Events & Festivals

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

Neighborhood Guide to Winter Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

Winter in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs from Jan. 14-20, 2019. Throughout the promotion, over 100 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner, with brunch and lunch priced at $22 and...

Momofuku at CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Downtown Washington, DC
10 Reasons to Participate in DC Bike Ride

If you’re looking for family-friendly fun in the District this spring, you’ve found a gem with DC Bike Ride , happening on May 19. Take part in an outdoor adventure that is sure to create lasting memories. If you need further convincing, here are even more reasons to participate .

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event in Washington, DC
Cool Cosplay, Art Displays and Other Reasons to Attend Otakon 2018 in Washington, DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is one of the country’s largest celebrations of Asian culture. While it pays homage to the past and the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees from the mayor of Tokyo, there’s a newer event taking the city by storm that celebrates Asian pop...

Otakon anime festival at the Washington Convention Center - The best things to do in Washington, DC
10 Cool Reasons to Check Out the By The People Festival This Summer

The By The People festival makes a welcomed, bold proclamation: “We believe that we are more alike than different, stronger together than apart and more connected than it may seem.” This empathetic credo is at the root of the all-new, Washington, DC-based event, unlike any other arts undertaking...

By The People Festival in Washington, DC - Free summer festival in DC
9 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

Chinese New Year, also known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival,” begins on Feb. 5. The nation's capital is rich with Chinese culture, so it’s no wonder that the city features numerous ways to celebrate the holiday. We’ve detailed events and activities in Washington, DC that can help you...

Chinese New Year Parade in DC's Chinatown neighborhood - Ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, DC
14 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals & Events in Washington, DC

Washington, DC never lacks for can’t-miss events and warm-weather festivals. In fact, there are so many amazing choices that it can be tough to figure out which to attend. No worries – we’ve got you covered with some of the season’s biggest festivals perfect for having the best summer ever. Off we...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall - Family Friendly Summer Festival in Washington, DC
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit ‘Fun House’ at the National Building Museum

Each year, the National Building Museum hosts a Summer Block Party installation, part of an ongoing series that aims to showcase innovative museum experiences and the incredible design capabilities of the museum’s Great Hall. For the 2018 edition, the Building Museum enlisted Snarkitecture , a New...

@amy_hashimoto - National Building Museum's Summer Block Party Fun House Installation - Family-Friendly Summer Activities 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
40+ 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 this fall. Among these venues includes three new jam-worthy spots at...

@bandoftomorrow - Concert at the historic 9:30 Club - Concert venues in Washington, DC -
8 Reasons to Check Out The National Gallery of Art’s Gordon Parks Exhibit

Gordon Parks is a seminal African-American artist, a trailblazer whose 60-year career featured photography, music, film, writing and painting. Parks is often credited with creating the blaxploitation movie genre, influencing countless African-American filmmakers with Shaft , released in 1971. In...

Parks’ photographs showcase an America in transition.