Events & Festivals

Find out what's going on in the nation's capital – learn more about these events and festivals.

14 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Washington, DC

As 2018 approaches, it’s time to start planning how you’ll see 2017 out. The city’s bars, restaurants, attractions and venues present you with plenty of options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the nation’s capital. Here are a few of our favorites from all over the city. ••• Throw down at a DC...

@wwwchris - Concert at The Anthem on the Southwest Waterfront - Events at The Wharf in Washington, DC
20+ Exciting Reasons to Visit Washington, DC in 2018

Home to countless free things to do , world-class events and a Michelin-approved dining scene , the nation’s capital is among a short list of can’t-fail travel destinations. And while you can guarantee an amazing adventure any time you visit, 2018 is brimming with must-see events and festivals for...

National Mall during the National Cherry Blossom Festival Kite Festival - Top reasons to visit Washington, DC
20 Dazzling Holiday Light Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, countless holiday markets, one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays, Christmas-themed bars and lots more. Here are some of the best, can't-miss...

@fiz1point5 - ZooLights winter holiday celebration at Smithsonian National Zoo - Free family friendly things to do in Washington, DC
Guide to Free Embassy Tours in Washington, DC During Passport DC

Passport DC is a month-long festival in May that pays tribute to Washington, DC's thriving international culture. As part of the festival, the first two Saturdays in May are devoted to embassy open houses. Consider this your chance to stroll Embassy Row – a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue NW that...

Passport DC - Tour Embassies in Washington, DC - Things to Do This Spring
6 Reasons to Attend Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Following the success of the inaugural festival in 2015, DC’s theater community comes together again to mount a citywide festival in celebration of female playwrights. Start making your plans to attend the Women’s Voices Theater Festival , Jan. 15 through Feb. 15, 2018. And when you're visiting DC...

Performance from 2015 Women's Voices Theater Festival - Performing Arts Festival in Washington, DC
2018 MLB® All-Star Week™ Events in Washington, DC

From July 13 through 17, baseball will be king in the nation’s capital. MLB All-Star Week is filled with events that both diehard and casual baseball fans will love. We’ve laid out the can’t-miss events below so that you can plan your baseball-themed trip to Washington, DC. ••• July 13-17: PLAY...

MLB All-Star Week Events in Washington, DC - Midsummer Classic 2018
14 Great Spots to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Fourth of July celebrations , and there plenty of interesting sites from which to view them. You’ll find excellent vantage points from many rooftop bars , sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, across the river in Arlington and many...

Best spots to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, DC - Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
10 Reasons to Participate in DC Bike Ride

If you’re looking for family-friendly fun in the District this spring, you’ve found a gem with DC Bike Ride , happening on May 19. Take part in an outdoor adventure that is sure to create lasting memories. If you need further convincing, here are even more reasons to participate .

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event in Washington, DC
20 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Close out your summer in Washington, DC with the best activities, events and things to do. Here are 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one, from waterfront activities and interactive museum exhibits for the whole family to a free...

Family canoeing on Potomac River past Kennedy Center, Washington DC
50+ Things to Do This June in Washington, DC

Events Friday Night Concert Series at Yards Park – Through Aug. 24 Take in river views, food, brews and tunes during Yards Park’s free Friday Night Concert Series on the Capitol Riverfront . There’s plenty of green space for you and yours to stretch out as you groove to music and savor summer time...

Capital Pride Parade - Summer Parades and Festivals in Washington, DC