Labor Day in Washington DC
The end of summer means a lot of things. For one, it’s the end of hot, humid days and sultry nights. It also means the long Labor Day weekend. And if you’re in Washington, DC during that time, you’ll be in for a real treat. There are plenty of cool things to do. If you’re into music, you’ll have multiple opportunities to enjoy it and at no charge. The Labor Day Capitol Concert takes place at the U.S. Capitol and features the fabulous sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra while the DC Blues Festival at the Carter Barron Amphitheater is the place to be for classic blues performed by classic artists. What’s more, the National Gallery of Art boasts Jazz in the Sculpture Garden on Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For water enthusiasts, there is kayaking, canoeing, and sailing on the Potomac River. Rentals are available at the Thompson Boat Center, Jack’s Boathouse, and Washington Sailing Marina. Sports fans will certainly find the Howard University/Morehouse College game, aka the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic, a veritable winner. Of course, there’s also Major League Baseball action at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals. Those seeking to explore the great outdoors will be drawn to scenic Rock Creek Park, an expansive public park that features trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. And serious theater-goers will flock to the popular Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center for three full days of free readings and rehearsals for shows that are getting ready to be performed at venues throughout the Washington, DC area.