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Each spring, Passport DC packs the month of May with free, family-friendly performances, such as these traditional Vietnamese dancers, on stages around the city.

Pictured: Passport DC Vietnamese dancers

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Festivals

Washington, DC could be considered the capital of (free) festivals! Whether you want to celebrate books, movies, music or just enjoy a sunny day on the National Mall, there are plenty of festivals happening every season throughout the neighborhoods of the nation’s capital.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Jefferson Memorial peeks through the cherry blossoms, Washington DC's springtime signature.
No matter what time of year you visit, there's something to celebrate in DC.
For 10 days in summer, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival draws a million people to the Mall to experience storytelling, music, dance, cookery and craft.
Celebrate cultures from around the world during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration or myriad others.
Up, up and away: Kites dance in spring breezes at the Blossom Kite Festival, part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC.
A favorite of locals and visitors alike the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place every spring as the cherry trees bloom.
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