Special Event Photo Albums
A Capitol Fourth - Independence Day Concert
See photos of A Capitol Fourth, the free Independence Day Concert held on the Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, Pictures of the performers, fireworks and more.
Abbey Road on the River Pictures
See pictures of Abbey Road on the River, the Beatles Music Festival at National Harbor
Adams Morgan Day Festival Photos
See photos of Adams Morgan Day, a street festival in Washington, DC
Alexandria Fireworks Pictures
Each July, the City of Alexandria celebrates its own birthday on the Saturday following Independence Day with a concert and fireworks. See pictures and learn more about the event.
Alexandria Saint Patricks Day Photos
See photos of the Alexandria Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Pictures of the St. Patricks Day parade in Old Town Alexandria
Annapolis 4th of July Pictures
Annapolis celebrates the 4th of July with patriotic events including an Independence Day parade, concert and fireworks, See photos of the 4th of July in Annapolis, Maryland.
Antiwar Protests in Washington, DC
Americans exercise their freedom of speech in Washington< DC. See photos of antiwar protests in Washington, DC - Americans Against the War in Iraq,
Arlington County Fair Pictures - Arlington, Virginia
See pictures of the Arlington County Fair, the annual summer fair in Arlington, Virginia includess carnival rides, live animal shows, musical entertainment, arts and craft exhibits, and a variety of international foods.
Around the World Embassy Tour
The Around the World Embassy Tour is a signature event of Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture in Washington DC that showcases embassies from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas, with artists and artisans, performers, lecturers, teachers, and others.
Arts On Foot Festival Photos - Washington DC
See photos of the Arts on Foot Festival in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC, See pictures of the annual arts festival in Downtown DC.
Blue Angels - US Navy Blue Angels Airshows
The Blue Angels Airshows demonstrate choreographed flight skills of U.S. Navy Aviators. The shows include graceful fast-paced aerobatic maneuvers of four planes flying in formation. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly at approximately 35 air show sites in the United States each year.
Boo at the Zoo - Halloween Event at the National Zoo
Boo at the Zoo, a Halloween event at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, features trick-or-treating, animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails among real live creatures at the National Zoo.
Butlers Orchard Pumpkin Festival Photos
See photos of the pumpkin festival at Butlers Orchard in Germantown, Maryland. The fall festival is a seasonal favorite for families with young children.
Capital Fringe Festival Photos
See photos of the Capital Fringe Festival, a performance arts festival that introduces new, risk-taking art, and non-traditional performances including theater, dance, music, poetry, puppetry and more.
Cathedral Flower Mart Photos
See photos of the Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart, a spring festival in Washington DC.
Celebrate Fairfax Photos
See pictures of Celebrate Fairfax! and get a glimpse of the Fairfax summer carnival, the festival includes a variety of music, children’s activities, a community market place, a laser show and fireworks.
Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Pictures
See a picture gallery of the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, pictures of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, DC
Cherry Blossoms at Night - Pictures of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
See pictures of the Cherry Blossoms at Night, photos of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
Chestertown Tea Party Festival Pictures
See pictures of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival, a family-friendly festival and reenactment of the Chestertown Tea Party on the Maryland Eastern shore.
Cinco de Mayo Pictures
See pictures of the Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, DC, the annual event is an opportunity to explore the culture and ethnic diversity that is the foundation of Latin Americans in the United States.
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Pictures - THE IMMORTAL World Tour
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. See pictures and get a glimpse of the show.
Cirque du Soleil OVO Pictures
Cirque du Soleil OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. See pictures and get a glimpse of Cirque du Soleil OVO.
Cox Farms Fall Festival
Cox Farms holds one of the largest fall festivals in Virginia with hayrides, Giant slides, rope swings, farm animal feeding, pumpkin patch, live entertainment and much more. See photos of the Cox Farms Fall Festival in Centreville, Virginia.
Cox Farms Fields of Fear - Haunted Halloween Trail
See photos of the Haunted Halloween Trail in Centreville, Virginia, featuring a Cornightmare, night-time hayride, a giant slide by torchlight, outdoor classic horror movie, bonfire and snacks.
Crumland Farms in Frederick, Maryland
See photos of Crumland Farms and learn about the fall festival at Crumland Farms in Frederick, Maryland
Dalai Lama Pictures - Photos of the Dalai Lama in Washington DC
The 14th Dalai Lama delivers a talk for world peace on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on July 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. See photos of the special event in the nation's capital.
DC Caribbean Festival Photos
See photos of the DC Caribbean Festival, photos of the Caribbean Carnival in Washington, DC
DC Drag Queen Race
The DC Drag Queen Race, a Washington, DC Halloween event, thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate outfits and race down 17th Street. See photos of the DC Drag Queen Race.
DC Dragon Boat Festival
The DC Dragon Boat Festival features competitive dragon boat races on the Potomac River in Washington, DC, see pictures of the DC Dragon Boat Festival
Earth Day Pictures - Washington DC
See pictures of Earth Day in Washington DC, the Climate Rally on the National Mall in Washington DC, The free concert and rally was organized by the Earth Day Network to encourage Congress to enact strong comprehensive climate legislation
Eyes Wide Open - Combat Boots Memorial on the National Mall
Eyes Wide Open - The Human Cost of War, Combat boots that represent every U.S. military casualty in the Iraq war will be on display on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Fall Festival Photos - Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, MD
See photos of the fall festival at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, Maryland. Pictures of hayrides, pumpkins, farm demonstrations, and more.
Fiesta Asia Pictures - Photos of an Asian Street Fair in Washington, DC
See pictures of Fiesta Asia, an Asian Street Fair, held each spring in Washington, DC,
Fiesta DC - Photos of Fiesta DC
See Photos of Fiesta DC, the Latino Festival in Washington, DC, see a gallery of pictures of the annual event celebrating the Latino culture.
Fireworks Pictures - National Mall Independence Day
See pictures of fireworks on the National Mall for Independence Day
First Night Alexandria Photos
See photos of First Night Alexandria, pictures of the family friendly New Year's Eve celebration
First Night Annapolis Photos - New Year's Eve in Annapolis, MD
See photos of First Night Annapolis, a family celebration of New Year's Eve in Annapolis, Maryland, See pictures of this special event
Fourth of July at Mount Vernon Photos
See photos of 4th of July at Mount Vernon, pictures of Mount Vernon on Independence Day
Fourth of July Photos
Check out these photos of 4th of July celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Washington celebrates Independence Day with style.
Gaithersburg St. Patrick's Day Parade Photos, Gaithersburg, Maryland
See photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Gaithersburg, Maryland
George Washington's Birthday Parade Photos
See photos of the George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, a special event for Presidents' Day near Washington, DC
George Washington's Birthday Photos at Mount Vernon
See photos of the celebrations of George Washington's Birthday at Mount Vernon - A Presidents' Day Event in Alexandria, Virginia
Godspeed Sailboat Photos - Pictures of a Jamestown Replica
See photos of the Godspeed Sailboat, a replica of the boat that sailed into Jamestown in 1607
Heart of America Quilt - A September 11 Memorial
See photos of the Heart of America Quilt, an international memorial for victims of September 11 and all those lost in the war on terror.
Inauguration Pictures 2009 - Photos of the Obama Inauguration
See pictures of the 2009 Inauguration, photos of the Obama Inauguration, the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC
International Motorcycle Show Photos
See photos of motorcycles at the International Motorcycle Show in Washington, DC, pictures of motorcycles, custom choppers, dirt bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles and more.
International Pillow Fight Day
International Pillow Fight Day, see photos of International Pillow Fight Day in Washington, DC, pictures of the event on the National Mall
Italian Festival Pictures - Washington DC
See pictures of the annual Italian Festival in Washington, DC, photos of the cultural festival of Italy at the Casa Italiana Cultural Center
Japanese Street Festival - Washington, DC
The Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC is a celebration of Japanese culture and part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. See photos of the Japanese Street Festival, also known as Sakura Matsuri.
John Smith Voyage Photos - A 400th Anniversary Signature Event
See photos of the John Smith Voyage, the shallop, a part of Jamestown's 400th Anniversary, Captain John Smith Four Hundred Project, pictures of John Smith Shallop
Kids Euro Festival Pictures
See photos of the entertainers at the Kids Euro Festival in Washington DC and get a glimpse of the event.
