At any given moment, something new is happening in downtown Washington, DC. Find everything from major downtown museum exhibits and gallery openings to DC's annual festivals and special events. There are always new and exciting things to do at The Jefferson hotel conveniently located near Dupont Circle and Georgetown in Washington, DC. This page is updated frequently to reflect the constantly changing event calendar, so be sure to check back often.
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Special Events at The Jefferson
Plume Summer Refresh
Please note that Plume will be closed for its annual summer refresh starting on August 15th, reopening on September 8th. We look forward to seeing you then!
Citi Open Tennis Classic
August 1-9, 2015. This is an annual men’s tennis tournament held in Washington, DC.
Washington Nationals Baseball
The Major League Baseball's National League East plays 81 home games each season atNationals Park. Enjoy a fun-filled day cheering on DC's baseball team.
Summer Theater in Washington DC
With dozens of performances around the region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the 2015 season.
Friendship Firehouse Festival
August 2, 2015. Bring the kids to explore the firehouse museum in Old Town Alexandria and enjoy crafts, live musical entertainment, free giveaways and more.
DC Beer Week
August 9-16, 2015. 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
August 21-23, 2015. 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.
National Harbor Dragon Boat Races
2015 Dates to Be Announced. National Harbor, Maryland. The event celebrates Asian culture and brings a family-fun event to the waterfront community near Washington DC.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
August 29 - October 25, 2015. A 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances, games and lots more. Located in Crownsville, Maryland.
Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 5-7, 2015. Find some family fun at great outdoor events going on this Labor Day Weekend.
The DC Shorts Film Festival
Sept. 10-20, 2015. Film festival in Washington, DC featuring short films and discussions with filmmakers.
September 11 Memorial Events
Sept. 11, 2015. See the schedule of special commemorative events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Sept. 13, 2015. 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.
Washington Redskins Opening Game
Sept. 13, 2015, 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.
Sept. 19-27, 2015. Enjoy free guided tours of the neighborhoods of Washington DC. Dozens of walking tours are available offering a great way to explore the nation’s capital.
Andrews Air Show
Sept. 19, 2015. Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, MD. The popular air show returns this year featuring the Thunderbirds flight demonstration squadron, performing fast-paced aerobatic maneuvers of two, four and six planes flying in formation.
H Street Festival
Sept. 19, 2015, noon-6 p.m. The festival includes musical and dance performances, children's activities, crafts, international foods and more.
Fiesta Musical at the National Zoo
Sept. 21, 2015. 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.
Washington DC Tour de Cure Bicycling Event
Sept. 26, 2015. Washington, DC. Bike across the nation's capital and help raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association. All experience levels welcome.
Landmark Music Festival for the National Mall
Sept. 26-27, 2015. National Mall, Washington DC. The event will feature more than 40 artists on multiple stages as a grassroots effort to increase volunteerism and stewardship of the National Mal. The festival will also celebrate America’s diversity through a wide range of musical styles, art and cuisine.
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
October 2-4, 2015, 6-9 pm. George Washington's Estate & Gardens. Wine-cellar tours and live music. Advanced tickets are required.
Taste of Georgetown
October 3, 2015, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sample dishes from 30 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children's activities.
Women's Voices Theater Festival
Through October 2015. More than 50 professional theater companies in the Washington DC area will present world-premiere productions of a work by one or more female playwrights.
Autumn Conservation Festival
October 3-4, 2015. Smithsonian Biology Conservation Institute, Front Royal, VA. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our world-renowned science, research, and animal care.
Annapolis Sailboat Show
October 8-12, 2015. Annapolis City Dock. Visit Downtown Annapolis and check out the latest in boats and boating accessories.
October 11, 2015. America's biggest 10-mile race attracts 20,000 runners each year. Race begins at the Pentagon at 8 a.m.
October 12, 2015. The annual wreath laying ceremony honors the life of Christopher Columbus.
Annapolis Powerboat Show
October 15-18, 2015. Annapolis City Dock. Visit Downtown Annapolis and check out the latest in boats and boating accessories.
Washington International Horse Show
October 20-25, 2015. Verizon Center, Washington, DC. Horse show with jumping competitions with Olympic horses and riders, special exhibitions of musical freestyle dressage, bull riding, terrier races and more.
Boo at the Zoo
October 23-25, 2015. Visit bats, spiders, owls, and other animals at the zoo while trick-or-treating at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Enjoy animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails at the annual National Zoo’s Halloween celebration. Advance tickets are required.
Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
October 24-25, 2015. Washington Convention Center. Attend a consumer event focusing on food and entertaining with more than 150 exhibitors including specialty food companies, caterers, party planners, personal chefs, kitchen planners and appliance manufacturers.
Marine Corps Marathon
October 25, 2015. The annual race includes a full weekend of events including the Health and Fitness Expo, Healthy Kids Fun Run, and Marine Corps Marathon Finish Festival.
Day of the Dead
October 31-November 1, 2015. Los Días de los Muertos is a Mexican custom honoring and remembering those who have died. See a guide to special events around the region. Note that some will be held the weekend before.