Washington D.C. October 2024

Washington D.C. October 2024 Events

Washington D.C. October 2024 Events

Fall in Washington D.C. is a Beautiful Season to See the Nation's Capital

Average temperature low and high: 46°- 69°
The brisk autumn air makes trips to Washington D.C. in October particularly pleasant. As the leaves fall, don't miss the chance to take in the United States' capital. From outdoor activities to museums, the possibilities are limitless.

October Event Calendar

Vienna Oktoberfest

Presented by the Vienna Business Association & town of Vienna, Oktoberfest is making its return on October 7th. This year, guests can expect three stages of live entertainment, two beer & wine gardens, German cuisine, and a vendor and artisan marketplace. Oktoberfest is a family-friendly affair with free kid activities - Admission is free.

13th Annual Red Shoe 5k

The Annual Red Shoe 5k helps raise money for children's welfare through the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC). Come and run for a great cause, or attend remotely. All entrants get race swag, and if you decide to attend remotely, a race t-shirt and participation medal will be sent to you. There's also a kid's fun run before the 5K run. Regular registration for the run starts at $40. 



Snallygaster is Washington, D.C.'s biggest beer festival, overflowing with 350 varieties of small-batch and rare craft beers and ciders. Sample these delectable brews to your heart's content smack dab in the heart of the city with the Capitol building as your backdrop. And there's plenty of food, live music and games to enjoy between tastings. This family-friendly event also works for a good cause and supports a nonprofit organization. Tickets start at $65, and there are special low-price passes for young adults and designated drivers. Children under 12 enter for free.

DC Wine Fest

Experience DC Wine Fest..fall edition! Join other wine enthusiasts down by Dock 5 @ Union Market for the ultimate wine-tasting experience. This year, DC Wine Fest is partnering with Schneiders to offer guests exclusive discounts on wine from around the world. All wine tastings are included in your ticket price. Food will be available for purchase from New Gourmet Delight, Corky’s Crab Cakes, Buddin’ Bakery and The Hotdog Hideout. DC Wine Fest is offering three sessions throughout the day - tickets are on sale now, ranging from $35 to $60. This is a 21+ event.

The Trilogy Tour: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Ricky Martin

Unleash your wild side with The Trilogy Tour featuring international superstars and heartthrobs Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull. The ultimate musical extravaganza is here as the sensational trio unite for the first time ever for a euphoric celebration of music.

Halloween Bar Crawl

Enjoy an all-day (and all-night) Halloween bar crawl with food and drink specials, live entertainment, giveaways, and more. This costume bash takes place in the most popular bars of Dupont Circle. Your costumed entry also gets you a free mug, so you'll always be ready to raise a glass.

Washington D.C. Events in October


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Things to do in Washington D.C.

Things to Do in Washington D.C. in October

Walk Through American Art and History at Any of D.C.'s Museums

Walk Through American Art and History at Any of D.C.'s Museums
Washington D.C. is awash with museums, and frankly, listing them all would be extremely difficult. However, the museums that border the National Mall – all overseen by the Smithsonian Institution – are all very worthy of your time. If you have a particular interest – from general American History to aerospace to African American culture – there is a museum waiting for you to wander through.

Check Out the Haunts of D.C.'s Ghosts

Check Out the Haunts of D.C.'s Ghosts
Ghost stories are all in the spooky fun, but why not experience the stories where they take place? Ghost tours, like ghost stories, are abundant in Washington, D.C. A guide will take you from place to place as they tell you about paranormal experiences, ranging from Lincoln's ghost in the White House to the spirits of DuPont Circle.