Weekend Happenings: September 15–17
Posted on September 14, 2017

The rain is clearing and the sun is shining! Get outside for fun events like festivals, chalk drawing, and more!

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

H St Festival
H St. NE between 4th and 14th Sts. NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 12-7pm
Cost: FREE

The vibrant H St Corridor shows off its diverse businesses, restaurants, and residents at this enormous festival featuring an array of artistic programs, music, dancing, interactive activities, community exhibits, and so much more.

 

District Oktoberfest
Chinatown
DC

Time: Saturday 12-9pm
Cost: $50 (enter code “Cheers” on the website for $30 off tickets)

DC kicks off Oktoberfest early with an exclusive tasting: full glasses of beer at six great Chinatown bars, with food specials included.

Fiesta DC Latino Festival and Parade
Constitution and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC
Time: Parade is Saturday, 1-5pm; Festival is Sunday, 11am-7pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the rich culture of DC’s Latino population at the Parade of Nations (Constitution Ave. from 7th to 14th St.) with enchanting folkloric dance groups and music from Latin and Caribbean countries, festive floats, and local artists’ performances. The Fiesta Cultural Festival (Pennsylvania Ave. between 3rd and 7th Sts.) features four stages with live performances, food and merchandise vendors, and educational exhibits. ¡Hasta el fine de semana!

 

MARYLAND EVENTS

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.

 

Dogfest- The Ultimate Furry Fun and Games Family Experience
Baltimore Humane Society
1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: varies

Bring the dogs out for fun walks, games, contests and more! Animals will also be available for adoption.

Baltimore Seafood Festival
Canton Waterfront Park
3001 Boston St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 12-7pm
Cost: varies

Seafood lovers will enjoy all that the land and ocean have to offer at this tasty festival! Sample seafood from various food truck vendors and restaurants while listening to music, playing games, and more.

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Fridays at the Fountain
Crystal City Water Park
1750 Crystal Dr., Arlington
Time: Friday, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE

The crisp autumn air makes for a perfect night at Crystal City’s outdoor beer and wine garden. With breathtaking scenery, live music by Anthony Pirog and hand-picked beer and wine from Caboose Brewing Company, you won’t want to miss out.

 Chalk Fest at Reston Town Center
Reston Town Center
1818 Discovery St., Reston
Time: Saturday, 8am-4:30pm
Cost: $15-$20

Show off your creativity by drawing a work of art on Market Street at the Reston Town Center. All are welcome to participate and prizes will be awarded as well as the “Audience Choice Awards”. Donations will be accepted in support of Public Art Reston and the South Lakes High School STEAM Team.

 Discover Arlington Fitness + Wellness Festival
Gateway Park
1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington
Time: Sunday, 1-5:00pm
Cost:  $19-$64

Discover Arlington is proud to present some of Arlington’s best fitness studios and wellness companies.  Arlington is showcasing all they have to offer with Mini-workouts held by fitness studios in 15 min. increments, Relax and Rejuvenation areas, healthy food and drink options, yoga, facials, essential oils, meditation and more. Give your body the exercise, rest and nutrition it needs during this fun-filled Wellness Festival.

 

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Santana, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday
  • Sturgill Simpson, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday
  • Young the Giant, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday
  • Arcade Fire, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Gipsy Kings, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Baltimore Seafood Fest, Canton Waterfront Park, Saturday
  • Nationals VS.Dodgers Friday – Sunday

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

American Assassin
Duration: 111 Minutes
Genre: Action/Thriller

Follows the rise of a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair is then enlisted to investigate a wave of random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together they discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mysterious operative with intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brian, Taylor Kitsch

 

Mother
Duration: 121 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Horror/Mystery/Thriller

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson