Festival / Food & Drink Event
... more DC’s Downtown Holiday Market is an annual marketplace featuring 180 regional artisans, crafters, and boutique businesses in December. Shoppers at the 2014 Downtown Holiday8th and F Streets
Washington, DC 20002
Festival / Holiday Event / Show
... more The 2014 Christmas on the Potomac Festival, held at Washington DC’s Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center each November to January, is the hotel’s biggest andGaylord National Resort
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD
Holiday Event / Parade
... more Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the world with his uncompromising vision of equality, justice, and peace. To celebrate the life and legacy of this American inspiration, people fromThroughout the city
... more On January 24-25, 2015, foodies all across the D.C. area come to the annual Sips & Suppers at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Sips & Suppers features dinners and drinks createdNewseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Arts Festival / Concert
... more On January 30-February 1, 2015, crafts fans from across the D.C. area come to the annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly, Virginia. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival takes placeDulles Expo & Conference Center (Chantilly, VA)
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20153
... more The Orioles FanFest is a beloved Baltimore event hosted on January 31, 2015 to raise excitement and anticipation for the Orioles’ upcoming MLB season. Held in the BaltimoreBaltimore Convention Center (Baltimore, MD)
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
... more Since 2008, Chinese communities across the D.C. area have celebrated the Chinese New Year at the annual D.C. Chinese New Year Festival. Held on February 14, 2015, the D.C. ChineseLuther Jackson Middle School 3020 Gallows Road
... more From February 19, 2015 through March 1, 2015, film buffs and Jewish filmmakers unite at the Washington Jewish Film Festival in Washington, DC. Each year, the Washington Jewish FilmWashington, DC Jewish Community Center 1529 16th Street NW
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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.