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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Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 29-July 4 and July 6-9, 2017. Celebrate cultural traditions from around the world. The Festival includes daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. This is one of Washington, DC’s most popular summer events.
Fourth of July Fireworks in the Washington DC Area
Find 4th of July fireworks and Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall and around the capital region in Maryland and Virginia.
Capital Fringe Festival
July 6-30, 2017. This annual performing arts festival will feature more than 140 unique performances in multiple venues around Washington, DC.
Bastille Day Events
Various Dates. Celebrate French culture and commemorate the storming of the Bastille Prison in 1789 and the launch of the French Revolution. See a guide to special events in Washington DC.
Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival
July 15-16, 2017. Baltimore, Maryland. The event features groups representing the Caribbean, Latin America and the Diaspora in colorful costumes portraying different themes, dancing to the sound of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, African, Haitian, Latin and Steelband music.
Brew at the Zoo
July 20, 2017. National Zoo, Washington DC. Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) host the annual event each summer that brings together more than 60 of the nation's finest microbreweries for beer sampling.
Citi Open Tennis Classic
July 29-August 6, 2017. Rock creek Park Tennis Center, Washington DC. This is an annual men’s tennis tournament held in Washington, DC.
Washington Kastles Tennis Tournaments
July 16-August 2, 2017. The Washington Kastles begin their season of Mylan World Team Tennis (WTT), bringing live tennis tournaments to Washington, DC.
Washington DC's Restaurant Week
August 14-20, 2017. Indulge in Washington DC's finest restaurants during Washington DC's Restaurant week .
Capital Dragon Boat Races
August 26, 2017. Spend a day celebrating Chinese culture at the Capital Dragon Boat Races. No experience is required to compete in races, and they are just as fun to watch!
Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 2-4, 2017. Find some family fun at great outdoor events going on this Labor Day Weekend.
The DC Shorts Film Festival
2017 Dates to be Announced. Film festival in Washington, DC featuring short films and discussions with filmmakers.
Sept. 10,2017. 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.
September 11 Memorial Events
Sept. 11, 2017. See the schedule of special commemorative events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Sept. 16-24, 2017. 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.
H Street Festival
Dates To Be Announced, 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
Dates To Be Announced. 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.
DC Beer Week
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.
Washington DC Tour de Cure Bicycling Event
Sept. 23,2017. Washington, DC. Bike across the nation's capital and help raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association. All experience levels welcome.