The changing leaves in Rock Creek Park and the Redskins fans at FedEx Field are just two signs that autumn has arrived in Washington, DC. From September through November, there are plenty of fun fall activities for everyone, from football games and fall foliage to fun festivals and Thanksgiving feasts. Those looking for things to do in Washington, DC this fall will not be disappointed.
Fall For the Book Festival. Sept. 11-18, 2014. The regional celebration of literature and the arts features events at George Mason University’s Fairfax, Virginia Campus and at multiple locations throughout the capital region. The festival welcomes nearly 150 authors including some of the nation’s most exciting and provocative writers.
Taste of Georgetown. Sept. 13, 2014, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sample dishes from 30 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children’s activities.
Adams Morgan Day. Sept. 14, 2014, Noon-7 p.m. Annual street festival in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Washington Redskins Opening Game. Sept. 14, 2014, 1 p.m. The Washington football team plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars in their home opener. Enjoy the football season and cheer for the Redskins.
DC Fashion Week. Sept. 24-28, 2014. The week-long event includes fashion industry networking parties, an outdoor festival showcasing local designers, designer trunk shows, and an educational seminar.
Latino Festival – Fiesta DC. Sept 21, 2014, 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Washington DC. Celebrate the Latino culture with one of the largest festivals in the nation’s capital. International cuisine and lots of live entertainment.
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour. October 3-5, 2014, 6-9 pm. George Washington’s Estate & Gardens. Wine-cellar tours and live music. Advanced tickets are required.
Taste of DC. October 11-12, 2014. The event will feature tastings and dishes from more than 80 of Washington DC’s best restaurants, eateries and food trucks, a Farm-to-Fork zone, and the chance to get up close and personal with local chefs and winemakers.
Columbus Day. October 13, 2014. The annual wreath laying ceremony honors the life of Christopher Columbus.
Marine Corps Marathon. October 26, 2014. The annual race includes a full weekend of events including the Health and Fitness Expo, Healthy Kids Fun Run, and Marine Corps Marathon Finish Festival.
DC Drag Queen Race. October 28, 2014. Thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate Halloween costumes and race down 17th Street.
Best Halloween Events. Throughout the month of October, get spooked at a haunted house, romp around a pumpkin patch or go on a haunted city tour. Find the best Halloween events in the Washington, DC area.
FotoWeek DC. 2014 Dates to Be Announced. The annual celebration of photography in Washington, DC, will feature programs including a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more.
Washington Wizards Opening Game. Nov. 1, 2014, 7 p.m. The Washington basketball team plays against the Milwaukee Bucks in the first game of the regular season at home. See NBA games live at the Verizon Center or enjoy the national broadcasts throughout the season.
Turkey Trots in the Washington DC Area. Various Dates. A variety of organizations in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia sponsor walks and runs to raise money for charity.
City of Alexandria Holiday Tree Lighting. November 28, 2014, 7-9 p.m. Musical entertainment with a visit from Santa Claus in Market Square.
Don’t miss out on all that DC has to offer this fall! If I have missed anything, be sure to share in the comments!