Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Akridge Lot at Buzzard Point
Make a list, check it twice, and bring it to the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair. With more than 100 artists selling jewelry, apparel, artwork, household goods, toys, prepared foods, and furniture, it’s a great place to hunt for a unique gift, an accent piece for your living room, or a one-of-a-kind wardrobe addition.
Cost: Early-bird ticket prices start at $5
Tuesday, October 1
In honor of Kith/Kin’s two-year anniversary, chef Kwame Onwuachi is hosting a late night African market. Eight local chefs will bring their spins on West African cuisine for an evening of food, live music, and dance. Participating chefs include Caitlin Dysart, Danny Lee, Scott Drewno, Javier Fernandez, Jerone Grant, Peter Prime, and more.
Cost: Tickets are $75
Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5
DC United is hosting a festival at Audi Field that brings together cuisine, music, and the arts. Taste food and beer from more than 20 restaurants and 10 breweries, while enjoying live music from local artists, interactive art installations, cooking competitions, and more.
Cost: Tickets start at $20
Weekends from October 4 - November 2
This legit haunted house invites guys and ghouls to be terrorized for a good cause. This year, the theme is “Camp Carlheim,” a horrifying haunted camp. The manor comprises three levels, plus the extra spooky basement: “Carnival of Souls.” Ticket proceeds go to the Arc of Loudoun, which provides services for people with disabilities and their families.
Cost: Tickets start at $40
Saturday, October 5
Capital One Arena
DC’s hockey stars will begin their home season with a match against the Carolina Hurricanes. The home season schedule also includes highlights like the New York Rangers’ first visit to Capital One Arena and hosting the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.
Cost: Tickets start at $62