Events & Festivals

Events & Festivals: Things in DC are getting eventful.

100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Outdoor Concerts

An unforgettable evening awaits at one of the many festive outdoor concerts happening in and around DC this summer. The concerts provide great atmosphere for enjoying a summer night, and are often free to attend. Check official websites for dates, times and specific locations.

Summer Concert at WWII Memorial
9 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.

Guide to DC's Sports Scene

Washington Nationals See superstars like Bryce Harper (the 2015 NL MVP), Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg 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...

Washington Wizards Playoff Game in the Verizon Center
Catch ‘Em While You Can

Museum Exhibits ‘Nature’s Best Photography Presents: Best of the Best’ – Closes Aug. 15 The National Museum of Natural History opened this expansive photography exhibit last year in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Windland Smith Rice International Awards, which celebrate beautiful natural...

ICEBERGS - National Building Museum - Washington, DC
20 Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than in Washington, DC. Memorials are our specialty, and the nation’s capital celebrates with unique and meaningful events designed to recognize the selfless service of our active duty military and veterans. So get ready for three days of action...

Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Route over the Arlington Memorial Bridge
10 Fabulous Things to Do This Summer in DC

Sunny days, loads of free things to do and a cultural scene that doesn’t go on summer vacation make Washington, DC a cool place to be in hotter months. From the National Mall , where free festivals and museums lure, to baseball at Nationals Park, you’ll find the capital city fascinating in...

Nationals Park
20 Ways to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial

From Yosemite to Yellowstone to the National Mall , the national park system is among the nation’s most prized treasures. As the home to the National Park Service headquarters, Washington, DC is forever entwined with this awe-inspiring organization. As we celebrate NPS’s 100th birthday this summer...

Fourth of July Fireworks - National Mall - Washington, DC
15+ Holiday Displays You Won’t Want to Miss

Sure, the nation’s capital 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 and lots more. Here are more than dozen ways to experience the holidays in DC:

Holidays in the White House: First Family Traditions

Holidays at the White House are a family affair…with thousands of guests. Each December, the President and his family deck the White House’s halls and opens the doors for dozens of parties and public tours. It’s a big job to prepare the country’s most famous residence for a month of celebrations...

national Christmas tree lighting
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...