Washington D.C. September 2023

Washington D.C. September 2023 Events

Washington D.C. September 2023 Events

Summer Turns to Fall in Washington D.C. in September

Average temperature low and high: 59°- 81°
Fall is approaching in September. While the leaves do not start turning until later on, the temperature begins to cool, making all your adventures in the temperate Washington D.C. weather all the better.

September Event Calendar

Moulin Rouge! - The Musical

The glamorous Moulin Rouge. The Musical is playing in your city. Come and experience one of the most iconic stage musicals of all time and revel in the opulent set design, classic songs and memorable characters. You've seen the movie. Now imagine watching it all unfold on stage right in front of you. The dazzling crew orchestrating this spectacle includes Tony Award winners like director Alex Timbers, music supervisor Justin Levine and choreographer Sonya Tayeh. This show's recommended for ages 12 and up, and you can get your tickets right here.

DC JazzFest

Head to the nation's capital for the 19th annual Jazz Fest, a "celebration of all things jazz." Located across several neighborhoods, this five-day event will include a Labor Day weekend of performances at the waterfront District Wharf. Here, concert-goers will enjoy water views, local restaurants, and live performances from numerous jazz artists - including Grammy-winning musicians and groups. Some of this year's lineup includes Gregory Porter, Samara Joy, Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble and lots more. Tickets are available online and include options for seated or standing single-day passes, VIP lounge passes, or exclusive cabana access, complete with food and alcohol packages.

Oktoberfest at The Wharf

The Wharf is excited to announce its annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring a weekend full of activities perfect for all ages. This year’s festivities feature the Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash, a polka dance party on Transit Pier, and stein hoisting contests. Throughout the weekend, restaurants across The Wharf will have German fare, Bavarian decor, and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer. Pets are allowed during this festival in the outdoor areas of The Wharf. Please bear in mind that it will be crowded. Entry to this event is free.

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Fiesta DC

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this September at Fiesta DC, an annual multicultural festival that's all about the culture of Latin American and the Caribbean. See parades, live musicians, traditional dancing and art exhibits while enjoying various cuisines. The winner of Miss Fiesta DC earns a cash prize. It's a beautiful experience outdoors along an inlet of the Potomac River. The festival is free and open to all.

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Washington D.C. Events in September


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Fri, Sep 22 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Fridays
Fri, Sep 29 at Opera Ultra Lounge Opera Thursdays | 18+
Fri, Sep 29 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Fridays
Sat, Sep 30 at Opera Ultra Lounge Diosa
Sat, Sep 30 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Saturdays
Things to do in Washington D.C.

Things to Do in Washington D.C. in September

Make the Rounds at Dupont Circle

Make the Rounds at Dupont Circle
This historic neighborhood is known for many things: it is home to Embassy Row, the Phillips Collection of Modern Art, and the picturesque Dupont Circle fountain. Beyond that, it is one of the leading centers of local DC culture. Restaurants, bars, theaters, and the DC Improv Comedy Club all populate this lively, vivid and beautiful district.

Explore the Hip Georgetown Neighborhood

Explore the Hip Georgetown Neighborhood
Adjacent to Georgetown University, this neighborhood is renowned for its food and nightlife, befitting any hip college area. High-end bars like the Degrees at the Ritz Carlton feature cocktails aplenty, while Martin’s Tavern is a cozy restaurant and bar that fits in with any evening plans you might come up with. There is a wide array of restaurants, featuring everything from American food to Vietnamese, all within walking distance from one another. Movie lovers can even take a detour to see the staircase featured in the ending of the 1973 film The Exorcist, located just off from Georgetown University’s main campus.