It might be the shortest month of the year, but there's still a ton of awesome things to do in February in the District as we spotlight a mix of can't-miss and under-the-radar events.
Honor Black History Month with events at attractions like Frederick Douglass' historic home and the DC Public Library, laissez les bons temps rouler with Mardi Gras celebrations at the Wharf, take the polar bear plunge (brrr!) and live the apres-ski life with events throughout the month at Wunder Garten.
The month also brings several winter festivals. Lunar New Year celebrations roar into DC with food, art and parades and the Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates and preserves languages and culture from native communities. Also, the REACH at the Kennedy Center hosts a two-week festival that explores the connections between art, science, and the environment with a jam packed schedule of forest-inspired events, films, poetry, exhibits, panel discussions, food and installations.
Bonus, many of this month's events are free!
Break out of your comfort zone and read on for the events, festivals and exhibitions on tap in DC in February! BTW, we're trying a different format for the roundup to make it easier for you to find awesome things to do. Do let us know what you think.
The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, is one of the most important and most celebrated holidays in China and many parts of Asia — and the D.C. region will be celebrating it with food, art and dancing lions.
Check out the can't-miss events to celebrate and bring you good luck and prosperity.
It’s beginning to look a lot like … another can’t-miss month of awesome events and fantastic things to do in DC!
December in the District sees the return of annual seasonal celebrations, including the Wharf's District Holiday Boat Parade, holiday caroling all month long at the Willard, Step Afrika's high steppin' and high energy percussive dance performance and the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's gloriously over-the-top "Holiday Show." Plus, there are festive singalongs, cookie tours, and holiday-themed cocktails. And we've got roundups of light displays across the DMV, ho ho ho holiday markets shop and where to practice that award-winning triple axel.
Not feeling the season's greetings? Also happening: Atlantis goes deep on local and regional music, tune in for a women in hip-hop listening party, let Granny and the Boys entertain you (tickets going fast!), test your knowledge of Harry Potter trivia and explore the weird corners of Wikipedia.
That's just for starters!
Read on for all the fa-la-la fabulous things to do this month.
It's the most wonderful time of the year---fall festival season!
Summer is soon coming to a close but that doesn't mean the fun ends, We’ve put together a monster list of harvest festivals, wine tastings, food events, and arts and craft markets. September alone is PACKED with everything from neighborhood celebrations to city-wide fetes and cultural get-togethers, and that's just a warm up for the following months.
So grab your #PSL and make the most of the season in and around DC!
Ahhh, September, that magical month when you can still sip rose on a sun drenched patio yet still sense the shift to the first leaves starting to change color.
We've pulled together lots of fun local activities and events to help you discover new and different things to do in the District, like:
It’s time to soak up the last days of summer and fall forward into autumnal fun!
Along with the humidity (ugh), July brings lots of activities to enjoy on these longer days of sunlight.
Check out what's ahead:
Grab your sunscreen and get out there; summer fun is waiting for you!
Spring has finally, fully, sprung in the nation's capital putting an extra bounce in DC's step with longer nights, patio drinking, and growing anticipation for the easy days of summer, it’s the best time to get outside and explore!
Plus, there is no humidity or mosquitoes yet.
There are tons of awesome things to get excited about this month:
And that's just for starters!
Read on for our guide to great things to do in DC this month!
The biggest event happening in DC throughout April is the Cherry Blossom Festival, which includes a month full of activities to celebrate the flowers in bloom. But that's not the only thing happening in the nation's capital during the month. The city is abuzz with festivals, outdoor events, and all types of off-the-beaten-path cultural activities for visitors and locals to enjoy. From drive-in movies and art walks to late-night museum events, check out our roundup of the best things to do this month to experience DC to the fullest.
DC's cherry blossom season is the perfect time to celebrate the pink-and-white blooms and learn about Japan and Japanese culture. Feeling inspired to plan your own Japan-inspired adventure? From cooking classes, sake, art and performances, bonsai and more, you can still get up close and personal with Japan even if you're not able to hop on a plane and travel there.
Check out our recommendations for ways to elevate this spring's cherry blossom viewing and experience Japanese culture right here in DC!
DC jump starts 2023 with a month full of awesome things to do.
Residents and locals looking to embrace the best of winter can head to any number of ice skating rinks and warm up with hot chocolate and seasonal cocktails. The winter edition of Restaurant Week returns this month, celebrate the Lunar New Year at the annual Chinese New Year parade and other celebrations, celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday with special tributes, partake at the Fire and Ice Festival, and more!
Check out our guide to the most awesome and unexpected events coming to DC this January.
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it