Fall Festivals in D.C.

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Washington, D.C. is always bustling with fun for all ages, but with fall just around the corner, we know there's festivals for everyone to enjoy! We have decided to compile a list of all festivals that are gonna be in DC this fall! 

D.C. Shorts Film Festival
Sept. 8-18 
Washington, D.C. 
The D.C. Shorts Film Festival prides itself on showcasing one of the largest collections of short film in the United States. This year, over 1,300 films were submitted to the festival from around the world, and 131 were ultimately chosen. These 131 films represent 33 countries, and the festival is proud to bring the many cultures to Washington, D.C. The festival can be viewed from the venues in Downtown D.C., or you can use the online access, which can be seen on the website. 

Sonic Circuits 
Sept. 9 - 11 
Washington, D.C. 
Sonic Circuits promotes itself as seeking to expose audience members to new age music that's cutting edge and like nothing you've heard before! They allow musicians to collaborate with other artists from across the globe, and to present their work on a new and exciting platform! If you're looking for a music festival that defies genres, then this is the one for you! 

Hyattsville Arts Festival 
Sept. 10 
Hyattsville, MD 
You’re invited to Arts & Ales, the 2016 Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival on Sat Sept 10 12-6p in the Gateway Arts District, Prince George’s County. 100+ exhibiting artists, Maryland breweries, food trucks and vendors, and live entertainment will display block by block. 

Slide the City 
Sept. 10 
Baltimore, MD 
Nothing says FUN quite like having 1,000 feet of slip 'n' slide come to your city! That's what's coming to Baltimore on September 10! Included in Slide the City are local vendors, entertainment for all ages to enjoy, and lots of water! There are single slider lanes and group lanes available for sliding! Bring your bathing suit, some sunscreen, and a waterproof camera! Happy sliding! 

AKIMBO 
Sept. 10 
Baltimore, MD 
When you make your way to AKIMBO in Baltimore, make sure you have on your dancing shoes! The annual festival celebrates and showcases the professional dance companies from all over Baltimore, and includes all genres of dance. AKIMBO strives to build the community between artists, audience members, and encourages groups to collaborate together for future endeavors.  

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Sept. 10 - 11 
Annapolis, MD 
Have you ever thought maybe you were born in the wrong century? Well, here's your chance to find out! The 40th season of the Maryland Renaissance Fair is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country, with over 1,300 participants, and has 280,000 guests per season. The Festival includes food, drinks, attractions, entertainment, and a jousting arena! 

Adams Morgan Day Festival 
Sept. 11 
Washington, D.C. 
It's the annual Adams Morgan Day, celebrating with live food and international food from across the globe! The festival includes local vendors, cultural demonstrations,  dancing, and an expanded Kid's Fair! The Kid's Fair features several interactive science experiments, the Chinese Lion Dancers, and games, which are in both English and Spanish! The festival includes the ever-favorite Dance Plaza, which features dance workshops on Bolivian, salsa, rumba, and Mexican folk! 

Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival 
Sept. 11 
Catonsville, MD 
The Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival has been held for over 40 years, and and brings in artists from across the east coast to show off their work. The work includes pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, fabric, and more! The festival is fun for the whole family, and even has a KidZone, which includes children's activities. The best part of all? The admission is free!

Truckeroo 
Sept. 16 
Washington, D.C. 
It's the monthly food truck festival held in D.C., which has been voted by Everfest as the #3 best festival in the Southeast. Truckeroo aims to showcase the best food trucks in the D.C. area, and includes drinks, food, games, and much more! It's a family friendly event that is held April through October at the Fairgrounds, so check the website for all the details! 

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 
Sept. 17 
Leesburg, VA 
More information to come! 

Virginia Wine Festival 
Sept. 17 - 18 
Centreville, VA 
Get on this festival ASAP! Get online and buy the tickets, because the wine and food choices at this years' Virginia Wine Festival sound amazing! There is even a designated area just for kids, with entertainment and more, so that you can enjoy your wine festival! Price details are located on the website. You can buy  tickets for VIPs, designated drivers, and standard guests, please see the website for more details.   

Baltimore Seafood Festival 
Sept. 17 
Baltimore, MD 
What better place to go for a seafood festival than Maryland? The state is famous for their blue crabs, and we all know that they are exceptionally proud of their crab cakes, (and honestly, anything that involves crabs). This will be the 3rd year that the festival will be happening, and it promises to be better than ever! The festival includes cooking demos, live music, drinks, face painting, and an area for families! The event is expected to sell out well in advance, so be sure to get your tickets now! 

Farm Aid 
Sept. 17 
Bristow, VA 
This all-day music and food festival includes a lineup of incredibly diverse musicians from all different genres. The goal of the festival is to bring together a wide variety of artists, fans, and farmers to keep family farmers on the land, and to get people in touch with the roots of their food. This festival was established in 1985, and since then, has helped raise over $50 million to help family farmers from around the nation.  

Small Press Expo 
Sept. 17 - 18 
North Bethesda, MD 
The Small Press Expo (SPX) was created in 1994 to help promote independent artists and publishers who create and produce independent comics. The expo provides a platform for creators to connect and engage with the public in ways that are usually not possible in traditional channels. This event has been praised for it's ability to allow starting creators to find good opportunities. 

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Sept. 17 - 18 
Annapolis, MD 
Have you ever thought maybe you were born in the wrong century? Well, here's your chance to find out! The 40th season of the Maryland Renaissance Fair is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country, with over 1,300 participants, and has 280,000 guests per season. The Festival includes food, drinks, attractions, entertainment, and a jousting arena! 

Healthy Living Expo. 
Sept. 17 
Oakton, VA 
If you're looking to improve your overall health, this is the fall festival for you! There are 40 exhibits that will be at the festival, including acupuncturists, massage therapists, healthy food makers, yoga and fitness professionals, and life/health coaching services! 

H Street Festival 
Sept. 17 
Washington, D.C. 
One of the neighborhood festivals held in D.C., this is an event that is going to swimming with food vendors, live performers, entertainment, local shop vendors, and more! Please see the website for more information! 

Snallygaster Beer Festival 
Sept. 17 
Washington, D.C. 
D.C.'s biggest baddest beer bash is back for the 5th year in a row! There will be 350 craft beers and ciders to try, along with food trucks, live music, and fun and games! The website is constantly updated with the beer lists, ticket prices, and much more! Don't miss out on this fun-filled day! 

DogFest Walk N' Roll 
Sept. 17 
Arlington, VA 
Bring your furry friend, and get going in this fun day in Arlington! You can register as a volunteer, a participant, or even form a team to help raise proceeds! There will be an ability course, live music, demonstrations, dog contests, and plenty of furry friends to pet! 

Fiesta D.C. 
Sept. 17 - 18 
Washington, D.C. 
This Latino Festival is coming back to the District for it's 45th year! The celebration celebrates Latino culture with a Parade of Nations, and features several dance troupes (which include contemporary and traditional groups). One of the main goals of the festival is to focus on attendees being both audience members, and active participants in Latino culture. 

Black L.U.V. 
Sept. 18 
Washington, D.C. 
L.U.V. Love, unity, and vision brings together artists in the historic U-street community! Bringing together the artistic community and to uplift the creative DC community! It's a free cultural event and open to all! 

Baltimore Book Festival 
Sept. 23 - 25 
Annapolis, MD
Calling all book lovers, this is the event for you! This festival features hundreds of exhibitors and booksellers, author appearances and book signings, and book readings on several different stages! there will also be panel discussion, storytellers, walking tours, delicious food, beer, wine, live music, and street theater! Fun for the whole family in Baltimore!  

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Sept. 24 - 25 
Annapolis, MD 
Have you ever thought maybe you were born in the wrong century? Well, here's your chance to find out! The 40th season of the Maryland Renaissance Fair is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country, with over 1,300 participants, and has 280,000 guests per season. The Festival includes food, drinks, attractions, entertainment, and a jousting arena! 


Tapped: The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival 
Sept. 24 - 25 
Baltimore, MD 
It's being advertised as "Two days of beer, wine, ciders & football." The Baltimore festival features some of the best beers that Baltimore has to offer, including a selection of beers from around the world. There's a College Football watch party on Saturday, and lots of good food! Get your tickets now! 

Old Ellicott City Main St. Music Festival 
Sept. 24 
Ellicott City, MD 
It's the Mid Atlantic's best music festival! 60 bands will be performing on a total of 6 stages, and it promises to be a great time! More info and a full band lineup is being announced soon! Tickets are $12, so get yours now! 

