Many More Fun and Awesome Events Around Washington, DC in October

  • Pumpkin Festivals in Maryland and Virginia – Through October. Fall festival season begins with a variety of pumpkin festivals around the region. Find out where the best pumpkin patches and fall festivals are in the Washington, DC area and plan an early visit before the crowds.
  • Best Halloween Events in the Washington DC Area – Throughout October. Celebrate Halloween and get spooked at a haunted house, go on a haunted city tour or through a haunted forest in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.
  • Corn Mazes in Maryland and Virginia – Throughout October. Stroll through a giant corn maze and find puzzle pieces that will complete your own maze map. This is a great family activity.
  • Capitol Riverfront Festival – October 9, 2010, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The festival will showcase the newly developing DC neighborhood and include music, dance, flying trapeze and a variety of local talent.
  • Rockville Restaurant Week – October 4-10, 2010. Rockville, Maryland restaurants will offer pre-fixed prices, lunches for $10 and dinners for $25. It’s a great time to try something new!
  • Annapolis Sailboat Show – October 7-11, 2010. Annapolis City Dock. Visit Downtown Annapolis and check out the latest in boats and boating accessories.
  • Sugarloaf Craft Festival – October 8-10, 2010, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD. Enjoy craft demonstrations, great food and live entertainment.
  • Taste of Georgetown – October 9, 2010, 11 am-4 pm. Sample dishes from 25 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children’s activities.
  • Artisphere Grand Opening – October 10, 2010. Rosslyn, Virginia. A free Open House at the new cultural center includes free musical performances and a 9:00 p.m. dance party.
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month – Through Oct. 15, 2010. Celebrate the culture and traditions of Spanish speaking residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Pandemonium: The Lost and Found Orchestra – October 5-10, 2010, National Theatre, Washington DC. The show features a 25-member mix of veteran STOMP performers, classical musicians, physical comedians and aerialists, plus a 30 member local choir contributing vocals.
  • VelocityDC Dance Festival – October 7-9, 2010. Sidney Harman Hall, Washington DC. A dance experience featuring CityDance Ensemble, Clancyworks, Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Company, EDGEWORKS, Edwin Aparicio, Erica Rebollar, Furia Flamenca, Janaki Rangajaran, Jane Franklin Dance, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Washington Ballet and Urban Artistry.
  • DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival – October 7-16, 2010. The ten day film festival screens films by and about Asian Americans throughout the Washington DC area.
  • National Building Museum’s Festival of the Building Arts -October 9, 2010, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Explore the specialized trades that go into creating everything from houses to skyscrapers. Visitors of all ages participate in and observe the full spectrum of building crafts. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will be ongoing throughout the day.
  • Cirque du Soleil OVO – Through Oct. 24, 2010. Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at National Harbor. The live acrobatic show is sure to be an unforgettable performance.

·  Maryland Renaissance Festival – Through Oct. 24, 2010. Crownsville, MD. A 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances, games and lots more

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