With several days of wet weather ahead, you’ll want to find ways to have fun indoors.
Here are some indoor activity ideas for DC, Maryland and Virginia:
Be sure to check that events aren’t canceled before you leave your house! Some things have already been canceled or postponed due to rain, such as the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash at The Wharf.
Additionally, The Wharf, Vienna, and National Landing are hosting Oktoberfests this weekend.
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More things to do in DC this weekend
March on the Washington Film Festival
More than 20 films and even more short films are on the program. There are in-person and virtual screenings.
DC Theater Week
Until October 9
A slew of shows, including “The Color Purple” at the Signature Theater in Arlington, are offering ticket discounts through Goldstar.
From October 1 to 10
The district hunt starts on Saturday. It’s both a scavenger hunt and a cross-town word puzzle with the goal of raising the profile of local nonprofit literacy organizations.
Adams Morgan Porchfest
Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The porches around Adams Morgan will host more than 70 performances on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. Pick up an event wristband at Truist Bank Plaza for discounts at local restaurants, including all-day happy hours at Tryst and The Diner, $3 beers at Grand Duchesse and $25 pitchers of mimosa at Spacyloud.
Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.
3700 Water Street NW, Washington, DC
Summer isn’t over yet if you ask the Capital Pride Alliance, DC Preservation League and Washington Canoe Club. After an unlimited crab feast, paddle out on the water. Tickets are $75 for adults and $25 for children.
Atlas 9th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A reservoir where you can hose down people, including Ward 6 council member Charles Allen enjoys living classrooms, or just sit back with a special-edition beer while enjoying beer and food trucks. Regular admission is $15 and includes your first beer.
Follies family day
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Halcyon Arts Lab (1801 35th Street Northwest Washington, DC)
Bring kids to an artist studio so they can help build giant play structures, learn about artists, and hone their STEM skills. Admission is free, remember to register in advance.
EMERGENCY NEON by Craig Kraft
Until November 5
Check out the work of light sculpture Craig Kraft at this gallery in Anacostia.
More things to do in Maryland this weekend
Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Pike & Rose in North Bethesda
Music, beer, raffle, kids’ activities and an outdoor Maker’s Market: it’s all available at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. Free entry.
More things to do in Virginia this weekend
Art on the Avenue
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This massive arts festival returns to Del Ray of Alexandria for its 27th year, featuring over 300 performers, four live music stages, and crafts for kids. Free entry.
Prince William Country Fair & Auctions
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Campus Youth for Tomorrow in Bristow
Participate in all your classic fairground fun – rides, games, animals, food – for a good cause. Buy your tickets online before Friday noon for a discount ($12.50 per person). Then the prices go up to $15. Children can go free with a paying adult. Proceeds go to Youth for Tomorrow, which provides care for at-risk youth and families in crisis.
Virginia Wine Festival
Saturday and Sunday
Grab your tasting glass to sip Virginia wines or stop by the Virginia Oyster Pavilion. VIP admission, designated driver and general admission tickets are available. Children are welcome.