Weekend Happenings: October 2nd thru 4th
Posted on October 01, 2015

Can you believe the weekend is almost upon us? We are well into the festive fall event season so be sure to get out and attend one of the great events happening all across the area!

*We recommend visiting each event’s website for closings and cancellations as our region prepares for Hurricane Joaquin.*


Washington, DC Events:

DC Veg Festival dc veg fest
Yards Park
355 Water St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-6pm
Cost: FREE
The annual DC VegFest highlights the many benefits and joys of choosing plant-based foods. With over 130 vendors, a beer garden, live music, free samples, a barking lot for dogs, a kid’s activity center, and cooking demos, there is something for everyone!

Taste of Georgetowntaste of georgetown
Georgetown Waterfront Park
3000 K St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE entry, $5 food tasting tickets & $4 beer/wine tasting tickets
The 22nd Annual Taste of Georgetown features over 60 signature dishes from 30+ of the neighborhood’s best restaurants AND an expansive Craft Beer and Wine Garden. Attendees can shop at the Taste Marketplace, stop by the Kids Canteen for fun kid’s activities, and enjoy the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront.

Pink and Drinkpink and drink
U Street Corridor, DC
Time: Saturday, 2pm-9pm
Cost: $20 online, $30 at the door
Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Pink and Drink Bar Crawl, nation’s biggest breast cancer awareness pub-crawl! This year’s crawl will take over DC’s U Street Corridor along which you will join thousands of fellow breast cancer awareness supporters for a full day of drink specials, music, and fun!

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar
baltimore farmers market
Underneath the Jones Fall Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Time: Sundays thru Dec. 20th, 7am to sellout (typically noon)
Cost: Free – prices vary on items available for purchase Baltimore’s farmer’s market and bazaar is open for the season! There will be a huge variety of items available for purchase including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, and dozens of food vendors! Vegan food items will be available.

Fell’s Point Fun Festivalfells point fun
Broadway & Thames Sts., Baltimore
Time: Friday thru Sunday, October 4th
Cost: Free
Come out to a great event that supports the Fell’s Point Preservation Society. There will be arts and crafts from more than 100 vendors, live entertainment, food, and beer and wine gardens!

Fall Festival Weekendfall festival
Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N Market St., Frederick
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Cost: $1 parking donation requested; kids games $0.25 per ticket; manor tours $3; food costs varies
Don’t miss this fall festival featuring games, crafts, blacksmith, carriage museum, candle dipping, tractor pulls, hayrides, farm exhibits, animals and demonstrations!

All Things Appleall things apple
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
300 Oella Ave., Catonsville
Time: Saturday, 1pm-3pm
Cost: $4 members; $6 non-members
If you love apples you won’t want to miss this delicious event! You’ll be able to learn all about apples while cooking and crafting with them!

Maryland Renaissance Festival
maryland renaissance festival1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis
Time: Saturdays and Sundays thru October 25th
Cost: Adults $24; Seniors $20; Children $10
Enjoy “feasting and frolic” in Revel Grove with King Henry VIII and his royal court. There will be costumes, crafts, music, dancing, performances, Jousting, chicken legs & more!

Virginia Events:

Fall for Fairfax: KidsFestfall for fairfax
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax
Time: Saturday, 10am-7pm & Sunday, 10a-5pm
Cost: FREE
Fall for Fairfax Festival is NoVA’s largest fall festival with interactive activities and exhibits. The festival is family friendly with special programs focusing on education, sport and fitness, the environment, public safety, and personal health. Activities include scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, pony rides, petting zoo, model trains, petting zoo, and more than a dozen rides and attractions.

Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon
fall wine festTime: Friday – Sunday, 6-9pm
Cost: $36-$46
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in VA and the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors. The evening includes evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, along with live music. Visitors are encouraged can bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn as they sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries.

Manamanassas fall jubileessas Fall Jubilee
Historic Downtown Manassas
9431 West St., Manassas
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm
Cost:  FREE
Historic Manassas celebrates fall with its Annual 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 100+ craft vendors and community booths that hold raffles and drawings throughout the day. 

Washington West Film Festivalwashington west film fest
Avant Condo Building
12025 Town Square St., Reston
Time: Friday, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE
Washington Film Festival presents a Back to the Future: Enchantment Under the Sea themed Happy Hour. The event will include free beer and wine, light bites, a DJ, photobooth, silent auction, and live raffle. The event proceededs will benefit the Washington West Film Festival (Oct 21st-27th).

Charm City Concierge clients receive 10% off ticket purchase to the Washington West Film Festival by using promo code CharmCity10.

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

  • Carmen, The Kennedy Center, Friday & Saturday
  • WPOC Weekend in the Country, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday & Sunday
  • Stevie Wonder, Verizon Center, Saturday

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

  • Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins, Verizon Center, Friday
  • Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday
  • Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders, Verizon Center, Sunday
  • Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, FedEx Field, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

The Martianthe martian
Duration: 141 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead during a manned mission to Mars but he survives a fierce storm that left him separated from his crew. Watney finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet and with few supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to survive and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

He Namehe name me malalad Me Malala
Duration: 187 Minutes
Genre: Documentary
A look at events that lead to the Taliban’s attack on young Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani School girl, who was speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath of the attack, including her speech to the United Nations.
Starring: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Mobin Khan

Tsponge bob the moviehe SpongeBob Movie – Sponge Out of Water
Duration: 93 Minutes
Genre: Animation/Family
SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.
Starring: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown 

Ballet 422ballet 422
Duration: 72 Minutes
Genre: Documentary
From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Just Peck crafts a new work.
Starring: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar