You can find amazing festivals and events taking place all year long in Washington, DC. With a wide variety of things to do spread across the city’s many neighborhoods, visitors and locals can enjoy everything from annual festivals and holiday celebrations to new museum exhibits, concerts and so much more. Discover DC’s must-see events and festivals and start planning your trip today.
Celebrate Washington, DC’s LGBTQ+ community from May 31 – June 9 with parades, concerts, parties and more. The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ+ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride, which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert.
Check out the best places to experience the cinema outdoors with these mostly free options in the nation’s capital. Summertime and movies go hand-in-hand. Yes, the biggest blockbusters are in theatres, but step your movie-going experience up a notch and relax outdoors while taking in a classic flick or one you’ve never seen before. Many of these outdoor movie screenings in the District feature beautiful scenery and are free to attend. So head to the Georgetown waterfront, a drive-in screening at Union Market or plenty of other great places and turn summer nights into summer memories.
Wine and dine your way around these hot places to eat and drink in the District. In case you missed it, the nation’s capital has officially become a top tier foodie destination with a stream of accolades Whether you reserve in advance or skip the line same-day, expect a Washington, DC dining scene full of new concepts and reinvigorated favorites that generate buzz and bookings. Here are some of the best (and hottest) DC restaurants that you have to check out.
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