Events & Festivals

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100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Outdoor Concerts

During the spring and summer these outdoor concerts in the nation's capital provide great atmosphere for enjoying a night out, and are often free to attend. Make sure to check official websites for dates, times and specific locations.

Summer Concert at WWII Memorial
13 Great Spots to Watch 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. You’ll find excellent vantage points from a few rooftop bars , sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial , or across the river in Arlington. And...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the National Mall - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend in Washington, DC
4 Reasons to Check Out the Quicken Loans National

The Quicken Loans National is the perfect summer activity, bringing the excitement of a premier PGA Tour tournament featuring top professionals from around the world to the TPC Potomac in Potomac, Md. from June 26 – July 2. From following your favorite golfer to hanging out at one of the public...

Quicken Loans National - PGA Golf Tournament Near Washington, DC - Summer Events in 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
15 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

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

Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Route over the Arlington Memorial Bridge
13 Ways to Enjoy an Outdoor Movie In & Around Washington, DC

Summertime and movies go hand-in-hand. Yes, the biggest blockbusters are in theaters, but step your movie-going experience up a notch and relax outdoors while taking in a classic film or one you’ve never seen before. These events, many of which feature beautiful scenery and are free to attend, have...

NoMa Summer Screen - Outdoor Summer Movies In Washington, DC
How Do I Get to the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC?

DC’s Metrorail and Metrobus are the two most convenient options for reaching the city’s blossom sites. Taking a bike ride to the blossoms and coasting alongside the beautiful trees is another route that locals and visitors love. For newcomers: driving is not the preferred method of transportation...

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Things to Do This Spring in Washington, DC
40+ Things to Do This July in Washington, DC

Events Smithsonian Folklife Festival – Until July 4, July 6-9 The free Smithsonian Folklife Festival salutes different international and American cultures every year on the National Mall with craft exhibits, live music, cooking demos and an expansive marketplace full of pottery, books, textiles,...

Georgetown Sunset Cinema - Summer Outdoor Movie Series in Washington, DC
10 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 2017 edition (June 29 – July 4, July 6-9) marks the 50th anniversary of the event, so special programming honoring this milestone is on tap. The...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
10 Capital Pride Events That You Don’t Want to Miss

The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride, which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. We’ve elaborated...

Capital Pride Events in Washington, DC - Capital Pride Parade