Fall is in full swing this weekend with pumpkin picking, corn mazes, fall festivals and fall-themed crafts. Beyond the autumn events, there is a Fri. night art walk in Georgetown, a car-free bike event in downtown DC and tot-friendly crafts and games at Tudor Place. Scroll down for more weekend fun.
photo: Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkins via Yelp
Georgetown Art All Night
Galleries, art centers, performance stages and more open their doors for this annual event. Meander in & out of art spaces between Dumbarton and S St. on Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown. Catch an Irish dance at 5 p.m. at Georgetown Lutheran Church (1556 Wisconsin Ave.) or check out DIY water coloring postcard station at Shop Made in DC (1353 Wisconsin Ave). There is something for everyone at this annual celebration of the arts. Fri. Event details.
DC Bike Ride 2021
The region’s only car-free event and biggest celebration of bicycling will return on Sat. morning. Riders will tour the city’s famous sights on 20 miles of car-free roads and enjoy photo stops, local music, and rest areas before entering the finish festival in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on 3rd Street. Sat. Event details.
B&O’s Sensory Sunday
Sensory Sundays are back at the B&O are dedicated to creating a more accessible Museum experience for our neurodiverse visitors. This day will include environmental accommodations (no music, low lighting, quiet areas, increased signage for areas with sound effects), as well as sensory-friendly events (kids craft, train ride and tour), and resources (sensory kits, social stories, and community table). Sun. Event details.
Mosaic District’s Annual Fall Festival
Mosaic District will transform into an outdoor festival where a host of vendors and special activities will kick-start the season and make it extra special. From live performances and fashion shows to pop-up shops and a beer garden, there will be a variety of fun activities for the whole family. Sat. Event details.
Fall Fest at The Boro
The Boro is hosting its first annual Fall Fest, an apple-picking inspired celebration perfect for the whole family. Fall Fest will include an exciting array of apple-filled activities including seasonal drinks available at The Sandlot Tysons, crafts for kids, doughnut decorating, a large scavenger hunt, a hayride-themed photo booth, live DJ, free giveaways and more. Don’t miss the debut of the seasonal festivities and the chance to win some exciting giveaways! Sat. Event details.
Tots at Tudor Place
The young learners program is back in person at Tutor Place Historic House & Garden! Children 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts, and a singalong. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a book investigating the end of summer, work on a colorful craft, and sing along to songs about changing seasons. Fri. Event details.
Get Crafty at Home
From things to make with leaves to Halloween-themed fun, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite autumn crafts. You’ll find most of the supplies for these hands-on projects in your own backyard! Activity details.
—Meghan Yudes Meyers