Fun Things to Do In Washington D.C. This Weekend (9.26)

Continuing our series on family fun activities happening in the Washington D.C. area, this week we have a ton of cool activities. From book festivals to free concerts to museums and more, there is never a shortage of family fun activities in Washington D.C. or the Northern Virginia area. Here’s LawnStarter’s curated list of all the best things to do this weekend.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Baltimore Book Festival

Cost: Free
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date/Time: Sept 26, 2014 Friday noon-8 p.m.
Sept 27, 2014 Saturday noon-8 p.m.
Sept 28, 2014 Sunday noon-6 p.m.

What is it?

Baltimore Book Festival is an all ages, family friendly, event that promotes education and reading. It features local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, multiple stages of reading, cooking demos, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine. It will be going on all weekend. There’s a ton more information available on their website, so check it out:

Rock The Block #TGIFairfax

Cost: Free
Location: Old Town Fairfax City, Fairfax, VA
Date/Time: Friday from 6-9 p.m.

What is it?

Rock the Block #TGIFairfax is a free concert hosted in historic downtown Fairfax. It’s all ages, family-friendly, and consists of food, merchants, vendors, beer garden, and games. LEGGZ is the band and they will be playing Today’s Hits to Motown & Classic Rock to 70’s & 80’s Retro. This event will be a blast for everyone in the family. Check out more information here:



Saturday, September 27, 2014

World of Wheels for CASA: Family Festival and Touch-a-Truck

Cost: Entry is $5 per person (children 2yrs old and younger are free) or $10 for a VIP package
Location: DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD
Date/Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What is it?
This is the 3rd Annual World of Wheels for CASA: Family Festival and Touch-a-Truck. It’s a family-friendly, all ages, event that includes cars, trucks of all sizes, motorcycles, and more. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, including moonbounces, games, food, etc. There’s plenty more information available on their website, and you can check it out here:

Heritage Farm Museum’s Autumn Apple Festival

Cost: Free
Location: Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Ln, Sterling, VA, United States
Date/Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What is it?

What is autumn without an apple festival or two? It’s time for the annual event at Heritage Farm Museums, so you’ll want to bring along the whole family for apple tastings, cider pressing and fun apple activities for the kids and adults alike. Check out more details at

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Cost: Ticket price varies. Check out pricing information here.
Location: Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD
Date/Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

What is it?
The Maryland Renaissance Festival recreates a 16th century English village, and it includes crafts, food, a jousting arena, musicians and dancers, 8 stages, and just general revelry. For kids, the festival offers free pony rides, games, archery, and a play area. Check out more information on their website.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Turkish Festival

Cost: Free
Location: Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C.
Date/Time: 11 a.m – 7 p.m

What is it?

The Turkish Festival is an annual festival that celebrates Turkish Cultural Heritage Month. It’s definitely a go-to activity for all ages fun around our nation’s capital. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a variety of live music and folk dance performances, as well as hands-on activities for kids, art demonstrations, guest speakers, arts and crafts vendors and Turkish cuisine. It’s free, so don’t miss out! More information available at


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