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Posted on September 30, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, October 2017 Activities and Events, September 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , ,

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DC Thrifty Mom’s suggestions for

FREE DMV Family Fun Events This Weekend:
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Sponsored By:

Orin Knows Real Estate -Banner 2

Always call or check the event website before heading out;
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Saturday, September 30 ∙ Free Admission
Celebrating September 30: National Public Lands Day
All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Next Free Day: November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

*** Washington, DC *** 

Saturday Morning at the National Logo

Nathan Starnes – Groovy NateSaturday Morning at The National presents:
Groovy Nate

National Theatre
Saturday, September 30 ∙ Performances are at 9:30am and 11:00am. ∙ FREE Show!*
Groovy Nate performances are a unique blend of music, movement, silly games, puppet skits, and comedy. The show encourages families to move, sing, and play creatively with one another, while exposing them to variety of music genres. -Reserved Ticket sales have ended but a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available on-site on the day of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance time to take a place in the “Stand-by line.”   Traveling Lantern Robin Hood
*NOTE: Saturday Morning at The National is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years. View the complete Fall 2017 lineup here. Tickets may be reserved beginning the Friday, one week prior to the performance. Seating is limited.
NEXT Performance (Saturday, October 21) – Traveling Lantern: Robin Hood – Traveling Lantern presents the legendary story of Robin Hood, the bandit of England, who stole from the rich to help the poor. Families will be thrilled to watch Robin Hood and his Merry Men on their adventures to escape from the clutches of the ill-disposed Sheriff of Nottingham. [Available on Friday, October 13th – Reserve your FREE tickets here!]

RIAMS Fall Fest 2017RIAMS Fall Fest 2017
Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE
Join Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street for their signature annual event! Fall Fest brings together local businesses, vendors, performers, and neighbors in a celebratory day full of shopping, food, and entertainment for the whole family. View the schedule of events on the NEW COLUMBIA SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT STAGE.
NOTE: FAMILY + PET FRIENDLY | Rhode Island Avenue NE between 20th-24th Streets NE   coop festival

Co-op Festival 2017
National Mall

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE
Learn about the impact co-ops make in building a better world! Live music and free activities all weekend. Check out exhibitors, try co-op products and learn about this empowering business model. Family activities include virtual reality tours to checking out a full-sized cranberry bog. Girls and boys scouts can even earn a Co-op Patch! Check out some of the featured programs here.

DPR Rec Day
Randall Recreation Center

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free!
Get Your Play On!
FREE SPORTS ACTIVITIES ∙ SHOWCASE OF DC’S TALENT ∙ LIVE PERFORMANCES ∙ FREE FITNESS ∙ ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ∙ REFRESHMENTS ∙ FREE GIVEAWAYS & MORE!
View other upcoming DPR events here.

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:30am ∙ Free!
Bring your families to the Portrait Gallery for a bilingual celebration of the Latino cultures, traditions, and stories that help shape our country. Live music, art activities, and curator talks will make this a day for everyone!

City Kids TheaterThe Adventures of the Extra Ordinary Super Heroes
Presented by: City Kids Theater
Venue: Georgetown Lutheran Church

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1pm & 3pm &
Sunday, October 1 ∙ 1pm ∙ Free, RSVP Requested
It seems like a regular Monday for these unlikely purveyors of justice but an emergency of global proportions changes all that. Join this band of improbable and lovable crime fighters as they utilize their decidedly ordinary skills to save the day! A smart and funny play recommended for ages 5 – 13. The show runs 40 minutes.
NOTE: The 3pm performance on Sunday, October 1 is SOLD OUT!

6th Annual Wiener 500
The Yards Park [on the boardwalk]

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free Admission for spectators
Kick off Oktoberfest at the Sixth Annual Wiener 500! Over 96 dogs raced in 2016!
Don’t have a dog? Come listen to live music by 7 Deadlies, drink Octoberfest Beer, participate in the official stein hoisting competition, munch on great food and watch the funniest race around on a 17 foot jumbotron! This is a family-friendly, FREE event, but you must be 21+ to drink beer, no outside alcohol allowed. Race proceeds will be donated to Humane Rescue Alliance.   banned books logo

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt
DC Public Library – Lamond-Riggs Branch

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 3:30pm ∙ Free!
Recruiting all super sleuths between 10 – 15 years old for a Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.
Your secret mission is to complete several activity challenges and solve our series of Banned Books clues to win prizes (some of which may be edible!). This activity will take about 45 minutes.

Petworth Jazz Project
Petworth Recreation Center [8th and Taylor Streets N.W.]

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 5:00pm ∙ Free!
The fun starts at 5pm with a kids performance by Baba Ras D followed by Akua Allrich at 6pm. Food Truck is Bibi Ja Korean.

House of Angklung - The Groove of SumatraHouse of Angklung – The Groove of Sumatra
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free!
House of Angklung, through the bamboo rattle instruments from West Java, will take the audience on a melodic and rhythmic journey to the rich culture of Sumatra (one of the main islands in Indonesia) and will include collaborative performance with local groups, Sarohas and Rumah Gadang USA. At the end of the performance, the audience will have an interactive experience playing the angklung themselves.  Fall Fun Fest

Fall Fun Fest
The Armed Forces Retirement Home

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 9:00am ∙ Free Admission
Two bands, activities for kids, great food and drink.
NOTE: Limited parking for $10 donation

Free Community Day: October
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free!
Community Day is FREE admission to the museum. Take this opportunity to explore the museum’s collection and current exhibitions, which is brimming with artwork by and about women who thrived as professionals and influencers despite social norms that denounced such public, “unfeminine” behavior. Tour: Fierce Women – Discover a diverse cast of fierce women who refused to let men define their place; thumbed their noses at the limited roles society accorded them; and blazed a trail as artists, activists, and innovators—proving that fierce gets the job done. Led by a passionate NMWA educator, this unconventional, edgy, and fast-paced tour is fun, fearless, and free, begins at 1pm. RESERVATIONS: Not required, but space is limited. First come, first served; sign up at the Information Desk upon arrival. Tour departs from the Great Hall.

Portrait Story Days– César Chávez – Hispanic Heritage Month
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
Young visitors and their families may drop in to read a story about the day’s subject, then complete a hands-on art project.

Hill Center’s Annual Family Day
Hill Center DC

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free!
Celebrate Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s 6th birthday! Civil War-era activities and figures, a team of coppersmiths and blacksmiths, horse-drawn wagon rides, interactive games and crafts, as well as face-painting and balloon animals. At Hill Center, they like to celebrate their history while looking towards the future! And after the kid’s activities, enjoy a concert with Dead Men’s Hollow! To register for the concert, click here.

*** Maryland *** 

Teaching Africa Day 20173rd Annual Teaching Africa Day
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 9:00am ∙ Open to the public and free of charge
A family-friendly occasion, Teaching Africa Day creates a platform for education and entertainment designed to enlighten the next generation about Africa and African Heritage. TAD is a day where Educators, Authors, Leaders, Artists, and the whole community share knowledge and experiences from Africa and on Africa. Participants are selected to showcase a variety of unique resources available to teach and learn about classical and contemporary Africa. Additional event details here.

Old Navy Super Safety Event

Old Navy Super Safety Event
Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free!
Be a safety hero and bring your family to The Old Navy Super Safety Event. Event is located at the court yard adjacent to Old Navy. Look for the Fire Trucks and Police Vehicles [Parking lot E&F] and learn about Fire safety, Emergency Safety, Bike Safety and partake in lots of fun activities.

