Events & Festivals

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Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the District quite like the blooming of the cherry blossoms, an event that has spawned a three-week festival celebrating the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees. The festival, full...

Couple on Tidal Basin Paddleboats - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
12 Frightful Ways to Experience Halloween in Washington, DC

Looking for a creepily good time? The DC area has a wealth of Halloween activities for all ages and preferences. If you’re eager to do a little more than trick or treating to honor the spookiest of holidays, we’ve got plenty of options for you this month.

Halloween at The White House - Washington, DC
12 Top Spots to Catch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Independence Day celebrations, and there are lots of interesting sites from which to view them. For example, you’ll find excellent vantage points from a few rooftop bars, sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, or across the river in...

Fireworks Going Off Over Washington, DC
9 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

Chinese New Year, also known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival,” begins on Jan. 28. DC is rich with Chinese culture, so it’s no wonder that the city features numerous ways to appreciate this holiday. We’ve detailed events and activities in the District that can help you kick off the Year of...

@dccitygirl - Chinatown Friendship Archway - Washington, DC
20+ Can't-Miss Holiday Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, countless holiday markets, one-of-a-kind light displays, Christmas-themed bars and lots more. Here are some can't-miss ways to experience the...

ZooLights at the Smithsonian National Zoo - Holiday Displays in Washington, DC
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
Must-See Fall Arts & Culture Events in Washington, DC

With museum openings, theater season debuts and neighborhood festivals, this fall is one of the most action-packed times to experience the cultural side of the capital city. Check out the following rundown of openings, events, festivals, museum exhibits and performing arts. Historic Openings Grand...

All Things Go Fall Classic - Washington, DC
Summer Festivals in Washington, DC

In summertime, DC loosens up its tie and turns into one big festival. From June to August, there are public parties featuring kid’s fun, music and loads of culture. A few of the best: For Culture Vultures The Smithsonian Folklife Festival salutes different international and American cultures every...

Half Street Fairgrounds
11 Reasons to Attend the 2017 Washington Auto Show

Cars are cool. America has been fascinated with these vehicles since the days of the Model T, and boy, how far we’ve come since then. This statement’s accuracy will be evident when you visit the 2017 Washington Auto Show , held Jan. 27 – Feb. 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Even if...

Washington Auto Show - Things to Do in Washington, DC
12 National Cherry Blossom Festival Events You Should Attend

The National Cherry Blossom Festival , a three-week (March 20 - April 16, 2017), citywide festival celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry 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...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - Spring Events in Washington, DC