Festivals & Special Events (Listed A-Z)
4th of July Fireworks in the Washington DC Area
Find 4th of July fireworks in the Washington DC Area, Maryland and Virginia. A wide variety of Independence Day celebrations are held on the National Mall and around the capital region.
4th of July Parades in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
The 4th of July is a great holiday to celebrate with a patriotic, flag-waving parade. See a guide to the 4th of July parades in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
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.
A T & T National Golf Tournament – Washington, DC
The A T & T National Golf Tournament, hosted by Tiger Woods, is a first class event featuring 120 top PGA TOUR professionals competing at one of the highest-ranked courses in the country, Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.
Abbey Road on the River – Washington DC
Abbey Road on the River is a Beatles Tribute Festival which is coming to the Washington DC area with More than 50 bands from around the world, Abbey Road on the River will include two indoor stages, four outdoor stages, seminar gatherings, and a Fab Four merchandise marketplace.
Adams Morgan Day
Enjoy sidewalk cafes, colorful vendors, cultural demonstrations and dances at Adams Morgan's annual street festival in Washington, DC
Adventures in Travel Expo
Gather information on hundreds of adventure travel destinations, attend educational seminars, meet travel writers and participate in free hands-on activities
African American Family Celebration at the National Zoo
The National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo host an African American Family Celebration each year on Easter Monday. The Washington, DC event includes traditional Easter activities for families, such as an Easter egg hunt, Easter-themed games and a visit from the Easter bunny!
AIDS Memorial Quilt - Washington DC
The AIDS Memorial Quilt serves as a memorial for those who have died of AIDS and a community project to educate the public about the devastating impact of the disease. See photos and learn about the Quilt.
Alexandria Cambodian Community Day Festival
Alexandria's Annual Cambodian Community Day Festival displays traditional Cambodian arts, crafts, paintings and souvenirs, and Cambodian food. The festival features traditional cultural dance troops from the Cambodia Buddhist Society Cultural Group in Maryland and the Cambodian American Heritage, Inc. in Washington, DC; the Phleng Mohori...
Alexandria Festival of the Arts
The Alexandria Festival of the Arts transforms the streets of Old Town Alexandria into an outdoor gallery featuring 200 of the nation's top award-winning artists.
Alexandria Film Festival
The Alexandria Film Festival is a tribute to cinematic art, featuring emerging and established filmmakers from all over the world. The festival includes 39 independent, short and feature length films, documentaries, animation and narrative films screened at a variety of locations in and around the City of Alexandria, Virginia.
Alexandria Restaurant Week
During Alexandria Restaurant Week more than 40 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC. Alexandria Restaurant Week is a great time to try a new restaurant at reduced prices.
Alexandria Summer Event Calendar
See an Alexandria Summer Event Calendar, Alexandria, Virginia is bursting with activity all summer long, schedule of concerts and festivals
Alexandria VA Events
Alexandria, VA hosts a lot of wonderful events throughout the year. The historic town, with its prime location on the Potomac River, is a great setting for lively festivals, concerts and holiday celebrations. Here is a calendar of the top events in Alexandria.
Alexandria Waterfront Festival
Find out about this annual waterfront festival in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival
The art and wine festival in Alexandria's West End neighborhood features the artwork of dozens of juried artists, a Wine Garden with a variety of wines, food from local restaurants and live entertainment.
Alsatia Mummers Parade - Hagerstown, Maryland
The parade is held the Saturday before Halloween in Hagerstown, Maryland.
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in Washington, DC
America’s 400th Anniversary
America will celebrate the founding of Jamestown in 1607, the first permanent English settlement in North America with 18 months of events in 2006 and 2007.
America’s Polo Cup on the National Mall in Washington DC
America’s Polo Cup World Championships is one of the world’s premier televised charity polo sporting events that hosts the largest United States polo experience in the Washington DC Capitol Region
Andrews Air Show 2012
The annual air show and Joint Service Open House is held each spring at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington DC. See the schedule, transportation details, and more.
Animal Planet Expo
Animal Planet Expo features high-flying Frisbee dog shows, interactive trivia games, live animal presentations, kids activities and breathtaking programming
Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival
The Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival is a two-day celebration of the arts in Annapolis, Maryland featuring the juried works of more than 150 fine artists and craftsmen, wine tastings, food, live entertainment and activities for the entire family.
Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows, find hours and ticket information for the Annapolis Sailboat Show and the Annapolis Powerboat Show.
Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival
The annual festival in Annapolis, Maryland features beer, food, music and more.
Anne Arundel County Fair - Crownsville, Maryland
County Fair in Crownsville, Maryland features carnival rides and games, animal exhibits, monster trucks, pony rides, garden tractor pulls, pig races, pie eating contacts, a talent show, live music and much more.
Annual Beer Festivals in the Washington DC Area
See a guide to annual beer festivals in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Annual Craft Shows in the Washington DC Area
See a guide to the major annual craft shows in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Annual Parades in the Washington, DC Area
Everyone loves a parade! The Washington, DC area hosts several holiday parades throughout the year. Here is a calendar of annual parades held in Washington, DC and the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia.
Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination
The annual Illumination is held each December in honor of the soldiers who fell during the Battle of Antietam.
Arlington County Fair - Arlington, Virginia
The Arlington County Fair is a summer family event complete with carnival rides, live animal shows, musical entertainment, arts and craft exhibits, and a variety of international foods.
Arlington Festival of the Arts
Learn about the juried arts festival in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia
Arlington National Cemeterys 150th Anniversary
Arlington National Cemetery commemorates its 150th anniversary with a series of special events from May through June 2014.
Learn about the Army Ten-Miler, an annual race in Washington DC. The race weekend includes a two-day race expo, fitness clinics, youth runs, post race party and HOOAH tents from Army installations around the world.
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.
Artomatic in Washington, DC
Artomatic in Washington, DC is a one-of-a-kind art extravaganza, featuring regional artists and performers. Artomatic is a free art festival including paintings, sculpture, photography, music, theater, poetry, dance and workshops. See photos of Artomatic.
Arts on Foot Festival – Penn Quarter, Washington, DC
Arts on Foot Festival, a visual and performing arts festival featuring Washington, DC artists at a variety of venues in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Arts on N Street Festival – Washington DC
The Arts on N Festival is a new summer event in Washington DC sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to provide a free affordable art festival featuring work by District artists, organizations and local businesses.
