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The Best Labor Day Events in Washington DC

The Washington, DC, area offers a number of choices for celebrating this year's Labor Day weekend. Following is a list of top choices:


Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival - August 31st to September 2nd

With more than 25 local theater companies bringing their work to the stage at The Kennedy Center, this is one of the most popular Labor Day events in the city. Enjoy open rehearsals, readings, and plays over the three-day weekend at this popular Foggy Bottom venue.

Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol

On Sunday, September 1st, this free concert will showcase the National Symphony Orchestra.  The concert takes place on East Capitol and First Street, starting at 8pm.

Maryland Renaissance Festival - August 24th to October 21st

This festival isn't just for Labor Day, but is a great family choice with something for everyone. Enjoy live performances, including jousting matches, games, crafts, and food.

DC Blues Festival

Held on August 31st from 1pm to 7pm, this blues festival features both national and local acts. It's a free event held at the Carter Barron Amphitheater.

Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

Another Blues Festival with a hint of Jazz takes place in Reston, Virginia. This event happens on August 31st, starting at 1pm.

Kensington Labor Day Parade

On Monday, September 2nd the Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival kicks off the festivities with a parade starting at St. Paul's Street and heading toward Plyers Mill.  Other festival activities are located along Howard and Armory Avenues, providing entertainment and crafts for all ages.

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