SEABROOK – The summer is almost over and school is back in session, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Prince George’s County still has a ton of events for family and friends to enjoy. The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission for the Prince George’s County Department has several of their biggest […]
SEABROOK – The summer is almost over and school is back in session, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Prince George’s County still has a ton of events for family and friends to enjoy.
The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission for the Prince George’s County Department has several of their biggest cultural festivals during the fall.
“Some of our events that we are highlighting are the Hispanic Festival on Sept. 20, Kinderfest on Oct. 4, and the American Indian Festival on Oct. 17,” said media relations specialist Kira Calm Lewis. “Many of our events are free and provide free transportation for visitors.”
Lewis said the department’s goal is to provide fun and recreational activities for the entire family to come out and enjoy.
“The Hispanic Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Hispanic communities with carnival games, crafts, entertainment and ethnic food,” Lewis said. “The American-Indian Festival will celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Native Americans and feature live performances of traditional and contemporary music, dancing, drumming, singing and storytelling.”
Guests at the American-Indian Festival can also expect interactive exhibits and demonstrations such as beading, weaving, knapping, artifacts, handmade tools, displays, crafts, games and more.
Lewis said the fall events get bigger and better each year because they add new vendors, activities and performances to keep folks coming back for more while the weather is still great for outside activities.
Roberto Baez, Marketing Six Flags America & Hurricane Harbor communication manager, said from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1 people who are 13 years and older can enjoy Six Flags’ Fright Fest and be apart of the park’s on-going Halloween theme, “thrills by day and fright by night.”
“October is all about Fright Fest,” Baez said. “People are waiting to be scared. They love that and we are sure we can provide them the scariest experience with terrifying attractions like The Awakening, Spider Outbreak, Voodoo Curse and more.”
Six Flags America’s mission is to provide the best and scariest entertainment during this season. The park displays a variety of rides, plus Halloween themed shows and other special activities.
“Our guests know that our Fright Fest has a high quality level so we want to surpass their expectations and show the newcomers why people keep coming every year,” Baez said. “We will bring to our guests Santa’s Terror Toy Factory to unleash the horrors behind the Holiday season. The park will also have a new stunt show, Immortal Covenant: A Stunt Revolution, which will feature a different story involving vampires and all the action from our talented stunts.”
While it is still warm outside, residents can also head to the National Harbor for some events happening by the Potomac River.
Deborah Topcik, National Harbor marketing manager, said the harbor’s biggest events of the fall are the last military concert of the season, Oktoberfest, and Harbor Halloween, which draws thousands of residents and newcomers.
“We will be hosting our final military concert on Sept. 11-13, featuring military bands such as the United States Air force band, Airmen of Note,” Topcik said. “Trigger Agency is hosting a family event at the harbor called Oktoberfest on Sept. 26 at 3-9 p.m. The event is a family-oriented occasion with a German beer garden, games, rides and other attractions. Then Harbor Halloween is on Oct. 24, where we invite children and parents to do some trick-or-treating at the harbor.”
Harbor Halloween is hosted by the National Harbor and usually takes place a week before Halloween. During this event the harbor plays the movie Hocus Pocus on the big screen and chefs from various restaurants at the harbor make treats with the children who come to trick-or-treat.
Check for locations of events in future Perusing Prince George’s sections.