Asian Festival – Reston, Virginia
The Asian festival in Reston, Virginia showcases unique music, cultural performances, food, gifts, and entertainment of Thailand, China, India, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, etc.
Bastille Day Events in Washington DC
See a guide to Bastille Day events in Washington DC including commemorative festivals and special menus at French restaurants.
Bay Bridge Boat Show - Kent Island, Maryland
The Bay Bridge Boat Show on Kent Island in Maryland kicks off the boating season each spring with a display of hundreds of new and late model brokerage boats and boat equipment displays. Learn about the Bay Bridge Boat Show, tickets, location, hotels near Kent Island and more.
Bell & History Day - Frederick County, Maryland
The free festival opens the museum season in Frederick County, Maryland with special events, tours, music, living history programs, and various bell-themed activities.
Bethesda Art Walk: Free Tours of Bethesda Art Galleries
The Bethesda Art Walk, held the second Friday of every month, is a free guided tour including 11 art galleries and studios that feature painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry and mixed media.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event, highlights 130 contemporary artists showcasing painting, drawing, photography, furniture, jewelry, mixed media and ceramics.
Bethesda Literary Festival
Downtown Bethesda will host the annual Bethesda Literary Festival featuring local and national authors, journalists and poets, as well as poetry slams, writing contests and a children’s book party.
Bethesda Row Arts Festival
The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is a fall festival in Bethesda, Maryland featuring the works of more than 180 of the nation’s finest artists, street performers, musical acts, food, and hands-on children’s art activities.
Bethesdas Play In A Day
Six professional Washington DC area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours.
Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour – Frederick, Maryland
The self-guided tour features twelve gardens, including both private homes and public spaces, in Historic Frederick, Maryland.
Big Apple Circus, New York’s original one-ring circus, entertains audiences...
Big Apple Circus, New York’s original one-ring circus, entertains audiences of all ages under its Big Top by presenting world-class circus artistry where no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring. Learn about the performances and find tickets to an upcoming Big Apple Circus in the Washington DC area.
Bike Events in Washington DC
Learn about annual bike rides and special events in the Washington DC area, including events in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Bike to Work Day in Washington, DC
Each May thousands of Washington, DC commuters participate in Bike to Work Day, an annual celebration sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections to encourage bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work.
Black Family Reunion in Washington, DC
Celebrate the importance of family at this annual festival in Washington, DC.
Black History Month
Washington, DC celebrates Black History Month and remembers the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs. Visit the special exhibits and learn about the many contributions of African-Americans throughout American history.
Black History Month in Williamsburg, Virginia
Learn about Black History Month in Williamsburg, Virginia
Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC
The annual event is a part of the festivities at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Kite enthusiasts show off their stunt skills and compete for awards in over 36 categories.
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.
Brew at the Zoo - Annual Event at the National Zoo
Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) host the annual Brew at the Zoo each summer at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC bringing together more than 60 of the nation's finest microbreweries for beer sampling.
Calvert County Fair – Prince Frederick, Maryland
The Calvert County Fair is one of the oldest in Maryland, dating back to 1886. Learn about the wide range of activities at the fair including farm animals, exhibits, musical, entertainment, food, carnival rides, contests and a 4H auction.
Capital Fringe Festival A Washington, DC Festival of Performing Arts
The Capital Fringe Festival, find out about the popular performing arts festival in Washington, DC, featuring more than 400 performances in multiple venues around the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Capital Home and Garden Show
Need some inspiration to get ready for spring? The Capital Home and Garden Show at the Dulles Expo Center is a great place to get some fresh ideas. The popular annual Capital Home and Garden Show features more than 750 exhibits showcasing all types of products and services for your home and garden, as well attractive garden landscape displays,...
Capital Maritime Music Festival – Washington DC
The festival is hosted by the Naval Heritage Center and co-sponsored by the Washington Revels and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, celebrates the people, music and folklore of inland waterways and the sea.
Capital Pride - Washington, DC
Capital Pride is an annual ten day event celebrating the spirit and strength in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in Washington, DC. Capital Pride Parade, Capital Pride Street Festival
Capital Pride Parade Pictures - Washington DC Gay Pride Event
See pictures of the Capital Pride Parade in Washington DC, the annual Gay-Lesbian Pride Event in the nation's capital. Capital Pride includes ten days of special events
Capital Pride Street Festival in Washington DC
Each June, Capital Pride ends a week of special events with its Capital Pride Street Festival in Washington DC. The event includes entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration.
Capitol Riverfront Festival - Riverfront Fest in SE Washington DC
The Capitol Riverfront BID and the Yards are launching the first annual Riverfront Festival to attract visitors to the newly developed...
Cavalia’s Odysseo - Equestrian and Performing Arts Extravaganza
The theatrical production combines the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects
Celebrate Fairfax! Festival
The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is Northern Virginias largest annual community-wide celebration featuring live entertainment including a variety of music, childrens activities, a community market place, a laser show and fireworks.
Celebrate Gaithersburg - Olde Towne Gaithersburg Street Festival
Find the 2006 schedule for Celebrate Gaithersburg - Olde Towne Gaithersburg Street Festival
Charles County Fair – La Plata, Maryland
The fair celebrates the agricultural heritage and history of the region with livestock, field corn, arts and crafts, quilts and flower displays, a carnival, live entertainment, and much more.
Cherry Blossom Bike Ride and Cycling Expo in Washington DC
During the National Cherry Blossom Festival, biking, health, fun and fitness take center stage at the free Rally & Ride, Children and adults of all ages will enjoy a range of hands-on activities led by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk
Each spring on the first Sunday in May, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge closes the eastbound span to traffic to let pedestrians walk the 4.5 miles across the bridge. Find here the schedule, where to park and more.
Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Chestertown, Maryland
Chestertown Tea Party Festival, a weekend of fun for the whole family in Chestertown Maryland including a tea toss reenactment, colonial parade, cocktail party, raft race, street performances, colonial crafts, strolling musicians, local fare, 5k & 10 mile run and more.
Chinese New Year in Falls Church, Virginia
The annual event includes live Asian performances, educational tours, children's games and crafts, door prizes, calligraphy, Chinese medicine consultation, Asian food, craft exhibition, dragon parade and more.
