6 Fall Cultural Events Worth Traveling For
The season's best openings, exhibits, and festivals that are worth planning an entire trip around.
The New African-American Museum in DC
The long-awaited National Museum of African American History & Culture on the Mall, by British architect David Adjaye, will open with exhibits on slavery, segregation, and historic figures like Louis Armstrong and Muhammad Ali. The debut weekend will also have a celebratory vibe: there’s a film and music festival, and President Obama will inaugurate the museum.
Food & Music in New Orleans
This year’s ultimate Halloween celebration is the Voodoo Music & Art Experience. Sixty-five bands will perform, with Arcade Fire and the Weeknd as headliners. A Ferris wheel and interactive art installations will serve as backdrops. You’ll be well fed, too—look for fried-duck quesadillas and shrimp po’boys.