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Labor Day Weekend Events: Pies, A Parade And Glen Echo Park

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 8/28/2013, 12:05pm  ET

The Town of Kensington held its 45th Annual Labor Day Parade last year (file photo)

A trio of big events should leave anybody staying in town with plenty to do this Labor Day weekend.

Glen Echo Park is hosting its annual Labor Day Art Show with an opening reception at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Show will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission is free.

The exhibition will feature the work of more than 250 artists, many who have been instructors or students at Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd.) Most artwork on display will also be for sale.

Also at Glen Echo Park this weekend is the Irish Music & Dance Showcase, free and open to the public in the Bumper Car Pavilion. The show will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Monday.

On Sunday, The 4th Annual Bake Bethesda A Pie Contest from Central Farm Markets will go down at Bethesda Elementary School (7600 Arlington Blvd.).

More than 200 spectators watched 45 participants show off their crusty creations during last year’s event. A D.C. woman won both categories with a tropical fresh coconut pie and a tomato onion goat cheese pie. Each pie will be judged on overall appearance, crust color, flavor, texture and doneness, filling consistency, flavor and originality.

Spectators will be able to try the pies afterward.

Finally, there’s the Town of Kensington’s 46th Annual Labor Day Parade and

You can expect a lot of community organizations to take part, as well as a number of county lawmakers looking to build support for next June’s Democratic primary.

The festival portion of the event, which includes food, vendors and kids activities, will run at Kensington’s Town Hall (3710 Mitchell St.) until 3 p.m.