• UPCOMING EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, DC

    At any given moment, something new is happening in downtown Washington, DC. Find everything from major museum exhibits and gallery openings to annual festivals and special events. There are always new and exciting things to do at The Jefferson hotel as well. This page is updated frequently to reflect the constantly changing event calendar, so be sure to check back often.


    Special Events at The Jefferson

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    August

    Year of the Author Cocktail in Quill 
    For the entire year of 2014 we will be celebrating The Year of the Author, complete with literary libations at Quill that spotlight the work of celebrated authors and works of each featured author available to borrow in our Book Room.  

    Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
    August 8-16, 2014. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, Maryland. (301) 926-3100. Livestock competitions and displays, monster trucks, lots of entertainment and food.

    DC Beer Week
    2014 Dates to Be Announced. Hundreds of venues in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland will host a variety of beer related events, including beer dinners, tastings, educational panels, glassware giveaways, and more.

    Comcast Outdoor Film Festival in Rockville, MD
    2014 Dates to Be Announced. Held on the grounds of the old Rockville Drive-In that closed in 1981, this event brings the Drive-In Theater back to Montgomery County for three nights.

    Washington, DC Restaurant Week
    2014 Dates to Be Announced. More than 100 of Washington, DC’s finest restaurants will be offering 3-course lunches for $20.14 and 3-course dinners for $35.14 for this gourmet event.

    Alexandria Restaurant Week
    2014 Dates to Be Announced. More than 60 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC. The restaurants are offering either a three-course pre-fixe dinner or dinner for two, both priced at $35.

    National Harbor Dragon Boat Races
    August 23, 2014. National Harbor, Maryland. The event celebrates Asian culture and brings a family-fun event to the waterfront community near Washington DC.

    Maryland Renaissance Festival
    2014 Dates to Be Announced. A 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances, games and lots more. Located in Crownsville, Maryland.

    Labor Day Weekend
    August 30-Sept. 1, 2014. Find some family fun at great outdoor events going on this Labor Day Weekend. 

     National Book Festival
    August 30, 2014. Washington Convention Center (new location this year). Visit with more than 100 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets who will talk about and sign their books.


    September

    Year of the Author Cocktail in Quill 
    For the entire year of 2014 we will be celebrating The Year of the Author, complete with literary libations at Quill that spotlight the work of celebrated authors and works of each featured author available to borrow in our Book Room.  

    Nation's Triathlon
    Sept. 7, 2014. The sporting event includes a scenic course that winds through the National Mall, a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through the streets of Washington and Maryland, finishing with a 10k run past the city’s historical landmarks. The weekend includes a Health and Fitness Expo that is open to the public.

    Taste of Georgetown
    2014 Date to Be Announced, 11 am-4 pm. Sample dishes from 30 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children's activities.

    Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner
    Through mid-September 2014. Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia will celebrate these related historic events this summer with a variety of patriotic festivals and exhibits. Check out concerts, reenactments, children's activities, fireworks and much more. Don't miss the finale event in Baltimore Sept. 6-16.

    The DC Shorts Film Festival
    Sept. 11-21, 2014. Film festival in Washington, DC featuring short films and discussions with filmmakers.

    Fall For the Book Festival
    Sept. 11-18, 2014. The regional celebration of literature and the arts features events at George Mason University's Fairfax, Virginia Campus and at multiple locations throughout the capital region. The festival welcomes nearly 150 authors including some of the nation’s most exciting and provocative writers.

    Washington Redskins Opening Game
    Sept. 14, 2014, 1 p.m. The Washington football team plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars in their home opener. Enjoy the football season and cheer for the Redskins.

    Arlington Festival of the Arts
    Sept. 20-21, 2014. Clarendon, VA. The new arts festival features vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography, handcrafted jewelry and much more.

    Mount Vernon's Colonial Craft Fair
    Sept. 20-21, 2014, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The fair is a re-creation of an early American marketplace with artist demonstrations, family entertainment and 18th-century amusements.

    Fiesta Musical at the National Zoo
    Sept. 21, 2014, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of Latin American culture and wildlife through a variety of family-oriented activities, live music and dance, special keeper talks, and a Latin American food court.

    Oktoberfests Near Washington, DC
    Find German folk festivals with great beer, food, and live entertainment.