It’s the first official weekend of autumn! Heading into the new season, this weekend is offering everything from fall foliage sunsets to celebrating local theatre. Check out all the best first fall weekend plans below:
Every weekend 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!
2. 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!
No sleep! Numerous neighborhoods throughout D.C. will be staying up late and participating in Art All Night from Sept. 23-24, offering outstanding showcases across all forms—painting, live performances, sculpting, and more—to flaunt the District’s awe-inspiring art and artists!
Sunday, Sept. 25th will be the last 7 p.m. sunset of the year in Washington, D.C. So grab a friend and witness the beautiful display of colors at one of these prime sunset-watching locations!
5-8. Visit one of these stunning art exhibits
D.C. is home to over 70 museums, including 19 free Smithsonian museums and galleries, each boasting numerous must-see exhibits! Here are a few you want to be sure to catch this September:
- Hirshhorn Museum: Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection
- Renwick Gallery: This Present Moment- Crafting A Better World
- National Gallery of Art: The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900