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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    Worlds Childrens Festival
    June 30-July 4, 2015. National Mall, Washington DC. The celebration of children’s creativity and imagination brings together hundreds of young artists and performers from around the world.

    Grand Opening New Exhibit Space at the American History Museum 
    July 1, 2015. National Museum of American History, Washington DC. The museum will open its newly renovated first floor exhibits that will focus on innovation and explore the history of American business and invention.

    Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    June 24-28 and July 1-5, 2015.

    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.

    Independence Day at Mount Vernon
    July 4, 2015. The Red, White and Blue event features musical performances, a wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last) and a visit by 'General Washington' himself.

    Capital Fringe Festival
    July 9-August 2, 2015. This annual performing arts festival will feature more than 140 unique performances in multiple venues around Washington, DC.

    Washington Kastles Tennis Tournaments
    July 12-29, 2015. The Washington Kastles begin their season of Mylan World Team Tennis (WTT), bringing live tennis tournaments to Washington, DC.

    Screen on the Green
    Mondays, 2015 Dates to Be Announced. Watch classic movies on a large screen on the National Mall. Bring the whole family out for an evening of fun under the stars.

    Brew at the Zoo
    July 23, 2015. Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) host the annual Brew at the Zoo each summer in Washington, DC. The event brings together more than 60 of the nation's finest microbreweries for beer sampling.


    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.

    National Book Festival
    Sept. 5, 2015. Washington Convention Center. Visit with more than 100 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets who will talk about and sign their books.

    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.

    Nation's Triathlon
    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.

    WalkingTown DC
    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.