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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Fairs, Fall Fests, OktoberFests, KidsFest, Tastes of Bethesda and Georgetown, Alexandria Live Music, DC Beer great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is great family fun with rides, activities and entertainment all weekend long! For info 

    Calvert County Fair continues through this weekend featuring great family fun with music & entertainment, rides, animals, vendors, food and more. For info

    Frederick’s Oktoberfest at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds is a weekend cultural celebration with music, food and fun for the family. For info

    Fall Festival Weekend in Frederick, Md, offers home style food, arts and crafts vendors, rides and carnival activities for kids. For info

    Crafty Bastards weekend at Union Market is shopping, noshing and big, awesome fun featuring a variety of artisans, arts and crafts. For info

    Multi-Cultural Festival in Columbia, Md, celebrates diversity through food, music, dance and activities all weekend. For info

    40th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville is running every weekend traveling back to a 1526 England village with costumes, food, games and more. For info

    Alexandria Live Music Week starts this weekend with a variety of spaces promoting and hosting a variety of artists and genres. For full list and info 

    DC Beer Week continues through Saturday celebrating the best in local craft and beer scene with a variety of events and venues participating. For full list and info 

    Sat, Oct. 1:

    Taste of Bethesda celebrates the best of food and fun featuring over 60 restaurants, 5 stages of music and a kids corner. For info

    Art on the Avenue in Alexandria is a multi-cultural arts fest celebrating the community’s diversity with over 300 artisans, food, music and kids activities. For info

    A Taste of Georgetown on K St, NW, invites you to eat, drink and play at the annual outdoor even celebrating over 30 popular area dining spots. For info

    Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Festival in Rockville is fun for families, with activities, games, arts, crafts and entertainment. For info

    Fall Jubilee in Old Town Manassas will have fun for kids and adults with vendors, music & entertainment, games and activities. For info

    Oktoberfest Vienna features music, food, drink, vendors and kids activities. For info

    Oktoberfest in Arlington will feature 65+ breweries local food vendors with authentic food, music and more. For info

    Rhode Island Ave Fall Fest in NE is a day of shopping, food, music and fun for the whole family. For info

    Adams Morgan Porch Fest celebrates local music takes over the neighborhood with 30+ bands performing on various porches, patios and stoops. For info  

    Bowie International Festival will feature a variety of artists, entertainment, crafters, food and kids activities. For info

    Smithsonian TechQuest: Flying Circus at the Udvar-Hazy Center is the ultimate alternate reality game for hands on interactive fun for the family. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    Verizon Center has The Comedy Get Down. For info

    Tally Ho Theatre it’s Glimmer Twins: Tribute to the Rolling Stone. For info 

    9:30 Club has the surfs sounds of The Growlers. For info

    Jammin’ Java hosts pop-rocker Tyrone Wells. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has 60s pop with Gary Lewis and the Playboys. For info

    The Fillmore Silver Spring it’s the orchestral pop of Kisha Bashi. For info

    The State Theatre has a Saved By The 90s Party. For info

    Jiffy Lube Live has country with Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. For info

    Rock & Roll Hotel has instrumentalists Russian Circles. For info

    IOTA Cafe presents roots-grass of  Forlorn Strangers. For info

    The Hamilton presents Oregon’s own Fruition. For info

    Sun., Oct 2:

    The 35th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival mixes local artists, foods, vendors and music plus kids activities. For info

    First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis is a street fest, arts and crafts fair, entertainment and music venue all rolled into one and fit for the family. For info 

    Crossland Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion blends bike racing with food, music, drink and family fun. For info

    Cox Farms Fall Festival in Centerville, Va, has begun is seasonal fun for the family with rides, games, food, music and more. For info

    Great Meadow Farms Fun Fall Fest in Bluemont has family fun with rides, activities, music and more. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    The Birchmere has 80s icon El DeBarge. For info

    The Howard Theatre presents Yacht Rock Revival. For info

    Jammin Java has acoustic Oh Honey and Blame Candy. For info

    U Street Music Hall it’s the psychedelic, brit-pop of Kula Shaker. For info

    Amp by Strathmore has bluegrass with Blue Highway. For info

    Blues Alley has The Taj Mahal Trio (2 shows). For info

    The Hamilton it’s Grammy winning violinist Eileen Ivers. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has Aussie guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson. For info

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz it’s R&B, disco diva Melba Moore. For info  

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