Events & Festivals

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

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
13 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals in Washington, DC

Washington, DC never lacks for can’t-miss events in the summer season. In fact, there are so many things to do that it can be tough to figure out exactly what to do. No worries – we’ve picked out some of the season’s biggest festivals, and make sure to check out our comprehensive events calendar ...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall - Family Friendly Summer Festival in Washington, DC
Guide to DC's Sports Scene

Washington Nationals See superstars like Bryce Harper (the 2015 NL MVP), Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg at the state-of-the-art Nationals Park in Capitol Riverfront . The stadium offers up magnificent views of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument along with one of the National League’s most...

Washington Wizards Game at the Verizon Center - Things to Do in Washington, DC
What to Know About the March for Our Lives 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
12 Frightful Halloween Events In & Around Washington, DC

Looking for a spooky good time? Check out these frightfully fun DC Halloween events and activities, from all-ages family friendly events to parties and bar crawls. 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.

Air & Scare at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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
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
20 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington, DC

We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans. Come to Washington, DC and your summer is guaranteed to end with a bang! Here are 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one.

Family canoeing on Potomac River past Kennedy Center, 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. Catch ‘em while you can! • • • ‘Motown: Hitsville U.S.A.’ – Ends March 25 Signature Theatre...

@a_matos - Artwork at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Free Museum in Washington, DC
LGBTQ Events & Festivals 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