Maryland Renaissance Festival
Weekend days, August 24-October 20 from 10am-7pm
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is the 2nd largest renaissance festival in the country. There are a multitude of activities, performances, and food, such as axe throwing, jousting, and eating giant turkey legs. Feel free to come in costume!
Gelato Festival America
City Market At O (800 P Street NW)
September 7-8 from 11am-7pm
City Market at O hosts Gelato Festival America, which will offer delicious gelato made by world-class local and visiting artisans. A wristband grants you all you can eat gelato, the opportunity to participate in all festival activities, and a vote for your favorite gelato.
Tickets: visit www.eventbrite.com
DC Beer Week
This eight day festival celebrates the Capital region’s craft beer community. Throughout the week local breweries, restaurants, bars, and community partners will bring you the area’s best craft beer tastings, educational seminars, and events possible.
For more information visit: http://dcbeerweek.net/
DC Wine Fest
National Union Building: 918 F Street NW
September 14 from 12pm-10pm
The National Union Building will serve as the venue for this celebration of wine. An elevated wine tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses.
To learn more and purchase tickets visit: https://www.dcwinefest.com/
Taste of Bethesda
October 5 from 11am-4pm
With over 60 restaurants and five stages, there is much to eat and do at Taste of Bethesda. Come hungry because there will be a so many samples.
Maryland Pumpkin Festival
October 5-6 from 10am-5pm
This festival celebrates all things pumpkin, and is the perfect way to ring in the fall.
Bethesda Row Arts Festival
October 12 from 11am-6pm and October 13 from 10am-5pm
Each year, the main strip of downtown Bethesda turns into a vast outdoor art gallery. This year, 200 artists will show their work.
October 18-27, times depend on ticket slots
Created by Refinery29, this immersive, interactive exhibit is finally coming to DC. This year the theme is “expand your reality” and all of the 29 rooms are completely unique, but totally incredible.
Haunted House in Cabin John
Clara Barton Community Center
October 27 from 4pm-6pm
With Halloween just around the corner, the Haunted House in Cabin John is the perfect place for all things spooky. There will be fortune tellers, games, and refreshments.
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
November 22-23 from 10am-6pm and November 24 from 10am-5pm
Shop independent and local at this festival that houses over 450 different vendors ranging from handmade glass jewelry to wooden spoons.