Holidays in Washington, DC

  • Oktoberfest 2017 in Washington, DC
    Oktoberfest Sep 16–Oct 3 Held every year for over two weeks, Oktoberfest invites partiers from around the world to celebrate the sounds, sights, and flavors of Bavaria. This annual celebration of Bavarian culture was founded in Munich back in 1810 to commemorate the royal wedding of King... read more
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  • Halloween 2017 in Washington, DC
    Halloween Oct 31 There are two schools of thought regarding the history of Halloween. The first is that All Hallows’ Eve started as a pagan ritual celebrating the dead. The other claims that October 31 was carved out as a Christian feast day, following the model of... read more
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  • Thanksgiving 2017 in Washington, DC
    Thanksgiving Nov 23 On November 26, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first American thanksgiving celebration. The tradition has its roots in the 1620s, when the country’s early pilgrims recognized the Puritan holiday with a hearty feast, but G.W. was the first... read more
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More Holidays in Washington, DC

January

Presidential Inauguration Parties

Party

Every four years on Jan 20 | Next: Jan 20, 2021
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February

Valentine's Day

Holiday

Every year on Feb 14 | Next: Feb 14, 2018
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Super Bowl Parties

Sports / Party / Football

Every year in Jan or Feb | Next: Feb 4, 2018
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March

St. Patrick's Day

Holiday Event

Every year on Mar 17 | Next: Mar 17, 2018
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April

420 Day

Holiday

Every year on Apr 20 | Next: Apr 20, 2018
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Record Store Day

Holiday

Every year on the third Saturday of Apr | Next: Apr 21, 2018
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Earth Day

Festival

Every year on Apr 22 | Next: Apr 22, 2018
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May

Gay Pride

Holiday

Every year in Jun
Memorial Day

Holiday

Every year on the fourth Monday of May | Next: May 28, 2018
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Cinco de Mayo

Holiday

Every year on May 5 | Next: May 5, 2018
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Kentucky Derby Parties

Holiday

Every year on the first Saturday in May | Next: May 5, 2018
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June

Summer Solstice

Holiday

Every year around Jun 21 | Next: Jun 21, 2018
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Gay Pride

Holiday

Every year in Jun

July

4th of July

Holiday

Every year on Jul 4 | Next: Jul 4, 2018
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September

Oktoberfest

Holiday

Every year in Sep and Oct | Next: Sep 16–Oct 3, 2017
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Labor Day

Holiday

Every year on the first Monday of September

October

Halloween

Holiday

Every year on Oct 31 | Next: Oct 31, 2017
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Oktoberfest

Holiday

Every year in Sep and Oct | Next: Sep 16–Oct 3, 2017
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November

Thanksgiving

Holiday / Food & Drink Event

Every year on the fourth Thursday of Nov | Next: Nov 23, 2017
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December

Christmas

Holiday

Every year on Dec 25 | Next: Dec 25, 2017
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New Year's Eve

Holiday / Party

Every year on Dec 31 | Next: Dec 31, 2017
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