Holiday Event / Concert
... more Every year, music fans in the Greater DC area gear up for a full day of live concerts by the biggest names in pop. The Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball Concert is held on a day in December atVerizon Center
601 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
The District is best known as the heart of politics in this country, but its residents will be quick to point out that there are a ton of (mostly) non-political Washington, DC festivals.
2012 marked the 100th Anniversary of DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival, and every year in March the city celebrates the arrival of spring by heralding the roughly 3,000 cherry trees that Tokyo gave the nation’s capital, with city-wide events featuring hundreds of cultural performances, music, and food fairs.
Adams Morgan Day in September celebrates the Adams Morgan neighborhood with several bands, international cuisine, and lots of drinking and dancing, while the H Street Festival (also in September) highlights the ongoing development of this burgeoning part of town with more music, crafts, food, and great specials at the new bars that keep popping up along the H Street Corridor.
It goes without saying that Washington, DC is the place to be on July 4th, when thousands upon thousands gather along the National Mall to celebrate the country’s independence with a massive parade and then proceed to celebrate further long into the night. The National Mall is also a great place to be for music festivals and film festivals that come to DC every year, though music lovers would be wise to check out the DC Jazz Festival in June, which features more than 100 jazz performances at concert venues and clubs throughout the city.
No matter what you’re into – or where your politics lie – festivals in DC offer enough variety and fun to satisfy the donkeys, the elephants, and everyone in-between.