This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Max McCrory.
It’s move-in weekend, and while most people will be breaking their backs moving box after box into their new residence halls, the lucky few who have moved in already will have free time to get out and about in the city.
Jazz in the Garden
The National Gallery of Art began its 16th season of “Jazz in the Garden” this summer. It’s held in the beautiful sculpture garden outside of the museum, which you can stroll through before the concert. This weekend is the penultimate performance featuring the jazz band, Moonshine Society. While you can bring a picnic along, there’s also barbecue sandwiches and salads to munch on. There’s even a gelato cart, so the sugar can ease your worries about the upcoming semester.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 6th Street and Constitution Ave. NW. 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
17th Street Festival
Dupont Circle is holding its seventh annual 17th Street Festival, which celebrates everything 17th street has to offer – from the beautiful shops to the mouth-watering restaurants. There will be more than 50 artists selling everything from jewelry to ceramics at the event. This is the first year that the festival will have multiple parades and bands playing throughout the day, too. Guests can buy a $10 wristband to sample all the food at the festival. This is the perfect place to take your family once you’re all moved in, because everyone is bound to find something they enjoy.
1501 17th Street NW. 12 p.m. Admission is free.
To cap off the weekend, celebrate D.C.’s culture and agriculture at the D.C. State Fair. Everything will be homegrown – from the music to the food to the art. This is the fair’s seventh year showcasing our beautiful city. What better way to celebrate the last day of summer than by sampling food, listening to music and browsing local artists’ work.
Storey Park Noma, 1005 First Street NE. 11 a.m. Admission is free.