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.
If there’s a quintessential winter activity, it is undoubtedly ice skating. Here in our nation’s capital, we have iconic riverside rinks and spaces decked out in holiday lights that transform into skating rinks for the winter.
So, to help you find the best place to lace up your skates, we’ve rounded up a few of the best ice skating rinks in DC.
November is that magical month when the fall season meets the holiday season, the festive time between Halloween and Thanksgiving Weekend… which means there’s a ton going on in Washington, DC!
Some of the city’s can’t-miss November events include the return of beloved festivals, Adams Morgan Porchfest, DC Beer Festival and the Fuego Flamenco Festival, plus a citywide celebration of the Bard at multiple venues during the Shakespeare Everywhere Festival. And you won't want to miss one of the most unique sights at the Annual Parade of Trabants featuring everyone's favorite, funny looking Cold War car.
November sees two cultural film festivals with the Native Cinema Showcase and GALA Film Festival with six contemporary movies from Latin America, and the New Voices, New Works festival with works by new playwrights. And on the arts front, the Umbrella Art Fair is THE art event of the year spanning three days with 100+ local, national and international artists.
And get your holiday festivities rolling with events ranging from Enchant DC at Nationals Park, Zoolights at National Zoo, ICE at National Harbor, and Ice & Lights at Cameron Run Park. Plus A Christmas Carol takes the stage at Ford's Theatre and holiday markets and ice skating rinks open to help make the season merry and bright.
Read on for the awesome things to do in the District in November 2023.
So long, summer! Fall has officially arrived bringing with it a couple crunchy leaves and another crisp, cool list of things to do in the District.
There's always a lot to do in the District and it's even better in the fall! From ghosts and ghouls, reopened museums, pop-up wineries and colorful murals, we've rounded up some of the best things to do right now, whether you're a local or just visiting.
And that's just for starters, an activities amuse bouche if you will. This month is jam-packed with 100+ awesome things to keep you busy every day of the week.
So dress in layers and get ready for all the fun, frolic, food and foliage to be had this season.
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!
It’s that time of year again when everyone starts asking, “Where did the summer go?” If you too feel like summer is fading out way too soon, let us remind you that we’ve got all the way until September 22 to make the most of it.
Although it might be a little late to start that herb garden, there's plenty of fun activities and celebrations to be had before the end of tourist season and the kiddos go back to school. Take a gander at what's ahead:
So soak up those summer rays and make August your best summer month yet!
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!
There’s no other place like Washington, DC for the Fourth of July! Whether you're looking to celebrate with a bang or something more low-key, check out these entertaining, and FREE, ways to have a blast this Independence Day!
Like dessert after a great meal, fireworks are the best part of any Fourth of July celebration. If you want to have a great time watching the bombastic light show, avoid the National Mall and instead check out our picks for some of the best off-the-beaten path spots to where you can watch the big explosive display.
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it