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Labor Day in Washington, DC

So this weekend is Labor Day weekend, which is arguably one of the most important weekends of the year. It marks the transition from summer fun to autumn leisure, not to mention the return of the PSL.

Washington, DC this weekend will be rife with things to do. And I’ve gone and curated a list for you! 

1. Labor Day Concert

Every year the National Symphony Orchestra puts on a special concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol. It’s a free music event, and it marks the beginning of the Kennedy Center’s performing arts season.

Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.

2. Freshest Food

Partake from the plethora of vendors at the District’s farmers’ markets. Many of them are taking off this weekend!

Grab a snack and go on a stroll along the National Mall!

3. Fun House Installation 

Each year the National Building Museum houses an installation as part of the Summer Block Party series. This year’s instillation is an exhibit titled “Fun House.” It includes a series of interactive rooms that reimagine the built environment. 

It closes this Labor Day!

4. America’s First Modern Art Museum

Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to stroll through the iconic Phillips Collection of Dupont Circle. Be sure to bask in the glory of the Rothko Room when you go!

5. History of Labor

On the ground level of the National Museum of American History lies the “American Enterprise” exhibit, which walks you through the evolution of American innovation. It details the journey from an agricultural American society to an industrial one.

Definitely worth looking at this Labor Day weekend!

Have Fun!

No matter what you do, remember to cherish those around you and acknowledge those workers who’ve earned this holiday. While you’re lounging with your family and friends, take a moment to consider those who came before.

And know that they made your life possible! 🙂

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