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Events & Activities in the Metro DC Area

Don't Miss Out On These Fun Community Events

When you live in the DC Metro area, every day is a party! There's always something new to try in this vibrant area, whether it's a new art gallery, a new cultural exhibition, or a gourmet new restaurant. Whatever you're passionate about, you're sure to find something fun and exciting when you live in the greater Washington, DC Metro area.

To give you an example, here's a selection of some of my favorite things to do in the area!

Local Activities

Historic Downtown

Taking a walking tour of Historic Downtown DC to see what's at the heart of this idyllic DC community. Some of our other favorite activities include:

  • National Mall
  • Washington Monument
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Pentagon Memorial

Music & Entertainment 

From live musical performances to the theater, DC is brimming with local arts and culture so there's plenty of options for entertainment. Here are some of our favorite spots for entertainment in the area:

  • Capital One Arena
  • John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • DAR Constitution Hall

The Outdoors

The Washington, DC Metro Area is brimming with beautiful parks and fun outdoor activities. Some of our favorite outdoor attractions include:

  • Rock Creek Park
  • C & O Canal Towpath in Georgetown
  • National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
  • Roosevelt Island

Community Events

From New Years Day to Christmas, the DC Metro area knows how to host a fun community event. Here are some DC events that we love:

  • St Patricks Day Parade
  • White House Easter Egg Roll
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Filmfest DC

Find An Attraction Near You

Annual Events

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Get in touch with your Irish roots at this exciting DC tradition! The two-and-a-half hour parade will begin at noon and features marching bands, floats, Irish dancer, antique cars, and more.

event location

Place: Constitution Avenue, NW

event date

Dates: March 10, 2019

National Cherry Blossom Festival

It's the most beautiful time to be in DC! For 10 blocks alongside Constitution Avenue, take in the sights of giant balloons, elaborate floats, celebrity entertainers, and fantastic performers for this once-a-year display.

event location

Place: Constitution Avenue

event date

Dates: April 13, 2019

Passport DC

Explore DC's bustling international culture at this month-long festival! For the first two Saturdays in May, enjoy open houses along Embassy Row. Many embassies even offer free international treats for guests!

event location

Place: Embassy Row

event date

Dates: May, 2019

Flower Mart

For 77 years, the annual Flower Mart has been held as a benefit for the Cathedral's grounds. Come on out to this fun annual event to buy gorgeous flowers and plants, ride the antique carousel, and enjoy delicious food with your friends and neighbors.

event location

Place: Washington National Cathedral

event date

Dates: May 3 & May 4, 2019

H Street Festival

Held every year on the third Saturday of September, this exciting must-see event has it all! Live music, delicious food, fantastic art, and the perfect opportunity to make new friends on H Street.

event location

Place: H Street NE

event date

Dates: September 21, 2019

National Christmas Tree Lighting

It wouldn't be the holiday season without the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the White House. This beloved tradition is the perfect place to gather with friends and loved ones to welcome the holiday season.

event location

Place: President's Park

event date

Dates: Late November, 2019

Moving to the DC Metro Area?

Welcome to the community! We have a ton of resources that can help you learn about the area, find the perfect home, and get involved with organizations and causes you care about. Give us a call and let's talk about your plans.

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