Looking Forward to Fall

Fall is a wonderful season in D.C. Here are some of the things we are looking forward to between now and Thanksgiving – all free and outdoors – with photos from previous years to give an idea of what you might see.

NoMa Mural Festival

September 7th-17th

New murals will be painted all over NoMa, and this year will feature a 360 mural on the infamous Wendy’s at Dave Thomas Circle before it is torn down.

©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering

Adams Morgan Day

September 11th

©Angela N.
©Miki Jourdan

D.C. State Fair

September 11th

©Victoria Pickering

H St. Festival

September 17th

The crowds are huge at this festival, filling many blocks:

©Angela N.
©Miki Jourdan
©Victoria Pickering

National Dance Day

September 17th at the Kennedy Center

Representative Eleanor Norton Holmes, who has always loved to dance, is the co-creator of this event.

©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering

Art All Night

September 23rd and 24th, at multiple locations

©Rob Klug
©Miki Jourdan
©Angela N.
©Victoria Pickering

Fiesta D.C.

September 24th and 25th

©Miki Jourdan
©Angela N.
©Angela N.

Day of the Dead

Events in D.C. in late October and early November

©Miki Jourdan
©Victoria Pickering

High Heel Race

October 25th

©Angela N.
©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug

Parade of Trabants

November 5th, outside the Spy Museum

©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria Pickering

Fall colors

©Angela N.
Lemur at the National Zoo. ©Angela N.
©Miki Jourdan

Animals prepare for fall

Squirrels gather moss for their nests and collect and store nuts.

©Rob Klug

Sometimes squirrels get lucky and don’t have to look hard for food:

©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

Orb Weaver spiders get busy building their webs in the fall.

©Rob Klug

Interesting birds arrive in the fall, like this ring-necked duck.

©Angela N.

Starlings are around all year, but the spectacular large murmurations of them are most often seen right before sunset on fall days.

©Angela N.

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