Let’s jump right into Fall! We created a list of the best things to do in Washington D.C. this September so you can find awesome family-fun activities by simply scrolling. To make things even easier, add your favorite activities to your upcoming schedule on Pearachute so you don’t forget. Find the best Fall Festivals, family concerts, art exhibits, and more things to do in Washington D.C. this month.
Weekends through October 20th
10:00AM – 7:00PM @Revel Grove, Crownsville, MD
The festival offers the best variety of entertainment, fun for all ages, including exciting jousting matches, comedy shows, fire eaters, sword swallowers, tight rope walkers, jugglers, musical performances, puppetry, plus slides, play areas, and games.
1:30PM or 7:30PM @The Kennedy Center
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
September 7th – 22th
10:00AM – 5:30PM @The Kennedy Center
From masterclasses and workshops to dance parties and DJ sets, the Opening Festival offers a first glimpse of the many varied and interactive ways that visitors will be able to experience art at The REACH.
12:00PM – 6:00PM @Adams Morgan
A family-friendly celebration with music, art and activities for all ages. The Family Fun Zone features soccer, flag football, obstacle course games, corn hole, Connect Four, KanJam, Jenga and more.
September 8th – 29th
3:30PM – 7:30PM @Tysons Corner, VA
Take the entire family to enjoy VOLTA! It’s a story about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible.
12:00PM – 1:00PM @Ronald Reagan Building
Free lunchtime performances featuring the area’s most talented entertainers. Enjoy a variety of musical talents.
September 10th – October 15th
9:00AM – 5:00PM @Purcellville, VA
Ross’s long-running painting-instruction program ended when he died in 1995, but new generations get to see and learn about his signature soothing nature scenes.
Tuesday through Friday
2:00PM – 2:30PM @National Portrait Gallery
Enjoy this family space where you can play and learn about portraiture. The National Portrait Gallery opens its first-ever space dedicated to children. Kids can experiment with portraiture in an age-appropriate way to answer questions such as “What is a portrait?” “How do I see myself?” and “How do others see me?”
10:00AM – 4:00PM @Falls Church, VA
Falls Church’s annual autumn tradition returns highlighting the area’s popular restaurants and featuring live entertainment, pony rides, children’s amusements, face painting, craft projects, businesses and civic organizations. Parents can enjoy a beer garden to sample local brews and spirits.
9:00AM – 4:30PM @Reston, VA
ChalkFest Spectators and participants welcome to view drawings and participate!
12:00PM – 5:00PM @Silver Spring, MD
Kids can spark their imagination and families can celebrate their collective power to invent the future through a variety of exhibits, demos, and live performances. Glimpse the future of Work & Play, Space & Exploration, Food & Sustainability, and more.
September 14th – November 5th
10:00AM – 6:00PM @Centreville, VA
This incredible and enormous fall festival contains multiple slides, swings, games, mazes, pumpkins, picnics, live entertainment, farm animals, and much more. Little ones can enjoy the Kiddie Zone for kids 5 and under.
12:00PM – 4:00PM @Dulles Golf Center
Unlimited putt putt, driving range, batting cages, beach volleyball and a variety of fun sports activities—as well as food from Ford’s Fish Shack, libations, music from Bach to Rock and vendors! All proceeds support INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center
11:00PM – 3:00PM @The National Zoo
Kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities.
1:00PM – 5:00PM @The Wharf
Watch the speedy and adorable dogs compete for prizes and enjoy music, drinks (cold Oktoberfest beer)! All dogs can enter the contest for best-dressed! Plus, there will be local vendors and giveaways from DC’s best pet friendly businesses.
12:00PM – 7:00PM @H Street, NE DC
Enjoy live entertainment, including a kids stage; cool art exhibit, food trucks, crafts for sale by local vendors, fashion shows, dancin’ in the street; and children’s activities, including face painting, story telling, and moon bounces.
2:00PM – 4:00PM @The Building Museum
Learn about the engineering and design that goes into some of the tallest structures in our built environment. Families will construct their own design and reimagine Washington, D.C.’s skyline and then test their structure and consider its ability to withstand the forces that challenge tall buildings
11:00AM – 4:00PM @Georgetown, NW DC
Try more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants along with beer and wine.
6:00PM @Oxon Hill, MD
Bring a blanket and some snacks and sit back and enjoy the free movie!
12:00PM @Warner Theatre
Peppa Pig Live! is here with the ALL NEW action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises!
11:00AM – 7:00PM @Freedom Plaza
Enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine, live music, and folk dancing. The event includes vendors and games for kids, plus arts and crafts, a coffeehouse and fortune telling!