Labor Day Ideas in Washington, D.C.

While Labor Day is technically a tribute to our nation's workers, the weekend is more often acknowledged as the last-blast of summer fun. From outdoor concerts to rooftop pool parties, Washington, D.C., is brimming with spots to celebrate Labor Day; we've rounded up the best ideas for summer's last hoorah. (Photo of U.S. Capitol West Lawn by Flikr user Sue Elias)

Updated: August 27, 2010

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in Washington, D.C.

Gaylord National Oxon Hill Hotels

201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Abbey on the River, a five-day Beatles tribute festival, runs September 2-6 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md. The festival includes performances by more than 50 bands from around the world, two indoor stages, four outdoor stages, seminar gatherings and a ?Fab Four? merchandise bazaar. Tickets are available online at

Carter Barron Amphitheatre

4850 Colorado Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20011

From 1pm to 7pm on Sept. 4 , check out the 22nd annual D.C. Blues Festival at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, featuring live sets by Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band, Cheryl Renee with Them Bones Blues Band, Diunna Greenleaf, and more. As always, the concert is free and no tickets are required.

Atlas Performing Arts Ctr

1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

The final installment of the Atlas Summer Film Series, a screening of the 1953 film ?Roman Holiday? (Audrey Hepburn's Oscar-winning debut) will take place at 8pm on Sept. 4. The films will be screened in the Atlas? Sprenger Theatre--which means air conditioning and no mosquitoes.

Capitol Skyline Hotel

10 'i' Street Sw/south Capitol St., Washington, DC 20024

Don't miss 2010's final ?Spik?d Sunday? at the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool on Sept. 5. As always, the $15 cover includes a free burger with toppings and sides, but you also get music spun by DC101's DJ Flounder, drink specials and a chance to play in (or relax by) one of the area's largest pools.

Nationals Park

1500 S Capitol St Se, Washington, DC 20003

Watch our Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets on Sept. 6 at 1:05pm. Between innings, pick from more than 70 food and beverage options, including carts from Ben's Chili Bowl, Five Guys, The Union Pub, and La Piccola Gelataria, but don't miss the legendary fourth-inning President's Race!