Labor Day Weekend DC Aug 30-Sep 2, 2019

Relax and Enjoy all that DC has to offer this Labor Day Weekend. Our Labor Day Weekend Guide contains special events including parades and concerts celebrating the day along with events and activities happening in the DC Metro Region.   


Hot Hits

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

Roosevelt Center
Aug. 30 – Sep. 2
All Labor Day weekend, the Greenbelt Community Center in Maryland offers kids of all ages the chance to enjoy a festival with carnival rides, games, a petting zoo, art exhibits, athletic tournaments, the Miss Greenbelt pageant, and live entertainment.

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31
The Library of Congress National Book Festival will bring more than 140 nationally recognized authors, poets and illustrators, as well as the addition of stages devoted to science and international subjects.

Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

Lake Anne Plaza
Sat. Aug 31
the Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival brings family-friendly showcase of talented local emerging artists and international jazz performers together for one day of music and fun.

Labor Day Weekend Music Festival

Lincoln Theatre
Aug. 31 – Sep. 1
Now in its fourth year, the Festival showcases the diversity of DC’s local music scene as a part of Mayor Bowser’s 202Creates initiative.

Page-to-Stage New Play Festival 2019

The Kennedy Center
Aug. 31 – Sep. 2
Join than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers—some with scripts in hand, others almost fully staged.

NSO Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2019

West Lawn US Capitol
Sun. Sep 1
An annual tradition in Washington, D.C., happening each year on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. National Symphony Orchestra often performs patriotic songs in honor of the holiday.

Olde Towne Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade

Olde Towne
Mon. Sep 2
This rain or shine event includes dance groups, antique cars and fire trucks, clowns, high school marching bands, and an assortment of community groups, equestrian units, and more.

Kensington Labor Day Parade

Howard and Armory Avenues
Mon. Sep 2
Labor Day, the town of Kensington, Maryland celebrates the holiday with a parade and festival.

Herndon Labor Day Festival: Wine & Craft Beer Tastings

Herndon Town Green
Mon. Sep 2
Savor the last days of Summer on Labor Day with live music, tastings from Virginia wineries, local craft beers, a craft show & more.

Spotlights

Tour: Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building

Library of Congress
Thru Feb. 1, 2020

Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 17

Tour: Anderson House

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thru Dec. 31

Tour: Tudor Place

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thru Feb. 29, 2020

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri

Queens of Egypt

National Geographic
Thru Sep. 15

Right to the City @Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Right to the City @Shaw Neighborhood Library

Shaw Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Right to the City @Mt Pleasant Library

Mt Pleasant Library
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner Collection

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Dec. 31

Revolutionary Reflections: French Memories of the War for America

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Thru Oct. 27

The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

More is More: Multiples

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Sep. 22

In Mid-Sentence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 29, 2020

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

Water: The Mirror of Life

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Thru Sep. 27

Working from the Figure (Adults, Drop-in class)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thru Dec. 31

Uncommon Alexandria Art Exhibit

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
Thru Sep. 29

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Thru Sep. 1, 2020

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 17, 2020

Disney's Aladdin

The Kennedy Center
Aug. 20 – Sep. 7

Dear Evan Hansen

The Kennedy Center
Aug. 20 – Sep. 8

Assassins

Signature Theatre
Aug. 21 – Sep. 29

Tiny Tots - Teddy Bear’s Picnic

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Aug. 28 – Sep. 1

Tudor Tots - Fridays

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Aug. 30 – Oct. 4
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