Laurel 4th of July
See pictures of the 4th of July celebrations in Laurel, Maryland and learn about the 4th of July parade and fireworks
Leesburg 4th of July
Leesburg celebrates the 4th of July with an Independence Day parade, live music and a spectacular fireworks display. See pictures of the Leesburg 4th of July celebration.
LGBT March on Washington - March for Equality Photos
See photos of the LGBT March on Washington in October 2009, the gay rights march was a call for equality, for equal rights for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transexuals. The March on Capitol Hill drew a large turn out from a wide variety of people seeking civil liberties for all. See pictures of the LGBT March in Washington, DC.
Manassas St. Patricks Day Parade Photos
See photos of the Manassas St. Patricks Day Parade in Manassas, Virginia
Marine Corps Marathon Photos
The Marine Corps Marathon brings together runners from around the country to participate in a race around Washington DC and Arlington, Virginia. The race is known as the most family-friendly marathon in the nation and includes a full day of activities. See photos of the Marine Corps Marathon and its related weekend events.
Maryland Renaissance Festival Photos
See photos of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, an annual event in Crownsville, Maryland.
2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Photos
See photos of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and get a glimpse of the event.
Military Aircraft - Air Show Displays
See photos of the military aircraft on display at the Andrews Air Show.
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Photos
See photos of the Montgomery County Fair, pictures of the agricultural fair including a variety of animals and entertainment
Maryland Renaissance Festival Pictures
See pictures of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, photos of jousting, 16th century costumes, games and more.
Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Festival
See Photos of the Fall Harvest Festival at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate in Mount Vernon Virginia
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tours - A Photo Album
See these photos of Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tours, this special event is offered in the spring and the fall and celebrates the history of wine in Virginia at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Photo Gallery
See a gallery of photos of the National Cherry Blosssom Festival in Washington, DC
National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC
See photos of the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC, pictures of patriotic marches and floats
National Powwow Photos
See Photos of American Indians performing in the National Powwow, a cultural showcase sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Obama Inauguration Pictures 2013 - Photos of the Inaugural Events
See photos of the Obama Inauguration 2013 in Washington DC, share your pictures of the inaugural events
Passport DC Photos - Washington, DC Embassies
See photos of Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture showcasing Washington DC’s embassies and cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits.
Pictures of Queen Elizabeth II in Washington, DC
See pictures of Queen Elizabeth II as she visits Washington, DC for the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Queen Elizabeth visits the White House
Pictures of the National Memorial Day Concert
See pictures of the National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC, photos of the performers and stage of the annual Memorial Day event
Polar Plunge - Pictures of the Polar Plunge
See pictures of the Polar Plunge, a winter fundraising event for the Special Olympics, participants Plunge into the icy waters during the Polar Plunge
Political Cartoons of Clifford Berryman
See Political Cartoons of Clifford Berryman, sample cartoons of the National Archives Exhibition, Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman
Prelude to the Fireworks on the Southwest Waterfront
See photos of the Prelude to the Fireworks on the Southwest Waterfront, a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Prince George's County Fair Pictures
See pictures of the Prince George's County Fair in Upper Marlboro, held each September at the Equestrian Center,
Revolutionary War Reenactment Photos - Presidents' Day Event
See photos of the Revolutionary War Reenactment in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, a Presidents' Day Event near Washington, DC
Rockville Antique Car Show 2012 - Rockville, Maryland
See photos of the Rockville Antique Car Show, a fall festival with a display of more than 500 antique and classic automobiles.
Rockville Memorial Day Parade Pictures
See photos of the Memorial Day Parade in Rockville, Maryland, a part of the weekend Hometown Holidays Memorial Day Celebration. The Rockville Memorial Day Parade includes drill teams, marching bands, community groups, military units, and more.
Rolling Thunder Pictures
See pictures of Rolling Thunder, an annual Memorial Day demonstration in Washington, DC where thousands of motorcycles ride through the city seeking to improve veteran benefits and resolve POW/MIA issues.
