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

    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Plume

    A night of romance awaits at Plume! Indulge in our Valentine’s Day menu prepared by our Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel, a multi-course meal designed to delight. Plume will be open for this special Sunday service on February 14, 2016. Cost is $155 per person, and $255 per person with Wine Pairing. Tax, gratuity and valet parking are not included. View the menu and learn more on the Plume website


    A Taste of Portofino in Plume!

    We invite you to join us in Plume March 1 – 5, 2016 as we welcome Executive Chef Roberto Villa from the Belmond Splendido Mare in picturesque Portofino, Italy for an Italian prix fixe menu featuring many of Chef Villa’s signature dishes. View the menu and learn more on the Plume website.



    New Years Day in Washington, DC
    Looking for something to do on New Year's Day in Washington, DC? Many businesses are closed, but there are still a lot of great ways to spend your day on January 1st.

    Christmas at Mount Vernon
    Through January 6, 2016. Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and tour the Mount Vernon Estate. The newly expanded programs extend through the first week in January.

    NBC4's Health and Fitness Expo
    January 9-10, 2016, 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 18, 2016. 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 22-31, 2016. 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.


    Chinese New Year Events
    Throughout the month, enjoy a variety of special celebrations honoring the Year of the Monkey 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.

    Cupid's Undie Run
    February 13, 2016. Run around the U.S. Capitol Building in your Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

    President's Day in Washington, DC
    February 15, 2016. 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 Rollergirls 
    February 20, 2016. DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC. Enjoy watching the region's all women's roller derby team compete.

    Adventures in Travel Expo
    February 20-21, 2016. 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.

    Washington Jewish Film Festival
    February 24-March 6, 2016. The annual event shows films with Jewish themes and encourages a dialogue about a variety of issues.

    Intersections Arts Festival
    February 26-March 6, 2016. 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.

    White House Easter Egg Roll Ticket Lottery
    2016 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.


    Washington, DC Independent Film Festival
    March 4-13, 2016. See the latest feature, short, animation and documentary films by local, national, and international filmmakers.

    Women's History Month
    March is Women's History Month.

    Intersections Arts Festival
    Through March 6, 2016. 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.

    Rock and Roll Marathon
    March 12, 2016, 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 10-11.

    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.

    National Shamrock Festival
    March 12, 2016, 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.

    DC Environmental Film Festival
    March 15-26, 2016.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 17, 2016. 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.

    Easter in Washington, DC
    March 27, 2016. See a guide to celebrating the holiday in the nation’s capital including the schedules and suggested venues for Easter brunch, Easter egg hunts, religious services and other special events.

    White House Easter Egg Roll
    March 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bring the kids to hunt for Easter Eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny on the White House lawn. See also Easter Egg Hunts in Maryland and Virginia.