Fun Things To Do In Northern Virginia Labor Day Weekend 2014

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Adrian Duke Project headlines the Lake Anna Jazz & Blues Festival in Reston, August 30, 2014

Labor Day weekend is here! While thousands of people in our region will be taking the highways and skyways to get out of town, the Northern Virginians staying behind are going to be plenty busy relaxing with friends and family. We don’t think of it as the end of summer, but rather the weekend with more fun things to do than usual. Take a look at the fun things to do in Northern Virginia Labor Day Weekend 2014:

Fun Things To Do In Northern VA Area: Northern Virginia

The 8th Annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA
New Orleans-based jazz pianist and singer Adrian Duke leads the Adrian Duke Project at Saturday’s family free event. Here’s the schedule:

  • 2PM – Nia Olibesi Trio
  • 3PM – John Lee Quartet
  • 4PM – Mykle Lyons Quintet
  • 5PM – Chip Bubeck Trio
  • 6PM – Sam Gunderson
  • 7PM – Adrian Duke Project (Headliner)

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Saturday Twilight Polo
GreatMeadowPolo5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198, Gate 2

Tickets: $30/Carload
[highlighter color=”orange”]Half-price tickets[/highlighter]: Click here to buy $15/carload tickets
6:30pm, gates open; 7:00pm, first match
August 30th theme: Daddy Daughter Dance

If you’ve been to Great Meadows for any event, like their July 4th celebration, Virginia Gold Cup, or a wedding, you know it’s one of the most gorgeous natural resources Northern Virginia has. Take advantage of the Great Meadow Foundation’s Twilight Polo series. The polo is fast, exciting and right in front of you, but it’s more than polo. Bring a blanket and pack a basket for dinner.
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Fun Things To Do In Northern VA Area: Washington, DC

image courtesy The Library of Congress

image courtesy The Library of Congress

14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, “Stay Up With a Good Book”

Saturday, August 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.: Author Pavilion will feature more than 100 authors, illustrators and poets
6 p.m. until 10 p.m.: Evening sessions include a poetry slam, a graphic novels super session, and a session called “Great Books To Great Movies”
This year’s annual event extends into the evening for the first time in its history and moves to a new location the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. As always it is free and open to the public, but please note no outside food is allowed in the convention center.
Reach the Washington Convention Center from the Mount Vernon Square Metro subway station on the Yellow/Green lines or park in a city lot (there are about 3000 parking spots in the area).
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Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival

August 30 – September 1, 2014
Saturday: noon–10 p.m.
Sunday: 6–7 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Page-to-Stage is the Kennedy Center’s annual FREE new play festival of performances featuring over 40 theaters from the Washington, DC area. It’s the Kennedy Center, it’s free,

Labor Day Concert on the US Capitol West Lawn

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 3 p.m. (gates open)
Sunday, August 31, 2014, 8 p.m. (concert begins)

East Capitol and First Streets, Washington, DC Every year this free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra is a huge hit. Take the metro (Union Station or Capitol South are the closest)!! Get there early to catch the dress rehearsal from 3:30-6 p.m. As always, the dress rehearsal and concert are free to the public. The concert will move to the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in case of bad weather. Call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8114 after 11 a.m. for details.

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