The Weekender: September Edition

Now that Labor Day and the first day of school have come and gone, it’s time to really sink into our September groove and enjoy the city. We know it’s easy to do, but try not to get sucked into watching too much football (although, some is allowed), and get out and enjoy these events.

Jazz Fest | Rosslyn

The annual Gateway Park music festival is back on September 12th! Just across the Key Bridge from DC, the event is free and open to the public. The festival will feature nationally acclaimed jazz and funk artists, food trucks galore, a newly expanded beer and wine garden, and a variety of onsite fashion trucks.


Beer Festival | Snallygaster


First of all, do you know what Snallygaster is? The Snallygaster is a fearsome, toothy, and, mythical beast said to have resided in the hills surrounding D.C. and Maryland in the 19th century. The event, and maybe a few sitings of the supernatural namesake, will return for the fourth year Saturday the 12th.  Don’t miss you on the celebration of craft beer, local food, and music – get your tickets now.


Fantastic Festivals | Citywide


This month, communities across the District are coming together to hold local festivals. With everything from Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan Day to the massive H Street Festival, everyone will get to know what it is to live like a local. All of the festivals will celebrate the talents of DC residents, highlight vibrant neighborhoods, have  family-friendly activities, and plenty of food vendors. Thousands of city residents will come together for the festivals on Saturday the 12th, Sunday the 13th, and Saturday the 19th, respectively.

Once in a Lifetime Visit | The Pope

popePope Francis will be kicking off his United States visit with his first stop in DC, September 22-24. The Pope’s busy three-day schedule includes an arrival ceremony welcome at the White House and a meeting with both houses of Congress. For more info, check out his schedule, or maybe you’ll just catch a glimpse of him from your Uber in traffic with his Popemobile.



Music on The Mall | Landmark Festival

file_55411d18cd70aFrom the same organizers as Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits comes the Landmark Music Festival – the first of its kind event on the National Mall September 26-27. More than 40 artists will perform across five stages; headliners include Drake, The Strokes, alt-J, and CHVRCHES. The best part? Ticket sales benefit the Trust for the National Mall to keep our city preserved and beautiful for years to come.


Kick-off | The Home Team

FedExField01Football seasons kicks off this month! The Washington football team plays two home games this month against Miami on the 12th and St. Louis on the 20th. Heading to a game? To get picked up like a pro, request your ride home and  head to the corner of Redskins Ave & Sheriff Road to meet your driver.