The Washington, DC area and its surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change, so please check the official website or call to confirm information. Please note that most of these events are held each year and the dates are updated as available.
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Chocolate Lovers Festival
February 1-2, 2014. Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. Enjoy a festival of everything chocolate! See the Chocolate Challenge, an arts contest featuring breathtaking art made completely of chocolate, sample chocolates, historic re-enactments, children's activities, craft show and more.
Washington Auto Show
Through February 2, 2014. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC. This special event features more than 700 new vehicle makes and models, live entertainment, celebrity guests and new car giveaways.
Super Bowl 2014
February 2, 2014. Find parties and places to watch the big game in the Washington, DC area.
Washington Wizards Basketball
See NBA games live at the Verizon Center or enjoy the national broadcasts throughout the season.
The NHL Hockey team plays at the Verizon Center. Find information on tickets, schedules and more.
Chinese New Year Events
Throughout the month, enjoy a variety of special celebrations honoring the Year of the Horse in the Washington, DC area.
Black History Month
Throughout the month of February, remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs.
Summer 2014 Camp Fairs in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Various dates in February. Do you know what your kids are doing this summer? Attend a camp fair and find out about a variety of day and sleepaway camps in the Washington, DC area.
Washington, DC International Wine Festival
February 13-15, 2014. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The festival will include many new highlights including a Food Pavilion partnering sponsors with local chefs, trendy events at local restaurants, a restaurant partners program as well as a fun celebrity chef demonstration stage.
Cupid's Undie Run
February 15, 2014. Run around the U.S. Capitol Building in your Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
Mardi Gras Celebrations in Washington, DC
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at a variety of events including parties, parades, balls and family days.
Find suggestions for Valentine's Day in the Washington, DC area, including romantic restaurants, romantic getaways, chocolates, flowers, gift ideas and more.
George Washington's Birthnight Banquet and Ball
February 15, 2014, 5:30 to 11 p.m. Ballroom of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria, Virginia. Enjoy an 18th century banquet and English Country Dancing, a dessert collation, toasts, and character re-enactors.
President's Day in Washington, DC
February 17, 2014. Visit Washington, DC on President's Day and pay tribute to America's most famous leaders. Find out about special Presidents' Day events held throughout the Washington, DC area.
February 17, 2014. Strathmore Music Center, North Bethesda, MD. The annual open house features performances and participatory concerts and art activities for young audiences. The event is free and a great opportunity for families to explore the performing arts.
Social Media Week
February 17-21, 2014. Various locations in Washington DC. Participate in an engaging week of events, talks, panel sessions, workshops, networking events and mixers that explore the emerging trends in social and mobile media.
DC Fashion Week
February 17-23, 2014. The week-long event highlights fashion design, clothing merchandising and modeling.
Washington, DC Independent Film Festival
February 19-23, 2014. See the latest feature, short, animation and documentary films by local, national, and international filmmakers.
Calvert County Restaurant Week
February 21- March 2, 2014. Enjoy special fixed-price menus at many of the county's best restaurants.
Intersections Arts Festival
February 21-March 8, 2014. Atlas Performing Arts Center. The arts festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, features visual art, film screenings, literary readings and dance, musical and dramatic productions by more than 30 artists and cultural institutions.
Capital Home & Garden Show
February 21-23, 2014. Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA. Enjoy a one-stop shopping resource with hundreds of exhibits with the latest remodeling and decorating products and services.
Adventures in Travel Expo
February 22-23, 2014. Washington Convention Center. Learn about a wide variety of adventure travel packages and tours, attend educational seminars, meet leading travel writers and participate in free hands-on activities.
Annapolis Restaurant Week
February 24-March 2, 2014. Dozens of restaurants in Historic and greater Annapolis will be offering three-course, price fixed meal selections at a cost of $15.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner.
Washington Jewish Film Festival
February 27-March 9, 2014. The annual event shows films with Jewish themes and encourages a dialogue about a variety of issues.
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