October is All About Family Fun in the DC Suburbs

Oct 3, 2019

Fall market is the perfect time to explore the DC suburbs like a local, starting with these events and activities.

With kids back in school and families “back to life,” October is a perfect time to explore — and these activities and events are great ways to get in the mix and see what life could be life post-move. Checking out other DC suburbs? Get in touch and we’ll help you strategize the perfect weekend.

Bethesda, MD

Taste of Bethesda is from 11am-4pm on Saturday. Explore the town while enjoying specials from 60+ restaurants and live entertainment spanning five stages.

Chevy Chase, MD

The Woodend Nature Sanctuary is hosting a weekend walk in the woods from 9am-10am on Saturday. It’s free, and a wonderful way to explore Chevy Chase’s natural beauty.

Potomac, MD

The Clemson Club’s Oktoberfest is 5:30pm-9:30pm on Sunday. Admission is $40 for non-members and includes German food and beer.

McLean, VA

City Works and the Capital One Center are putting on a block party to commemorate their new mixed-use space from 3pm-7pm on Friday. Stop by for live music, games and food and drink specials.

Great Falls, VA

Krop’s Crops is open for the season. Swing by for local produce, pumpkin carving, fun fall decor and hayrides. The farm is open from 11am-4pm.

Alexandria, VA

Celebrate diversity in Alexandria and get to know the neighborhood of Del Ray during Art on the Avenue, taking place this Saturday. The festival draws 50,000+ visitors and features tons of kids activities, including mural painting, stomp rockets and a photo booth.

Takoma Park, MD

The Takoma Park Street Festival is 10am-5pm on Sunday. Come out and enjoy three stages of live music, a craft fair, face painting, inflatables and plenty of kid-friendly fun.

Kensington, MD

The Noyes Children’s Library is hosting Family Game Day from 3pm-5pm on Saturday. There will be bingo, crafts, stories and activities for kids ages 2-8.

Fairfax, VA

The Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. It’s geared toward preschool and elementary school-age children, and features live music, scarecrow-making and pumpkin decorating plus animal activities, a food court and other attractions.

Vienna, VA

Vienna’s Oktoberfest is 11am-7pm on Saturday. The event is free and includes an amazing beer and wine garden, German cuisine, three stages of entertainment, an auto show and kids attractions.

There are hundreds of towns to choose from. How do you figure it all out? You simply don’t, without getting a Suburban Jungle Strategist to help you through it all. Schedule here for your strategy session with our innovative suburbs strategy team. All services are completely free.

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