Events & Festivals

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

8 Can’t-Miss Music Festivals In & Around Washington, DC

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor summer music festival or spectacular fall festivities, the nation’s capital has the right event for you. There’s the DC Jazz Festival, which showcases one of America’s greatest art forms in venues across the District, Broccoli City Festival, a springtime event...

Child with parent at the DC Jazz Festival - Summer festival in Washington, DC
5 Things to Know About the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

The cherry blossom trees are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC . Visit the District during this time and you’ll find the nation’s capital is accented in pink for the National Cherry Blossom Festival , which takes place from March 20 – April 14, 2019. Here are five things you...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial surrounded by cherry blossoms - Free things to do in Washington, DC
13 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Washington, DC

African American history and culture are an essential part of DC’s identity, which means that there are numerous ways to celebrate Black History Month in the city. Below, we’ve detailed some of the best ways to engage with DC’s African American culture and community this February. The nation’s...

@jbano1 - Sunrise over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC
20+ Must-See Fall Plays, Musicals & More in Washington, DC

Each fall, Washington, DC and its incredible performing arts scene offer up can’t-miss theater productions, from acclaimed Broadway plays to exciting new shows from local companies. Read on for highlights of the fall theater season. • • • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street...

H Street NE Neighborhood - Atlas Performing Arts Center & H Street Country Club - Washington, DC
How Do I Get to the Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington, DC?

DC’s Metrorail , Metrobus and DC Circulator are the most convenient options for reaching the city’s blossom sites during the National Cherry Blossom Festival . Taking a bike ride to the blossoms and coasting alongside the beautiful trees is another route that locals and visitors love. For new...

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Things to Do This Spring in Washington, DC
12 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Check out our end-of-the-week picks and discover all of the best events, festivals, museum exhibits, concerts and more happening in the nation’s capital. Friday ‘Heroes: Principles of African Greatness’ The National Museum of African Art uses pieces from its permanent collection to tell riveting...

Ice Skating in Georgetown at Washington Harbour - Washington, DC
Mark Your Calendar for These 20+ Winter Concerts in Washington, DC

Many of Washington, DC’s amazing music venues will welcome dozens of great artists from numerous genres to their stages throughout the winter. Check out what’s in store below and start planning your musical adventure in the nation’s capital. • • • Panic! at the Disco – Jan. 20 Panic! at the Disco...

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10 Ways to Pay Tribute This Veterans Day in Washington, DC

Many of the monuments and memorials in the nation’s capital honor servicemen and women, while the city’s museums are packed with important military history that sheds light on the immense sacrifices that the U.S. Armed Forces have made to protect this country. On Veterans Day (Nov. 11), as well as...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day - Washington, DC
8 Reasons to Check Out ‘Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement’ at Newseum

A June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village altered the trajectory of LGBTQ rights in America. That night, LGBTQ patrons of the bar refused to back down from discriminatory law enforcement, leading to days’ worth of protests, which sparked a national conversation in...

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement exhibit at the Newseum - Museum exhibit in Washington, DC
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 of things to do in the nation's capital. ​• • • Washington National Opera: ‘Otello’ – Ends Nov...

@chasingkaiphoto - Child jumping in front of the U.S. Capitol building surrounded by fall foliage - Fall in Washington, DC