Heritage Film FestivalHeritage Film Festival
The Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ FREE
The Inner Arbor Trust and APA Film present the Heritage Film Festival, showing:
Miss Granny (2014) Korean language film.
9/30/2017 – Gates open at 6:00 p.m., film at 7:00 p.m.
When Ruoma Was Seventeen (2002) Chinese language film.
10/1/2017 – Gates open at 6:00 p.m., film at 7:00 p.m.
NOTE: Food vendors will be on site, but feel free to bring a picnic and (non-alcoholic) beverages. No glass, balls / frisbees, or pets. This event is free and open to the public, however please get a free ticket via Eventbrite to receive a parking assignment.

36th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival
Takoma Park – Carroll Avenue in DC & MD

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free Admission
The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more.
Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!
NOTE: Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!

Then and WowThen & Wow!
Glen Echo Park

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Admission to the park (and parking) is free
Then & Wow! is the Glen Echo Park Partnership’s annual family festival celebrating the Park’s revitalization as an arts center and recalling its history, when the site was an amusement park.
The event features kiddie rides and arcade games, as well as videos and an exhibition on the Park’s history. NOTE: Carousel, rides and games require ticket purchase.   4th Annual Piketoberfest

4th Annual PIKEtoberfest
Pike & Rose

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free Admission
Craft brews, food from our neighborhood restaurants, hay maze, Clark Construction Truck Touch, Calleva Rock Climbing Wall and more. There is something for everyone!
The AMP by Strathmore LIVE music stage features The Local Boyz at 12noon and Cathy Ponton King at 2pm

5th Annual Harvest Moon Festival
Silver Spring Civic Center

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
SSTCi presents the 5th Annual Harvest Moon Festival on Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Enjoy music and dance from around the globe, a Community Drum Circle, arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and more!

*** Virginia ***

Fall for Fairfax KIDSFESTKidsfest
Fairfax County Government Center

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Admission is totally Free!
Enjoy exciting, interactive and education programs, entertainment and activities. Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is specially designed for families with elementary & Pre-K aged children.    Taste of Prince William County

Taste of Prince William County
Manassas Mall

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free Admission (fee for tasting)
The Taste of Prince William County will feature nearly 20 food and beverage vendors from Prince William and surrounding areas. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of food served by some of the best food vendors in the area.
At this FREE event you will also have the opportunity to taste the most delicious food around and have ice cold hand-crafted brews all while enjoying great entertainment so make sure you come hungry AND thirsty!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Columbia Pike Branch Library
Arlington Public Library – Columbia Pike Branch Library

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free Admission
Andrés will take the audience on an interactive and movement-filled journey around the Americas during his performance, to learn about music, dance, language, and culture.
This program is bilingual in English and Spanish, and children of all ages and their families are welcome!

8th Annual Leesburg Airshow
Leesburg Executive Airport

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1:00pm [Gates will be open from 11am – 4pm] ∙ Free
The Leesburg Airshow will take to the skies once again with thrilling aerobatic demonstrations, sky divers and more!

Oktoberfest
Fort Belvoir [Fremont Field]

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 12:00pm  ∙ Free Admission
Fort Belvoir’s Family and MWR hosts one of the most anticipated events of the year: The 21st annual Oktoberfest! Located at Fremont Field on Fort Belvoir, Oktoberfest highlights authentic German cuisine, beverages, music, and dancing.
NOTE: Event is open to all (100% ID Check) with free entry to Fremont Field

McLean Projects for the Arts
McLean Central Park

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free Admission
MPAartfest is an annual community-wide celebration of the visual arts. During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. McLean’s only juried arts festival will showcase 50 local and regional visual artists. Presented in cooperation with lead community sponsor McLean Community Center, this FREE event features contemporary art in a variety of media, Children’s Art Walk, hands-on art studio, STEAM experiences, food vendors, and live music throughout the day, making MPAartfest a must-attend community event for art lovers of all ages!

Enjoy your Weekend!