Chinese New Year in Washington, DC
Washington, DC celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Chinese New Year Parade, Chinese Dragon Dances,live musical performances, and more.
Christmas in July in Old Town Alexandria
Learn about the summer event in Alexandria, Virginia, enjoy a wide range of family friendly activities
Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, DC
The National Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, DC is an annual Latino celebration featuring live music, dance, childrens arts and crafts workshops, food, games and activities. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Pictures of the Cirque Dreams Christmas Show
See pictures of Cirque Dreams Holidaze and get a glimpse of Cirque Dreams Holiday Show, a musical extravaganza of ornaments that come to life when costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with whimsical dreams.
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 TOTEM
See photos of the Cirque du Soleil performance of TOTEM.
Cirque Italia Aquatic Spectacular Show
The unique water circus features side-splitting comedy and death defying thrills with a stage and tank which holds 35,000 gallons of water.
Citi Open Tennis Classic - Washington, DC
Washington, DC's US Open Tennis Tournament, find information about the location, tickets, parking, etc.
Civil War 150th Anniversary – Events in the Washington DC Area
In 2011, America will mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and Washington DC will play a key role in the commemoration offering special exhibitions and events. Learn about Civil War 150th Anniversary Events in the Washington DC Area
Civil War Reenactments – Gettysburg 2013
Learn about the Civil War Reenactments of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade - Arlington, Virginia
The parade is the largest celebration of Fat Tuesday in the Washington DC area. See photos and learn about the event.
Columbia Heights Day
Columbia Heights Day is a community festival with live music, food, vendors, guest speakers, children's activities and more. Columbia Heights is a rapidly developing neighborhood of Washington, DC located east of the National Zoo.
Corn Mazes in Maryland and Virginia
Find Corn Mazes in Maryland and Virginia, within a short drive from the Washington, DC area.
County Fairs Near Washington, DC - Maryland and Virginia County Fairs
Find the county fair schedule for Maryland and Virginia county fairs, including Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, Prince George's County Fair, Howard County Fair, Loudoun County Fair, Fairfax County 4H Fair, Arlington County Fair, and Prince William County Fair.
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.
Crisfield National Hard Crab Derby Crisfield, Maryland
The unique Labor Day event includes crab races, crab cooking and picking contests, carnival rides, crafts, live entertainment, beauty pageants, parade, fireworks and more.
Crystal City Car Show
The Crystal City Car Show is held on Father's Day and showcases a variety of automobile categories including innovative electric vehicles, sports cars, classic muscle cars, and more.
Cultural Events and Festivals in Washington DC
Learn about the arts, music, food and traditions of other nations. See a guide to the most popular annual cultural events in the Washington DC area.
Cupid's Undie Run - Washington DC
See pictures of Cupid's Undie Run in Washington DC, Washingtonians run around the U.S. Capitol Building in their undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
Dance Bethesda - Weekend of Dance Swings into Bethesda
Dance the night away at downtown Bethesda studios! Join Bethesda's dance studios for FREE lessons, parties and performances at Dance Bethesda.
Dance DC Festival - Washington DC
The annual Dance DC Festival, sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities highlights the folk traditions of the world through live music and dance, this year celebrating the many styles of hip-hop. The events are held at various locations throughout Washington DC and are FREE and open to the public.
Dance in the Circle – Dupont Circle
The dance festival features a variety of performances by local dance groups and dance instruction for all ages.
Day of the Dead in Washington, DC
Day of the Dead / Los Días de los Muertos is a Mexican custom honoring and remembering those who have died. The celebration begins on midnight on October 31, the night of Halloween in the U. S.
DC Beer Week
Hundreds of venues in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland feature beer related events, including beer dinners, tastings, educational panels, glassware giveaways, and more.
DC Caribbean Carnival
DC Caribbean Carnival is Washington, DC's Annual Caribbean Parade & Festival
DC Design House
DC Design House is an annual project that brings together Washington, DC’s top interior designers to transform and showcase a house using the best in today’s home renovation and design ideas. This year’s DC Design House is also a featured home on the Georgetown House Tour.
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 Emancipation Day Events
Each April, DC commemorates when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, granting freedom to 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia.
DC Fashion Week
The weeklong event highlights fashion design, clothing merchandising and modeling.
DC Jazz Festival
The annual festival features more than 100 jazz performances at concert venues and clubs throughout Washington, DC.
DC Summer Carnival 2011 at RFK Stadium
The DC Summer Carnival, featuring more than 100 thrilling rides, games and attractions, will bring family fun to the nation's capital this summer. Find the dates, times and ticket information about the summer carnival in Washington DC.
Delaplane Strawberry Festival - Sky Meadows State Park
The Delaplane Strawberry Festival offers two full days of family-oriented fun in Northern Virginia each year over the Memorial Day weekend. The Delaplane Strawberry Festival is held at Sky Meadows State Park. Activities include live entertainment, children's games, pony rides and hayrides, a petting zoo, a 5K fun run, a raptor exhibit, antique...
Digital Capital Week – A Technology Festival in Washington DC
Digital Capital Week is a ten day festival in Washington DC focused on digital technology and innovation. The event, hosted by iStrategyLabs & Shiny Heart Ventures, will bring a variety of people together to share ideas about technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, content creation, and much more. Anyone can participate in Digital Capital Week...
Discover Strathmore Festival: A Presidents’ Day Festival of the Arts
Discover Strathmore Festival is a free family event at the Music Center at Strathmore, in North Bethesda, Maryland, with live performances, demonstrations and hands-on activities to educate and entertain children.
Dragon Boat Festival – Washington DC Dragon Boat Races
The Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival is an annual event sponsored each May by the Chinese Women’s League of Washington, DC. The two-day festival features competitive dragon boat races on the Potomac River, colorful cultural performances and plenty of hands-on activities.
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend is an annual event offering free admission and special activities at the eight museums of the near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
Earth Day in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
The Washington, DC metropolitan area has a variety of Earth Day activities that make caring for the planet fun for all ages. Find Earth Day events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Earth Day on the National Mall
Washington, DC will hold one of the largest Earth Day gatherings in U.S. history, the Green Apple Festival – a major day - long event on the National Mall to rally support for national action on global warming.
Earth Month 2013 at Union Station in Washington DC
Learn about the month-long event featuring interactive, eco-friendly experiences to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability.
Emancipation Day Parade - Washington DC
The parade marches down Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Washington DC to celebrate the anniversary of freedom granted to DC slaves in 1862.
Emancipation Day Parade in Washington, DC
The Emancipation Day Parade commemorates the day (April 16, 1862) when Abraham Lincoln granted about 3,100 enslaved people living in Washington, DC their freedom, nine months before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.
Europe Week in Washington, DC
Europe Week events include speeches, seminars and workshops on issues; film screenings, concerts and cultural events related to the European Union.
Fairfax County Fair – Frying Pan Park
Fairfax County Fair at Frying Pan Park, Herndon, Virginia is two family fun events - The Fairfax 4-H Fair and the Frying Pan Park Farm Show.
Fall Festivals in the Washington, DC Area
The fall is a great season for festivals in the Washington, DC area. Fall festivals offer great food, music and live entertainment for the whole family.
Fall for Fairfax Festival
Fall for Fairfax Festival is Northern Virginia’s largest fall festival including more than 100 interactive activities and exhibits and programs Fall for Fairfax activities include a train ride, kids climbing wall, pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, inflatables and dozens of children’s performances.
Fall For the Book Festival
The week-long regional celebration of literature and the arts includes events at multiple locations throughout Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland.
Falls Church, Virginia Memorial Day Parade and Festival
The City of Falls Church, Virginia celebrates Memorial Day with a full day of activities for the whole family. Enjoy amusement and pony rides, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, food and a community parade.
Fauquier County Fair – Warrenton Virginia
The fair features livestock, rabbits, poultry, produce, homemade arts and crafts, animal shows, contests, games, demonstrations, homegrown dinner and a variety of live music.
Foto Week DC – A Celebration of Photography in Washington, DC
FotoWeek DC, the annual celebration of photography in Washington, DC features programs including a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more.
Francophonie Cultural Festival
The Francophonie Cultural Festival in Washington DC is the largest festival of its type featuring a variety of French performances and activities.
Frederick County Fair – Frederick, Maryland
The Frederick County Fair in Frederick, Maryland, also known as the Great Frederick Fair, features live entertainment, tractor pulls, carnival rides, an equine expo and showcase, agricultural events, educational activities, contests, food and lots more.
Friendship Firehouse Festival in Alexandria, Virginia
The Friendship Firehouse Festival is a family event celebrating the role of firefighters at the historic Friendship Firehouse in Old Town Alexandria.
Frostival – Fairfax Winter Festival
Frostival is a winter-themed family festival in Fairfax, Virginia featuring interactive rides, games, attractions, crafts, storytelling, musical performances, exhibits and more.
G-40: The Summit - Washington DC Area Art Exhibition
See images of G-40, The Summit, an art exhibition near Washington DC which features influences like comics, graffiti, skate and surf culture and punk art to push the edges of artistic expression and appreciation. G-40, The Summit takes over a Crystal City, Virginia office building.
Gaithersburg Book Festival
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a brand new literary festival, modeled after the National Book Festival. Authors of both national and local acclaim will address and interact with readers at a free all-day, outdoor event set on the grounds of Gaithersburg’s City Hall. The festival will also include writing workshops, exhibitors, book sales,...
Gaithersburg City Youth Festival
Gaithersburg City Youth Festival, an annual carnival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland the week of Memorial Day.
Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
The Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade is sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg and celebrates with a parade including local dancers, fire engines, high school marching bands, giant balloons, horses, clowns and more.
Gaithersburg Summer Entertainment Schedule
The City of Gaithersburg hosts nearly 50 family-friendly free performances as part of its summer entertainment series. From a Dave Matthews tribute band to a musical zoo to outdoor movies and backyard concerts, the On Stage series brings summer fun to every corner of Gaithersburg. Venues include the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Towne and...
Garden Tours in the Washington DC Area
Garden Tours in the Washington DC Area highlight the beauty of the season, explore gardens and historic homes in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Georgetown Garden Tour
The annual spring tour is sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club and features eight private gardens. See photos and learn more about the event.
The Oktoberfest in Germantown, Maryland includes live music and performances, food, children’s games and inflatables, exhibits by local crafters, artists and businesses, roaming entertainment, beer, dancing and fireworks.
Gettysburg Dedication and Remembrance Days
Gettysburg commemorates the sacrifices made during and after the Battle of Gettysburg with these events each November that are free and open to the public.
Golden Knights - U. S. Army Parachute Team
Learn about air show performances by the U.S. Army Parachute Team.
Great Bridal Expo
Visit hundreds of local and national exhibitors at one place in Washington, DC. The Great Bridal Expo is a consumer wedding resource providing information on everything for the wedding, home and honeymoon.
Great Country Farms Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Located in Bluemont Virginia, the farm festival features pumpkins, pig races, smashing pumpkins with P-Rex, corn mazes, tractor rides, Cow Pie Putt Putt and a 5 acre farm style playground.
Greek Festival in Washington DC
The annual Greek Festival in Washington DC features Greek food, coffees, beers, wines, and live music, as well as a Greek Marketplace offering books, jewelry and trinkets.
Green Festival 2013 – Washington DC
The annual consumer show in Washington DC focuses on sustainability education and green products and services.
H Street Festival - Washington, DC Music Festival & Bazaar
The H Street Festival, Washington, DC's annual street festival includes musical and dance performances, a fashion show, children's activities, luxury car displays, free health screenings, crafts, international foods and more.
Halloween at Kings Dominion
See photos of the Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion, pictures of the Halloween event at the Virginia amusement park
The free summer festival in Herndon, Virginia features live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children's entertainment, a business exposition, 10k & 5k races, a Fitness expo, model railway exhibit, an arts and crafts show and two fireworks displays.
Hill Country's Backyard Barbecue at the National Building Museum
Hill Country brings its Backyard Barbecue to the National Building Museum's West Lawn throughout the summer. The popular outdoor event offers a unique experience in Washington DC featuring Hill Country's award-winning Texas-style barbecue, cold beverages, and live music.
Hip Hop Theatre Festival in Washington, DC
Washington, DC's Hip Hop Theatre Festival is a special event held each summer featuring national and international artists of hip hop music.
Holiday Craft Shows in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Find arts and craft shows in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Craft shows are wonderful places to shop for unique gifts for the holidays. Here you will a variety of craft shows held in November and December in the Washington, DC area.
