There are a lot of events to do this weekend and the weather is forecast. Check out the Wharf Oktoberfest (and a few dachshund races!), The Georgetown French Market, an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, the Women’s March and more.
Volta Park Autumn Festival
Volta Park holds its annual Fall Festival this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy live music, carnival games, pony rides, face painting, and a bounce house. Families and groups are kindly requested to bring their own blankets to the picnic. There will also be a raffle to win a Lululemon Mirror Home Gym. Come have some fall fun! Learn more about the festival here.
Wiener dogs will have their time in the spotlight
This Saturday, October 2, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the 9th annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash will take place at the dock. The event is part of the Oktoberfest in the neighborhood and will feature free German-inspired, family-friendly cuisine, as well as a waterfront beer garden. The first sausage race starts at 2 p.m. – over 70 dachshunds are expected. For more information on Oktoberfest at the dock, click here.
The Georgetown French Market is this weekend
Now in its 18th year, Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood is transforming into a magical French town. The Georgetown French Market is Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m., located on Wisconsin Avenue, from O Street to Reservoir Road. Expect to see over 25 local merchants, restaurants, galleries and more in this outdoor shopping extravaganza. More market information can be found here.
Discover a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery is presenting the portrait work of Chinese-American artist Hung Liu for the first time. The âPortraits of Promised Landsâ exhibition is also the artist’s first on the East Coast. The show is in memory of Liu, who passed away earlier this year. His paintings from photographs are breathtakingly beautiful. You will find more information about the exhibition here.
Discover a century of marches, protests and rallies in Washington
Take a tour this Friday 8-10 a.m. via Smithsonian Associates. Learn about the women’s suffrage procession along Pennsylvania Avenue in 1913, from the Million Men’s March circa 1995 to the more recent March for Our Lives in 2018. The Outdoor Walk in Fall with speaker Dave Price is interesting and worth the $ 75 fee ($ 55 for members). More information about the walk can be found here.
The Women’s March is back this Saturday
Saturday, the Women’s March returns to the region to mobilize and defend reproductive rights. The march will take place in all states with a rally here in Washington, DC, before the Supreme Court resumes. Remember to bring your mask, regardless of vaccination status. There will also be plenty of virtual events for those who don’t feel as comfortable attending in person. More information about walking can be found here.
Visit the second annual Chevy Chase / Washington, DC Fine Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is a festival celebrating the best artists in the country. Enjoy sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, photography, and more along the Wisconsin Place shopping walks. More information about the event can be found here.
Favorite “Queer Eye” at the Kennedy Center
Jonathan Van Ness, star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, will be at the Kennedy Center on Friday night. The star of the reality show is a multi-hyphenate and currently serves as a hairstylist, podcast host, activist and author in addition to a TV personality. Van Ness will be at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Friday to share his best hair and beauty secrets, life stories and more. You will find more information on how to get tickets here.
Latest Rose Park shows of 2021 for the Rock Creek Kings
The Rock Creek Kings will play their last two shows at Rose Park, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday, October 2 and Saturday, October 9, in the northeast corner of Rose Park, where P Street meets Rock Creek Parkway. These latest shows mark the end of a series of 15 shows in 2021. Rock Creek Kings frontman Evan Moses said, âIt has been an honor to play for our community and to provide a safe outdoor space in which to play. residents can enjoy live music. We are so grateful to the community, our fans and the National Park Service for helping to make this all happen. The group will be at the Pearl Street Warehouse for a paid Halloween show on October 29th.