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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Thanksgiving at Plume
We invite you along with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving in Plume on Thursday, November 23rd . Enjoy a three course meal prepared by Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel with choices that include: Seared Foie Gras Medallion with Rosehip Duck Jus, Brunswick Figs, Red Sorrel and a Butter Brioche, Organic Path Valley Farm Turkey with Apple-Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Green Bean Cassoulet and Maple Turkey Gravy and Red Kuri Pumpkin Pie with Speculoos Croustillant, Granny Smith and Vanilla Fudge Marmalade and Winter Spice Chantilly Cream.
A full vegetarian menu will be available and includes Eggplant Semolina Gnocchi with Toasted Walnut, Pomegranate, Parmesan, Black Garlic and Baked Globe Artichoke with Saffron Root Vegetable, Niçoise Olives, Italian Winter Truffles and a Bibb Lettuce Jus.
Seating times are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and cost is $108 per adult and $48 per child (12 and under). Beverages, tax and gratuity not included.
Please note that all reservations have a 24-hour cancellation policy and a credit card is required at the time of booking. All cancellations less than 24-hours in advance will be charged the full price of the menu per person in the party.
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
Sept. 7-17. 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
Sept. 16, 2017, noon-6 p.m. The festival includes musical and dance performances, children's activities, crafts, international foods 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.
Taste of Georgetown
September 24, 2017. Sample dishes from 30 Georgetown restaurants, while enjoying live music and children's activities.
Taste of DC
October 7-8 ,2017. Enjoy speciality wines, local craft beer, live performances, and cooking demonstrations at the annual Taste of DC festival.
Boo at the Zoo
October 20-22, 2017. Visit bats, spiders, owls, and other animals at the zoo while trick-or-treating at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Enjoy animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails at the annual National Zoo’s Halloween celebration. Advance tickets are required.
Washington International Horse Show
October 24-29, 2017. Verizon Center, Washington, DC. Horse show with jumping competitions with Olympic horses and riders, special exhibitions of musical freestyle dressage, bull riding, terrier races and more.
Night of the Living Zoo
October 27, 2017. Enjoy special performances from palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illustionists. Of course,there will be food trucks, craft beer, and a costume contest. You must 21 years old with a valid ID to attend this event. Dates will be announced soon.
Foto Week DC
November 11-19, 2017. Foto Week DC is a celebration of art that includes over 150 exhibitions, programs, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, and book signings highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide.
Presidential Turkey Pardon
The Presidential Turkey Pardon is a White House tradition that dates back to 1947. President Barack Obama is presented with a live domestic turkey from the National Turkey Federation.