Events & Festivals

Events & Festivals: Things in DC are getting eventful.

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
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
International Embassies in Washington, DC

Where to find the embassies With more than 175 embassies, ambassador’s residences and international cultural centers, DC is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation. Representatives from countries across the globe live and work for their home embassy right here in the District. These...

Swedish Embassy
12 Ways Washington, DC Has Gotten Cooler Since the Last Presidential Inauguration

Ah, 2013. The year that Robin Thicke and Pharrell's Blurred Lines topped the charts, "selfie" and "twerk" were added to the dictionary and 3-D printers went viral, among many, many other things. A lot has happened in the world since then, and the same goes for the District of Columbia. If you were...

2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama - Washington, DC
Guide to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

There are few events that you can plan on attending that are guaranteed to go down in history. The President’s swearing-in ceremony is one of them. Come to Washington, DC and witness something for the ages as the nation swears in the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. Soak up the...

Inauguration Crowd with Washington Monument - Washington, DC
40+ Things to Do This October in Washington, DC

Events Taste of Georgetown – Oct. 1 Eat and drink your way through a Saturday afternoon in one of DC’s most historic neighborhoods during Taste of Georgetown. Now in its 23rd year, the event welcomes you and yours to try more than 60 dishes from 30 of Georgetown’s most popular eateries, including...

Halloween and Boo at the Zoo in 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
12 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Looking for even more Halloween fun than what is featured here? Check out our frightful ways to experience the holiday in the District. Friday Book an experience at the new Escape Room Live The popular Escape Room Live is set to open a new location in Georgetown this Friday, just in time for a...

Frankie Cosmos
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
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.

Air & Scare at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center