*****

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Free DMV Family Fun Events This Weekend

Posted on September 30, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, October 2017 Activities and Events, September 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , ,

FREE - Red and Moving

DC Thrifty Mom’s suggestions for

FREE DMV Family Fun Events This Weekend:
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Sponsored By:

Orin Knows Real Estate -Banner 2

Always call or check the event website before heading out;
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Saturday, September 30 ∙ Free Admission
Celebrating September 30: National Public Lands Day
All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Next Free Day: November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

*** Washington, DC *** 

Saturday Morning at the National Logo

Nathan Starnes – Groovy NateSaturday Morning at The National presents:
Groovy Nate

National Theatre
Saturday, September 30 ∙ Performances are at 9:30am and 11:00am. ∙ FREE Show!*
Groovy Nate performances are a unique blend of music, movement, silly games, puppet skits, and comedy. The show encourages families to move, sing, and play creatively with one another, while exposing them to variety of music genres. -Reserved Ticket sales have ended but a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available on-site on the day of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance time to take a place in the “Stand-by line.”   Traveling Lantern Robin Hood
*NOTE: Saturday Morning at The National is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years. View the complete Fall 2017 lineup here. Tickets may be reserved beginning the Friday, one week prior to the performance. Seating is limited.
NEXT Performance (Saturday, October 21) – Traveling Lantern: Robin Hood – Traveling Lantern presents the legendary story of Robin Hood, the bandit of England, who stole from the rich to help the poor. Families will be thrilled to watch Robin Hood and his Merry Men on their adventures to escape from the clutches of the ill-disposed Sheriff of Nottingham. [Available on Friday, October 13th – Reserve your FREE tickets here!]

RIAMS Fall Fest 2017RIAMS Fall Fest 2017
Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE
Join Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street for their signature annual event! Fall Fest brings together local businesses, vendors, performers, and neighbors in a celebratory day full of shopping, food, and entertainment for the whole family. View the schedule of events on the NEW COLUMBIA SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT STAGE.
NOTE: FAMILY + PET FRIENDLY | Rhode Island Avenue NE between 20th-24th Streets NE   coop festival

Co-op Festival 2017
National Mall

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE
Learn about the impact co-ops make in building a better world! Live music and free activities all weekend. Check out exhibitors, try co-op products and learn about this empowering business model. Family activities include virtual reality tours to checking out a full-sized cranberry bog. Girls and boys scouts can even earn a Co-op Patch! Check out some of the featured programs here.

DPR Rec Day
Randall Recreation Center

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free!
Get Your Play On!
FREE SPORTS ACTIVITIES ∙ SHOWCASE OF DC’S TALENT ∙ LIVE PERFORMANCES ∙ FREE FITNESS ∙ ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ∙ REFRESHMENTS ∙ FREE GIVEAWAYS & MORE!
View other upcoming DPR events here.

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:30am ∙ Free!
Bring your families to the Portrait Gallery for a bilingual celebration of the Latino cultures, traditions, and stories that help shape our country. Live music, art activities, and curator talks will make this a day for everyone!

City Kids TheaterThe Adventures of the Extra Ordinary Super Heroes
Presented by: City Kids Theater
Venue: Georgetown Lutheran Church

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1pm & 3pm &
Sunday, October 1 ∙ 1pm ∙ Free, RSVP Requested
It seems like a regular Monday for these unlikely purveyors of justice but an emergency of global proportions changes all that. Join this band of improbable and lovable crime fighters as they utilize their decidedly ordinary skills to save the day! A smart and funny play recommended for ages 5 – 13. The show runs 40 minutes.
NOTE: The 3pm performance on Sunday, October 1 is SOLD OUT!

6th Annual Wiener 500
The Yards Park [on the boardwalk]

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free Admission for spectators
Kick off Oktoberfest at the Sixth Annual Wiener 500! Over 96 dogs raced in 2016!
Don’t have a dog? Come listen to live music by 7 Deadlies, drink Octoberfest Beer, participate in the official stein hoisting competition, munch on great food and watch the funniest race around on a 17 foot jumbotron! This is a family-friendly, FREE event, but you must be 21+ to drink beer, no outside alcohol allowed. Race proceeds will be donated to Humane Rescue Alliance.   banned books logo

UNCENSORED: Youth Scavenger Hunt
DC Public Library – Lamond-Riggs Branch

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 3:30pm ∙ Free!
Recruiting all super sleuths between 10 – 15 years old for a Banned Books Week Youth Scavenger Hunt! Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read without any censorship.
Your secret mission is to complete several activity challenges and solve our series of Banned Books clues to win prizes (some of which may be edible!). This activity will take about 45 minutes.

Petworth Jazz Project
Petworth Recreation Center [8th and Taylor Streets N.W.]

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 5:00pm ∙ Free!
The fun starts at 5pm with a kids performance by Baba Ras D followed by Akua Allrich at 6pm. Food Truck is Bibi Ja Korean.

House of Angklung - The Groove of SumatraHouse of Angklung – The Groove of Sumatra
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free!
House of Angklung, through the bamboo rattle instruments from West Java, will take the audience on a melodic and rhythmic journey to the rich culture of Sumatra (one of the main islands in Indonesia) and will include collaborative performance with local groups, Sarohas and Rumah Gadang USA. At the end of the performance, the audience will have an interactive experience playing the angklung themselves.  Fall Fun Fest

Fall Fun Fest
The Armed Forces Retirement Home

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 9:00am ∙ Free Admission
Two bands, activities for kids, great food and drink.
NOTE: Limited parking for $10 donation

Free Community Day: October
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free!
Community Day is FREE admission to the museum. Take this opportunity to explore the museum’s collection and current exhibitions, which is brimming with artwork by and about women who thrived as professionals and influencers despite social norms that denounced such public, “unfeminine” behavior. Tour: Fierce Women – Discover a diverse cast of fierce women who refused to let men define their place; thumbed their noses at the limited roles society accorded them; and blazed a trail as artists, activists, and innovators—proving that fierce gets the job done. Led by a passionate NMWA educator, this unconventional, edgy, and fast-paced tour is fun, fearless, and free, begins at 1pm. RESERVATIONS: Not required, but space is limited. First come, first served; sign up at the Information Desk upon arrival. Tour departs from the Great Hall.

Portrait Story Days– César Chávez – Hispanic Heritage Month
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
Young visitors and their families may drop in to read a story about the day’s subject, then complete a hands-on art project.

Hill Center’s Annual Family Day
Hill Center DC

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free!
Celebrate Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s 6th birthday! Civil War-era activities and figures, a team of coppersmiths and blacksmiths, horse-drawn wagon rides, interactive games and crafts, as well as face-painting and balloon animals. At Hill Center, they like to celebrate their history while looking towards the future! And after the kid’s activities, enjoy a concert with Dead Men’s Hollow! To register for the concert, click here.

*** Maryland *** 

Teaching Africa Day 20173rd Annual Teaching Africa Day
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 9:00am ∙ Open to the public and free of charge
A family-friendly occasion, Teaching Africa Day creates a platform for education and entertainment designed to enlighten the next generation about Africa and African Heritage. TAD is a day where Educators, Authors, Leaders, Artists, and the whole community share knowledge and experiences from Africa and on Africa. Participants are selected to showcase a variety of unique resources available to teach and learn about classical and contemporary Africa. Additional event details here.

Old Navy Super Safety Event

Old Navy Super Safety Event
Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free!
Be a safety hero and bring your family to The Old Navy Super Safety Event. Event is located at the court yard adjacent to Old Navy. Look for the Fire Trucks and Police Vehicles [Parking lot E&F] and learn about Fire safety, Emergency Safety, Bike Safety and partake in lots of fun activities.

Heritage Film FestivalHeritage Film Festival
The Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ FREE
The Inner Arbor Trust and APA Film present the Heritage Film Festival, showing:
Miss Granny (2014) Korean language film.
9/30/2017 – Gates open at 6:00 p.m., film at 7:00 p.m.
When Ruoma Was Seventeen (2002) Chinese language film.
10/1/2017 – Gates open at 6:00 p.m., film at 7:00 p.m.
NOTE: Food vendors will be on site, but feel free to bring a picnic and (non-alcoholic) beverages. No glass, balls / frisbees, or pets. This event is free and open to the public, however please get a free ticket via Eventbrite to receive a parking assignment.

36th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival
Takoma Park – Carroll Avenue in DC & MD

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free Admission
The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more.
Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!
NOTE: Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!

Then and WowThen & Wow!
Glen Echo Park

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Admission to the park (and parking) is free
Then & Wow! is the Glen Echo Park Partnership’s annual family festival celebrating the Park’s revitalization as an arts center and recalling its history, when the site was an amusement park.
The event features kiddie rides and arcade games, as well as videos and an exhibition on the Park’s history. NOTE: Carousel, rides and games require ticket purchase.   4th Annual Piketoberfest

4th Annual PIKEtoberfest
Pike & Rose

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free Admission
Craft brews, food from our neighborhood restaurants, hay maze, Clark Construction Truck Touch, Calleva Rock Climbing Wall and more. There is something for everyone!
The AMP by Strathmore LIVE music stage features The Local Boyz at 12noon and Cathy Ponton King at 2pm

5th Annual Harvest Moon Festival
Silver Spring Civic Center

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
SSTCi presents the 5th Annual Harvest Moon Festival on Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Enjoy music and dance from around the globe, a Community Drum Circle, arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and more!

*** Virginia ***

Fall for Fairfax KIDSFESTKidsfest
Fairfax County Government Center

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Admission is totally Free!
Enjoy exciting, interactive and education programs, entertainment and activities. Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is specially designed for families with elementary & Pre-K aged children.    Taste of Prince William County

Taste of Prince William County
Manassas Mall

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free Admission (fee for tasting)
The Taste of Prince William County will feature nearly 20 food and beverage vendors from Prince William and surrounding areas. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of food served by some of the best food vendors in the area.
At this FREE event you will also have the opportunity to taste the most delicious food around and have ice cold hand-crafted brews all while enjoying great entertainment so make sure you come hungry AND thirsty!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Columbia Pike Branch Library
Arlington Public Library – Columbia Pike Branch Library

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free Admission
Andrés will take the audience on an interactive and movement-filled journey around the Americas during his performance, to learn about music, dance, language, and culture.
This program is bilingual in English and Spanish, and children of all ages and their families are welcome!

8th Annual Leesburg Airshow
Leesburg Executive Airport

Saturday, September 30 ∙ 1:00pm [Gates will be open from 11am – 4pm] ∙ Free
The Leesburg Airshow will take to the skies once again with thrilling aerobatic demonstrations, sky divers and more!

Oktoberfest
Fort Belvoir [Fremont Field]

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 ∙ 12:00pm  ∙ Free Admission
Fort Belvoir’s Family and MWR hosts one of the most anticipated events of the year: The 21st annual Oktoberfest! Located at Fremont Field on Fort Belvoir, Oktoberfest highlights authentic German cuisine, beverages, music, and dancing.
NOTE: Event is open to all (100% ID Check) with free entry to Fremont Field

McLean Projects for the Arts
McLean Central Park

Sunday, October 1 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free Admission
MPAartfest is an annual community-wide celebration of the visual arts. During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. McLean’s only juried arts festival will showcase 50 local and regional visual artists. Presented in cooperation with lead community sponsor McLean Community Center, this FREE event features contemporary art in a variety of media, Children’s Art Walk, hands-on art studio, STEAM experiences, food vendors, and live music throughout the day, making MPAartfest a must-attend community event for art lovers of all ages!

Enjoy your Weekend!

*****

Courtesy of www.DCThriftyMom.com
Highlighting FREE, Cheap, & Discount Happenings in the Washington DC Metro Area. #DCTMGiveaways too!

If you are aware of an event or opportunity that will benefit the DC Thrifty Mom community, please email me at Events@DCThriftyMom.com OR SUBMIT YOUR EVENT HERE!

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