D.C. VegFest 
Sept. 24 
Washington, D.C. 
It's a Vegan festival! A unique look on what it means to be vegan, and give everyone the opportunity to see what being a vegan entails! The event promises to be educational to those who are curious about becoming vegan, including events such as Ask-A-Vegan-Family, cooking demonstrations, and kid friendly events! Bring all your friends and family, because the event is free! (Yes, you are welcome even if you are a meat-eater!) 

Das Best Oktoberfest 
Sept. 24 
Fort Washington, D.C.
It's all you can taste event! There's a selection of over 150 local, domestic, and international beers, wines, and schnapps and it's in a souvenir glass! Live music will accompany the merriment featuring regional bands! Adding to the Oktoberfest vibe, there will be classic German festival foods for you to try and pair with your drinks of choice! Oh, also, wear your best German attire! It's Oktoberfest!  

Taste of Prince William County 
Sept. 24 
Manassas, VA 
Prince William County is one of the best places in the state for foodies! Come out with your family to this event and get a taste of the best local foods that the county has to offer! 

Library of Congress National Book Festival 
Sept. 24 
Washington, D.C. 
The 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival has returned to the District! Featuring hundreds of authors and presentations, it's an event that you can't miss! This year, author Stephen King will be present and doing a presentation (tickets are required for this particular event only). Fun for all ages, this looks to be a great day trip into D.C.! 

Washington Prevent Cancer 5K Walk/Run 
Sept. 25 
Washington, D.C. 
It's time to get out and get active! This event featured food, fun, wellness, family, friends, and even dogs! The event starts and ends in Nationals Park, and takes participants around the Capitol Riverfront area! This event is open for all ages, and helps fundraise for cancer research! Be sure to register today! 

Fall for the Book 
Sept. 25-30 
Fairfax, VA 
This festival began in 1999 as a two-day literary event, but has now expanded into a week-long regional festival! The festival celebrates and advances children's education, and hosts several workshops for students of all ages to help advance their reading and writing skills! The event makes literature fun for all ages, and gets everyone engaged in an active atmosphere. 

Turkish Festival Washington, D.C. 
Sept. 25 
Washington, D.C. 
The Turkish Festival comes at the end of the 5th annual Turkish heritage Month! D.C. prides itself on being a city of acceptance and cultural diversity, which is personified through this festival! The day features major parts of Turkish culture, including fashion, cuisine, drinks, dance, and arts & crafts! All events throughout the day are free! 

Savor Maryland Food, Wine and Tribute Band Festival 
Sept. 25 
West Friendship, MD 
Come out to West Friendship, MD to experience some food and wine tastings, live entertainment, artisans, a classic car show, and some of the best tribute bands in the world! The tribute bands range from Earth Wind and Fire, to Led Zeppelin, and Steeley Dan! All the proceeds from the events go toward Concerts for Causes! 

Mermaids Kiss Oyster Festival 
Sept. 29 
Baltimore, MD 
The best raw bar event in Baltimore is back!! A silent auction and some of the best seafood restaurants in the region will feature some of their signature dishes, especially their oyster dishes! Buy your tickets now before they're gone! 

Fell's Point Fun Festival 
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 
Baltimore, MD 
Nothing says fun like good food, live music, local vendors, and family fun! This year, the festival features 10 artists that will be featured on 2 stages. Bring your friends and family to this free event in Baltimore! 

Tubman City News Dance-A-Thon 
Sept. 30 
Catonsville, MD 
It's time to get those dancing shoes on, and support a local journalism project! You can join the event as an individual, or a group! You can enter contests, or dance just for fun! By attending the event, you will be supporting the Tubman City News - which is a bi-weekly online newspaper that allows residents to think outside the box! Support the community today! 

Janmashami Mela and Expo 
Sept. (Dates unannounced) 
Ellicott City, MD 
It's a way for local vendors to promote their products! This event encourages companies from the D.C. Metropolitan area, as well as the entire east coast to come attend! More information will be posted on the website. 

SoBo A GoGo 
Sept. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 
Join us with live music as visitors get to walk through the historic streets, experiencing local booths and vendors showcasing their arts, crafts, and delicious food! There's even a special part of the event just for kids! 

Smithsonian Innovation Festival 
Sept. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come. 

Arabfest 
Sept. (Dates unannounced) 
Centreville, MD 
Get out and learn about the Arab culture! The event strives to bring together people from all over to enjoy Arab culture and heritage. The festival includes dance, food, drink, entertainment, and music. 