Silver Spring Big Cherry Block Party Pictures
See pictures of the Silver Spring Big Cherry Block Party, a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Six Flags Halloween Fright Fest Photos
A Haunted Train returns to Six Flags America for Fright Fest, Baltimore and Washington DC's biggest Halloween celebration. See photos of the Halloween event, Fright Fest, at Six Flags America in Mitchellville, Maryland.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2008 Photos
See photos of the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, The 2008 program highlights Bhutan, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Texas.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Photos
Enjoy these photos of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a special annual event in Washington, DC, sponsored each June-July by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Photos - 2006
2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Photos, Pictures of Alberta at the Smithsonian, Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions and Nuestra Música 2006: Latino Chicago.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Photos - 2007
See photos of the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, highlighting diverse cultures of the Mekong River, Northern Ireland and the roots of Virginia.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Pictures - 2009
See pictures from the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a special annual event in Washington, DC celebrating cultural traditions around the world. The 2009 themes were Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture, The Americas: A Musical World and Wales Smithsonian Cymra.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Pictures - 2010
See pictures of the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, photos of the annual summer festival, The themes of the 2010 program are México Profundo: A Deeper Mexico, Asian Pacific American Connections and Smithsonian Inside Out.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Pictures - 2011
See pictures of the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, photos of the annual summer festival, The themes of the 2011 program are Colombia, Peace Corps and Rhythm and Blues.
2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Pictures
See pictures of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Campus and Community; Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River and Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Smithsonian Kite Festival Photos - National Mall
See photos of the Smithsonian Kite Festival, an annual event on the National Mall in Washington, DC where kite enthusiasts show off their stunt skills and compete for awards in over 36 categories. See pictures of kites soaring around the Washington Monument.
Stars & Stripes & Spokes Pictures - Memorial Day Motorcycle Event
See pictures of Stars & Stripes & Spokes, the Memorial Day motorcycle event at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. Photos of motorcycle events, military equipment displays, a bike stunt show, police rodeo, and more.
Takoma Park 4th of July Pictures
Takoma Park, Maryland celebrates the 4th of July with a parade and fireworks, see pictures of the Independence Day celebrations in Takoma Park.
Thanksgiving Parade Pictures - Montgomery County, Maryland
Each November, Montgomery County, Maryland kicks off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Silver Spring. The parade includes colorful floats, mounted police, marching bands and local talent. See the following Thanksgiving Parade pictures.
Ticonderoga Farms Pictures - Chantilly, Virginia
See pictures of the fall festival at Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly, Virginia, photos of the Northern Virginia farm and its pumpkin patch activities
Turkish Festival Pictures
See pictures of the Turkish Festival in Washington, DC and get a glimpse of the annual event celebrating the Turkish culture and history
Washington Auto Show Pictures
See a collection of pictures of the Washington Auto Show 2006, photos of the hottest cars of the year.
Washington Craft Show Photos
The Washington Craft Show presents masterful work, beautifully displayed. Each piece is one-of-a-kind or limited edition in a range of prices, all designed and crafted in artists' studios across America. See photos of some of the contemporary crafts featured in the Washington Craft Show.
Washington International Horse Show Pictures
See pictures of the Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC
Washington, DC Chinese New Year Parade Pictures
See pictures of the Chinese New Year parade in Washington, DC, a photo gallery of the annual lunar celebration
Washington, DC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Photos
See photos of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Washington, DC, pictures of the Nation's St. Patrick's Day Parade
White House Easter Egg Roll Photos - Washington, DC
See photos of the White House Easter Egg Roll, an annual Easter event in Washington, DC
Bennetts Curse Photos - Haunted House Pictures
See photos of Bennett's Curse Haunted House and learn about the Halloween attraction in Jessup, Maryland.
Science Expo Photos - Washington DC
See photos of the Science Expo at the Washington DC Convention Center, get a glimpse of science and engineering projects
DC Funk Festival Pictures
See Pictures of the DC Funk Parade along the U Street Corridor of Washington DC
2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Photos
See photos of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and learn about the programs on China and Kenya. Get a glimpse of this year's event on the National Mall.