Sep 14, 2023 - Things to Do

D.C. weekend events: H Street Festival, Oktoberfest and more

The hair showcase at the H Street Festival in 2022. Photo: Courtesy of H Street D.C.

This weekend in D.C., check out a celebration on H Street, Oktoberfest at The Wharf, speed dating at a dispensary, a food truck block party in Georgetown and more.

🥳 1. Get festive

Celebrate H Street and support its vibrant culture and businesses at the 18th annual H Street Festival.

What's happening: Enjoy 12 blocks of live music from multiple genres, fashion and art vendors, over 80 local food and drink vendors, a drag show, a hair show, kids activities and more.

  • Show off your talent this year on the karaoke stage.

When: Noon–7pm Saturday

Where: H Street NE between Third and 15th streets

Cost: Free

🍻 2. Oktoberfest

  • Raise a glass to racing hounds at the 11th annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash on Saturday, learn how to polka dance, compete in a stein holding competition and more at The Wharf Friday–Sunday. Free.

🌬️ 3. Date 'n' Bake

🌱 4. Brunch on the Farm

  • Enjoy a farm-to-table vegan brunch noon–3pm Saturday at Common Good City Farm. This yearly fundraiser supports the farm's programming and their pay-what-you-can market. Tickets start at $80 but are on a sliding scale based on what you can afford.

🚛 5. Food Truck Block Party

  • Eat food from Black-owned food trucks while enjoying live music 4pm Friday at Sandlot Georgetown. Free before 6pm; $5 after 6pm.

🎞️ 6. Art film screening

  • Enjoy a special screening of "100 Ways to Cross the Border," a film that recounts the impact of ​​Guillermo Gómez-Peña's work and his contributions to Latino and Chicano cultural identity 2-3:30pm Saturday at the National Gallery of Art. Register here. Free.
  • There will be a discussion with the filmmaker after the screening.
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