It is officially October and fall-like temperatures will be arriving this weekend. Spend some time outdoors at some of the events listed below! 

Friday, October 4th

The Wiz

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When: Lot opens at 5:30 p.m. and the film begins at 8:15 p.m.

Where: Drive-In at Union Market

Catch the last Union Market Drive-In movie of the season. Since May, they have hosted a movie night the first Friday of every month. This weekend, it will come to a close with the iconic movie, The Wiz. 

Friday Nights in the Heights

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When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Cathedral Commons (3401 Idaho Ave NW)

Enjoy tasty food and great music from the Kelly Bell Band this weekend at the last Friday Night in the Heights at Cathedral Commons. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the cool evening with friends and family! 

Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch

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When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: 6521 Holter Road Middletown, MD 

With fall temperatures finally arriving this weekend, it is the perfect time to pick out pumpkins for the Halloween season! Jumbo's pumpkin patch provides free admissions on weekdays. Enjoy other activities that include hayrides, a 20-acre corn maze and more. 

Saturday, October 5th

East of the River Book Festival

Kids reading
East of the River Book Festival

When: THEARC West Black Box Theatre 

Where: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Have fun at the 6th annual East of the River Book Festival! While there will be plenty of books to read and authors to meet, all attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to add to the fun.

View the Sun with Safe Telescopes

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When: 12- 3 p.m.

Where: Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory 

See the Sun, the Moon and other planets this weekend with special solar-filtered telescopes. (Yes, we said to see the Sun. Experts will be there to help you observe the sun safely.) 

Open Streets DC

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When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Georgia Ave NW

Could you imagine Georgia Avenue closing for traffic for a portion of the day? Well, no need to imagine because it will be happening this Saturday! Enjoy tons of activities at the first Open Streets event. 

Prince George's Fall Festival

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

Where: Bowie Town Center

Enjoy a variety of music this weekend at the Prince George's Fall Festival. Two stages will feature amazing performers for the entire day. 

Taste of Bethesda

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When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Woodmont Triangle

Dine on some delicious meals from your favorite Bethesda restaurants. Expect dishes like hotdogs from Dog Haus, prime beef sliders from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and more.

Sunday, October 6th

Takoma Park Street Festival

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When: Carroll Ave. 

Where: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrate the unique Maryland neighborhood, Takoma Park. Explore plenty of art and dance along to live music from three different stages!

Free Community Day

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When: 12-5 p.m.

Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Take advantage and explore the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts for free. Explore their latest exhibitions along with dining in their delicious cafe.