Events & Festivals

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Things to Know About the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Updates About Visiting the Cherry Blossoms Please find the latest recommendations from the National Park Service and the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority below: According to the National Park Service on March 21: "The National Park Service strongly urges anyone considering a visit to see the...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial surrounded by cherry blossoms - Free things to do in Washington, DC
Ways to Commemorate the Women's Suffrage Centennial in Washington, DC

A major moment in the women’s suffrage movement occurred right here in Washington, DC when the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Procession took place on Pennsylvania Avenue. Thousands joined in protest to march for the right to vote, including speakers like Helen Keller, as well as both male and female...

Ways to Commemorate the Women's Suffrage Centennial 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
12 Ways to Enjoy Labor Day 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 12 ways to make the weekend a memorable one, including safe, in-person activities and DC-themed at-home fun. Check out the latest...

Family boating on the Potomac River near the Kennedy Center - The best activities and things to do in Washington, DC
Where to Enjoy an Outdoor & Drive-In Movie Near Washington, DC

While the biggest blockbusters are usually screened in theaters, that's obviously not the case this year as most cinemas are currently closed due to COVID-19. But fret not. This Halloween in DC, you have plenty of opportunities to partake in an old American pastime: drive-in and outdoor movies. It'...

Park Up DC Drive-In Movie
30+ Concerts to Check Out This Fall in Washington, DC

Alright, so, summer is over (or almost, anyway). We’re disappointed. You’re disappointed. But have no fear! Many of Washington, DC’s amazing music venues will welcome dozens of great artists from numerous genres to their stages. There are plenty of great concerts to see at these venues, and all...

@oceanicoconuts - Friends on swing at The Wharf - Fall in Washington, DC
Guide to DC's Sports Scene

Washington Nationals See superstars like Max Scherzer, Juan Soto and Anthony Rendon at the state-of-the-art Nationals Park in Capitol Riverfront . The stadium offers up magnificent views of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument along with one of the National League’s most exciting teams . Don’t...

Washington Wizards Game at the Verizon Center - Things to Do in Washington, DC
10 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

Chinese New Year, also known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival,” begins on Jan. 25, 2020. The nation's capital is rich with Chinese culture, so it’s no wonder that the city features numerous ways to celebrate the holiday. We’ve detailed events and activities in Washington, DC that can help...

Chinese New Year Parade in DC's Chinatown neighborhood - Ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, DC
LGBTQ Events & Festivals to Check Out in Washington, DC

Capital Pride may build the biggest buzz, but DC’s LGBTQ scene is thriving year-round. From team sports to all night dance parties, check out our ultimate list of annual events that cater to the community. JANUARY Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Leather lovers from across the region descend on DC for...

Capital Pride Parade - Washington, DC
What You Need to Know About Winter Restaurant Week 2021

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is taking a different approach to the winter edition of Restaurant Week . This year’s promotion runs for two weeks, allowing for even more time to take advantage of specially priced meals, including to-go options, as well as cocktail and wine...

@lidflutters - Illustration of DC Half Smoke - MyDCCool