Weekend Events September 23 – 24
So this said to be the most beautiful weekend all summer long! The sun is shining and the weather is just perfect. I didn’t want to overload everyone with events because sometimes just taking a stroll in the park or playing at the playground is the best on days like these. However, there’s many events going on including fairs and festivals that are happening into October. As always, check the event site for delays and more information. Have a Great Weekend!
St. Mary’s County Fair
Through Sep 24
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
The Show Place Arena – Upper Marlboro
The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo celebrates and honor Black Cowboys and Cowgirls and their contributions to building the west.
Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival (FREE)
Sept 23; 10am – 7pm
Susan Campbell Park – Annapolis
The 28th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival returns to commemorate 250 years since Kunta Kinte’s arrival in Annapolis!
Baltimore Book Festival (FREE)
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater and more.
Charles County Rocks (FREE)
Sept 23; 11am – 3pm
St. Charles Towne Center
Families join to partake in colorful rock painting.
Museum Day Live (FREE)
Various Venues Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Birding Festival (FREE)
Sept 23; 9am – 1pm
Lake Artemeisa – College Park
Prince George’s Audubon Society will hold its 4th annual migration-themed birding festival. Children’s games, crafts, coloring pages, bilingual Spanish/English activity pages, a spotting scope set up, and a Monarch butterfly life cycle display.
Barracks Row Fall Festival (FREE)
Sept 23; 11am
Beer gardens, a petting zoo, fair foods, artists, musicians and a whole lot more.
Barracks Row – DC
Sept 24; 11am – 4pm
Variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America.
National Zoo – DC
Dora and Diego – Let’s Explore
Through February 2018
Port Discovery – Baltimore
Explore Isa’s Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies crew as they set sail, and search for baby animals in the Rainforest Maze wit Dora and Diego.
Beauty and the Beast (FREE)
Sept 24; 6pm
See an outdoor movie featuring Beauty and the Beast.