Events & Festivals

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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
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
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
15 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. However, 2020 presents a different set of circumstances due to COVID-19. DC is currently in Phase Two of reopening. You can watch and listen to DC...

Best spots to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, DC - Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument
20 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is a great place to celebrate the success of women, especially during March, which carries the title of Women's History Month. There are plenty of ways to pay homage to the tremendous accomplishments of women, from checking out a new museum exhibit to experiencing a live show...

@peruvianmafiosa - Visitor at the National Museum of Women in the Arts - Women-focused attraction and museum 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...

Tour an embassy for free during Passport DC - Free spring activities 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
10+ 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, holiday markets, one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays and lots more. Here are some of the virtual and in-person ways to experience the...

@fiz1point5 - ZooLights winter holiday celebration at Smithsonian National Zoo - Free family friendly things to do in Washington, DC
10 Fall Events & Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in Washington, DC

The fun only picks up as summer turns to fall in the District. The city’s calendar stays packed with day and weekend-long events that can be safely enjoyed in-person or virtually from home. This lineup showcases food, music, culture and history, and many are free to attend. Explore some of the...

@2400mapts - National Monument
15 Reasons to be Excited for 2021 in Washington, DC

Are you excited for 2021? We certainly are. After the trials and tribulations of 2020, the coming year promises to bring with it an opportunity to travel and explore to your heart’s content once again. Washington, DC welcomes you with open arms, as 2021 will feature a slew of milestone anniversary...

Cherry blossoms up close with the Jefferson Memorial during the National Cherry Blossom Festival this spring in Washington, DC