Don't let the weather rain on your parade this weekend. There are several rain or shine events to choose from!

Friday, Oct. 12

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A Revolution in Arms

When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Anderson House - 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Not too sharp on your American history? A Revolution of Arms will showcase various weapons used by American troops during the Revolutionary War. The exhibit opens this weekend and lasts until March 2019. It's a history lesson worth paying attention to!

Saturday, Oct. 13

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Bethesda Row Arts Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Woodmont and Besthesda Avenues, Elm Street and Bethesda Lane

Featuring 190 artists, the streets of Bethesda Row will transform into an outdoor art gallery. Between ceramics, jewelry, digital art and photography, there is something for every art aficionado. The event is held in rain or shine and continues through Sunday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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H Street Festival

When 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: H Street NE

The annual event draws thousands of people from the DMV. Featuring dance selections, musical performances,food vendors and family-friendly activities, the festival is fun for anyone! The festival spans 11 blocks so wear comfortable shoes. This is a rain or shine event however H Street Main Street has the right to cancel due to dangerous weather conditions.

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Bloktoberfest

When: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 500-700 block of Randolph Street NW

Enjoy live music and and German beer and cuisine. Although there will be alcoholic beverages, don't let the drinks stop you from bringing the family. There are tons of activities for the kids. From bounce houses, climbing walls and corn hole, the whole event is a family affair. This is a rain or shine event.

A $20 donation is recommended for a wristband that provides unlimited refills on drinks.

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Fall Festival at Parkridge Center

When: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Parkridge Center - 11096 Bulloch Drive

The one-day free family event will feature petting zoos, hayrides, pumpkin patches, mini golf and more. Seasonal treats like ginger snaps, apple cider and cinnamon sticks will be available. The event is rain or shine.

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OPUS Merriweather

When: 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m (doors open at 4:30pm)

Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion and Symphony Woods

OPUS Merriweather returns to transform the legendary Merriweather Post Pavilion and surrounding Symphony Woods into a surreal theater of discovery and wonder. Imagine what it would be like to stand inside a 75-foot laser cathedral; to experience a 16-foot tall animated owl communicating in fragments from the film, Blade Runner; to let loose during a transcendental dance party; to be bathed in pink light. OPUS will bring together over 25 groundbreaking artists from more than a dozen countries across multiple stages and fifty acres of forest. Free with RSVP.

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