Events & Festivals

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

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
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
14 Can't-Miss National Cherry Blossom Festival Events in Washington, DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20 – April 12) is a citywide festival that celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to Washington, DC by the mayor of Tokyo. The festival features a range of spectacular events, from its eponymous kite extravaganza on the National Mall to...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - Spring Events 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
How Do I Get to the Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington, DC?

DC’s Metrorail , Metrobus and DC Circulator are the most convenient options for reaching the city’s blossom sites during the National Cherry Blossom Festival . Taking a bike ride to the blossoms and coasting alongside the beautiful trees is another route that locals and visitors love. For new...

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Things to Do This Spring in Washington, DC
Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the nation's capital quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees...

Couple on Tidal Basin Paddleboats - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
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
16 Must-See DC Events & Festivals

You can find amazing festivals and events taking place all year long in Washington, DC. With a wide variety of things to do spread across the city’s many neighborhoods , visitors and locals can enjoy everything from annual festivals and holiday celebrations to new museum exhibits, concerts and so...

Free and family-friendly National Cherry Blossom Festival Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall - Must-see Washington, DC events
10 Ways to Pay Tribute This Veterans Day in Washington, DC

Many of the monuments and memorials in the nation’s capital honor servicemen and women, shedding light on the immense sacrifices that the U.S. Armed Forces have made to protect this country. On Veterans Day (Nov. 11), as well as the days before and after, virtual and in-person commemorations make...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day - Washington, DC
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