Ahhh, Valentine's Day!
Regardless of what kind of relationship you’re in (or if you’re a bit curmudgeon-y about the holiday) you might already be thinking about what plans to make.
There are many ways to celebrate the holiday whether you're part of a couple, hanging out with friends, or flying solo. But let's face it, traditional ideas -- not that there's anything wrong with dinner and a box of chocolates, but it's a bit cliche -- can be a total snooze. How many times can you have coffee together or sit through a movie? It’s time to switch things up! We've come up more than 15 ways to celebrate Feb. 14 in fun and unique ways
Not to brag here but thanks to us, you'll no longer be at a loss for unique and awesome things to do for Valentine's Day. You're welcome. Scroll on for the best Valentine's Day ideas for 2024 below.
Ah, New Year's Eve. The one magical night a year where expectations run high, the stars align, and the person of your dreams sweeps you off your feet just as the clock strikes midnight.
Unfortunately, that type of New Year's Eve only happens in the movies, and IRL we're subjected to crowded parties with people who drink too much, and a countdown that doesn't live up to our expectations in the least.
If you're so over the hype of New Year's Eve, there are plenty of alternative ways to ring in the new year. Here, we round up some unexpected (but still epic) ways to celebrate the start of 2024.
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.
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.
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.
Bundle up and get going --adventures and a whole new year are in front of you!
If you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing w.ay to kick off 2023, how about enjoying the great outdoors with a “first day hike" (or walk if that's more your speed.)
Hundreds of free, guided hikes will be organized in all 50 states on New Year's Day for a "first day hike," but just because DC hasn't gained that elusive statehood stamp doesn't mean you have to miss out. Where there's a will, there's a way and there are plenty of great places to get out and enjoy a peaceful winter walk.
Of course, there's always Rock Creek Park, but let us introduce you to nine less obvious, but still awesome, places.
It's not too late to make plans for ringing in 2023. While big parties can be fun, there are more ways to celebrate that don't include expensive tickets or dressing up in bow ties and Spanx. Check out our curated suggestions for how to say good-bye to 2022 and hello to the new year!
One of our favorite things about the holiday season is visiting holiday markets to support local small businesses and makers. Holiday markets in DC abound and are a fun and festive way to shop for local gifts while celebrating the Christmas season.
There are so many holiday markets out there, where do you even start? The Downtown Holiday Market is the most well-known, but there are plenty of others to explore. From German-themed markets to international gifts, we've compiled a comprehensive list to jump start your holiday shopping. Happy gifting!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it