Events & Festivals

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14 Capital Pride Events That You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ+ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride , which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. We’ve...

People celebrating during the Capital Pride Parade near Dupont Circle - Capital Pride events you don't want to miss this summer in Washington, DC
Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Washington, DC

As 2020 approaches, it’s time to start planning how you’ll see 2019 out. Washington, DC’s restaurants, attractions and venues present you with plenty of options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the nation's capital. Here are some of the best options to party the night away. ••• New Year’s Eve with...

@wwwchris - Concert at The Anthem on the Southwest Waterfront - Events at The Wharf in Washington, DC
11 Reasons to Attend the 2020 Washington Auto Show

Cars are cool. America has been fascinated with these vehicles since the days of the Model T, and boy, how far we’ve come since then. This statement’s accuracy will be evident when you visit the 2020 Washington Auto Show , held Jan. 24 - Feb. 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Even if...

Crowd at Washington Auto Show - Winter event in Washington, DC
How to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

Each year, Washington, DC celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. While 2020 presents a different set of circumstances due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of DC-flavored ways to celebrate Independence Day. Although there will be no Independence Day parade in DC this year, a fireworks display...

The best boating and on the water experiences in and around Washington, DC - Fourth of July fireworks over the Potomac River and National Mall
10 Reasons to Participate in the 2020 DC Bike Ride

If you’re looking for fun activities in the District this spring, you’ve found a gem with DC Bike Ride , happening on Saturday, May 16. With a family-friendly course, DC Bike Ride became the biggest celebration of cycling in DC by offering a unique experience to its participants. If you need...

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event in Washington, DC
15 Holiday-Themed Theater Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the winter holidays near, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights illuminate the District and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s worth of revelry...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances in Washington, DC
6 Reasons to Attend the Citi Open This Summer in Washington, DC

One of DC’s longest-standing sports traditions, the Citi Open takes place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center from July 27 – Aug. 4. Join the throngs of fans during this nine-day top-tier tennis event. You'll see talented players from the men's circuit compete for 500 rankings points – the only...

Citi Open summer tennis tournament - Pro sports tournament in Washington, DC
What to Know About Marches in Washington, DC

Washington, DC has long been a place where individuals from across the United States of America have exercised their First Amendment rights by marching for a cause. From the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession down America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – and the 1964 March on Washington for Jobs...

Rally on the National Mall - What to know about marches in Washington, DC
10 Reasons to Attend the Virtual DC JazzFest This September

One of DC’s most exciting annual events, the DC JazzFest, will be entirely virtual across five days this September. The 16th edition of this beloved tradition will celebrate the sounds, stories and personalities that make this uniquely American art form sing and swing across its wealth of...

DC Jazz Festival - Summer music festival with free concerts in Washington, DC
20+ Things to Do This October in Washington, DC

As you continue to practice social distancing and DC gradually reopens, we've gathered up some things to do this October, including safe in-person activities and virtual events. You can also check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours , neighborhood tours , TV and movies streaming ideas with a...

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon