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April 2017
Free

Techstravaganza

Saturday, April 29 @ 10:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 United States
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Techstravaganza is a hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students that is free and open to the public. It attracts hundreds of attendees in Northern Virginia every year. Over 300 TJ student and teacher volunteers interact with bright, young students through various STEM activities and demonstrations, including lava lamps, banana DNA, CS workshops, student robotics teams, and other STEM exhibits.

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May 2017
Free

DC Duck Race

Saturday, May 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Yards Park, 355 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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The 2nd annual D.C. Duck Race is set for May 6, 2017 at The Yards Park along the Anacostia River. This fun event and festival brings the community together in support of local non-profits and organizations and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. through a collaboration with the Capitol Riverfront BID. For more information about this unique event, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Free

Around The World Embassy Tour

Saturday, May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Participants travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, music, innovations, and manufactured goods from different countries. More than 45 embassies opened their doors to visitors in 2015, allowing guests to pet alpacas, play with robots, learn indigenous dances, and more! Come see the world through the embassies of missions of our global neighbors. Please check back in April 2017 for a list of participating embassies. These embassies had open houses last year on Passport DC: Afghanistan,…

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Free

National Cathedral Flower Mart 2017

Saturday, May 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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The National Cathedral Flower Mart is Washington, DC's spring festival for garden enthusiasts and families that features annuals, perennials, landscape exhibits, Olmsted Woods and Garden Tours, musical entertainment, gourmet food, a book sale, and children's activities such as a rock wall, moon bounce, mini-Ferris wheel and a century-old restored carousel. Held on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral annually since 1939, the Flower Mart is sponsored by the volunteer organization, All Hallows Guild. The festival encircles Washington National Cathedral with…

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Free

National Asian Heritage Festival – Silver Spring

Sunday, May 7 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Silver Spring, Silver Spring, DC United States + Google Map

The National Asian Heritage Festival-Fiesta Asia is a street fair held in Washington, DC in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event showcases Asian art and culture with a wide array of activities including live performances by musicians, vocalists and performance artists, Pan-Asian cuisine, martial arts and lion dance demonstration, a multicultural marketplace, cultural displays and interactive activities. The Fiesta Asia Street Fair is a key event of Passport DC, a month-long celebration of culture in the nation's capital. Admission…

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Free

Washington DC Funk Parade

Sunday, May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Funk Parade is a one-of-a-kind street fair, parade and music festival in the U Street neighborhood of Washington DC. The free event is designed to bring people together through music, dance and the visual arts, while celebrating the musical heritage of the historic U Street district.  The neighborhood will be enlivened throughout the day with live performances, artists and vendors, food, workshops and spontaneous acts of soul. The parade will include a variety of dancers, marching bands, drum corps,…

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Washington Nationals: Trea Turner Bobblehead

Friday, May 12 @ 7:05 pm - 9:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Trea Turner Bobblehead Presented by: MASN First 25,000 Fans Teacher Appreciation Day As a thank you for their hard work in the community, the Nationals welcome local teachers, administrators, and school employees to the ballpark. Nurses Appreciation Day Cap off National Nurses Appreciation Week with a night at the ballpark!Najwa at previous Nationals games.

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Free

Shortcut to Europe: EU Embassies Open House

Saturday, May 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visitors to the European Union (EU) Delegation and the embassies of the EU member states will enjoy the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of 27 distinctive nations. Previous participants in the embassy open houses include Croatia Denmark Finland Hungary Latvia Malta Portugal Slovenia Austria Cyprus Estonia France Germany Ireland Lithuania The Netherlands Romania Spain Belgium The Czech Republic Greece Italy Luxembourg Poland Slovakia Sweden There is no charge to participate in Shortcut to Europe and tickets are not…

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Free

SAAM: Spring Family Day

Saturday, May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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WHEN Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am – 2pm CATEGORIES Kids & Families CO-SPONSOR Renwick Gallery LOCATION Renwick Gallery EVENT LOCATION Rubenstien Grand Salon COST Free DETAILS Help us celebrate the joys of spring! The Renwick is the place to be for the season. Check out the two exhibitions, June Schwarcz and Peter Voulkos, and then try your hand at a clay-related craft. Listen to live music performances, take a spring scavenger hunt through the Renwick galleries, and enjoy the changing colors…

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Free

Family Event: Dairy Delights

Saturday, May 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Use recipes from the 1700s and 1800s to turn milk into delicious treats like ice cream and butter.

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Free

Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21
Thompson’s Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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The Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival is an annual event sponsored each May by the Chinese Women’s League of Washington, DC. The two-day festival features competitive dragon boat races on the Potomac River, colorful cultural performances and hands-on activities. Approximately 60 teams from all over the east coast compete in these thrilling races. Date and Times May 20-21, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The sport of dragon boat racing has its roots in Ancient China, where the first dragon boat races…

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Free

National Asian Heritage Festival: Fiesta Asia Street Fair

Saturday, May 20 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Asia Heritage Foundation's annual festival, held on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 6th Streets NW, features outdoor craft exhibits, cooking and martial arts demonstrations, a talent show, flash mob dancing, and much more. Voted numerous times as the Best Street Fair in Washington, Fiesta Asia! is an exciting opportunity to visit DC ahead of the summer rush! Do the Punjabi Style Bollywood Dance with a mob of people in front of the Capitol Hill Learn to cook “Albaloo…

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Free

Movies on the Potomac: The Secret Life of Pets

Sunday, May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Harbor, 165 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than movie nights at National Harbor. Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza screen for a free evening of fun!

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June 2017

The Smile Project

Thursday, June 1 - Sunday, June 4
RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC United States
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The Smile Project Carnival and Concert comes to the Festival Grounds at RFK for the first time. There is plenty to see and do including musical performances, delicious food, rides and games. THE SMILE PROJECT HOSTED BY BROCCOLI CITY INC (501C3) WILL KICK THE FALL OFF BY TRANSFORMING RFK STADIUM LOTS IN WASHINGTON DC, INTO A SPECTACULAR PLAYGROUND WITH ALL THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS, SMELLS, AND FLAVORS YOU CRAVE REGARDLESS OF AGE. THIS CARNIVAL AND CONCERT ENCOURAGES A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS…

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Free

Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

Friday, June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Washington Monument, 2 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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AFNM was started in 2010 with the co-sponsorship of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as part of a NASA grant for astronomy at outdoor concerts, Music and Astronomy Under the Stars. AFNM is now separate from concerts and has expanded from telescopes, posters, and videos into an astronomy festival with science organizations, colleges, and universities doing activities at tables. With no tall buildings almost the entire sky is visible. The Sun, Moon, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter will all be visible and visitors can view…

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Free

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 4

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend offers a variety of free activities for all ages, including special museum exhibitions, live music, food, demonstrations such as quilt making and sheep shearing, walking and biking tours. The event encourages visitors to discover makes the Dupont Circle neighborhood one of Washington, DC's most unique. Free shuttle buses are provided to help attendees get from one museum to another. Participating Museums Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC (202) 785-2040. Saturday, 11am–3 pm; Sunday, 1–4…

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Free

Family Event: Keeping Clean

Saturday, June 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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How did people keep themselves and their houses clean before indoor plumbing? Try out recipes for soaps, tooth powders, stain removers and more.

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Free

Movies on the Potomac: Moana

Sunday, June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Harbor, 165 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than movie nights at National Harbor. Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza screen for a free evening of fun!

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Washington Nationals: Tanner Roark Bobblehead

Friday, June 9 @ 7:05 pm - 9:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Tanner Roark Bobblehead Presented by: PNC Bank First 25,000 Fans Najwa's previous Washington Nationals visits.

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Free

Around The World Cultural Food Festival

Saturday, June 17 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Washington Monument, 2 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Welcome to the second edition of the Around The World Cultural Food Festival!!! In 2016, Around Cultural Food Festival, the largest cultural food festival in the DMV, had a record attendance of over 15,000 people for a first year event. Around the World Cultural Food Festival brings together diverse, authentic, living traditions from different countries around the world. Our mission is to preserve and strengthen the culture of each country while presenting it to the public throughout the course of…

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$10 - $85

2017 Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25
Pennsylvania Ave NW (Between 9th to 14th Streets NW), Washington, DC United States + Google Map

June 24th & 25th, 2017 Pennsylvania Ave NW 30 Bands on 3 Stages, Cooking Demos, Lot's of Free Food Samples, Exhibits, Contests and More! Benefiting The Capital Area Food Bank and USO of Metropolitan Washington One of our Nation’s Largest and Most Popular Annual Food and Music Festivals, the Giant Barbecue Battle officially kicks off the 2017 Summer Season on June 24 and 25, 2017. For more than two decades, The Barbecue Battle has been cooking up lots of great…

