Events & Festivals

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

15 Can't-Miss National Cherry Blossom Festival Events in Washington, DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20 – April 15) is a citywide festival that celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry blossom 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...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - Spring Events in 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
9 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),...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day - Washington, DC
11 Frightful Halloween Events In & Around Washington, DC

Looking for a spooky good time? Check out these frightfully fun Halloween events and activities in DC, 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.

Children at the National Zoo's Boo at the Zoo - The best Halloween events in and around 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
18 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Truckeroo Truckeroo brings local food trucks to The Bullpen near Yards Park in the bustling Capitol Riverfront neighborhood to dole out everything from barbeque to crepes to premium, hand-scooped ice cream. About two dozen wheeled food sellers show up, and there are picnic tables and shade...

People at Truckeroo in The Bullpen - Things to do this September in Washington, DC
10 Reasons to Participate in DC Bike Ride

If you’re looking for family-friendly fun in the District this spring, you’ve found a gem with DC Bike Ride , happening on May 19. Take part in an outdoor adventure that is sure to create lasting memories. If you need further convincing, here are even more reasons to participate .

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event in Washington, DC
Your Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

This year, the DC Jazz Festival will take place from June 8-17. Check out all the reasons why you should attend the festival and head over to dcjazzfest.org for the lineup, schedule and tickets. Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city,...

Performance at DC Jazz Festival - Summer Music Festival in Washington, DC
60+ Things to Do This September in Washington, DC

Events Celebrate Labor Day Weekend – Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 Celebrate summer’s last big weekend with free events, outdoor activities and cultural experiences in the nation's capital. We’re taking the work out of making your Labor Day weekend plans with more than 20 ways to make the trip a memorable one...

Taste of Georgetown - Food Event in Washington, DC
5 Reasons You Should Attend the National Book Festival in Washington, DC

Every year, the Library of Congress hosts the National Book Festival , a free celebration of all things books, from authors to readings to hardcovers. Join fellow lovers of the written word this Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and you'll find the following...

National Book Festival - Washington, DC