See a guide to the top events and things to do this weekend in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. This page is updated each week and includes live entertainment, family friendly activities, cultural events, community festivals and more.
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage - Through September 14, 2014. National Theatre, Washington DC. The classic film is now a record-breaking live theatrical sensation. The show features hit songs such as "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?," and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life."
Nation's Triathlon - Sept. 7, 2014, Washington DC. The sporting event includes a scenic course that winds through the National Mall, a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through the streets of Washington and Maryland, finishing with a 10k run past the city’s historical landmarks. The weekend includes a Health and Fitness Expo that is open to the public.
Prince George's County Fair - Sept. 4-7, 2014. Upper Marlboro, MD. Carnival rides, live animals displays, family circus, fireworks, live entertainment, food.
DC Brawlers (Washington DC’s Professional Grid League) - Sept. 6, 2014. Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA. The new sport features both male and female athletes who go head to head in 11 functional/competitive fitness races progressing across the four quadrants of a “grid”.
Maryland Seafood Festival - Sept. 6-7, 2014. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD. Weekend event with great food, music, and family fun.
Rosslyn Jazz Festival - Sept. 6, 2014, 1-7 p.m. Enjoy a day of jazz concerts in Rosslyn, VA.
Greek Festival - Sept. 6-7, 2014. Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Silver Spring, MD. Celebrate Greek culture with authentic fare, live music, as well as a Greek Marketplace offering books, jewelry and trinkets.
Silver Spring Jazz Festival - Sept. 6, 2014, 3:30-10:30 p.m. See a variety of jazz performances in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
Star-Spangled Spectacular - 10 Day Finale! September 6 – 16, 2014. Baltimore, MD. The event will include Tall Ships, Navy gray hulls, a performance by the Blue Angels, living history demonstrations, a family fun-zone, live musical performances, a nationally televised special and a fireworks display over Fort McHenry and the Baltimore Harbor.
Takoma Park Folk Festival - Sept. 7, 2014, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Community festival with games, food, crafts, dancing and music.
Cambodian Community Day Festival - Sept. 7, 2014, noon to 6 p.m. Silver Spring, MD. Explore the Cambodian culture through displays of traditional Cambodian arts, crafts, paintings, souvenirs, and food.
Maryland Renaissance Festival - Through Oct. 19, 2014. Crownsville, MD. A 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances, games and lots more.
Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil - Through Sept. 21, 2014, National Harbor, MD. The unique show features signature Cirque gravity-defying acrobatics, coupled with cutting-edge technology and good old fashioned elbow grease to transport the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.
Washington DC Museum Guide - Fall 2014 - See the highlights some of the top exhibits that are on view at Washington DC museums this summer.
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act -
Through Sept. 7, 2014. Special events include ranger-led talks, hikes, Junior Ranger programs, and demonstrations held throughout the park. The park’s Trail Crew will host a primitive tool display and demonstration Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, Saturday Sept. 6. For more about visiting the park, see A Visitor's Guide to Shenandoah National Park.
Village at Leesburg Classic Car Show -Sept. 6, 2014. 12 - 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a day of cool cars, music, food, a moon bounce and more. The Fabulous Hubcaps will perform a FREE concert from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Plus, enjoy Radio Disney from 2 – 4 p.m
Great Country Farms Apple Gala & Cider Festival - Weekends, Sept. 6-21, 2014. 18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, VA. Enjoy cider tastings and family farm activities. This year the festivities kick off with the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warrior corn maze, a tribute to the one year anniversary of the Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness.
Looking for more things to do? To find information on attractions, sightseeing, entertainment, shopping, recreation, sports, and things to do all year-round, see Things to Do in the Washington DC/Capital Region
To plan to attend special events throughout the year, check the Washington DC Monthly Event Calendars.