Fall Events & Celebrations In DC

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Fall Events & Celebrations In DC

Fall in the District is one of our favorite times. There are plenty of fall events in DC to choose from, and we have put together a list of our top picks:

  • Oktoberfest Celebration at the Embassy Row Hotel
  • Oktoberfest & Fall Fest River Cruises
  • Oktoberfest at the Bird
  • Pints & Puppies Barktoberfest Arlington
  • NoMa Pumpkinpalooza

Read on for further details…

For many of us, our favorite time of year in DC has finally come.  Fall is when the humidity lets up, the temperature starts to drop, and all things warm and cozy start to return to our lives.  Here in the city, there is no shortage of fall events and activities to choose from.  Here are some of our top picks this season:


Oktoberfest Celebration at The Embassy Row Hotel

Every Friday in the month through October 20th, head to The Embassy Row Hotel’s Station Kitchen & Cocktails for traditional German games, drink specials and beer pong tournaments.  Don your finest lederhosen for a free bucket of beer and pretzels!

When: Fridays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 4 pm – 10 pm
Where: 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
Cost: Free to Attend



Oktoberfest & Fall Fest River Cruises

Take advantage of the warmer weather while it lasts by heading out onto the Potomac to celebrate the season.  The National Ferry Corporation is offering 2 options: the Oktoberfest cruise which departs at 6:15 pm each Saturday in October and the Fall Fest River Cruise which departs at 5:45 pm the first 3 Saturdays in November.  Both options will have cider, pumpkin beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails available for purchase.

When: Saturdays, October 7th – November 18th
Where: 1300 Maine Ave SW
Cost: $45



Oktoberfest at The Bird

Bring your pup and your lederhosen along for this outdoor patio celebration, including a costume contest, food and drink specials (think German wine and beer, pretzels and sausage).  RSVP is recommended.

When: Saturday, October 7th, 3 pm – 7 pm
Where: 1337 11th St NW
Cost: Free to Attend



Pints & Puppies Barktoberfest Arlington

Head across the river toward Courthaus Social for this sure-to-be adorable, oh so pet-friendly Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy food and drink specials, giveaways, puppy portraits, dog treats, and costume contests all afternoon long.

When: Saturday, October 14th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: 2300 North Clarendon Blvd
Cost: $10



NoMa PumpkinPalooza

This neighborhood favorite returns this year with over 600 free pumpkins available for carving!  In addition, attendees will enjoy live music, a petting zoo, face painting, plus some seasonal snacks and water.  Available for purchase will be fresh pizza pies and empanadas from Timber Pizza Company, hot cider, beer, and wine.  Reserve your spot in advance to make sure your pumpkin is spoken for!

When: Wednesday, October 25th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: 1150 1st St NE
Cost: Free to Attend




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