Fall Events & Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in Washington, DC

1)Wunder Garten’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration – Sept. 17 - Oct. 10. Oktoberfest brews and German-style beers will be available throughout the celebration. Local favorite Cafe Berlin holds down Friday nights with German cuisine and the popular Bavarian Olympics also return (think stein-holding contests and drinking games). On Sundays, Dogtoberfest can be enjoyed from 12-3 p.m., allowing you to bring along your pup in his or her favorite themed costume. More infoWunder Garten, 1101 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

2)Georgetown French Market – Oct. 1-3 The Georgetown French Market features more than 25 locally owned merchants, restaurants, galleries, and salons participating in an open-air shopping frenzy from Friday through Sunday. Expect discounted items and rare finds.  Wisconsin Avenue from O Street to Reservoir Road, Washington, DC

3)Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour - Oct. 8-10 Bring along a blanket and relax on the east lawn, which overlooks the Potomac River. Virginia wines will be available for sampling. Fruit and cheese boxes to accompany your wine are available for purchase in advance.  6-9 p.m. |  TicketsGeorge Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121

4)Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival & Symposium - Oct. 13-17. This event celebrates the finest new films inspired by the investigative instinct and advocates for the rights of reporters and filmmakers to pursue investigations that are in the public interest. In addition to screenings, DX offers a professional symposium and programming for journalists and visual storytellers. Virtual Passes and Tickets

5)All Things Go Fall Classic – Oct. 16 Features performances from a diverse array of artists, including the likes of Haim, St. Vincent, Cautious Clay and many more. The festival will be hosted at Merriweather Post Pavilion this year and will feature two stages, an epic lineup of delicious local eats and art installations. TicketsMerriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

6)DMV Black Restaurant Week – Nov. 7-14. Participating locations will offer discounts on menu items, as well as specialty dishes, throughout the week. Check the promotion’s website for updates on participants and specials. As you plan which restaurants you want to order from or visit, please note that masks are required indoors in DC. More info

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