Still feeling some kind of way about the end of summer? Maybe this weekend’s lineup of fun-for-all will have you embracing (instead of cringing at the thought of) falling leaves, PSLs, and leather boots. Get a taste of fall at one of the many county fairs, a family fun run, or a humidity-free (hopefully!) outdoor movie. We’re certain you’ll want to come back for more next weekend.

Photo: The Great Frederick Fair


Paint the Town: King Street Art Festival
Calling all art-loving kiddos (and their parents)! The quaint strip of King Street gets a temporary makeover into a free outdoor art festival, featuring over 200 of the nations top artists. Work up a sweat walking back and forth along King Street? No problem! The festival also plays host to an Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser sponsored by the Torpedo Factory. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

H Street

H Street Festival
An annual street festival showcasing the vibrant community that has taken root in this revitalized area of downtown, this day of fun is a family favorite with ethnic food, crafts vendors, and  this year featuring the usual Kid Zone, but also a Cosplay costume contest and a tiny house tour. Sat. Event Details.

Capitol Riverfront

Prevent Cancer Health Fair 5k WalkRun
This family and dog-friendly 5k starts and ends at the stadium, taking participants around the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Afterwards, participants can cool off their heels with a stroll through a health fair where you can enjoy exclusive access to the Nats’ batting cages and dugouts, free health and wellness screenings, kids activities and more! Sat. Event Details.

Takoma Park

Takoma Park Festival
Perfect for the little one in your brood with a shorter attention span–this annual festival boasts eight performance stages, featuring various music and dance troupes from near and far. Check out the dance workshops and children’s activity stations before leaving this laidback shindig. Sat. Event Details.


Outdoor Movie Night
Pack a picnic and some foldout chairs, and meet other families under the stars for this kid friendly movie night. Sponsored by the Friends of Edgewood, the feature film is the timeless Wizard of Oz. Sat. Event Details.

Federal Triangle

Fiesta D.C.
This annual festival, which helps kick off Hispanic Heritage Month pulls no stops. The day is jam packed as the various Latino cultures represented in the D.C. area are spotlighted via a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts and crafts stations and international cuisine booths. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady