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.
Happy New Year!
A new year is the perfect time to set new intentions and grab the opportunity to try new things
Ring in 2024 (literally!) with a Japanese bell ceremony, indulge at the winter edition of Restaurant Week, raise a zero-proof glass and toast the year ahead at Mindful Drinking Fest. celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday with special tributes, and wrap-up the holiday season with an international twist at the Fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day).
Plus, folks 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. And fingers crossed for snow so that the Washington DC Snowball Fight Association can continue its “Battle of Snomicron” tradition on the Mall 🤞⛄
Check out our roundup of the most awesome and unexpected things to do in the District 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.
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!
Hello, festival season!
June officially kick starts the jam-packed festival season in the DC-metro area from music to BBQ, and films to art. There's something for every interest, age group and budget. And there will be some of the biggest celebrations in the city for Pride. Speaking of, be sure to get your glitter paint, rainbows and other gear to show your solidarity.
Here's a glimpse at what's ahead this month:
Summer in the city is heating up. Get out your calendar, get your crew and start making plans to make the most of it with 60+ awesome things to do!
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!
Spring has gotten off to an early start this year temperature-wise, but springtime blossoms and events are in full bloom this month 🌸🌸🌸
You won't want to miss all the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations, the sound of music as National Symphony plays in locations across the city, National Women's History Month events galore, exciting and inspiring film festivals, an unique, immersive theatre experience, a daring high wire act, get a taste of Iceland, and more!
We've curated 100+ (our biggest list yet!) awesome and unexpected things to do this month that will make you see why spring in DC is simply the best!
'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.
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it