Top Things to do in September

Even if you don’t go back to school in September, the calendar gets busier. As the heat of summer slips away, the Washington metro area is host to great outdoor festivals. Of course, not all the fun is outdoors. Many of our area museums have great exhibits to educate and entertain. We compiled a list of events and attractions in September to make sure that you are kicking off the season in style.



The variety of festivals this month is amazing. From friendly neighborhood street fairs to heritage celebrations, there’s something for everyone. Whatever your interests are, you can explore our vibrant and diverse metro area through food, drink, art, literature, and so much more.

In the District

In Maryland

In Virginia



Do you love to get outdoors and push yourself physically? Then why not do it for a good cause. Here’s a sampling of charity fundraisers in the DC area this month – or check out your local community for other ways to be active and do good at the same time.



Museums in our area offer so much variety. Whether you like to explore history and science or lose yourself in priceless works of art, the options seem almost endless – and so many are free!