SW Arts Festival 
Sept. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come.

Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Festival 
Oct. 1 - 2 
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 
Want to learn more about reptiles and exotic animals? This is the event for you! For over 10 years, Replicon has been bringing breeders and educators to different cities across the country to teach people about the reptiles. There are seminars, and discussions about the different animals! Book your tickets today!! 

Centreville Food Truck Rally 
Oct. 1 
Centreville, VA 
More information to come. 

Baltimore Rhythm Festival 
Oct. 1 
Baltimore, MD 
What better way to bring people together than through rhythm? The festival encourages people to come together through diversity, inclusion, respect and outreach. The event is run completely by volunteers, which makes the possibilities endless! 

Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair 
Oct. 1 - 2 
Washington, D.C. 
Everybody loves arts and crafts! If you're looking for a fun day, head on down to the festival to see what artists have to offer this year, at the 13th annual Crafts Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair. Every vendor at the fair brings something unique to the show and for you to see! 

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Oct. 1 - 2 
Annapolis, MD 
Have you ever thought maybe you were born in the wrong century? Well, here's your chance to find out! The 40th season of the Maryland Renaissance Fair is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country, with over 1,300 participants, and has 280,000 guests per season. The Festival includes food, drinks, attractions, entertainment, and a jousting arena! 


The ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS 
Oct. 1 
Baltimore, MD 
Defeat ALS! That's what it comes down to with this upcoming event in Baltimore. Register by yourself, or join a team, and walk in honor of someone, or in someone's memory! Help raise money for research for ALS! 

Columbus Day Parade and Commemoration 
Oct. 2 
Baltimore, MD 
This parade is the longest-running parade in the United States that honors Christopher Columbus. The event is futon by the Italian community, and features live singing and dancing in the street, along with the parade! Join the celebration on Oct. 2! 

First Sunday Arts Festival 
Oct. 2 
Annapolis, MD 
According to the website, "It's street festivals, an art market, and entertainment venue and a arts and craft fair all rolled into one fun First Sunday Arts Festival." The event promises to entertain, provide some great food food trucks, be to be inspired! There's even free admission!

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 
Oct. 2 
Baltimore, MD 
This is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk! It includes great community support and sponsorship, which helps raise awareness, as well as funding research for diabetes! You can form a team or walk as an individual walker! 

No Kid Hungry Dinner 
Oct. 4 
Baltimore, MD 
According to the website, one in five children struggle with hunger in the United States. No Kid Hungry Dinner helps by connecting kids in need with healthy food. It also helps by teaching families how to cook healthy food that's affordable for them! 

Brooklyn Brewery Mash 
Oct. 6 - 9 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come. 

Scream City Washington D.C.
Oct. 7 - 8 
Washington, D.C. 
It's the haunted house that everyone is talking about! Protected from elements by being housed inside, it's open every weekend between now and November 5. This is not a child-friendly event, and you are advised to enter at your own risk. Please see the website for details. 

Velocity DC Dance Festival 
Oct. 7 - 8 
Washington, D.C. 
Come see some of D.C.'s world-class dance companies and artists! The festival is used to showcase the artistic quality D.C.'s dance community. The festival will take place over 2 days, tickets costing $18. 

WOW Women of the World Festival Baltimore 
Oct. 7 - 8 
Baltimore, MD 
Celebrate women! The festival encourages women, and looks at gender equality issues across the globe! Be sure to register today! 

Oakland Mills Cultural Arts Festival 
Oct. 8 
Columbia, MD 
Enjoy the Oakland Mills High School Band play for the opening of the festival, and then enjoy the entertainment that the festival has lined up thus far! There's dancing, singing, and fun for all ages! You can get unique arts and crafts from local vendors and try some delicious food in the process! 

Fairfax Fall Festival 
Oct. 8 
Fairfax, VA 
Come enjoy local vendors showing off their craft! There will be over 400 arts, crafts, information, food vendors, kid's activities, and music and entertainment for all ages!! 

Das Best Oktoberfest 
Oct. 8 
Baltimore, MD 
It's all you can taste event! There's a selection of over 150 local, domestic, and international beers, wines, and schnapps and it's in a souvenir glass! Live music will accompany the merriment featuring regional bands! Adding to the Oktoberfest vibe, there will be classic German festival foods for you to try and pair with your drinks of choice! Oh, also, wear your best German attire! It's Oktoberfest!  

