This edition of the DMV weekend roundup features wine fests, trick-or-treating, and Comic-Con!
Not sure what to do this weekend? Never fear! This weekend's forecast features fall festivities and plenty of entertainment to carry you into Monday. Wine festivals? Comic-Con? There's a little something for everybody!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, October 18, to Sunday, October 20.
Russian Festival | Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church | 1723 East Fairmount Avenue | Baltimore, MD | Friday–Sunday
Enjoy a showcase of Russian culture all weekend at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Visitors can eat delicious cuisine, watch dance ensembles, participate in a trivia night, and tour the breathtaking interiors of the church. Admission is $2, and parking is free. Check it out here!
29Rooms D.C. | D.C. Armory | 2001 East Capitol Street SE | Washington, D.C. | Ongoing
Featuring an eclectic mix of storytelling, art, and activism, Refinery 29's traveling exhibition is a must-visit! Guests will find an immersive experience in each room brought to life in collaboration with artists and creators of all stripes. This collective is only in D.C. from October 18 to 27, so don't miss your chance! Tickets are $10-$34. Buy yours here!
Boo at the Zoo | Smithsonian National Zoo | 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW | Washington, D.C. | Friday–Sunday
The ultimate Halloween extravaganza for kids is happening at the National Zoo! Mini ghosts and ghouls can trick-or-treat on the zoo's grounds while visiting the animals after-hours. Additional fun includes dance parties and karaoke! Tickets are $20 for zoo members and $30 for non-members. Saturday has sold out, you can still snag tickets for Friday and Sunday! Buy them here!
Baltimore Comic-Con | Baltimore Convention Center | 1 West Pratt Street | Baltimore, MD | Friday–Sunday
Comic nerds, assemble! Baltimore's official Comic-Con is back for another year at the Baltimore Convention Center. Catch the who's who of the comic world, along with special exhibitions and ticketed meet-and-greets with the industry's biggest personalities. Single-day and weekend passes are available. Check it out here!
OktoBEARfest 2019 | The Maryland Zoo | One Safari Place | Baltimore, MD | Saturday
It's an Oktoberfest celebration done animal-style! Sample over 50 kinds of beer and enjoy delicious concessions, live music, and complimentary zoo admission for a fun-filled day. Event proceeds benefit The Maryland Zoo's operations, so come out for a great cause! Advance general admission is $49 and VIP is $69. Buy your tickets here!
44th Annual Virginia Wine Festival | One Loudoun | 44600 Freetown Boulevard | Ashburn, VA | Saturday–Sunday
The longest-running wine fest in Virginia is back! Savor flavorful wines and cider while enjoying local cuisine, including freshly shucked oysters from the Chesapeake. Advanced general admission is $39, and VIP is $69. All tickets include access to food and entertainment. Find out more here!
Harbor Day at the Docks | Sunset Avenue | West Ocean City, MD | Saturday
Experience the best of Ocean City with a nautical festival! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy watching crab-picking contests and cooking demos along with delicious seafood and entertainment. Did we mention admission is free? Check it out here!
Town of Dumfries Fall Festival | Garrison Park | 17755 Main Street | Dumfries, VA | Saturday
Celebrate the autumn season with a wholesome fall festival! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., browse food trucks, craft stands, games, and other fun in Garrison Park. Everyone in the community is welcome! The event will be hosted by Mayor Derrick Wood. Find out more on the event's Facebook page.
Fall Harvest Family Days | George Washington's Mount Vernon | 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday–Sunday
Experience a fall fling in Mount Vernon! Families can immerse themselves in the colonial way on the estate's Pioneer Farm. From 9 to 5, experience activities like 18th-century dancing, corn husk doll making, and colonial games on the lawn, along with a visit from Mr. Washington! This event is included with standard admission. Find out more here!
Made Marketplace: Elkridge Fall Festival | Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House | 5745 Furnace Avenue | Elkridge, MD | Sunday
This craft bazaar celebrates artisans and their handcrafted goods. At the picturesque Elkridge Furnace Inn, shop for trinkets like paintings and jewelry, or grab a bite from local food trucks. Buy local, and support your community! Admission is free. Click here for more information!
What will you be doing this weekend? Let's hear your plans in the comments!