Events & Festivals

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

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
20+ Dazzling Holiday Light Displays & Events in Washington, DC

Sure, the District might be part of the Mid-Atlantic region, but it feels more like the North Pole during the holidays thanks to the National Christmas Tree, countless holiday markets, one-of-a-kind seasonal light displays and lots more. Here are some of the best, can't-miss ways to experience the...

@fiz1point5 - ZooLights winter holiday celebration at Smithsonian National Zoo - Free family friendly things to do in 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
11 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 ‘Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change’ The National Museum of Women in the Arts frequently hosts exhibits in...

Crowd at Washington Auto Show - Winter event in 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...

@bandoftomorrow - Concert at the historic 9:30 Club - Concert venues in Washington, DC -
5 Reasons to Check Out the 2019 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 2019 edition takes place from June 29-30 and the festival will focus on the social power of music. Read on to learn what activities and offerings...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC
11 Reasons to Attend the 2019 Washington Auto Show

Cars are cool. America has been fascinated with these vehicles since the days of the Model T, and boy, how far we’ve come since then. This statement’s accuracy will be evident when you visit the 2019 Washington Auto Show , held April 5-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Even if you’...

Crowd at Washington Auto Show - Winter event in Washington, DC
12 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Washington, DC

Chinese New Year, also known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival,” begins on Feb. 5. The nation's capital is rich with Chinese culture, so it’s no wonder that the city features numerous ways to celebrate the holiday. We’ve detailed events and activities in Washington, DC that can help you...

Chinese New Year Parade in DC's Chinatown neighborhood - Ways to celebrate Chinese New Year in Washington, DC
Your Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

This year, the DC Jazz Festival will take place from June 7-16. Check out all the reasons why you should attend the festival and head over to dcjazzfest.org for the lineup, schedule and tickets. The DC JazzFest presented by Events DC has been a pillar in the DC community for 15 years, attracting...

Performance at DC Jazz Festival - Summer Music Festival in Washington, DC
10 Cool Reasons to Check Out the By The People Festival This Summer

The By The People festival makes a welcomed, bold proclamation: “We believe that we are more alike than different, stronger together than apart and more connected than it may seem.” This empathetic credo is at the root of the all-new, Washington, DC-based event, unlike any other arts undertaking...

By The People Festival in Washington, DC - Free summer festival in DC