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Oct. 8 - 9 
Annapolis, MD 
Have you ever thought maybe you were born in the wrong century? Well, here's your chance to find out! The 40th season of the Maryland Renaissance Fair is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country, with over 1,300 participants, and has 280,000 guests per season. The Festival includes food, drinks, attractions, entertainment, and a jousting arena! 


Maryland Pumpkin Festival 
Oct. 8 - 9 
Frederick, MD 
Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin picking! Be sure to make your way to Frederick, MD to come and celebrate everything pumpkin related!! There's hay rides, corn mazes, live music and much more!! 

All Things Go Fall Classic 
Oct. 8 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come. 

Taste of D.C. 
Oct. 8 - 9 
Washington, D.C.
It's Washington, D.C.'s largest beer, food, and wine festival!! it's on Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the most famous and popular streets in Washington, D.C.! Make sure you buy your tickets today!!  

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 
Oct. 9 
Frederick, MD 
This is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk! It includes great community support and sponsorship, which helps raise awareness, as well as funding research for diabetes! You can form a team or walk as an individual walker! 


Scream City Washington D.C. 
Oct. 14 - 15 
Washington, D.C. 
It's the haunted house that everyone is talking about! Protected from elements by being housed inside, it's open every weekend between now and November 5. This is not a child-friendly event, and you are advised to enter at your own risk. Please see the website for details. 

Reel Affirmations Film Festival 
Oct. 14-16 
Washington, D.C. 
40 films are being screened this year, and they represent 6 continents! Reel Affirmations Film Festival is D.C.'s International LGBT Film Festival and all the films that are being shown celebrate the LGBT community! Make sure to go buy your tickets now! 

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Oct. 15 - 16 
Annapolis, MD
Have you ever thought maybe you were born in the wrong century? Well, here's your chance to find out! The 40th season of the Maryland Renaissance Fair is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country, with over 1,300 participants, and has 280,000 guests per season. The Festival includes food, drinks, attractions, entertainment, and a jousting arena! 
 
Color Fun Fest 5K 
Oct. 15 
Washington, D.C. 
Wear all your white running clothes and be ready to get colorful as you run! Over 10,000 pounds of color will rain down on you as you run through the 1.6 mile course! You can run through the course up to three times if you want, each time getting more and more colorful as you run! This time, there's one during the day, and one that is a black-lit course for those night owls! Get ready to get colorful! 

Vassar Film Festival 
Oct. 15 
Washington, D.C. 
Enjoy all these films that are being screened this year, each with a connection to Vassar! The filmmakers will even participate in a panel discussion about their films, and reception following the final film that is being screened! 

Baltimore Running Festival 
Oct. 15 
Baltimore, MD 
What better way to get active than running with some friends? Get the gang together, and head to Baltimore to run a marathon, 5K, team race, or half-marathon! Be sure to register before the event begins though! 

VA StrEats Trucktoberfest 
Oct. 15 
Woodbridge, VA 
More information to come. 

Washington West Film Festival 
Oct 19 - 25 
Arlington, VA 
Looking for a film that makes you question everything that you know? Do you wonder what could be? Then this is the festival for you!! 

HallowRead 
Oct. 21 - 23 
Ellicott City, MD 
If you enjoy reading steam punk, urban fantasy, paranormal, or horror books, this is the event for you! The event includes writing workshops, paranormal investigation, book signings, author panels, and much more! Sounds like a fun way to get ready for Halloween coming up! 

Craftsmen Arts and Crafts Festival 
Oct. 21 - 23 
Chantilly, VA 
More information to come. 

Scream City Washington D.C. 
Oct 21 - 22 
Washington, D.C. 
It's the haunted house that everyone is talking about! Protected from elements by being housed inside, it's open every weekend between now and November 5. This is not a child-friendly event, and you are advised to enter at your own risk. Please see the website for details. 

Maryland Million Day 
Oct. 22 
Laurel, MD 
Are you into horse racing? This could be the event for you to attend! It's the one-day stakes program that offers purses up to $1 million! Please see the website for eligibility requirements! 

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Oct. 22 - 23 
Annapolis, MD 
Have you ever thought maybe you were born in the wrong century? Well, here's your chance to find out! The 40th season of the Maryland Renaissance Fair is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country, with over 1,300 participants, and has 280,000 guests per season. The Festival includes food, drinks, attractions, entertainment, and a jousting arena! 

