Events & Festivals

Events & Festivals: Things in DC are getting eventful.

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
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
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.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Events

The National Cherry Blossom Festival , a three-week, 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 to fun cultural experiences...

Cherry blossoms
11 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday 100 Years of America’s National Park Service: Preserve, Enjoy, Inspire In honor of the National Park Centennial , the National Museum of Natural History features this special exhibit dedicated to presenting the incredible experiences that national parks provide. The exhibit showcases more...

Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool at Sunrise - Washington, DC
20+ Things to Do This August in Washington, DC

Events Art in the Garden at Tudor Place – Aug. 3 Tudor Place provides scenic and peaceful recluse from the city, situated in the heart of Georgetown literally, but figuratively, many miles away. The Art in the Garden series lets aspiring artists ages 16 and over use Tudor Place’s historic gardens...

Trillectro 2016 - Merriweather Post Pavilion
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Arts & Culture

Home of the Kennedy Center, 75+ museums and a thriving theater scene, Washington, DC is brimming with cultural possibilities at every turn. The best part: many are free of charge. Check out all of these free and almost free arts and culture-related things to do.

Phillips Collection museum
18 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Come to Washingtno, DC and your summer is guaranteed to end with a bang!

Family canoeing on Potomac River past Kennedy Center, Washington DC
8 Ways to Experience the 2016 Summer Olympics in Washington, DC

Olympic Food & Drink Specials An Olympic-Sized Happy Hour at City Tap House – Aug. 5-19 You can still revel in Olympic glory without going to Rio at City Tap House in Penn Quarter , where happy hour begins two hours early until Aug. 19. Choose from a huge selection of craft beers and cheer on...

USA National Team Soccer Game Watch
20 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of 15 entertaining places where revelers can experience the...

Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC