Ah—another glorious autumn weekend! With slightly cooler temps and the sun expected to shine, here are all the happenings that will help you make the most of your October weekend:
1-2. Catch a concert at your favorite local venue
- The Anthem: Turnstile (Oct. 9)
- Echostage: 10 years of Echostage-Alison Wonderland (Oct. 8)
3. Celebrate the D.C. community at Unite the District Fest
D.C. may not be a state, but Washingtonians still have a great sense of community pride, and Unite the District Fest aims to exemplify just that. From Oct. 7-9 at Audi Field, attendees can celebrate all that the city has to offer with drinks and tastings from D.C. businesses and eateries, musical performances by local artists, and interactive art installations, and more!
4. Enjoying the final weekend of Wunder Garten’s 8th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
Through Oct. 9 you can indulge in German foods, beers, and even participate in the Bavarian Olympics with Wunder Garten’s 8th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration! Have a pup? No problem! Bring them along on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in their best themed costumes for Dogtoberfest!
5. Imbibe and vibe at Snallygaster
Beast out with over 400 craft brews and ciders on Pennsylvania Avenue to celebrating Snallygaster’s 10th edition Oct. 8. Patrons can imbibe from more than 400 craft brews and ciders, indulge in food truck eats, and vibe to live music! Attendees must be 21+.
6. Sit and sip at D.C. Wine Fest: Fall Edition
Is wine tasting more your speed? We’ve got you covered! Tickets to this Union Market festival Oct. 8 include unlimited wine tastings, so you’re bound to find one you love. Feeling hungry? No worries, food can be purchased from Buddin’ Bakery, Corky’s Crab Cakes, and Smoke Stack’s House of BBQ.
7. Get in on the drama with Theatre Week
TheatreWashington is ushering the new season of plays and musicals in style with D.C.’s Theatre Week. From Sept. 22 through Oct. 9, numerous D.C. theatres and companies are offering free and discounted shows and events to preview the upcoming season!
8. Get the perfect fall Instagram shot
The air is becoming breezy and crisp, and the leaves are beginning to change into vibrant shades of orange and fall to the ground, making it the perfect time to take in the fall foliage and snap a few breathtaking photos while you’re at it! To help you get that perfect, Instagram-worthy shot, Secret D.C. has rounded up some of the best fall photo destinations in the DMV.