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As warm summer days melt into cooler nights, signaling the first hints of autumn, time seems to slow down; the excitement of a new season and the appreciation for a season well spent tangle into one.
From outdoor concerts to al fresco dining, cultural tours and museums, to art festivals, farmers markets and seafood festivals, Washington, D.C. and the beautiful Chesapeake Bay area offer so many ways to celebrate the end of another delicious season. Make the most of the waning summer with a charter aboard the 154-foot Usher in our nation’s capital city or along the charming shores of the Chesapeake.
Late summer in Washington, D.C. is one of the most splendid times of year. Summer’s relentless temperatures have given way to fall’s coolness and the entire city is bustling with visitors enjoying the museums, monuments and outdoor cafes. Here are five end-of-summer events and activities to incorporate into your charter.
Sports: Enjoy a Washington Nationals (link) baseball game: Nothing says the end of summer like a late-season baseball game, where you can cheer the home team, catch a fly ball, and snack on all sorts of nostalgic ballpark goodies.
Performance Art: Catch Hamilton at the Kennedy Center (link): Lin-Manuel Miranda’s record-setting Broadway production Hamilton is on stage at D.C.’s iconic Kenney Center through September 16th. Can’t score elusive tickets? Plenty of other great plays and performances (link) can be enjoyed in this cultural city.
Culture: Visit No Spectators, The Art of Burning Man (link): Wander through awe-inspiring sculptures and mind-blowing installations of Burning Man in this highly-anticipated dust-free exhibit at the Renwick Gallery that is a tribute to the annual festival of creativity that takes place every year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
Street Festival: The streets of D.C.’s neighborhoods come alive in September with a variety of fairs to satisfy your people-watching, toe-tapping appetite. From the lively Adams Morgan Day (link) festival on September 9 to the Taste of Georgetown (link) on September 23rd, the city is a colorful mélange of music, dancing and street food all month long.
Fairs: Travel back in time when you visit Mount Vernon September 15-16th as it hosts its annual 18th century colonial style market and fair (link). On Sunday, September 23rd, Waterfront Station comes alive with a celebration of agriculture, creativity and all things homegrown at the annual D.C. State Fair (link).
The Chesapeake Bay
Life moves at a slower pace along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, where seaside towns and charming villages celebrate the changing seasons with abundant harvests and festivals. Here are a few not-to-be missed activities to incorporate into your autumn Chesapeake Bay charter.
Farmers’ Markets: Farmers’ markets are plentiful in each Chesapeake Bay town, inviting you to peruse, sample and purchase a variety of local and regional items and artisanal goods while meeting members of the local community.
Festivals: Celebrate all things Maryland at the Maryland Seafood Festival (link) in Annapolis, September 8-9. Through October 21, travel back to the year 1529 and catch a glimpse of King Henry VIII and his court as they celebrate the village’s Harvest Festival at the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival (link) in Annapolis.
On-the-Water-Fun: Extend your charter to Yorktown, Virginia and catch the monthly York River Floating Folk Jam (link) with sea shanties, Irish and Scottish folk music on September 12.
To discover more exciting autumn events in the Chesapeake Bay area that you can incorporate into your Fleet Miami yacht charter, contact your Fleet Miami charter yacht concierge today at 305-615-3190.RETURN TO ALL ARTICLES