After a fun-filled Labor Day weekend, the month of September remains plenty full of events, including a very special highlight near and dear to us local Washingtonians. The 3 years of renovations on D.C.’s centerpiece are coming to an end; the Washington Monument re-opens to the public on September 19!
Even McEnearney Associates are excited for September. Once again, we are proud sponsors of 2 of the best-loved celebrations in Northern Virginia: Arlington’s favorite festival, Clarendon Day and Alexandria’s 17th Annual King Street Art Festival!
Whether you’re looking for an artsy experience, good food, or in search of fun festivals, our curated selection of the best events for September in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia has something for everyone.
Enjoy live music and dance performances accompanying the magnificent Mirror Mirror exhibit now on display at the Alexandria Waterfront Park.
In honor of the introduction of photography in 1839, this exhibition celebrates the development of photography through its first 50 years. Several of the works displayed have not been on view previously.
2nd Floor North in the International Gallery, National Portrait Gallery
As part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative “Because of Her Story”, Korean artist Yun Suknam will discuss her career and trials as the “found mother” of Korean feminist art.
Now in its 10th year, this festival provides 2 full days of music and celebrating the arts. Make it a day trip or grab your camping gear for a great weekend.
Sign up for one of the categories (Families and Kids, Amateur Artists, Professional Artist) to participate and see what you can create!
Gateway Park: 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn, VA
Enjoy a variety of Jazz musicians, including a few Grammy nominees and award winners.
Various Locations & Times – See the Full Schedule of Events
This week-long event features 156 films from 38 countries. If you aren’t able to physically attend, you can still take part in the online festival!
Tickets, Prices Vary
This daring exhibition of human mortality and species by artist Judy Chicago includes painted porcelain and glass and bronze sculptures.
Tickets General Admission $10 | Seniors & College Students $18 | Under 18 Free
Once again, McEnearney Associates is a proud sponsor of this well-loved celebration of the arts. Six blocks all along King St are filled with artworks and handcrafted goods for all to explore! Join us with #WeAreAlexandria
The Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art
On loan from the National Museum of Korea, this showcase of a beautiful gilt wood sculpture of Gwaneum is known as the oldest gilded wood figure in an informal pose.
Various Times and Locations – See Schedule
From networking to a variety of shows, if you enjoy fashion and design, be sure to take part in one of these fabulous events.
Enjoy a day of cracking crabs and enjoy other popular Atlantic coast and Chesapeake Bay favorites!
With restaurant specials galore, there is no better week to try a new restaurant.
Spend a special evening at the Zoo with unlimited wine tastings, live music, and even animal encounters!
Tickets $55-$115, Must be 21 and older to attend
With vendors from as far as Pennsylvania, this festival should not be missed by anyone looking for regional artists and local breweries.
K Street NW between Wisconsin Ave & Thomas Jefferson St
Enjoy tastes and treats from more than 30 of Georgetown’s best restaurants and shops. Proceeds from the event benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center.
On 18th St NW between Columbia and Wyoming
Washington, DC’s longest-running neighborhood Festival with multiple music stages.
Featuring more than 60 musicians and over 30 crafters, you’ll also find a plethora of games, food, and community tables.
Spanning 11 blocks of the H Street Corridor, the H Street Festival is now one of the most loved block parties in D.C.
In its 37th year, this neighborhood celebration is your go-to for everything Frederick MD.
Located at Falls Church City Hall
Held rain or shine, you’ll fall in love with this festival – offering local fare, beer garden, live music, pony rides, and more!
New for 2019! Start your day with the 1K Fun Run and then soak up fun activities for the whole family. Sunflower picking is by donation only, all proceeds will benefit Page Alliance for Community Action. Have fun and support a great cause!
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate
Step back to the 18th Century with Mount Vernon’s annual Colonial Market & Fair. Complete with historic craftspeople and re-enactments.
Enjoy multiple areas of live music, kid’s play area, local business and non-profit exhibitors, regional food vendors, and of course, local craft beer and wines. McEnearney Associates is a proud sponsor of this event, come see us!
The east lawn of Mount Vernon estate is transformed for this signature fundraiser. Guests don black tie and masks to enjoy an evening of music and dancing, private tours of the mansion, and fireworks on the Potomac.
Celebrating 50 years, this event is full of country fair favorites. You’ll find artisan crafts, local food and beverages, live music, Children’s Village, and more!
Admission $7, Children Under 9 are Free
With live cultural performances and a variety of artisan and food vendors, the Annual Turkish Festival is a can’t miss event.
From artisans and food vendors to jousting performances, RenFest is one of the most loved festivals in our region. Purchase your tickets online to save time in line!