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



    Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    July 7-10 , 2016 - 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.

    Fourth of July in DC
    July 4, 2016.

    Capital Fringe Festival
    July 29-August 2, 2016. This annual performing arts festival will feature more than 140 unique performances in multiple venue

    Bastille Day Events
    July 9-17, 2016. 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.

    Brew at the Zoo
    July 21, 2016. 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.


    Washington DC's Restaurant Week
    August 15-21, 2016. Indulge in Washington DC's finest restaurants during Washington DC's Restaurant week .

    Capital Dragon Boat Races
    August 27, 2016. 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 in Washington, DC
    September 3-5 , 2016 . Enjoy local concerts including the DC Blues Festival, labor Day Concert at the Capitol, and Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival.

    Nation's Triathlon
    July 29-August 2, 2016. Participate in the Nation's largest international distance triathlon. The event will also host a free Health & Fitness Expo and live entertainment. The National Triathlon benefits the Leukemia& Lymphoma society.

    Grand Opening of the Smithsonian African American History & Culture Musuem 
    September 23-25, 2016. The Smithnonian National Museum of African American History & Culture journeys through time to educate visitors about the contributions of the African American community. The grand opening will include a three day festival that celebrates popular music, literature, dance, and film.

    DC Beer Week
    September 24-October 1, 2016. Celebrate DC's local craft beer community and enjoy  beer tastings, dinner, and educational seminars.