Events & Festivals

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

LGBTQ Events & Festivals to Check Out in Washington, DC

Capital Pride may build the biggest buzz, but DC’s LGBTQ scene is thriving year-round. From team sports to all night dance parties, check out our ultimate list of annual events that cater to the community. JANUARY Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Leather lovers from across the region descend on DC for...

Capital Pride Parade - Washington, DC
What to Know About Marches in Washington, DC

Washington, DC has long been a place where individuals from across the United States of America have exercised their First Amendment rights by marching for a cause. From the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession down America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – and the 1964 March on Washington for Jobs...

Rally on the National Mall - What to know about marches in Washington, DC
Guide to Free Embassy Tours in Washington, DC During Passport DC

Passport DC is a month-long festival in May that pays tribute to Washington, DC's thriving international culture. As part of the festival, the first two Saturdays in May are devoted to embassy open houses. Consider this your chance to stroll Embassy Row – a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue NW that...

Passport DC - Tour Embassies in Washington, DC - Things to Do This Spring
Must-See Museum Exhibits, Events & More Ending Soon in Washington, DC

Many events , plays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist. Consider this your last chance to catch ‘em while you can! • • • Catch an Outdoor Film – Through...

@_dromomaniac - Summer evening on the National Mall - Public parks in Washington, DC
14 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
4 Reasons to Check Out the Quicken Loans National PGA Golf Tournament

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 at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Md. from June 28 – July 1. From following your favorite golfer, including Tiger Woods,...

The Quicken Loans National - PGA Golf Tournament Near Washington, DC - Summer Events in DC
20+ Exciting Reasons to Visit Washington, DC in 2018

Home to countless free things to do , world-class events and a Michelin-approved dining scene , the nation’s capital is among a short list of can’t-fail travel destinations. And while you can guarantee an amazing adventure any time you visit, 2018 is brimming with must-see events and festivals for...

National Mall during the National Cherry Blossom Festival Kite Festival - Top reasons to visit Washington, DC
7 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 2018 edition takes place from June 27 – July 1 and July 4-8. This year's festival focuses on the cultures of Armenia and Catalonia, as well as a...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the District quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees. The...

Couple on Tidal Basin Paddleboats - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
Cool Cosplay, Art Displays and Other Reasons to Attend Otakon 2018 in Washington, DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is one of the country’s largest celebrations of Asian culture. While it pays homage to the past and the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees from the mayor of Tokyo, there’s a newer event taking the city by storm that celebrates Asian pop...

Otakon anime festival at the Washington Convention Center - The best things to do in Washington, DC