Fall is one of the greatest seasons to be in Washington DC, and we are very excited to enjoy the various events that come with the fall weather in DC. Here are a few ways you can take full advantage of the beautiful weather:
- Spend the morning or afternoon at a farmers market
- Hit the trail with a hiking day trip
- Celebrate Oktoberfest with one (or more!) local events
- Check out a neighborhood street festival
- Take in Opera in the Outfield at National’s Park
Read on to learn more about our favorites…
Fall weather is just around the corner, and that means that right now is the time to get out and enjoy some seasonal events and activities here in DC. Here are suggestions for the best ways to take advantage of Fall weather in DC.
Spend The Morning Or Afternoon At A Farmers Market
While many of DC’s Summer events and activities are coming to an end, the many Farmers Markets throughout the area are still going strong and offering up a whole new set of seasonal selections. Various neighborhood FreshFarm markets throughout the city and surrounding areas continue well into November, and there’s one to check out almost every day of the week.
Hit The Trail With A Hiking Day Trip
From Washington, DC, you can travel by car for as little as 30 minutes and feel like you’re in a different world entirely, leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind in exchange for serene, lush hiking trails. Whether you’re brand new to hiking or a seasoned pro, there’s a trail for you. Here are a couple of resources to help guide you toward your perfect DC area hiking destination:
12 Great Hikes Near DC via Washingtonian
11 Of The DC Region’s Best Hikes via DCist
DC Hiking Guide via Brightest Young Things
Celebrate Oktoberfest With One (Or More!) Of These Events
While the beginning of October is the official kick-off of Oktoberfest as we know it, the DC area wastes no time getting into the festive spirit. A number of local Oktoberfest-related events and activities begin in September and continue throughout the month of October, giving you plenty of time to catch at least one:
Oktoberfest 2017 in Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia via tripsavvy
Check Out A Neighborhood Street Festival
Soak up the last of the warm weather by attending one of DC’s popular street festivals, such as the H Street Festival on Saturday, September 16th or Adams Morgan Day. on Sunday, September 10th. Both are free to attend and feature music, art, and activities for all ages, plus food and drink available for purchase.
Take In Opera In The Outfield At Nationals Park
Back by popular demand is the live simulcasting of the Washington National Opera on the HD Score Board at Nationals Park. This year, attendees of this free event will enjoy a performance of Aida, live from the Kennedy Center. This event takes place Saturday, September 23rd at 7pm, but come early to grab a good seat and take advantage of some fun pre-performance activities!
Fall is here and with a new season comes new and exciting things in NoMa! Here are a few things you don’t want to miss right here in our neighborhood:
Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour
Thursday October 23rd, 4-7PM
Corner or First and Pierce Streets, NE
Head over to the grassy field adjacent to 1100 First St NE this afternoon to carve a free pumpkin and enjoy a petting zoo, candy scavenger hunt, face painting and live music. Snacks and drinks will also be available for purchase. More info here.
After a series of free introductory classes throughout NoMa (even one on our rooftop!), Yoga NoMa is officially open at 1200 First Street! The brand new studio offers Yoga and Pilates Mat classes, available in an introductory unlimited 30-day pass, a monthly membership or individual sessions. See their full schedule of classes here.
Earlier this year, the NoMa Parks Foundation and NoMa Bid conducted a design competition in an effort to beautify the underpass below the Metro railroad tracks. The top 10 finalists have been named and you can see the designs here!
Saturday October 25th, 2-5PM
1225 First Street NE
Why should humans have all the fun? Here’s an event you and your four-legged friends can both enjoy: Barktoberfest at the Hilton Garden Inn, put on by Pet Harbor Rescue and Referral! The cost of admission covers traditional German cuisine (Brats, sauerkraut, and potato salad), seasonal beer (or wine and sangria, if you prefer) and specially crafted sausage, Dog Brew and pretzels, made just for the pups! There will be a silent auction, contest for best dog costume and a pet photographer onsite. RSVP here.