Events & Festivals

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

15 Holiday-Themed Theater Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the winter holidays near, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights illuminate the District and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s worth of revelry...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances 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
20+ Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

Each year Washington, DC celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall and attending the free A Capitol Fourth concert, visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. For getting around, we...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend 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
Mark Your Calendar for These 20+ Winter Concerts in Washington, DC

Many of Washington, DC’s amazing music venues will welcome dozens of great artists from numerous genres to their stages throughout the winter. Check out what’s in store below and start planning your musical adventure in the nation’s capital. • • • Panic! at the Disco – Jan. 20 Panic! at the Disco...

@bandoftomorrow - Concert at the historic 9:30 Club - Concert venues in Washington, DC -
10 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
Neighborhood Guide to Winter Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

DC was named "The Most Exciting Food City in America" by Bloomberg just before the new year. One great way to dig in to its dynamite restaurant scene is to book a table during Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs between Jan. 13-19, 2020. Reserve a table today at any of the 200+...

Couple dining at Jose Andres' China Chilcano in Penn Quarter DC - Bib Gourmand restaurants in Washington, DC
20+ Can't-Miss Spring Theater Performances in Washington, DC

Every season, Washington, DC and its incredible lineup of theaters offers up can’t-miss productions, from acclaimed Broadway plays to exciting new shows from local dance companies. Read on for highlights of the spring theater season. • • • Washington National Opera: ‘Samson and Delilah' - Through...

The John F Kennedy Center lit up with rainbow lights
20+ Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Close out your summer in Washington, DC with the best activities, events and things to do. Here are 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one, from waterfront activities and interactive museum exhibits for the whole family to a free...

Family boating on the Potomac River near the Kennedy Center - The best activities and things to do in Washington, DC
4 Reasons to Check Out the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , a massive, kid-friendly celebration of cultures across the globe. The 2020 edition takes place from June 24-28 and July 1-5, and the festival will focus on Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. Read on to learn what...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC