Find some family fun this last weekend of summer. The Washington, DC area has some great outdoor events going on this Labor Day Weekend. Here are some suggestions:
Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 8 p.m. East Capitol and First Streets, Washington, DC (202) 225-6827. Enjoy a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra.
Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival
2013 Dates to Be Announced. The Kennedy Center hosts more than 25 local theater companies in a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals. This three-day event gives audiences a look at new works being prepared for Washington premieres in the upcoming theater season.
DC Blues Festival
2013 Date to Be Announced, 1-7 p.m. Carter Barron Amphitheater. Washington, DC. This free annual festival features live blues by outstanding local and national acts.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Weekends August 31 through October 21, 2013. Crownsville, MD. The whole family will marvel over the 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances, games and lots more.
Glen Echo Park Art Show and Irish Festivities
2013 Dates to Be Announced. MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD. (301) 634-2222. Visit the Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom 12 - 6 p. m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Artwork for sale representing more than 150 regional artists including sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass and jewelry. The event will include a wide variety of Irish musicians and dancers performing toe-tapping Irish dancing to beautiful
Irish folk songs in Glen Echo Park's Bumper Car Pavilion.
Olde Towne Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
Monday, September 2, 2013, 1 p.m. Summit and Diamond Avenues, Gaithersburg, MD (301) 258-6350. Join in the fun at Gaithersburg's Annual Labor Day Parade. Watch fire engines, high school marching bands, clowns, horses and giant balloons fill the streets of Olde Town Gaithersburg.
Greenbelt Labor Day Festival
2013 Dates to Be Announced. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt, MD (301) 397-2208. Bring the kids to a festival with carnival rides, games, a petting zoo, art exhibits, athletic tournaments, the Miss Greenbelt pageant and live entertainment. The carnival hours will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Monday.
Kensington Labor Day Parade
Monday, September 2, 2013. (301)942-9254. Celebrate Labor Day with a Parade and Festival. Kensington, MD. Parade begins at St. Paul's St and Plyers Mill. Festival located along Howard and Armory Avenues. Enjoy a day of family entertainment with a parade, live music, arts and crafts, food and kids activities.
Herndon Labor Day Festival
Monday, September 2, 2013, 12-6 p.m. Town Green, 777 Lynn Street
Herndon, Virginia. Enjoy wine tastings and musical entertainment by regional and national jazz performers.
Virginia Scottish Games
August 31-September 1, 2013. Celebrate Alexandria's Scottish Heritage and enjoy piping & drumming, highland dancing, and fiddling competitions sheep-herding demonstrations, an antique car show, childrens activities, and much more.
National Hard Crab Derby
August 29-September 1, 2013. Crisfield, Maryland. This unique event attracts a crowd from the across the region to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Enjoy crab races and contests, carnival rides, crafts, live entertainment, beauty pageants, parade, and fireworks.