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
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.
Adams Morgan Day
D.C. State Fair
H St. Festival
The crowds are huge at this festival, filling many blocks:
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.
Art All Night
September 23rd and 24th, at multiple locations
September 24th and 25th
Day of the Dead
Events in D.C. in late October and early November
High Heel Race
Parade of Trabants
November 5th, outside the Spy Museum
Animals prepare for fall
Squirrels gather moss for their nests and collect and store nuts.
Sometimes squirrels get lucky and don’t have to look hard for food:
Orb Weaver spiders get busy building their webs in the fall.
Interesting birds arrive in the fall, like this ring-necked duck.
Starlings are around all year, but the spectacular large murmurations of them are most often seen right before sunset on fall days.