWOLNATION, SECU Arena at Towson University, Sunday at 7pm

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

  • DC United vs Chicago, RFK Stadium, Friday at 8pm
  • Navy Football vs Air Force, Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Saturday at 11:30am
  • Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Sunday at 1pm

Movies Opening this Weekend:


Gravity ( Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller – 90 Minutes) A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, and Orto Ignatiussen

runner_runnerRunner Runner ( Crime | Drama | Thriller – 91 Minutes) When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur. Starring Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, and Anthony Mackie


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