Labor Day Weekend Guide 2011

Whether you're staying in town or looking to escape for the long weekend, we have a guide to everything you might want to do, eat, or see

By: Washingtonian Staff

What's fun in and around Washington:

Labor Day Weekend Guide
Sticking around Washington for the three-day weekend? Here's a handy list of fairs, festivals, and fun events happening in the area. Check out the annual Beatles-inspired music festival at Gaylord National, joust and eat giant turkey legs at the Maryland Renaissance festival, ollie at the Maloof Money Cup Skaye contest, or hear a screenplay come to life at the Kennedy Center's annual Page-to-Stage festival.

The Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Backyard Cookout Menu
A collection of delicious, picnic-ready recipes from our favorite Washington restaurants—appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts included!

Summer Guide 2011
Can't find something that sounds fun in our weekend guide? Check out the summer guide from our June issue. You'll find kid-friendly activities, great nearby adventure suggestions, cultural events galore, and even suggestions for DC's cool crowd. Make the most of your last hot-weather hurrahs.

Our Favorite Outdoor Drinking Spots
Looking for a place to soak up the sun and knock back a few cocktails? Here are some of our favorite patios and roofdecks. You might also like this list of the area's best refreshing cold treats.

Getaway ideas:

16 Great Day Trips

Last-Minute Travel Deals

Our Favorite Nearby Beaches

Weekend Getaways

Helpful links for visitors:

> 100 Best Restaurants

> 75 Great Bars

> Neighborhood Guides

> Washington's Hidden Gems

> Cheap Eats (New!) 

> Hotel Finder

> Ultimate Museum Guide

> Local Event Calendar

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