Hometown Holidays – City of Rockville’s Memorial Day Event
Hometown Holidays is Rockville, Maryland’s annual street festival celebrating Memorial Day. The three-day event includes entertainment for the whole family, a Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.
Howard County Fair
The Howard County Fair is an American tradition of good, wholesome fun including livestock exhibits, carnival rides and games, musical entertainment, educational demonstrations, and an animal petting zoo.
Imagination Bethesda – A Children’s Street Festival
Imagination Bethesda is a children’s street festival in Bethesda, Maryland celebrating children and the arts, including musical performances, dance troupes, roving entertainment and hands-on art & craft activities.
Inaugural Balls and Galas- A Guide to the 2009 Celebrations
Find information about Inaugural Balls and Galas celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama, Official inaugural balls, State Society Balls, unofficial galas and parties
International Children's Festival - Washington DC
Meridian International Center hosts an International Children's Festival in Washington, DC promoting cultural exchange and introducing families to world geography, dress, and traditions.
International Motorcycle Show
International Motorcycle Show at the Washington, DC Convention Center, showcases the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, ATVs, personal watercraft and motorcycle apparel
INTERSECTIONS Arts Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
INTERSECTIONS, a new 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.
Italian Festival in Washington DC – Festa Italiana
The Italian Festival in Washington DC, Festa Italiana, celebrates Italian-American culture with a lively street festival featuring traditional Italian music, dancing, art, crafts and of course food – such as fresh pizza, pasta, sausage and peppers, Italian sandwiches, baked goods and much more.
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival
The visual and performing arts festival in Alexandria, showcases more than 100 exhibitions and programs in visual art, theater, music and dance.
Kennedy Center Prelude Festival
Celebrate a new season of performing arts at the annual Kennedy Center Prelude Festival in Washington, DC. Enjoy a wide variety of performances from Washington, DC artists and get a glimpse of the the upcoming theater season.
Kentlands Oktoberfest 2013 – Gaithersburg, Maryland
The City of Gaithersburg hosts the event featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, Beer Garden, Wine Terrace, Bavarian food, and lively performances.
Kids Euro Festival
Learn about the month-long performing arts festival for children with more than 150 free events staged through the cooperation of the 27 Washington-based European Union embassies and more than a dozen major local cultural institutions.
Kids Restaurant Week in Washington, DC
Washington DC will host Kids Restaurant Week with a week of kid-friendly cuisine and fixed-price menus at some of Washington, DC’s most popular restaurants. See the details about Kids Restaurant Week in Washington, DC
Korean Festival in Washington DC
The annual festival featuring musical performances, a taekwondo demonstration, a talent show, a singing contest, and more.
La Dolce DC – A Washington DC Celebration of Italian Culture
Washington, DC will celebrate all things Italian this spring with La Dolce DC, a citywide festival that coincides with the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy and exclusive engagements of Italian art at the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection. La Dolce DC showcases Italian culture through architecture, art, dance,...
Labor Day Concert at the U. S. Capitol
The National Symphony Orchestra performs a free Labor Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
Latino Festival in Washington, DC - Fiesta DC
The Latino Festival in Washington DC, also known as Fiesta DC, is an annual celebration highlighting the Latino culture with a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts & crafts, and international cuisine.
Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival
Historic Leesburg kicks of the spring season with the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival showcasing lush landscapes and gorgeous gardens with a two-day family friendly event with food, music, children’s entertainment and crafts.
Lincoln Bicentennial in Washington, DC
Lincoln Bicentennial in Washington, DC, See a guide to events honoring Lincoln's 200th birthday, a four month celebration featuring exhibitions, performances, lectures, and guided tours honoring Abraham Lincoln.
Logan Circle Holiday House Tour 2013
The annual event provides a walking tour of ten historic and contemporary homes in the Logan Circle neighborhood. Participants get an up close view of the architecture, interior design, and art in some of Washington DC's most interesting properties.
Loudoun Bed & Breakfast Open House and Self-Guided Tour
The self-guided tour highlights the historic B&Bs in Loudoun County, Virginia. Local wineries, restaurants, and caterers provide refreshments.
Loudoun County Fair-Kiss A Pig in Leesburg, Virginia
The Loudoun County Fair-Kiss A Pig contest is a famous special event at the annual agricultural fair at Loudoun County Fairgrounds in Leesburg, Virginia.
Lunar New Year - Fair Oaks Mall
The celebration in Fairfax, Virginia features traditional Chinese dragon dances, music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, and much more.
Macy’s Cherry Blossom Show in Washington DC
Live cherry blossom trees will bring the spirit of spring indoors at the Macy’s Cherry Blossom Show in Washington DC. Visit Macy’s Metro Center during the National Cherry Blossom Festival as the store is transformed from a vibrant retail landscape to a one-of-a-kind floral wonderland complete with live blooming cherry trees.
Manassas 150th Civil War Anniversary Events
Manassas will host a four-day 150th Civil War Anniversary event in commemoration of the First Battle of Manassas, showcasing reenactments, parades, exhibits and interpreters.
Manassas Fall Festival - Old Town Manassas Fall Jubilee
Old Town Manassas, a historic town in Northern Virginia, celebrates fall with its Annual Fall Festival, the Manassas Fall Jubilee, an annual craft and artisan festival featuring vendors of hand-made items such as jewelry, quilts, clothing, soaps and more
Manassas Veterans Day Parade - Manassas Virginia
The Manassas Veterans Day Parade pays tribute to all veterans and active military for protecting our nation at home and oversees. It is the largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern Virginia and in the Washington DC area. See photos and get a glimpse of the parade.
Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
The Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival has become a popular Fathers Day event for many in Northern Virginia. Attendees bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax on the Pavilion lawn in Old Town Manassas with a bottle of wine and lunch from the gourmet food concessions while listening to live jazz performances.
March for Life – Washington, DC
The March for Life is an annual gathering of pro-life Americans held in Washington, DC each January on the anniversary of the date of the Supreme Court’s infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Mardi Gras Celebrations in Washington, DC
Celebrate Mardi Gras at a special event in Washington, DC, Mardi Gras parties, balls, parades, family days and more.
Marian Anderson Concert 2009
Marian Anderson Concert 2009 – Easter Concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
Marine Corps Marathon
A guide to the Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC route, transportation and parking, and weekend events including the Health and Fitness Expo, Healthy Kids Fun Run, Marine Corps Marathon 10K, Crystal Run and the Marine Corps Marathon Finish Festival
Martin Luther King Day of Service in Washington, DC
Martin Luther King Day of Service was designated by Congress in 1994 transforming the holiday into a national day of community service. Serve DC and the Office of the Secretary ask for volunteers to take part in a day that keeps alive the legacy of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers will participate in over 1300 projects...
Maryland Craft Beer Festival
The festival brings together 25 Maryland brewing companies offering samples of more than 175 unique, local beers. The event includes live local music and local foods.
Maryland Day Celebration - Anne Arundel County
Maryland Day is a celebration in Anne Arundel County sponsored each spring by Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County. Throughout the three-day weekend, historical and cultural institutions in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County open their doors to the public offering special tours, events, and programming
Maryland Day Pictures - Photos of Maryland Day Celebration
See pictures of Maryland Day, a celebration in Anne Arundel County sponsored each spring, photos of historical and cultural institutions in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County, special tours, events,
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Step back in time at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, an annual fall event in Crownsville, Maryland, 30 miles from Washington, DC.
Maryland Renaissance Festival Reviews
Read reviews or share your own experience at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, the annual festival in Crownsville, Maryland. The English Tudor village offers 25 acres of activities, crafts and food.See submissions
Maryland Seafood Festival - Annapolis
The Maryland Seafood Festival is an Annapolis tradition with great food, music, and family fun. Marylands greatest restaurateurs and chefs participate in a weekend festival showcasing great Maryland seafood including crabs, oysters, and a wide variety of fish.
MCM Event Series: March – November
See the schedule of MCM Events including the Marine Corps 17.75K, MCM Run Amuck and Mini Run Amuck, MCM Crossroads 4-Miler, MCM Turkey Trot 10K, Kids Mile, Marine Corps Historic Half, Marine Corps Historic 10K, and Semper Fred 5K.
Mid-Atlantic Shamrock Fest
The Mid-Atlantic Shamrock Fest is a community Saint Patrick's Day celebration taking over six city blocks in Arlington, Virginia featuring live music, food, drinks and dozens of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.
Military Bowl in Washington DC
The Military Bowl, previously entitled EagleBank Bowl, Washington DC’s college football bowl game will be presented this year by Northrop Grumman,” benefiting the United Service Organizations.
Millennial Week in Washington DC
Millennial Week is a weeklong celebration to provide a social and cultural platform for millennials - those born between 1977 and 2001. The week will include a variety of events that focus on issues ranging from politics to entrepreneurship.
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg, Maryland
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg, Maryland is an annual event with carnival rides, live animal shows, great entertainment and food.
Montgomery County Farm Tour Montgomery County, Maryland
Montgomery County, Maryland celebrates its agricultural heritage, promotes local farms, and provides residents the opportunity to indulge in seasonally fresh food during the Annual Montgomery County Farm Tour and Harvest Sale. The tour provides people with an opportunity to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and other local...
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
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with special evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live jazz on the east lawn of George Washington's Mount Vernon home.
Museum Shop Around at Strathmore
At the Museum Shop Around at Strathmore, 19 non-profit organizations bring their museum gift shops to the beautifully decorated Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland.
National Asian Heritage Festival – Fiesta Asia
The street fair is held in May in Washington, DC in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Asian festival showcases Asian art and culture with live entertainment, Pan-Asian cuisine, martial arts and lion dance demonstration, a multicultural marketplace, cultural displays and interactive activities.
National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC
Meet your favorite author at the National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC, an annual festival of reading sponsored by the Library of Congress.
National Cathedral Flower Mart
The National Cathedral Flower Mart is Washington's annual outdoor festival for garden enthusiasts and families.
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Welcome spring with the 2005 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The capital celebrates with lots of special family activities on the National Mall and throughout the region.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony
National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off with a free family festival at the National Building Museum that includes hands-on activities exploring Japanese arts and design and performing arts, followed by ceremonial program with remarks by Washington dignitaries and special performance. See photos of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, DC. Watch marching bands, dance and drumming performance teams from Japan and the United States, musical performances, clowns, horses, antique cars and mascots and much more.
National Harbor Celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Harbor is joining in the celebration of spring with special events during the final weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Live entertainment will include Japanese musicians and dancers, Sumo wrestling, kite making, face painting, video game demonstrations, a fashion show and a spectacular fireworks show over the Potomac River.
National Harbor Dragon Boat Races
The dragon boat regatta is a family-friendly event featuring races along the Potomac River at National Harbor, near Washington DC.
National Harbor Holiday Festival
The holiday festival at National Harbor, Maryland includes crafts and gift items, live entertainment, food and wine, kids activities, and more.
National Mall Events
Approximately 3,000 events are held on the National Mall in Washington, DC each year. Although most of them are small gatherings, such as sporting events, protests and rallies, about a dozen major annual festivals or events are held on the National Mall. See a guide to the major events on the National Mall.
National Marina Day Celebrate Boating in the Washington DC Area
National Marina Day is a nationwide celebration of boating. See a schedule of activities in the Washington DC area to introduce boating and local marinas as an environmentally-friendly gateway to on-the-water fun.
National Museum of the American Indian Summer Showcase
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC features a concert and festival series each summer promoting Native musicians, films, performers and artists from across the Western Hemisphere. The schedule of events at the American Indian Museum.
National Police Week – Washington DC
The week honors the service of law enforcement officials with several events including a candlelight vigil, conference and the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.
National Powwow 2007
The National Powwow, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, features a Native American dance and drum competition with more than 800 Native peoples from across North America.
National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is the nations largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance Americas public lands. Special events are planned across the country on National Public Lands Day to get volunteers to work together to build trails, bridges, remove trash and invasive plants, restore water resources and plant trees in a national...
National Train Day
National Train Day commemorates the anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's inception by bringing to life the rich history of how trains have transformed America. Find information about the National Train Day event in Washington DC.
Nations Football Classic Washington DC
The Nation's Football Classic is a black college football game held annually at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. See the schedule of events for this year.
Nations Triathlon Washington DC
The annual sporting event in Washington DC includes a 1.5k swim, a 40k bike course, a 10k run, Health and Fitness Expo and a finish line festival.
NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo
The NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo is held each January at the Washington Convention Center. The Health Fair provides free health screenings and information on products and services that relate to healthy living.
