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.
'Tis the season for winter fun and festive events that celebrate the holiday season! The District is spectacular any time of the year, but it is especially magical in the winter because of all the Christmas and holiday activities.
From ice skating to igloos, holiday markets to outdoor lighted animations, sing-alongs and spectacular seasonal performances, we've gathered some of the best and most unexpected ways to experience the holiday season in DC.
Fall is a great time to be in DC!
It brings with it ample opportunities for outdoor activities, from hikes and cidery visits to leaf peeping. Fall concerts return, and so does spooky season: a time for all things creepy, fun, and pumpkin-flavored. So, from a raucous, German-themed beer fest to a international culinary battle and a day-long music festival on the historic grounds of Walter Reed Hospital, here are some of the most fun things to do in DC this fall.
The lazy days of summer are a perfect time to catch up on some reading, especially books based in DC. We've been working through our topsy-turvy stacks and here are our DC-based faves (so far!).
From murder to a political romance, a memoir about family and a little chocolate shop, diverse short stories about Black women and the history of jazz in DC, you'll find something interesting that will help you discover the city in a new way.
Be sure to support your local indie bookstore or visit @dcpubliclibrary to pick up a copy!
📚 Capitol Hill Books: @capitolhillbooks
📚 East City Bookshop: @eastcitybookshop
📚 Kramers: @kramerbooks
📚 Mahogany Books: @mahoganybooks
📚 Politics & Prose: @politicsprose
📚 Second Story Books: @secondstorybooksdc
📚 Sankofa: @sankofadc
📚 Solid State: @solidstatedc
What are your favorite DC-based books? Share in the comments!
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