Events & Festivals

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

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
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
Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

We've got the latest info about what's open and safety guidelines in Washington, DC. As you continue social distancing, we've gathered up some live virtual events and other fun things to do that are going on this weekend. As always , you can also check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours ,...

@tinatin_fhl Washington Monument and National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC
Cool Reasons to Check Out the By The People Festival This Summer

The By The People festival attracts some of the modern art world’s top talents, who will display works spanning various forms of media, from a floating installation on DC’s waterways to interactive works at the historic Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. The free festival also includes...

By The People Festival in Washington, DC - Free summer festival in 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
The Best Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than Washington, DC. Memorials are our specialty, and DC celebrates with unique and meaningful events and exhibits designed to recognize the selfless service of our active duty military and veterans. Experience the country’s largest Memorial Day...

Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Route over the Arlington Memorial Bridge
13 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Washington, DC

African American history and culture are an essential part of DC’s identity, which means that there are numerous ways to celebrate Black History Month in the city. Below, we’ve detailed some of the best ways to engage with DC’s African American culture and community this February. The nation’s...

@jbano1 - Sunrise over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC
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
Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals & More in Washington, DC

With access to free museums, the monuments and memorials, the Library of Congress and more, Washington, DC is unrivaled for its many free attractions . But at any given time, you can also take advantage of free one-of-a-kind events, groundbreaking exhibits and unique festivals, making DC the...

Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals and More 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