Washington Events - What's On When?
Washington DC is not only known for being the hub of American politics, but it is also infamous for its festivals and parades. Experience patriotic events throughout the year and learn about the history of one of the biggest countries in the world.
January - Washington Auto Show
Over 700 new models of vehicle fill the Washington Convention Centre, with giveaways, entertainment, contests and kids' activities.
February - Washington DC International Food & Wine Festival
Celebration of wine, food and culture at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre, with over 60 industry partners.
March - National Marathon
A 26.2 mile race that takes in all the major Washington monuments along the way through various neighbourhoods.
April - Filmfest DC
This festival showcases a range of arthouse films from around the world across various Washington venues.
May - National Train Day
Displays of antique trains, historic train cars, model trains and rail equipment at the Union Station.
June - DC Jazz Festival
Up to 80 performers across over 35 venues across the city, complete with family-oriented events and some legendary musicians.
July - Capital Fringe Festival
Hundreds of innovative performances from dozens of alternative artists with original theatre, dance and spoken word at a dozen venues.
August - Shakespeare Free For All
Free performances of one particular Shakespeare play each summer, held at the Sidney Harman Hall, and via a ticket lottery.
September - National Book Festival
Over 100 writers make presentations of work across many genres at this free festival in the National Mall.
December - Russian Winter Festival
Traditional Russian music, art activities, shopping and dining at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.