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Labor Day 2016: 8 Cheap things to do in Washington, D.C.

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Celebrate the end of the summer by living it up with the following free and low-cost events in Washington, D.C. If you're low on cash, these events will still give you a good and even family-friendly time. Expect everything from a weekend-long music festival to a day with icebergs.

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1. Watch a National Symphony Orchestra concert

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Capitol Cir
Washington, D.C. 20001

On Sunday, September 4, the National Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The free, annual concert will feature patriotic tunes like the Washington Post March. The gates will open at 3 p.m. with open rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. No ticket is required.

2. Go to a ball game

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1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 675-6287
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On Labor Day, the Washington Nationals will face the Atlanta Braves at 4:05 p.m. Tickets can be sold for as little as $15 for right field terrace and $22 for upper gallery. If you're curious as to what your eating options are, head over to Curbed's sister site, Eater DC.

3. Chill with icebergs

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401 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 272-2448
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September 5 is the last day to see Washington, D.C.'s tallest icebergs. The National Building Museum installation, designed by James Corner Field Operations, offers a fantastical glacial sea composed of scaffolding and polycarbonate paneling. To enter the installation, the cost is $16 per adult and $13 per senior and student with an ID.

4. Shop one-of-a-kind items

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2020 O St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 496-2020
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Until September 7, the Mansion on O Street will offer one-of-a-kind items at an indoor yard sale donated by members, friends, neighbors, and guests. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to bring your own shopping bags.

5. Get your blues on

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Rock Creek Park
Washington, D.C. 20011

On Saturday, September 3, the Carter Barron Amphitheater will host the 28th Annual D.C. Blues Festival. From 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the free event will feature live music, workshops, and a petting zoo.

6. Enjoy a weekend-long celebration of music

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1215 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-6000
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From Friday through Sunday, the Lincoln Theatre will host a weekend-long music festival. The free event will feature acts like the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Eric Byrd Trio, and Black Masala. Expect genres ranging from jazz to rock to Go Go to the blues.

7. Go to the theatre

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2700 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20566
(202) 416-8000
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For the 15th year in a row, the Kennedy Center is hosting its annual Page to Stage Festival. The all-day, no-cost event hosts more than 50 D.C.-area theater companies who provide free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development.

8. Splash into a pool party

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2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 265-1600
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From September 2 to 4, the Embassy Row Hotel will host a variety of Labor Day events, ranging from a silent disco party ($15 advance tickets) to a pool party ($30) to a DJ set ($30). All of the events will happen on the hotel's rooftop deck.

1. Watch a National Symphony Orchestra concert

Capitol Cir, Washington, D.C. 20001

On Sunday, September 4, the National Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The free, annual concert will feature patriotic tunes like the Washington Post March. The gates will open at 3 p.m. with open rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. No ticket is required.

Capitol Cir
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Go to a ball game

1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

On Labor Day, the Washington Nationals will face the Atlanta Braves at 4:05 p.m. Tickets can be sold for as little as $15 for right field terrace and $22 for upper gallery. If you're curious as to what your eating options are, head over to Curbed's sister site, Eater DC.

1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

3. Chill with icebergs

401 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

September 5 is the last day to see Washington, D.C.'s tallest icebergs. The National Building Museum installation, designed by James Corner Field Operations, offers a fantastical glacial sea composed of scaffolding and polycarbonate paneling. To enter the installation, the cost is $16 per adult and $13 per senior and student with an ID.

401 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Shop one-of-a-kind items

2020 O St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Until September 7, the Mansion on O Street will offer one-of-a-kind items at an indoor yard sale donated by members, friends, neighbors, and guests. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to bring your own shopping bags.

2020 O St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

5. Get your blues on

Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C. 20011

On Saturday, September 3, the Carter Barron Amphitheater will host the 28th Annual D.C. Blues Festival. From 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the free event will feature live music, workshops, and a petting zoo.

Rock Creek Park
Washington, D.C. 20011

6. Enjoy a weekend-long celebration of music

1215 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

From Friday through Sunday, the Lincoln Theatre will host a weekend-long music festival. The free event will feature acts like the Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Eric Byrd Trio, and Black Masala. Expect genres ranging from jazz to rock to Go Go to the blues.

1215 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

7. Go to the theatre

2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20566

For the 15th year in a row, the Kennedy Center is hosting its annual Page to Stage Festival. The all-day, no-cost event hosts more than 50 D.C.-area theater companies who provide free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development.

2700 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

8. Splash into a pool party

2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20036

From September 2 to 4, the Embassy Row Hotel will host a variety of Labor Day events, ranging from a silent disco party ($15 advance tickets) to a pool party ($30) to a DJ set ($30). All of the events will happen on the hotel's rooftop deck.

2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20036