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Free

Kenedy Street NW Street Festival

Saturday, June 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kennedy Street NW, Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States
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The Kennedy Street Festival is back! Our fourth annual community festival will be on June 24th from 11:00 to 3:00. With new businesses, buildings and more coming to Kennedy Street in 2017, this year is sure to be our best yet. As always, the street will NOT be closed for this event, but we’ll have a whole host of vendors, entertainment and activities available for you to enjoy on sidewalks, in storefronts and in parking lots from 3rd Street to…

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Free

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Thursday, June 29 - Sunday, July 9

JUNE 29-JULY 4 AND JULY 6-9, 2017 Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Our free Festival takes place for two weeks every summer overlapping the Fourth of July holiday. It is an educational presentation that features cultural exemplars. We invite visitors to sing and…

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July 2017
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Washington Nationals: Kids Coloring Book

Saturday, July 29 @ 1:35 pm - 3:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Kids Coloring Book (Fans 12 & under) Presented by: Potomac Nationals First 10,000 FansNajwa at previous Washington Nationals games.

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August 2017
Free

SAAM Arcade

Saturday, August 5 - Sunday, August 6
American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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WHEN Sunday, August 6, 2017, 11:30am – 7pm CATEGORIES After Five, Demonstrations, Kids & Families, Performances, Workshops CO-SPONSOR MAGfest, American University, The International Game Developer's Association DC Chapter LOCATION American Art Museum EVENT LOCATION 1st Floor, Kogod Courtyard COST Free ACCESSIBILITY ASL-interpreted program DETAILS The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents the 3rd annual SAAM Arcade.  Participate in game building workshops, listen to musicians inspired by digital works, and play countless video games. LINK http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/saam-arcade/

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Free

FestAfrica! 15th Annual Free African Festival

Saturday, August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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15th Annual Free African Cultural Festival #FestAfrica 2016 to be held on Saturday August 13th & Sunday August 14th from 1pm to 8pm on both days at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD, 20906 (Corner of Fenton St. and Ellsworth Drive). The festival is Free to the Public. Come with your lawn chair or stand and enjoy great performances! Proudly the largest African festival in Maryland, FestAfrica will welcome 8,000 or more attendees from across the nation. It will feature over 50 musical performances by international and local…

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Free

Capital Dragon Boat Races

Saturday, August 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Wharf, 600 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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The Capital Dragon Boat Regatta is being held on the pristine waters of the Washington Channel, in the heart of Washington DC along the beautiful southwest waterfront. This venue will offer many advantages for a great dragon boat event on the east cost and is destined to become a premier international destination. The Southwest Waterfront is undergoing a multi-year redevelopment that will feature enhanced pedestrian access, hotels, restaurants, premium shopping, and entertainment options. The area will truly come alive this…

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Free

17th Street Festival

Sunday, August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
17th Street NW, 17th Street NW from P Street NW to R Street NW
Washington, DC United States
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Since 2010, the 17th Street Festival celebrates 17th Street and its diversity of restaurants and retailers. The festival features an entertainment stage, including djs, dance troupes, bands, and drag performances throughout the day. There are 100 vendors, with more than 50 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. Other vendors include area nonprofit organizations, politicians, entrepreneurs, and local businesses. The kids zone has activities for children, including a moon…

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September 2017
Free

DC VegFest

Saturday, September 2
The Yards Park, 355 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Reasons to Attend FREE admission FREE food samples The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons! More than 130 vendors Beer garden Live music Cooking demonstrations Presentations from renowned authors and celebrities More than 15,000 attendees Kids’ activity area Since this is an outdoor event, leashed dogs are welcome! We have a Barking Lot so dogs can have shade and a drink Attendees Are Curious about veg-eating Shoppers interested in new companies and…

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Free

Library of Congress Book Fest

Saturday, September 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can expect enhanced safety and security measures when entering the Convention Center. Author Stages Dozens of authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life, science and more. Many fascinating thematic programs and panel discussions will be offered throughout…

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$75

The Great Inflatable Race

Saturday, September 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC United States
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The Great Inflatable Race is the wackiest, craziest, and bounciest obstacle fun run to hit the nation! The concept of this unique fun run are the giant inflatable obstacles spread throughout the course that bounce, bump, and slide you all over the place! There is no better fun run to attend with your friends, families, and thousands of strangers than The Great Inflatable Race!

