So long, summer! Fall has officially arrived bringing with it a couple crunchy leaves and another crisp, cool list of things to do in the District.
There's always a lot to do in the District and it's even better in the fall! From ghosts and ghouls, reopened museums, pop-up wineries and colorful murals, we've rounded up some of the best things to do right now, whether you're a local or just visiting.
And that's just for starters, an activities amuse bouche if you will. This month is jam-packed with 100+ awesome things to keep you busy every day of the week.
So dress in layers and get ready for all the fun, frolic, food and foliage to be had this season.
It's the most wonderful time of the year---fall festival season!
Summer is soon coming to a close but that doesn't mean the fun ends, We’ve put together a monster list of harvest festivals, wine tastings, food events, and arts and craft markets. September alone is PACKED with everything from neighborhood celebrations to city-wide fetes and cultural get-togethers, and that's just a warm up for the following months.
So grab your #PSL and make the most of the season in and around DC!
Ahhh, September, that magical month when you can still sip rose on a sun drenched patio yet still sense the shift to the first leaves starting to change color.
We've pulled together lots of fun local activities and events to help you discover new and different things to do in the District, like:
It’s time to soak up the last days of summer and fall forward into autumnal fun!
November brings a flurry of activity. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful fall weather or are already looking for Christmasy things to do, there’s something for everyone to do this month. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, experience eating dinner in the dark, sip seasonal beers, hop aboard a feminist bus tour, get down at a special edition of Club Quarantine live and sooo much more!
Read on for all the unexpected events you need to add to your November calendar.
How you like them apples?
Put down the daiquiri and step away from the rosé. With summer in the rearview, our sipping sights are set on pumpkin beer, hot toddies and the most beloved fall libation of all, hard cider.
Cider has become popular in DC with several cideries springing up in recent years offering refreshing and unique flavors. Here's what you can expect to find at the four locations in the city when you're ready for a hard cider taste test.
Did someone say cider doughnuts? Get ready for this fall tradition with corn mazes, hayrides and more!
You can feel it in the air . . . fall is almost here!
It's absolutely my favorite season! I LOVE the changing leaves, the return of pumpkin spice everything and the falling temperatures. I'm sooo over DC’s heat and humidity. I also have very fond memories of visiting my godfather in Michigan and picking pumpkins and crisp, delicious apples at a neighboring farm.
Luckily, you don’t have to go all the way to Michigan to experience this fabulous fall tradition. You can find plenty of pumpkins and apples at the always incredible Eastern Market or one of the many local farmers markets, but there are many legit farms within driving distance where you can pick your own pumpkins and apples for a real-deal farm experience.
Whether you're looking for a family-friendly experience with hayrides and other bells and whistles, or a no frills farm visit, you'll find the perfect one to visit from the six we've scouted.
Did we forget your favorite? Let us know!
Fall is a great time to be in DC!
It brings with it ample opportunities for outdoor activities, from hikes and cidery visits to leaf peeping. Fall concerts return, and so does spooky season: a time for all things creepy, fun, and pumpkin-flavored. So, from a raucous, German-themed beer fest to a international culinary battle and a day-long music festival on the historic grounds of Walter Reed Hospital, here are some of the most fun things to do in DC this fall.
Whether you want to immerse yourself in a street festival, hear live music, sample local beer and wine or just enjoy Decorative Gourd Season, this fall is packed with an abundance of things to do. All you have to do is pick something!
Doesn't it feel like the leaves are just starting to turn and we're already rushing head-first into the holiday season?!
This month kicks off an open-air night market, a three-day art festival, a theatre performance on bikes, the premiere of the Britney Spears musical and numerous events to enjoy the great outdoors before the chill drives us indoors. Also on tap, DMV Black Restaurant Week, a live magazine show, tweed bike ride, and the appearance of holiday markets and decor all across the city.
Read on for all the events (30+) you need to add to your November calendar!
The season of apple cider donuts, haunted trails, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice is upon us! There’s nothing quite like the season of fall, and DC is full of things to see and do!
The weather is warm enough that you can spend all day sipping glasses of vino on a rooftop deck yet with enough chill to enough a mug of mulled wine. Spooky season also means activities like ghost tours, and Halloween costume shopping are back, which we can collectively agree is one of the best things about fall.
So, from vibrant foliage to festivals and free and interactive museums to explore, we've scouted a ton of awesome things (40+!) to do this month. Outdoor movies, Porchfest and Porchfest SE music crawls, salsa under the stars, Alma Thomas happy hour, hike and hops, and more!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it