Labor Day 2016 in Bethesda

Summer is coming to a close – and if you’ve had to deal with the extreme temperatures in the D.C. area, you might not mind! The end of the summer also brings with it one of the biggest holidays of the year: Labor Day.

There are many Labor Day happenings on the horizon for those looking for some fun in and around Bethesda. Here are a few of our favorite events for the holiday weekend:

National Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Concert

Every year the National Symphony Orchestra holds a free concert on the West Lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol. This year’s concert will be on Sunday, September 4 at 6 PM, although a free rehearsal begins at 3 PM. Past selections have included patriotic classics like “America the Beautiful” and “This Land is Your Land.”

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade

For the 78th consecutive year, the city of Gaithersburg will hold a parade in its Old Town district near the intersection of Diamond and Russell Avenues. The parade happens rain or shine on September 5 at 1 PM and includes ethnic dance groups, marching bands, fire trucks, antique cars and more.

Glen Echo Labor Day Art Show 2016

Glen Echo’s long-running Labor Day Art Show returns again this year from Saturday, September 3 through Monday the 5 between 12 and 6 PM. The show is held in the elegant Spanish Ballroom, a Mediterranean-style mixed-use structure built in 1933 that is on the list of National Historic Places. Glen Echo’s art show will include paintings, photography, sculptures and ceramics from over 200 regional artists.

Booking a Hotel in Bethesda for Labor Day 2016

Visitors to D.C. who need a place to stay for the long weekend have many options, but with well-appointed accommodations, a convenient location close to the District and complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast, the American Inn of Bethesda is a top choice. Whether you’ll be checking out some Labor Day events or simply want a change of pace this weekend in Bethesda, the American Inn is the place for you.