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Your Fall Must-Do's in Capitol Riverfront

Fall is in full swing in Capitol Riverfront with exciting activities to indulge in as the heat of summer rolls out and the cool breeze heads this way. Grab your pumpkin spice lattes and get ready for a series of fun, frights, and fall-tastic good times.

Side Yards 

Don't miss Side Yards, the extravaganza featuring contortionists, magicians, escape artists, aerialists, and other exciting acts, on Friday, November 3, between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Engage in tarot card readings, palmistry, balloon artistry, glitter tattoos, and thrilling interactive experiences. It's a family-friendly event where you'll be met with logic-defying wonder! 355 Water Street SE

Pumpkin Beer Week at Dacha

Join Dacha from November 1 to 7 for Pumpkin Beer Week, a celebration of autumn's finest flavors. Dive into a delightful array of Pumpkin ales from renowned breweries like Shlafly, Southern Tier, Two Roads, 7 Locks, Aleworks, Caboose, and Shipyard Brewing. Let each sip transport you to hayrides and cozy afternoons on the farm.

Ice Rink Opening at Canal Park 

The Canal Park Ice Rink is anticipated to officially open the week of November 13, just in time to show off those “figure 8s." Open Sunday through Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Fridays from 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm, the ice rink is the place to get out in the neighborhood and have some fall and winter fun. 200 M St, SE

Halloweekend Movie Night at Audi Field

On Friday, October 27, the Capitol Riverfront BID is transforming our favorite big-screen into a Halloween haven for all ages. Audi Field will host an Outdoor Film Night, setting the stage for a ghoulishly good time under the stars, enjoying a showing of Hocus Pocus (1993)! 100 Potomac Avenue SW

Pumpkins in the Park

The Halloweekend fun continues on Saturday, October 28, where Canal Park will be home to our 10th Annual Pumpkins in the Park event, featuring a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, live music, pumpkin decorating, seasonal beverages (21+), a magician, and more spirited fun. It's a weekend to mark on your calendar for some family-friendly frights! 200 M Street SE

Nightmare in Navy Yard

For the ultimate Halloween dance party, head to Nightmare in Navy Yard, DC's biggest Halloween bash. This spooktacular event on October 31 will feature 2 DJs, a 5-hour open bar, food trucks, animatronics, haunted props, special FX lighting, lasers, and more. It's a Halloween extravaganza you won't want to miss! Buy your tickets here770 M Street SE

The Black Lagoon pop-up 

Dive into the immersive and "creepy-as-hell" experience of The Black Lagoon. Located inside Trouble Bird, come wearing your craziest costume and explore some deliciously spooky cocktails. It's a macabre celebration with a splash of goth and metal for good measure. 1346 4th Street SE

Spooky Sips & October Trivia at District Winery 

Indulge in wine and candy pairings at District Winery's "Spooky Sips" event. From Sherry-style Oloroso with Butterfingers to Rosato with Twizzlers, it's a treat for wine and candy lovers alike. And for less spooky wine indulgences, Wednesdays bring October Trivia Nights. Test your knowledge and enjoy tastings of District Winery's finest wines. The winning team takes home an exclusive prize! 385 Water Street SE

Fall Events at Steadfast Supply

Unleash your inner artist at Steadfast Supply's fall events! From ceramic skull painting to clay pumpkin workshops and ghost collage creations, there's a creative experience for everyone. No experience is necessary, so whether you're a beginner or an art aficionado, dive into the vibrant world of artistic expression. Check out Steadfast Supply's fall lineup here301 Tingey Street SE

Monster Mash

Capitol City Circus School is unleashing MONSTER MASH, its first-ever staff show, for two thrilling evenings, October 27 & 28, under the big top. Watch in awe as professional trapeze artists, acrobats, jugglers, handstand artists, and aerialists bring the circus magic to life in this family-friendly Halloween event. Seating is first-come, first-served, so grab your tickets early and join the mash for a mesmerizing night of thrills, spills, and Halloween chills! 10 I St. SE

DOCK-tober with Sea Suite Cruises

As the season sets, Sea Suite Cruises invites you to end it with a splash! This DOCKTOBER, enjoy a night of spooky delights, refreshing drinks, and unparalleled views. Sea Suite Cruises is your ticket to a Halloween celebration on the water so trick-or-treat-your-self to one last BOO-zy boat ride along the scenic Anacostia River. Get an extra 25% off your ride with the promo code DOCKTOBER25 at checkout.

Mayweather DEAD-ication Special

Calling all fitness fanatics! This fall, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is unleashing a powerhouse deal to help you crush your season's goals. Introducing the DEAD-ication Special: receive 25% off a VIP Unlimited Membership when you commit to 3 months paid in full, just $156 per month for the first 3 months! Finish 2023 with hard work, dedication, and a pocket-friendly fitness journey! 230 Water Street SE

Silver Mirror One-Year Anniversary 

Join the celebration at Silver Mirror from Friday, October 27, to Sunday, October 29, as they mark their one-year anniversary in the neighborhood! Enjoy a wellness weekend with free morning fitness classes, complimentary collagen-infused smoothies from Toastique, skincare education classes, happy hours, facial treatments, and so much more. It's a thank-you to the community that made Silver Mirror a success! 1355 3rd Street SE

Brunch on the Go 

Treat yourself to bubbles and brunch with your workout buddy every Saturday in October with Brunch on the Go. Purchase a ticket for two, enjoy a guided walk or run around The Yards, led by Pacers and Lululemon, and then pick up a brunch to-go box from participating restaurants. Participating restaurants for the rest of the month include La Famosa (Oct. 14), Agua 301 (Oct. 21), and Due South (Oct. 28). Two lucky participants each week will also win a gift card to Pacers or Lululemon. It's a delicious way to stay active and indulge! Buy your tickets here355 Water Street SE