JuggFest 
Oct. 22 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come. 

Brick Fest Live! 
Oct. 22 - 23 
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 
If you're a lego lover, this is the place to be! The event is filled with hands on attractions that help inspire and entertain! Look in amazement at some of the creations on display, and then try to make some of your own! Fun for the whole family to enjoy! 

Scream City Washington D.C. 
Oct. 27 - 31 
Washington, D.C. 
It's the haunted house that everyone is talking about! Protected from elements by being housed inside, it's open every weekend between now and November 5. This is not a child-friendly event, and you are advised to enter at your own risk. Please see the website for details. 

The Whiskey Extravaganza 
Oct. 27 
Washington D.C. 
Unlimited whiskey tasting is finally coming to Washington, D.C.! Obviously not a child friendly event, and it is a more formal one at that. Make sure that you look into reserving your tickets ASAP because I have a feeling this event will sell out FAST. 

Chesapeake Film Festival 
Oct. 27 - 30 
Easton, MD 
More information to come!

The ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS 
Oct. 29 
Washington, D.C. 
Defeat ALS! That's what it comes down to with this upcoming event in the District. Register by yourself, or join a team, and walk in honor of someone, or in someone's memory! Help raise money for research for ALS! 

Go West Beer Festival 
Oct. (Dates unannounced)  
Washington, D.C. 
Breweries from all over the west come to D.C.! Enjoy the cold brews without having to leave the District! This year, there will be several beers from each state featured!

Chinese Jam Children's Music Festival 
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 
More information to come! 

Catonsville Christian Music Festival 
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Catonsville, MS 
More information to come! 

Baltimore African American Book Festival 
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 
More information to come!

THEARC Fall Harvest Festival 
Oct. (Dates unannounced)  
Washington, D.C. 

The Gathering Baltimore 
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 
The Gathering supports local food trucks and brings together food lovers! And let's be honest, who doesn't love food? More information to come soon! 

Ryleigh's Oysterfest 
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 

The MeccaFest
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 

Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival 
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come! 

Kids Euro Festival 
Oct. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come! 

Baltimore Whiskey Festival 
Nov. 3 
Baltimore, MD 
If you love whiskey, then this is the festival for you! This event gives you the opportunity to try over 60 whiskeys from all around the world! There's free seminars by whiskey experts and there will also be gourmet food served as well! Enjoy your time learning all about whiskey! 

Maryland STEM Festival 
Nov. 4 - 13 
Baltimore, MD 
More information to come. 

Scream City Washington D.C. 
Nov. 4 - 5 
Washington, D.C. 
It's the haunted house that everyone is talking about! Protected from elements by being housed inside, it's open every weekend between now and November 5. This is not a child-friendly event, and you are advised to enter at your own risk. Please see the website for details. 

Festival of Praise 
Nov. 4 
Baltimore, MD 
More information to come. 

First Sunday Arts Festival 
Nov. 6
Annapolis, MD 
According to the website, "It's street festivals, an art market, and entertainment venue and a arts and craft fair all rolled into one fun First Sunday Arts Festival." The event promises to entertain, provide some great food food trucks, be to be inspired! There's even free admission!

REEL ROCK Film Tour 
Nov. 11 
Silver Spring, MD 
REEL ROCK is bringing the best climbing and adventure films of the year to Maryland! The events are high energy, that go far beyond watching a film on a screen! There's guest appearances, prize giveaways, and everything in between! 

Festival of Praise Tour 
Nov. 11 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come!

Trail Running Film Festival 
Nov. 22 
Baltimore, MD 
More information coming soon! 

Trail Running Film Festival 
Nov. 23 
Washington, D.C. 
More information coming soon!

Christmas Village in Baltimore 
Nov. 24 - Dec. 24 
Baltimore, MD 
This Christmas Village brings german Christmas Villages to the United States! The official tree lighting ceremony, local artists, wine tasting, kids events, and more at this event throughout November and December! 

Kennedy Krieger Institute Festival of Trees 
Nov. 25 - 27 
Timonium, MD
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than visiting over 700 fun Christmas trees? Each tree is decorated uniquely, and there's fun for the whole family! Santa makes an appearance at the three-day event so kids can get their annual picture with Santa Clause! 

Alexandria Film Festival 
Nov. (Dates unannounced) 
Alexandria, VA 
"The festival is an intimate four-day celebration of film in historic Alexandria, located a few miles from Washington, DC. The festival highlights the talents of local, national, and international filmmakers. Alexandria is home to a diverse group of film producers and enthusiasts, arts patrons, members of Congress and their staff, corporate executives, and a large number of culturally-minded individuals. The city attracts many visitors and residents of the Washington metropolitan area who value its arts and history community." via alexfilmfest.com

On the Rocks Whiskey + Fine Spirits Festival 
Nov. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
Some of the best liquors come to D.C. in this fun festival! Includes live music performances, and food! More information to come soon! 

Old Ebbitt Grill's Oyster Riot 
Nov. (Dates unannounced)  
Washington, D.C. 
Plenty of oysters to go around at this event! Tickets go on sale at $150 go an evening full of delicious food and wine! The 2 night event bring in nearly 1,000 people who end up eating thousands upon thousands of the best oysters available from the winners of the International Wines for Oysters Competition! 

Holiday Festival of Trains at Ellicott City Station 
Nov. (Dates unannounced) 
Ellicott City, MD 
More information on the 2016 festival to come. 


Hampden, Maryland Miracle on 34th Street 
Nov. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 
More information to come!

The Fairmont Christmas Tree Lighting 
Nov. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C.
More information to come!  

Leesburg Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting 
Dec. 2
Leesburg, VA 
Enjoy some holiday cheer with local school performances and holiday messages, and even a holiday sing-a-long! 

David London's Weekend of Magic 
Dec. 2 - 3 
Bethesda, MD
More information to come soon!  

Brewmore 
Dec. 3 
Baltimore, MD 
Who says beer tastings can't happen in December? The event features over 50 types of beer and all types of food, because you can't have beer without good food! All you care to taste beer, and live music included! Tickets are $49, so get yours today!  

MetroCooking D.C. 
Dec. 3 - 4 
Washington, D.C. 
If you're a foodie in the D.C. area, then this is the event for you! The two-day event brings in celebrity chefs for demos, samples from 50 of the top restaurants in the area, and even a pop-up cooking school! Whether you're a beginner trying to get into the food scene, or a season pro, it's an event you can't miss! 

Ugly Sweater Run 
Dec. 10 
Washington, D.C. 
Do you have an ugly Christmas sweater that you want to show off to the world? Not only to you get a run a 5K in your tackiest Christmas sweater, but you get to shoot marshmallow guns, cocktails for the 21+ crowd, and lots more fun! register now for the Merriest 5K there is! 

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade 
Dec. 10
Annapolis, MD 
More information to come soon! 

Leesburg Christmas and Holiday Parade 
Dec. 10
Leesburg, VA 
Holiday cheer is sure to be present at this event! Take your whole family to come see Santa parade down Leesburg! 

Washington Nationals Winterfest 
Dec. 10 - 11 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come soon! 

Smithsonian Holiday Festival 
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
Information to come soon. 

International Embassy Showcase 
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
More information to come soon! 

Christian Writer's Literary Festival 
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 
This is an event that celebrates Christian writers, and the Christian faith! Sponsored by Christian Authors on Tour. More information to come soon. 

Hillwood Russian Winter Festival 
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
Learn about Russian culture with this annual festival that takes traditions from Russian culture and pairs it with fun and live music! 

Ugly Sweater Run 
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Baltimore, MD 
Do you have an ugly Christmas sweater that you want to show off to the world? Not only to you get a run a 5K in your tackiest Christmas sweater, but you get to shoot marshmallow guns, cocktails for the 21+ crowd, and lots more fun! register now for the Merriest 5K there is! 

Washington D.C. LDS Temple Festival of Lights 
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
There's going to be over 650,000 lights covering the grounds of the Washington, D.C. Temple, along with live performances, decorated Christmas trees with international themes, and much more! Join us in one of D.C.'s greatest traditions! 

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Washington, D.C. 
This year, the Christmas Tree is going to be coming from Idaho, 13 years after that last tree came from the state. 

Bethesda's Winter Wonderland
Dec. (Dates unannounced) 
Bethesda, MD   
It's fun for the whole family when you bring everyone to this event! There's a visit from Santa Claus, live ice sculpting, and live performances for all ages!

 

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