In search of the perfect September weekend plans? Secret D.C. has you covered!
1-2. Catch a concert at your favorite local venue
Starting Friday, Sept. 16, 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!
If Adams Morgan Day wasn’t enough, you can immerse yourself in another beloved D.C. neighborhood on Sept. 17 with H Street Festival. Featuring live music and performances, street food, and the chance to patronize your favorite local businesses, this free festival is the perfect Saturday activity!
This weeklong program—running Sept. 17-25—aims to exemplify the D.C.’s sights, neighborhoods, history, and walkability with a number of themed guided walking tours!
Founded in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine, National Negroni Week (Sept. 12-18) celebrates the classic cocktail with thousands of partnering bars and restaurants nationwide in the name of charity. This year, National Negroni Week is raising money for Slow Food, an international organization that works with local communities to preserve biodiversity and promote healthy communities with access to good food and beverages. In the D.C.-area, more than 60 bars and restaurants are participating, offering a range from classic takes on the cocktail to modern flares and bar-specific twists!
Sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, the one-day event applies to a number of participating museums across the country. Visitors can go online and input an email address, which will issue them one ticket that is good for free entry for two people to participating museums. However, you can only sign up for free entry to one museum. Museums and cultural institutions that are participating in Washington, D.C., include the U.S. Botanic Garden, the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, and Dumbarton House!