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Labor Day Concert at the Capitol The National Symphony Orchestra will play a free performance at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. This years concert is Americana-themed and is a great send-off for summer. The music will feature two violins and a double bass. (Getty Images)

Labor Day Concert at the Capitol

The National Symphony Orchestra will play a free performance at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. This year's concert is Americana-themed and is a great send-off for summer. The music will feature two violins and a double bass. (Getty Images)
The 25th Annual D.C. Blues Festival Back for its 25th year, the D.C. Blues Society will host its annual festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Rock Creek Park. The free event includes seven and a half hours of musical performances on the main stage, as well as interactive demonstrations on the workshop stage, which is packed with kid-friendly activities. The festival begins at noon and goes until 730 p.m. (Getty Images)

The 25th Annual D.C. Blues Festival

Back for its 25th year, the D.C. Blues Society will host its annual festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Rock Creek Park. The free event includes seven and a half hours of musical performances on the main stage, as well as interactive demonstrations on the workshop stage, which is packed with kid-friendly activities. The festival begins at noon and goes until 7:30 p.m. (Getty Images)
Page-to-Stage Festival at The Kennedy Center Catch a glimpse of the 2013 theatre season before anyone else. For three days, more than 40 D.C.-area theatre companies will descend on The Kennedy Center and offer free readings and rehearsals for shows currently being developed. The event is free, but seating is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. (Getty Images)

Page-to-Stage Festival at The Kennedy Center

Catch a glimpse of the 2013 theatre season before anyone else. For three days, more than 40 D.C.-area theatre companies will descend on The Kennedy Center and offer free readings and rehearsals for shows currently being developed. The event is free, but seating is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. (Getty Images)
Free Concert, Baseball at Nats Stadium Spend this weekends American holiday with Americas favorite pastime. The Nationals are playing at home against the New York Mets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Saturday night will be capped with a free post-game concert featuring Gavin DeGraw. (Getty Images)

Free Concert, Baseball at Nats Stadium

Spend this weekend's American holiday with America's favorite pastime. The Nationals are playing at home against the New York Mets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Saturday night will be capped with a free post-game concert featuring Gavin DeGraw. (Getty Images)
Virginia Scottish Games and Festival Grab your kilts and head to The Plains for the 40th annual Virginia Scottish Games, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Theyll have competitions in fields such as fiddling, bagpiping and dancing, along with live entertainment craft vendors and food. Nothing rings in fall like Celtic traditions. (Getty Images)

Virginia Scottish Games and Festival

Grab your kilts and head to The Plains for the 40th annual Virginia Scottish Games, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. They'll have competitions in fields such as fiddling, bagpiping and dancing, along with live entertainment craft vendors and food. Nothing rings in fall like Celtic traditions. (Getty Images)

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Epicurience Food and Wine Festival Farm-to-table cuisine and local wines are the focus of Epicurience Virginia, a food and wine festival scheduled for Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 in Leesburg, Va. Attendees will be able to sample some of the regions best food and wine, attend seminars and demonstrations and soak up live entertainment. Special events, such as dinners, performances and cocktail parties, are also planned for the weekend. (WTOP File Photo)

Epicurience Food and Wine Festival

Farm-to-table cuisine and local wines are the focus of Epicurience Virginia, a food and wine festival scheduled for Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 in Leesburg, Va. Attendees will be able to sample some of the region's best food and wine, attend seminars and demonstrations and soak up live entertainment. Special events, such as dinners, performances and cocktail parties, are also planned for the weekend. (WTOP File Photo)
Herndons Labor Day Festival Historic Downtown Herndon will hold its 25th annual Labor Day Festival on Sept. 2 from noon until 6 p.m. The all-day event will have live entertainment, wine tasting, food and an arts show. (Courtesy Herndon.gov)

Herndon's Labor Day Festival

Historic Downtown Herndon will hold its 25th annual Labor Day Festival on Sept. 2 from noon until 6 p.m. The all-day event will have live entertainment, wine tasting, food and an arts show. (Courtesy Herndon.gov)
Beer, bluegrass and outdoor theatre at Devils Backbone Those up for a little bit of travel can find live theatre, bluegrass music and locally-brewed beer under a starry sky at Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Nelson County, Va. The brewery will showcase a performance of Dark of the Moon, from Wolfbane Productions. Bring your lawn chairs and admire the scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (Getty Images)

Beer, bluegrass and outdoor theatre at Devil's Backbone

Those up for a little bit of travel can find live theatre, bluegrass music and locally-brewed beer under a starry sky at Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Nelson County, Va. The brewery will showcase a performance of "Dark of the Moon," from Wolfbane Productions. Bring your lawn chairs and admire the scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (Getty Images)
Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo The work from more than 250 artists will be on display at Glen Echo Park Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The exhibition is free, and most work will be for sale. On Aug. 31 and on Sept. 2, Glen Echo Park will also hold its Irish Music Dance Showcase, which is free and open to the public. (WTOPRachel Nania)

Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo

The work from more than 250 artists will be on display at Glen Echo Park Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The exhibition is free, and most work will be for sale. On Aug. 31 and on Sept. 2, Glen Echo Park will also hold its Irish Music & Dance Showcase, which is free and open to the public. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Greenbelt Labor Day Festival What started in 1955 as a way to raise money to build a youth center has turned into a four-day event that includes amusement rides, carnival games, live entertainment, an art show and a Labor Day Parade. Admission to the festival grounds is free some activities charge a fee. The festival will be held Aug. 30 - Sept. 2. (Getty Images)

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

What started in 1955 as a way to raise money to build a youth center has turned into a four-day event that includes amusement rides, carnival games, live entertainment, an art show and a Labor Day Parade. Admission to the festival grounds is free; some activities charge a fee. The festival will be held Aug. 30 - Sept. 2. (Getty Images)
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Bake Bethesda a Pie The fourth annual pie-making contest from Central Farm Markets is happening Sept. 1. Sweet and savory pies will be judged and dished out to a hungry crowd. The event is free, but Central Farm Markets asks for a 5 donation to Manna Food Center, a Montgomery County food bank. Last years Bake Bethesda a Pie raised more than 1,000 for the nonprofit. (Thinkstock)

Bake Bethesda a Pie

The fourth annual pie-making contest from Central Farm Markets is happening Sept. 1. Sweet and savory pies will be judged and dished out to a hungry crowd. The event is free, but Central Farm Markets asks for a $5 donation to Manna Food Center, a Montgomery County food bank. Last year's Bake Bethesda a Pie raised more than $1,000 for the nonprofit. (Thinkstock)
Freedom Music Festival in Ocean City If youre headed out to the beach for the final days of summer and have the urge to hear some tunes, Ocean Citys Labor Day Music Festival is packed with live bands, as well as food and other exhibitors. (WTOP File Photo)

Freedom Music Festival in Ocean City

If you're headed out to the beach for the final days of summer and have the urge to hear some tunes, Ocean City's Labor Day Music Festival is packed with live bands, as well as food and other exhibitors. (WTOP File Photo)
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