What to Expect for the Capitol Hill Area This Weekend

by Sean Meehan October 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm 0

Fall leaves

After a few false starts, it seems that colder weather will finally arrive for good this weekend. While temperatures may dip below freezing in the farthest suburbs, within the District, temperatures are expected to remain in the autumn-appropriate fifties.

However, the cold temperatures aren’t going to slow things down in the Capitol Hill area, with plenty of outdoor and indoor events to help residents enjoy or avoid the sweater weather. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this weekend in the Capitol Hill area:


In Their Own Words: Soul Strolls at Congressional Cemetery
Historic Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St. SE)
Friday and Saturday 6 – 9 p.m.

The Congressional Cemetery is replacing its Halloween gala with four nights of tours. The event is planned for the twilight hours of Friday and Saturday for the next two weeks, with a cash bar and music each night. Tickets are available online and cost $20 for adults and $10 for children who are 12 years old or younger.

13th Street Community Park & Garden Yard Sale
13th and C streets SE
Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This community-wide yard sale of donated items will benefit the 13th Street Community Park & Garden. Residents can donate items for the sale throughout the week by contacting [email protected] and arranging a drop-off. Accepted items include small furniture, clothing, toys, books, electronics and baby items.

15th Annual Renovator’s House Tour
Stuart-Hobson Middle School (410 E St. NE)
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ten homeowners throughout Capitol Hill are opening their doors to showcase their home decor and renovation style. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased online or in person at Schnieder’s, Hill’s Kitchen and Frager’s Hardware.

REI Thingamajig Used Gear Swap & Beer Garden Bluegrass
150 M St. NE
Saturday 12 – 5 p.m.

Retailer REI will host a community gear swap where residents can buy, sell, barter or trade their used outdoor accessories with fellow lovers of the outdoors. Anyone bringing gear to sell will get table space to do so. There will also be live music and drinks available at Wunder Garten. Tickets are available for $7 available online or at the door.

Navy Yard Says Goodbye to Former Battleship
Washington Navy Yard Cold War Gallery (736 Sicard St. SE)
Saturday 10 a.m.

The former battleship that has been on display at the Washington Navy Yard since 1984 will leave its post for good on Saturday after a ceremony at the Washington Navy Museum. The send-off is free and open to the public.


  • Red, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will run every 24 minutes
  • Green Line trains will run on a normal weekend schedule
  • Blue, Silver and Orange line trains will be single-tracking between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory for repairs.


Several buses will detour around the National Mall on Saturday 6:30-8 p.m. for the Light the Night Walk

  • The affected bus routes are the 30N, 30S, 32, 36
  • Buses will detour between Pennsylvania Avenue and 2nd St. SE and 15th and F streets NW
  • The affected bus lines will not serve stops along Independence Avenue SW or SE



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