Nordic Cool Festival 2013 - Kennedy Center
The international performing arts festival in Washington DC highlights the Nordic countries including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
The arts festival features more than 200 artisans in 18 different categories, including oil and acrylic painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, metal, leather, wood, furniture, wearable and fiber art.
Oktoberfest Reston 2012 – Northern Virginia Fall Festival
Learn about the largest fall festival in Northern Virginia, a celebration of German culture.
Oktoberfests Near Washington, DC
Find Oktoberfests in the Washington, DC suburbs of Maryland and Virginia. Enjoy these fall folk festivals with German beer, food and entertainment.
One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station
Prince William County will mark the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station with a variety of events in October 2013 in Bristow, Virginia.
Passport DC - Open Houses at Washington, DC Embassies
Cultural Tourism DC’s Passport DC is a new annual celebration of international culture showcasing Washington DC’s embassies and cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits.
Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park
The Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis is a charity event sponsored by the Maryland State Police in support of the Special Olympics. Each January, thousands of Polar Bear Plunge participants of all ages are daring enough to take a dip in the wintry waters of the Chesapeake Bay. See details about how to participate or be a...
Polar Plunges in Maryland and Virginia.
Learn about the annual wintry plunges into the waters of the Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Presidential Inauguration 2009
The Presidential Inauguration will be held on January 20, 2009. A week of festivities will include the Presidential Swearing in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and a night of Inaugural Balls and galas honoring the new President of the United States.
Presidential Inauguration 2013
Learn about the 2013 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC, find information on the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and Inaugural Balls and galas.
Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington DC
Find details about the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, DC, finding inaugural parade viewing information, parking, security information and more.
Prince George’s County Fair
County Fair in Upper Marlboro, Maryland features carnival rides, live animals displays, family circus, fireworks, live entertainment, food, karaoke competitions and much more.
Prince William County Fair
The Prince William County Fair dates back to 1949 and today is Virginia's largest County Fair. The annual county fair in Manassas, Virginia includes livestock exhibits, a Civil War encampment, a variety of midway shows, truck and tractor pulls, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, pet shows, live music, storytelling, games and rides.
Prince William Forest Park Heritage Festival
The Prince William Forest Park Heritage Festival celebrates the park’s history as colonial-era farmland, a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp, and a World War II era spy training camp. The festival in Northern Virginia includes live music, cultural demonstrations, hands-on activities, crafts and games.
Remembering September 11 – Washington, DC’s Freedom Walk
Washington, DC, Freedom Walk to remember the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, the World Trade Centers in New York City, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Rockville Antique Car Show - Rockville, Maryland
See photos of the Rockville Antique Car Show, a fall festival with a display of more than 500 antique and classic automobiles in Rockville, Maryland
Rockville Lunar New Year Parade
The Lunar New Year celebration in Rockville, Maryland includes a parade, a street fair and a variety of entertainment.
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.
Rockville Restaurant Week
During the Rockville Restaurant Week, it is a good time to try something new. A wide variety of restaurants in Rockville, Maryland will offer pre-fixed meals, lunches for $10 and dinners for $25.
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally Washington, DC
Rolling Thunder, an annual motorcycle rally held in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend, Rolling Thunder calls for the governments recognition of POWs and MIAs.
Rosslyn Jazz Festival
Rosslyn Jazz Festival, Rosslyn, Virginia, music festival just across Key Bridge from Washington, DC.
Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is the final major event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is the biggest Japanese street party in the nation.
Screen on the Green-Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall
Bring the whole family to the National Mall in Washington, DC to watch free outdoor movies during this summer special event.
September 11 Memorial Events Around the Washington, DC Region
Washington, DC area memorial events honor the victims of September 11th terrorist attacks. Find events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Shakespeare Festival in Washington, DC
Washington, DC will pay a six-month tribute to William Shakespeare with more than 40 arts organizations coming together for a landmark festival of theatre, music, dance, films and art exhibits at venues throughout the Washington, DC area.
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival – Winchester, VA
See a guide to the spring festival in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, learn about the Apple Blossom Parade, Queen Shenandoah, Miss Apple Blossom Festival, Carnival, Firefighters Parade, Fireworks and more.
Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival
See photos of the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival and learn about the annual fall festival in Shenandoah, Virginia.
Shirlington Restaurant Week 2011
Learn about Shirlington Restaurant Week and Shirlie’s Girls Night Out in Arlington, Virginia
Silver Spring Cherry Blossom Festival Block Party
The Silver Spring Big Cherry Block Party event is the first official Maryland celebration of the long-time cherry blossom festival celebration in Washington, DC. The street festival will bring the best in Japanese art, cuisine, dance, fashion, flowers, music and much more to Downtown Silver Spring. The Silver Spring Big Cherry Block Party is a...
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 Craft Show
The Smithsonian Craft Show is an exhibit of 120 exceptional craft artists in Washington, DC including basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Explore a variety of cultures at Washington, DC's most popular cultural festival held on the National Mall.
Social Media Week 2013 - Washington DC
The annual event explores the emerging trends in social media with events held in Washington DC.
Source Festival – Washington DC
The three-week annual performing arts festival is held each summer at The Source Theatre in the heart of Washington DC’s U Street Corridor.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals
Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals holds arts and craft shows in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Summer Events at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, VA
During the summer months, families enjoy a variety of free entertainment at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, a mixed-use development in Woodbridge, VA.
SurrealDC Halloween Masquerade in Georgetown
Georgetown's Halloween costume party includes a costume contest, multiple performing areas & art installations, two performing stages, a special fire performance and dancing.
Takoma Park Folk Festival
The Takoma Park Folk Festival is an annual festival featuring music and dance from around the world on eight stages in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Takoma Park House & Garden Tour
Each spring, Takoma Park, Maryland celebrates the season with a self-guided walking tour of private homes and gardens with the Takoma Park House & Garden Tour.
Taste of Arlington
The annual Taste of Arlington is a lively street festival featuring the cuisine of more than 40 restaurants, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities and a farmer’s market. Proceeds from Taste of Arlington will benefit the Virginia Hospital Center and Arlington Community Foundation.
Taste of DC – A Washington DC Food Event
Learn about the Taste of DC, a food, wine, beer and music festival in Washington, DC. Find out how to attend and the highlights of the Taste of DC.
The Hyattsville Arts Festival features local artisans, musicians, dancers,...
The Hyattsville Arts Festival features local artisans, musicians, dancers, and street performers. Learn about the annual event in Hyattsville, Maryland.
The Southwest DC Arts Festival brings together ten different organizations to...
The Southwest DC Arts Festival brings together ten different organizations to present a cross-section of Southwests cultural community through a three-day festival including an art fair and market, performances and childrens activities, the Human Rights Film Festival, an outdoor art studio for children, and much more. Learn about the SW DC...
Thunderbirds - Air Force Thunderbirds Airshow
The Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force Demonstration Squadron demonstrate their flight skills with aerial maneuvers at more than 70 airshows in the US, Puerto Rico and the Far East. See photos and learn more about the Thunderbirds.
Top 10 Spring Events in Washington, DC
Dozens of events are held in Washington, DC during the spring, including cultural events, spring garden tours, wine festivals, parades and more. Here's the top "don't miss" spring events in Washington, DC.
Turkey Trots in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
Join friends, family, co-workers and neighbors and participate in one of the Turkey Trots in Washington, DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia. Find the schedule of Turkey Trots, Runs and Races in the Washington, DC area
Turkish Festival in Washington DC
The Annual Turkish Festival, sponsored by the American-Turkish Association of Washington DC, is a family-friendly festival celebrating authentic Turkish art and culture with a rich variety of live musical and folk dance performances underscoring Turkeys unique ties with the Balkans, the Middle East, the Caucuses and Central Asia.
Twilight Tatoo Army Band Concert
The free summer concerts are performed by the Army Band at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC
Uncle Sam Jam DC - National Harbor
The Uncle Sam Jam will be held this year at National Harbor in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC. Lindy Promotions presents the festival featuring three stages, including both indoor and outdoor entertainment.
United States Air Force Cycling Classic
The new event for 2008 to be held in Crystal City, Virginia will help members of the United States military who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) during their service to our country.
USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington DC
The event, location in Washington, DC, is focused on encouraging the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists, and to increase public awareness of the importance of science and math education.
Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase Race
The event is one of the nation’s largest steeplechase races and is held each spring in the heart of Virginia horse country near the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Virginia Historic Garden Week
Virginia Historic Garden Week tours showcase formal gardens, walled gardens, cottage gardens, cutting gardens, annual and perennial gardens, herb gardens, water gardens, and even secret gardens.
Virginia Scottish Games & Festival
Virginia Scottish Games, annual festival celebrating Alexandria's Scottish Heritage. Dance, fiddle, harp, Scottish Athletics, British Car Show, children's games, Celtic crafts and foods.
ViVa Vienna - Memorial Day Festival in Vienna, Virginia
The ViVa Vienna Memorial Day Festival is a three-day community celebration in Vienna, Virginia, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Vienna, with food, crafts, music, carnival rides and a Memorial Day tribute
WalkingTown DC & BikingTown DC
Every spring and fall, Cultural Tourism DC sponsors WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC, a weekend of free guided tours of the neighborhoods of Washington DC. More than 100 walking tours and 11 bike tours are available during WalkingTown DC
Washington Antiques Show
See antiques at this special show in Washington, DC featuring a different theme each year. See period furnishings and decorative arts, vintage jewelry, porcelains, ceramics, silver, and architectural garden accents.
Washington Auto Show
See 700 new makes and models of automobiles at the Washington Auto Show at the Washington Convention Center
Washington Boat Show
See hundreds of boats an boat products at the Washington Boat Show at the Washington Convention Center.
Washington Bridal Showcase
The Washington Bridal Showcase is the largest bridal show in the Washington, DC area. See everything you need to plan an extraordinary wedding. The bridal show includes exhibits of bridal fashions, invitations, photographers, ceremony sites, music, wedding cakes, decorations, honeymoon travel and much more.
Washington Craft Show
The Washington Craft Show at the Washington Convention Center features a wide variety of contemporary crafts and gifts for the holidays. Find here the Washington Craft Show schedule, ticket information and more.
Washington DC Annual Book Festivals and Literary Events
Learn about the annual book festivals and literary events in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
Washington DC Celebrates Flag Day
In June 2014, as the United States celebrates Flag Day (June 14th), the nation will also recognize the bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner and the end of the War of 1812. Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia will celebrate Flag Day and the bicentennial of these related historic events this summer with a variety of patriotic festivals and exhibits.
Washington DC Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Learn about events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington and "I Have a Dream" speech.
Washington DC Home & Garden Shows
At the Washington Home and Garden Show and the Capital Home Shows you'll see hundreds of displays of products for kitchens, baths, remodeling, flooring, granite & marble, professional grade appliances, and architectural antiques all in one convenient location. See the schedule of upcoming home and garden shows in the Washington DC area.
Washington Home and Garden Show
See hundreds of home and garden displays at the Home and Garden Show in Washington, DC
Washington International Horse Show
Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, DC, more than 600 horses and riders compete for $400,000 in prize money and championship titles.
Washington Soap Box Derby
Washington Soap Box Derby is annual race of children ages 8 to 17 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
White House Spring Garden Tour
The White House Spring Garden Tours have been an annual tradition since 1972 when Pat Nixon first opened the White House gardens to the public.
World Children’s Festival in Washington, DC
The world’s largest celebration of children’s creativity and imagination brings together hundreds of young artists and performers from around the world.
World Police & Fire Games
The 2015 World Police & Fire Games (Fairfax,VA) are coming to the Washington DC area and will include events at 53 venues throughout the capital region
World Ranger Day
World Ranger Day will be celebrated around the world on July 31. The day is sponsored by the International Ranger Federation to honor the work of rangers as the key protectors of parks and conservation.
World Stages - International Theater Festival
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host a diverse showcase of theatrical expression from 19 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival. The three week festival in Washington DC features a wide range of entertainment from award winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics,
Yacht Show at National Harbor
The Yacht Show at National Harbor showcases the Washington, DC area’s newest waterfront development while displaying impressive luxury yachts on the Potomac River.
Zombie Run - Washington DC
The Zombie Run at National Harbor is a 5K obstacle fun run to celebrate the Halloween season.
Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil – National Harbor
Learn about Cirque du Soleil Amaluna, a unique acrobatic show taking place on a mysterious island. See ticket information, photos and more.