Top Things to do in Greater Washington During November
by McEnearney on October 31, 2017
November will be jam-packed with festivals, parades, and holiday celebrations. Here are some fun things to do in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia leading up to the holiday season.
FESTIVALS: FOOD, DRINK & FUN
- DC Beer Festival
November 4, 2017, Noon – 3:00 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This festival at Nationals Park brings together 80 breweries, 200 beers, and food trucks, plus lawn games and music.
November 11-19, 2017
A truly citywide celebration featuring 150+ exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide.
- DC Cocktail Week
November 13-19, 2017
Try innovative cocktails and tasty foods perfectly paired at restaurants throughout the area. You might find a new favorite place.
FOR RUNNERS: THANKSGIVING TURKEY TROTS
Would you like to burn extra calories before your Thanksgiving feast? Then perhaps a Turkey Trot is just what you need. Some races are charity fundraisers, whereas some are just for fun.
Museums in our area offer so much variety. Whether you like to explore history and science or lose yourself in priceless works of art, the options seem almost endless – and so many are free!
- Natural History Museum –
“22nd Annual nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards” through September 2018
- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery –
“Power in Southeast Asia” through November 2018
- Renwick Gallery –
“Rick Aralace: The Final Stop” through January 28, 2018
- Smithsonian American Art Museum –
“Tamayo: The New York Years” November 3, 2017 – March 18, 2018
- National Portrait Gallery –
“The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers” November 3, 2017 – September 3, 2018
- Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden –
“Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge” November 8, 2017 – November 12, 2018
- Museum of Women in the Arts –
“Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today” through January 21, 2018
- National Gallery of Art –
“Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry” through January 21, 2018
- The Phillips Collection –
“Women of Influence (Part II): Elmira Bier, Minnie Byers, and Marjorie Phillips” through December 30, 2018
- National Geographic Society –
“Wild: Michael Nichols” through January 15, 2018
HOLIDAY SHOPPING & CRAFT SHOWS – November dates only
Honoring All Who Serve
Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11, the anniversary of the day World War I ended in 1918. It was originally established as a way to honor the Americans who had served in that war. Today, the holiday serves to honor veterans of all wars who have displayed patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for this country. To recognize and celebrate these brave men and women, there will be plenty of events around the country, especially right here in the nation’s capital.
- Arlington National Cemetery
November 11, 2017, 11 a.m.
Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
- Vietnam Women’s Memorial
November 11, 2017, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Vietnam-era veterans and the children of veterans tell stories “In Their Own Words” about their experiences.
- Mount Vernon Estate
November 11, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The home of our first commander in chief will honor our veterans with a flag raising, a performance by the Harmony Heritage Singers, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a concert by the U.S. Airforce String Orchestra.
- Washington National Cathedral
November 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Veterans Day Concert with the Cathedral Choir and United States Marine Orchestra.
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