We hope you have a chance to get out this weekend and enjoy the cool, crisp fall air. It’s the weekend before Halloween and there is plenty of frightening fall fun to be had!
Washington, DC Events
White House Garden Tours
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm
The White House Garden Tours have been a tradition since 1972 when Pat Nixon first opened the White House gardens to the public. Visitors are invited to view the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Additionally, the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden – will be accessible to guests. There will be a visual explanation to help educate visitors on the elements of the garden.
The Marine Corps Marathon
Time: Sunday at 7:55am
The Marine Corps Marathon, the annual race known as the “The People’s Marathon” brings together runners from all walks of life to participate in a patriotic race and a day of family-friendly activities. The traditional Marine Corps Marathon course is 26.2 miles and the MCM10K race also allows runners of all ages to join in a shorter 6.2 mile event. The weekend includes additional events including a Health and Fitness Expo, the Healthy Kids Fun Run, and the Marine Corps Marathon Finish Festival.
International Horse Show
7th and F Sts., NW Washington, DC
Time: Friday & Saturday, 7:00am-10:30pm; Sunday, 7am-4pm
The Washington International Horse Show is a championship event with approximately 600 horses and riders competing for more than $480,000 in prize money and championship titles. Highlights of the event include adrenaline-fueled show jumpers, dancing dressage horses, classic equitation, picture-perfect hunters and action-packed barrel races, and humorous terrier races. Exhibitions contribute to the fun atmosphere of the show and are always a big hit for riders and non-equestrians alike.
Walking Tour: All The Presidents Pups
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria, VA
Time: 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 historic 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.
Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Days
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm
Price: Adults $17, Children $8
The entire family enjoys autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18th-century dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music.
Creepy Nights on Calamo: Zombie Mine Haunt with Halloween Music & Light Show
7104 Calamo St., Springfield, VA
Time: Friday & Saturday, 7pm-10pm
Creepy Nights on Calamo takes visitors on a terrifying “Escape from the Zombie Uranium Mine” haunt attraction with animatronics, sound and special effects, and live (or is it “un-dead”?) actors in our largest and scariest haunted attraction ever.
Air and Scare
14390 Air and Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Time: Saturday, 2pm-7pm
Price: Admission is Free, Parking is $15 (until 6pm)
Air & Scare, features the spooky side of air and space at the Udvar-Hazy Center! Each year, people arrive in costume for indoor trick-or-treating. They participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. The tiniest visitors check out the Tot Zone to play dress-up and hear a story. They can even pose for a photo with their favorite Star Wars character!
Baltimore Beer Week
Various venues in the Baltimore Area
Times: October 18th-27th
Price: Varies based on event
The 5th annual Baltimore Beer Week focuses on beer culture, culinary aspects, fun events and even beer history. The goal is to increase people’s awareness of craft beer in the Baltimore region. Check out their list of 352 events including festivals, tastings, workshops and more!
Onley’s Farmer’s and Artist Market
2919 Onley Sandy Spring Rd, Onley, MD
Time: Sunday, 9am-1pm Through November 3rd
A chef’s demonstration, local produce, live music, children’s activities and more. Demonstration from Amy Riolo & Luigi Diotaiuti from Al Tiramisu Author, Food historian, Food Writer, lecturer, Restautant and Culinary Consultant, Instructor. Live music is from 10-11am and 12-1pm by Debra Peitavino.
Fall Frolic at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD
Time: Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Price: Most activities are free
The Halloween event celebrates the arts through hands-on crafts, live performances, and activities for all ages. There will be a costume parade at 3:30 pm.
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! Please visit our Oktoberfest blog for more details!
Halloween Events and Festivals
The most spooky time of the year is fast approaching and we have the list of some of the hottest events and attractions around! Please visit our Haunted Happenings blog for a list of some of the DMV’s scariest happenings, sure to give everyone a good scream. Happy Halloween!
Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Friday at 8pm
- The Legwarmers, State Theatre, Friday at 8pm
- Trey Songz and Brandy, Cramton Auditorium, Saturday at 10pm
- Pearl Jam, Baltimore Arena, Sunday at 7:30pm
Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
- International Horse Show, Verizon Center, Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7am, Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 7am
- Navy Midshipmen Football vs Pittsburgh, Navy Marine Corps Stadium, Saturday at 1pm
- University of Maryland Football vs Clemson, Byrd Stadium, Saturday at 3:30pm
- DC United vs Houston, RFK Stadium, Sunday at 1:30pm
Movies Opening this Weekend:
(Crime | Drama | Thriller- 117 Minutes)
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz & Javier Bardem.
(Comedy – 92 Minutes)
86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Spike Jonze, & Georgina Cates.