This weekend marks the first weekend of fall! While the weather is nice, take the opportunity to attend some of the outdoor activities listed below. We promise it won't hurt your pocket!


When: Friday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: The Bullpen

This monthly festival showcases a variety of food trucks in the area. From empanadas to pizza to Korean barbecue, you and your taste buds will take a trip around the world. There is no charge for entry.

Wunder Garten’s Oktoberfest

When: Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30

Where: Wunder Garten at NoMA

Here’s a chance to learn everything you need to know about Oktoberfest. Bring your competitive spirit for the Bavarian Olympics and your furry friends for the Dogtoberfest on Sunday. There will be a costume contest for the best dressed pets. No prior ticket purchase is required.

Human/Progress Festival

When: Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30

Where: Various Locations

Eaton Workshop is celebrating the opening of the Eaton Hotel with a free three-day festival. Expect musical performances, wellness sessions, cultural activities and screenings to help gather a local and global community of artists and activists. The program is centered around raising awareness for environmental justice, immigrant rights, and equality. Events are on a first come, first serve basis through RSVP.

Art All Night

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Where: Various locations

Calling all artists and art lovers! D.C.’s free overnight arts festival will take place in eight D.C. neighborhoods including Shaw, Dupont Circle, Tenleytown, and Congress Heights. Whether your passion is in the form of music, dance, painting or any other art form, this event is a great way to connect with other artists in your own neighborhood.

Movie Night at the Wine Bin

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Where: The Wine Bin

Head out to see “Black Panther” and you will understand why the movie earned $218 million during President’s Day weekend in February. If you have not seen it, believe the hype. You will more than likely end up chanting “Wakanda forever,” by the end of the film.

Fiesta D.C.

When: Saturday, Sept 29. to Sunday, Sept. 30

Where: Penn Quarter/Chinatown

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, head to Fiesta D.C. for a weekend full of festivals and parades. Between live musical performances to delicious foods, you’re bound to learn something new from at least one of the 17 Latin American countries invited to participate.

2018 Turkish Festival

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Freedom Plaza

With roughly 20,000 visitors every year, the Turkish American community is proud to present its 15th annual Turkish Festival. Enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine, live music performances, arts and craft vendors, and cultural activities. Go and see the magic of Istanbul!

National Harbor Movies on the Potomac

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.

Where: National Harbor Plaza

You’re never too old for a Disney movie! Sing along to “Hakuna Matata,” cry during Mufasa’s death and rejoice as the circle of life continue’s with the birth of Simba’s daughter Kiara.