Events & Festivals

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5 Things You Need to Know About the National Cherry Blossom Festival

The cherry blossom trees are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC. Visit the District during this time and you’ll find the nation’s capital is accented in pink for the National Cherry Blossom Festival , which takes place from March 18 - April 16, 2017. Here are five things you...

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Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city, DC has a deep, wonderful history of jazz music. Jazz great Duke Ellington (also known as “The Duke”) was born here, a musician who graced many a stage across the city and country, celebrated today...

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11 Reasons to Tour an Embassy in the District During Passport DC

During the entire month of May, the doors of the many embassies along Embassy Row – a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue NW that runs through Dupont Circle and Upper Northwest – open up to the public for Passport DC , a festival paying tribute to the international side of Washington, DC. Thanks to...

Passport DC - Tour Embassies in Washington, DC - Things to Do This Spring
Top Spots to Photograph the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

Expert photographers will tell you, taking a captivating cherry blossom shot requires the right scene. Another thing they'd tell you is to take a picture at the right moment. For the blossoms, that's during peak bloom, which the National Park Service has predicted will occur between March 19-22...

Where to Photograph the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC
20 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of 15 entertaining places where revelers can experience the...

Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC
International Embassies in Washington, DC

Where to find the embassies With more than 175 embassies, ambassador’s residences and international cultural centers, DC is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation. Representatives from countries across the globe live and work for their home embassy right here in the District. These...

Swedish Embassy
40+ Things to Do This March in Washington, DC

Events The Cherry Blossom PUB – March 1 – April 15 Derek Brown has done it again. The bartender extraordinaire is honoring the spring season by decking out Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency with cherry blossom and Japanese-themed décor and drinks. Mockingbird Hill will sport an origami crane...

@golightly - Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Hirshhorn - Museum Exhibits in Washington, DC
18 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Come to Washington, DC and your summer is guaranteed to end with a bang!

Family canoeing on Potomac River past Kennedy Center, Washington DC
13 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Spring Wine Fling Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington presents this week-long celebration of all things wine in the District, which concludes on Sunday. Restaurants and bars will showcase their finest wines and newest creations during Spring Wine Fling, with many offering flights...

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11 Reasons to Check Out the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a massive, multiple-day celebration of international cultures. The 2016 edition (June 29 – July 4, July 7-10) features two themes: Basque: Innovation By Culture and Sounds of California . Read on to learn what...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC