Weekend Happenings: September 21- September 23
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Welcome fall with a weekend full of international culture, historical exploration, and all the pumpkins, apples, and pre-Halloween frights you can handle!
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Various museums throughout DC, MD, and VA
Time: Saturday, times vary by museum
Cost: Free admission
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket on Saturday. Check out the website to filter participating museums by state – you can visit the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Building Museum, Newseum, Baltimore Museum of Art, and so many more!
Taste of Georgetown
K St between Wisconsin Ave and Thomas Jefferson St, Georgetown
Time: Sunday 11-4
Cost: Ticket packages starting at $22
Eat and drink your way through one of DC’s most historic neighborhoods! This event welcomes you to try more than 60 dishes from over 30 of Georgetown’s most popular eateries, such as Baked and Wired, Café Bonaparte, 1789 Restaurant, and Georgetown Cupcake. Beer and wine will be available as you stroll by each appetizing booth.
Smithsonian National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave NW, DC
Time: Sunday 11-3
Cost: Free admission
The Smithsonian National Zoo hosts this free event in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Bring along the entire family to enjoy live music, authentic cuisine, and educational activities regarding conservation in South and Central America. Animal keepers will also be on-site for talks, feedings, and demonstrations that highlight a range of animals from the region, including sloths, giant anteaters, and Panamanian golden frogs.
Apple Festival and Campfire
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville
Time: Friday 6-8PM
Move over pumpkins, it’s time apples shine. Apples are in season, and so is pressing fresh apple cider and making s’mores around the campfire ring. Hands-on activities, live music, and much more. Best for ages 3 and up.
Charm City Night Market
200 Park Ave, Baltimore
Time: Saturday 4-11PM
Cost: Free admission
Coinciding with the Lunar Mid-Autumn Festival, the first-ever Charm City Night Market will host musical acts, artists, food vendors, storytellers, and cultural ambassadors – all converging on an historic block of Baltimore’s Chinatown. Bounce between fun, insightful installations, and incredible food, while learning something, meeting someone new, and envisioning a future where we all party together late into the night.
Polish Fall Festival
Holy Rosary Church
408 S. Chester St, Baltimore
Time: Saturday 12-10PM, Sunday 12-5PM
Cost: $2 admission
Enjoy Polish music and cultural performances, traditional cuisine, vendor sales, church tours, and more!
77th Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour
3501 2nd St S, Alexandria
Time: Saturday 10-3
Cost: $40.00 in advance, $45.00 day-of
Check out the opportunity to tour 18th and early 19th century homes in Old Town and learn their historic pasts! You’ll be able to see behind the historic facades into diverse decorating styles. You can purchase tickets at www.thetwig.org or at the Alexandria Visitor Center the day of. All proceeds going to Inova Alexandria Hospital.
16th Annual King Street Art Festival
King St from Washington to Union Sts, Alexandria
Time: Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5
Take a stroll through the historic King Street which is being transformed into an outdoor art gallery this weekend! There will be original work from over 200 artists from around the country, live music, interactive activities, and more!
Old Town Boutique District Shop & Stroll
Throughout Old Town Alexandria
Time: Thursday – Monday, times vary per boutique
Cost: Costs vary
Need a good shopping spree as fall is around the corner? Explore some of the best boutiques in the area! While you shop, download the app to be entered in a grand prize drawing ($1,000 worth of gift cards!). A stylish event bag will also be for purchase that will get you more savings and goodies inside. The bag will be the ticket for exclusive discounts and giveaways at participating boutiques.
Terror Behind the Walls
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave, Philly
Time: 6:30-10:30PM, starts Friday
Cost: Varies – check the website for details
Get ready for one of the nation’s top-rated haunted attractions, Terror behind the Walls. If you’re feeling daring, immerse yourself in the action and steal down the hidden passageways. There are multiple attractions such as Blood Yard, Lock Down, Detrius, Infirmary, and Quarantine.
Feria Del Barrio
5th St from Huntingdon St to Somerset St, Philly
Time: Sunday 12-5PM
Cost: Pay as you go
Come join the great Latino festival that celebrates the culture with dance performances, Latino food, shopping, crafts, and games.
Center City District Restaurant Week
More than 100 restaurants across Center City
Time: begins Sunday
Cost: $35 for three-course dinners and $20 for three-course lunches.
Restaurants such as Harp and Crown, High Street on Market, Ocean Prime, and many more offer meal deals starting Sunday and running through Friday, October 5.
CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- PBR: Unleash the Beast, Eagle Bank, Saturday – Sunday
- Lost 80s Live, Warner Theatre, Friday
- Bayside Tigers, Ram’s Head, Friday
- Elton John, Capital One Arena, Friday – Saturday
- Portugal The Man, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday
- Nationals VS Mets, Thursday – Sunday
- Ravens VS Broncos, Sunday
- Redskins VS Packers, Sunday
- Andre Rieu, Wells Fargo Center, Friday
- The Philadelphia Orchestra, Kimmel Center, Friday
- Ceramic Animal, Fillmore Philadelphia, Saturday
- Disney’s Aladdin Jr, Walnut Street Theatre, Saturday – Sunday
- Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Walnut Street Theatre, Friday – Sunday
- Eagles VS Colts, Sunday