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Free

H Street Festival

Saturday, September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
H Street NE, H Street NE
Washington, DC United States
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Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street, and the entire H Street community invite you to join us on September 16, 2017 for HStreetFestival 2017, DC’s best neighborhood Festival. Spread The Word by tweeting or liking this page on Facebook! – Bring Your Friends & Family! – Lets Enjoy This Excitement Together! If you would like to be a donor or a sponsor for the 2017 H Street Festival contact us at: info@HstreetFestival.org

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Free

Fiesta DC Parade

Saturday, September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Constitution Avenue (From 7th to 17th Streets NW), Washington, DC United States + Google Map

The Latino Festival in Washington DC, also known as Fiesta DC, is an annual celebration highlighting the Latino culture with a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts & crafts, and international cuisine. The free festival is huge and takes over the neighborhood bringing together dozens of non profit organizations, community leaders, and members of the corporate and private sector. The festival coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15…

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Free

FiestaDC Street Festival

Sunday, September 17 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Pennsylvania Ave NW (Between 3rd & 7th St), Washington, DC United States + Google Map

The Latino Festival in Washington DC, also known as Fiesta DC, is an annual celebration highlighting the Latino culture with a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts & crafts, and international cuisine. The free festival is huge and takes over the neighborhood bringing together dozens of non profit organizations, community leaders, and members of the corporate and private sector. The festival coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15…

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Free

Barracks Row Fall Festival

Saturday, September 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barracks Row, Barracks Row
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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2017 Fall Festival Announced! Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 3:22 PMLast Updated on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:39 PMWritten by BRMS Saturday, September 23rd 2017 marks the return of our longest running event, the Barracks Row Fall Festival! At each Fall Festival our activities and booths blend urban diversity with the curiosities of small town fairs. There's no fair like this fair anywhere! Vendors interested in applying should click here to submit an application. If you have any questions please contact…

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Washington Nationals: Beer Stein

Friday, September 29 @ 7:05 pm - 9:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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  Oktoberfest: Beer Stein (Fans 21+) Presented by: Budweiser First 20,000 FansNajwa at previous Washington Nationals games.

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October 2017
Free

Gangplank Marina Home Boat Tour

Saturday, October 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Wharf, 600 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Learn what it’s like to live on our Waterfront and take a peek inside the several of Gangplank Marina’s house boats.

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Free

DC Food Truck Tasting Festival: Curbside Cookoff 2017

Saturday, October 14 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, 1005 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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THE DMV'S ORIGINAL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL RETURNS! Summer's Hottest Food Truck Festival Since 2010 TASTE FROM DC'S BEST FOOD TRUCKS AS THEY BATTLE TO WIN YOUR VOTE FOR THE GOLDEN SPATULA! Food Trucks, Beer and Wine Bar, Live Music, Local Artisans, Mobile Retailers, Games for the whole family and a chance to support a great cause! What more could you ask for? Each Purchased Ticket Includes: 4 Hearty tastings (we really mean hearty, you won't be disapointed!) 1 Drink (alcohol…

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November 2017
$10

Union Market Drive-In Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Friday, November 3 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Market, 1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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The Union Market Drive-In is back! A new season — from April through November — the biggest season yet. Films will start at sunset. There is a $10 parking fee, but the event is FREE for walkers/bikers. Tickets available here. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there’s an adventure in everything. Lot opens 5:00, Lot closes promptly at 6:00, Film…

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Free

Stevenson University ACS Club Annual Chemistry Magic Show

Saturday, November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stevenson University, 100 Campus Circle
Owings Mill, MD 21117 United States
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ACS Club Chemistry Magic Show 11/11 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • BALTIMORE COUNTY Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences, Stevenson University, Kevin J. Manning Academic Center, 11200 Ted Herget Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117 Join us for a “Chemical Magic Show!” Students from the ACS Club will perform – and explain – a number of fun demonstrations. Examples include “elephant’s toothpaste,” “gummy bear sacrifice,” and the “cold light of luminol.” See the show and enjoy a…

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April 2018
Free

USA Science & Engineering Festival

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Join The Largest Celebration Of STEM On April 7-8, 2018 At The Washington Convention Center! A FREE Event Open To The Public!

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