SpotHero Fall Picks: Our Top 7 Things to do in DC This Fall

Fall has arrived in DC! Here are a few of SpotHero’s favorite activities now that the weather is finally cooling off. 

Theatre Week

Dates: September 21-October 8

Location: Various theaters around the DC area

Price: Tickets start at $22. Click here for pricing and availability.

Details: This celebration kicks off DC’s theater season and aims to make theater more accessible for everyone. Discounted tickets are offered for 20 shows this year, and there are numerous other special events and activities over the course of three weeks. Check out their website for a full list of shows and events.

Smithsonian Craft2Wear

Dates: October 5-8

Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW

Price: Tickets start at $10. Full details here.

Details: For two days in October, Smithsonian’s National Building Museum transforms into the shopping destination for contemporary wearable crafts. Shoppers can find one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, accessories and wearable art. Click here for a list of vendors and additional details. 

Boo at the Zoo

Dates: October 20-22, 6-8:30 p.m.

Location: The National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave, NW

Price: Tickets start at $25 for members, full details here

Details: Start Halloween off with this family-friendly event at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Special activities include trick-or-treat stations, after-hours exhibit access, and a dance party. Click here to learn more.

Visit the National Gallery East Building

Dates: Open Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Enter on 4th St., NW, between Madison Dr and Pennsylvania Ave.

Price: Free! 

Details: Often referred to as “the East Wing,” this building houses the National Gallery of Art’s collection of modern and contemporary art. Spend the day wandering the light and airy interior, check out their permanent exhibits or see something new. You can learn more about their collection and exhibits here.

DMV Black Restaurant Week

Dates: Early November. Exact dates TBA, check here for updates.

Location: Various locations around the DC Metropolitan area

Price: Varies depending on location

Details: Started in 2018, this week is designed to highlight and support local black-owned businesses. Participating restaurants offer promotions for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery, with activities and events planned to celebrate black-owned food and beverage makers in the greater DC area throughout the week. You can visit their website to see participants and sign up for updates.

Cheer on your Team or Dance Like No One’s Watching at Capital One Arena

Dates: Capital One Arena offers Events Year-Round!

Location: Capital One Arena, 601 F St NW

Price: Varies depending on the event, pricing and event listings here.

Fall sports and events are here! Head out to the Capital One Arena  for one of their many events. With basketball, hockey, numerous performers and other events on offer, there is truly something for everyone. You can see a full list of upcoming events here.

Head out of Town

Heading to destinations unknown? Don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you. If you’re flying out of town, just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance.

Dulles Airport

Reagan Airport

Happy fall!