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Last hurrah for the last days of summer

Pool parties may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of the last day of summer. (Dakota Fine/The Washington Post)

Now, the clock is ticking down the final moments of summer, which comes to an official end Friday morning.

We’ve got a paltry 38 hours and change left before the autumnal equinox, but don’t despair. Capital Weather Gang says cold weather is on the back-burner for now, with high temperatures hovering around 80 for the next couple of days.

Summer days remaining:

So, if you can stand a little rain (and even if you can’t) here are some ideas for things to do as we transition from summer to fall:

Grapes with Apes, Capital Bikeshare’s Birthday Bash and opera at Nats Park, all on Thursday, are sure to close out the season on a high note.

— U Street’s bevy of outdoor eating and rooftop drinking options are still weather-appropriate.

All-weather bocce ball at Pearl Dive. Enough said.

— Delve into the arts with the Post’s Fall Arts Guide — full of reviews and recommendations for museums, music, theater and television.

— Try your hand at canning and pickling to savor the last of the season’s farmers market bounty.

— Go apple-picking. Apparently, the best time time to pick apples is before it gets too chilly. Wait until October, and you’ve missed the prime plucking period. Who knew?

And if you’re more than ready to say goodbye to summer, check out the Going Out Gurus’ round-up of ways to usher in the first days of fall this weekend.

Tell us: Do you have plans for a last hurrah for the last day of summer? Share your ideas in the comments below.


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