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. 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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    International Motorcycle Show
    January 9-11, 2015. Washington Convention Center. The family-friendly event includes a display of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, ATVs, personal watercraft and motorcycle apparel.

    Washington Winter Show
    January 9-11, 2015. Katzen Arts Center at American University. One of the country's most established antiques events will feature fine antiques, distinguished events, and a Loan Exhibition.

    NBC4's Health and Fitness Expo
    January 10-11, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Washington DC Convention Center. The annual event offers fun activities to motivate you to take charge of your health. Try a new sport such as golf, skiing or snowboarding with the virtual simulators. Check your body mass index, take a heart risk test, learn about ergonomics and much more.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Events
    The national holiday is January 19, 2015. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday is a day of honor and commemorative events at a variety of sites in Washington, DC. Events honoring the civil rights leader run throughout the month of January.

    Washington Auto Show
    January 23-February 1, 2015. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC. This special event features more than 700 new vehicle makes and models, live entertainment, celebrity guests and new car giveaways.


    Super Bowl 2015
    February 1, 2015. Find parties and places to watch the big game in the Washington, DC area.

    Chinese New Year Events
    Throughout the month, enjoy a variety of special celebrations honoring the Year of the Horse in the Washington, DC area.

    Black History Month
    Throughout the month of February, remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs.

    Valentine's Day
    Find suggestions for Valentine's Day in the Washington, DC area, including romantic restaurants, romantic getaways, chocolates, flowers, gift ideas and more.

    President's Day in Washington, DC
    February 16, 2015. Visit Washington, DC on President's Day and pay tribute to America's most famous leaders. Find out about special Presidents' Day events held throughout the Washington, DC area.

    DC Fashion Week
    February 18-22, 2015. The week-long event highlights fashion design, clothing merchandising and modeling.

    Intersections Arts Festival
    February 20 – March 7, 2015. Atlas Performing Arts Center. The arts festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, features visual art, film screenings, literary readings and dance, musical and dramatic productions by more than 30 artists and cultural institutions.

    Washington, DC Independent Film Festival
    February 25-March 1, 2015. See the latest feature, short, animation and documentary films by local, national, and international filmmakers.


    Distribution of White House Easter Egg Roll Tickets
    2015 Dates to Be Announced. Free tickets will be distributed via an online lottery. Don't miss your chance to attend the annual event on Easter Monday on the White House grounds.

    Women's History Month
    March is Women's History Month. Washington, DC is the home to the many important sites that are dedicated to preserving and honoring the contributions of women. This month is a great time to visit these museums and historical sites.

    Intersections Arts Festival
    Through March 7, 2015. Atlas Performing Arts Center. The arts festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, features visual art, film screenings, literary readings and dance, musical and dramatic productions by more than 30 artists and cultural institutions.

    Adventures in Travel Expo
    March 7-8, 2015. Washington Convention Center. Learn about a wide variety of adventure travel packages and tours, attend educational seminars, meet leading travel writers and participate in free hands-on activities.

    Rock and Roll Marathon
    March 14, 2015, The Marathon is a 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile or 5K race to raise money for charitable organizations. A Health and Fitness Expo will be held on March 12-13.

    Saint Patrick's Day Parades
    Dates vary by location. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a parade in Washington, DC, Alexandria, Virginia or Gaithersburg, Maryland. Enjoy a day of Irish music, dancing and fun. See also Irish Restaurants and Pubs.

    DC Environmental Film Festival
    March 17-29, 2015.Times and locations vary. See documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and children's films from around the world at a variety of venues around Washington, DC.

    National Cherry Blossom Festival
    March 20 – April 12, 2015. See the blossoming of thousands of cherry trees on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. The capital welcomes spring with this annual tradition begun by the gift of 600 trees to the United States from Japan in 1912. Don't miss the parade, kite festival, concerts, fireworks and cultural events.

    National Shamrock Festival
    March 21, 2015, 1-9 p.m. RFK Stadium, Washington DC. Enjoy a day of family fun at the largest Saint Patrick's Day party and street festival in the DC area featuring more than 50 live bands.

    Blossom Kite Festival
    March 28, 2015. As part of the festivities at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, kite enthusiasts compete and show off their kite flying skills on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

    Marine Corps 17.75K
    March 28, 2015. Prince William County, VA. The unique 17.75K distance of 11.03 miles will be held just outside Marine Corps Base Quantico taking runners on a course along the wooded paths and scenic roads of Prince William Forest Park.