Weekend Happenings: September 1–3
Posted on August 31, 2017

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with music, festivals, and more!



National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 8:30am-7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Over 100 authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult, and children’s books gather at this annual festival for presentations and panels on their works. There are plenty of activities for children, and the convention center’s lower level becomes a marketplace for books and signings.


Labor Day Concert
West Lawn of the Capitol
East Capitol St. NE and First St. SE, DC
Time: Sunday, 8pm
Cost: FREE
To celebrate Labor Day and the upcoming performing arts season, the National Symphony Orchestra invites you to a free patriotic concert on the West Lawn. Gates open at 3pm, so pack a picnic and enjoy the pre-concert rehearsal.


Ronald Regan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC
Time: Monday, 12-8pm
Cost: FREE
Take a trip to the islands this Labor Day and visit the vibrant Caribbean music and arts festival, featuring live music and dancing, food and drinks, cultural performances, and both traditional and contemporary souvenirs for sale.



Baltimore Comedy Festival
Various Locations
Time: Friday-Monday, see website for full schedule
Cost: varies

Spend your weekend laughing your pants off! See various comedians tell jokes, skits and stories that are bound to make you crack up.


Maryland Renaissance Festival
1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis
Time: Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 10am
Cost: varies

Take a step back in time as you enter the Medieval Ages! One of the most popular festivals in Maryland is back. Enjoy old time dancing, jousting, costumes, and more.


Savor Summer Music and Dessert Cruise
Cruises on the Bay by Watermark-Baltimore
555 Light St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 3-4pm
Cost: $27 for adults; $15 for Children 3-11; 2 and under are FREE

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend on the water! Enjoy tasty desserts and listen to music as you cruise around the harbor.




Herndon Municipal Center
777 Lynn St., Herndon
Time: Friday, 6-10pm
Cost: FREE

Enjoy the last of summer music before it turns into autumn. JamBrew will have performances from local bands with original music for free! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Salsa Saturday
James Charles Winery & Vineyard
4063 Middle Rd., Winchester
Time: Saturday, 8-11:30pm
Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door

If you have a love for dancing and Latin romance, you won’t want to miss out on Salsa Saturday. This magical night will transport you into the Latin culture of love and romance as the Winchester Salsa Group teaches a beginner salsa lesson. Bring your partner and get ready to fall in love all over again!


10th Annual Lake Anne Jazz Festival
Lake Anne Plaza
1609 Washington Plaza, Reston
Time: Sunday, 1-9pm
Cost: FREE

Get jazzed about autumn and celebrate the end of summer as you enjoy live music from different regional and national jazz & blues artists at the Lake Anne Jazz Festival. This is a family friendly event that will also include a free wine and Chocolate Tasting from 2-4pm Join us as we paint the town!



Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

• Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
• MattyB feat. The Haschak Sisters, Ram’s Head, Sunday
• I Love The 90’s, Wolf Trap, Sunday
• 58th Annual Skipjack Races and Island Fest, Deal Island Harbor, Saturday – Sunday
• Veg Out Vegfest, Yards Park, DC, Saturday
• I National Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Concert, U.S. Capitol, Sunday



Duration: 135 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Horror
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgard, Jereny Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhand

Home Again
Duration: 97 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance
A recently separated mother of two starts a new life in Los Angeles, which is complicated by her decision to house three young, charismatic guys.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jonathan Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen

Duration: 89 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Animation/Family/Adventure/Musical
An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Starring: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler