It’s a Three-Day Weekend!
Celebrate this federal holiday and labor workers’ movement with your sweetie at these fun D.C. events taking place this Saturday through Monday. The best part is that they’re all free!
Labor Day concert
Taking place Sunday, Sept. 1 on the Capitol’s West Lawn, this is a no-brainer. Cozy up with your significant other while listening to the National Symphony Orchestra led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Gates open at 3 p.m. For more information, click here.
25th annual D.C. Blues Festival
If you’re a more musical couple, be sure to check out the 25th annual D.C. Blues Festival taking place Aug. 31-Sept. 25 at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre. Jam out to Albert Castiglia, Big G, Austin Walker and many more. Gates open at noon. For a full listing of featured artists, click here.
12th annual Page to Stage Festival
Featuring more than 40 D.C.-area theater companies, the Kennedy Center will be hosting the 12th annual Page to Stage Festival beginning Aug. 31 and ending Sept. 2. Join your honey for free readings, open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed locally, regionally and nationally. For parking and event information, click here.
Don’t forget that many municipal pools close after Labor Day. Take some time to soak in some last sun rays with your sweetie this Monday. If you don’t have a pool at your home, don’t sweat it. Between hotel and public pools, you’re sure to find something near you. For hours and locations of D.C. city pools, click here.