About Washington Festivals

(Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA)

The capital of America, Washington DC is a rich and cultural city, offering a considerable selection of year-round festivals and celebrations, many of which incorporate live entertainment and parades.

Popular festivals in Washington include the following events.

Annual Washington Festivals

  • February: Famous Birthdays in February, with a range of celebrations based around the birthdays of ex-US presidents Lincoln and Washington, together with notable author Fredrick Douglas
  • March: St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, held each year on March 17th, with a range of festivals, processions of floats and live music around the city
  • April: Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place each year throughout the month of April in the major parks and gardens, including the popular Japanese Lantern Lighting Ceremony
  • April: Filmfest DC, held at the end of the month, in a range of cinemas, theaters and museums around the center of Washington DC
  • May: Memorial Day Jazz Festival, a major jazz event taking place each year on the last Monday of the month, in nearby Alexandria
  • June: Capital Jazz Fest in June, popular two-day jazz festival, attracting many acclaimed musicians and jazz bands
  • June: Shakespeare in the Park, held over two weeks, with a number of free performances in Rock Creek Park

  • July: Independence Day, a major event throughout Washington and the whole of the USA, commemorating the country's independence in a spectacular fashion
  • July: Latino Festival, taking place during the last weekend of the month, including a range of food and music in the Latino district
  • October: Taste of DC, the biggest yearly outdoor food and music event is this region of America, with numerous festivities taking place at various restaurants all over Washington DC
  • December: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, marking the official start of the seasonal festivities in the city

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Address: 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia (DC), 20001, USA
Tel: +1 202 249 3000
Website: www.dcconvention.com/

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