Labor Day weekend is always a bright spot of late summer, though it’s somewhat bittersweet. We always have the long weekend to look forward to, and the exciting events that accompany it, but it also means that the end of summer is fast-approaching. For children, it usually is the end of summer in terms of schooling, but where the weather is concerned it’s simply signaling that the end of warmth and sunshine is nigh. For 2018, we hope that you have a blast over your long weekend, and there are plenty of events around Washington D.C. that should make it easy to do just that.
Listen to the sweet sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra as they play some of the most iconic, patriotic themes for free on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, kicking off at 8:00 p.m. on September 2nd.
You’ve likely heard that tickets are difficult to come by, but if you can find a way to manage it then we certainly recommend you catch a showing of Hamilton at the Kennedy Center. Make sure to find your tickets quick, as prices will likely go up closer to the date, and they’re likely to sell out rather quickly.
If you’re an avid book lover or even a casual reader, you should consider checking out the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress. This annual event brings some of the most renowned authors together for readings, meets and greets and autographs, and it’s a great place to meet people and learn about writing. Taking place on September 1st this year, it’s an exciting event that we cannot wait to check out ourselves.
Whatever you decide to do over your Labor Day long weekend, we simply hope you enjoy yourself. Happy Labor Day!