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Don't Miss Out on These Metro DC 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, cultural exhibition, or gourmet restaurant. Whatever you're passionate about, you're sure to find something fun and exciting when you live in the 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

You can take a walking tour of Historic Downtown DC to see what's at the heart of this idyllic community. Some other top attractions include:

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

Music & Entertainment 

From live musical performances to the theater, DC is overflowing with local arts and culture. Here are some top entertainment areas:

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

The Outdoors

The DC Metro area is brimming with beautiful parks and fun outdoor activities. Some top 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 popular DC events:

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • White House Easter Egg Roll
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Filmfest DC

Find an Attraction Near You

Upcoming Events in the DC Metro Area

Ski Season Open at Wintergreen Resort

Get ready to hit the slopes! Wintergreen Resort's winter season is underway, offering pristine skiing and snowboarding from 9AM to 5PM daily. Enjoy the thrill of freshly groomed trails like Upper Dobie and the exhilaration of the Blue Ridge Express lift. Let the winter adventures begin!

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Place: Wintergreen Resort

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Dates: Now - February 24, 2024 │ DAILY

Wonderland of Art

Step into The Artists' Gallery of Ellicott City and be enveloped by a world where each piece tells its own story. This artist-owned haven on historic Main Street showcases an exquisite array of ceramics, paintings, and more, all handcrafted with passion. 

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Place: 8197 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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Dates: Now - February 25, 2024

DC Tattoo Expo #13

The DC Tattoo Expo returns for its 13th year, transforming the art of ink into a live canvas of extraordinary experiences. With a renewed vision, #13 elevates the craft, offering intimate interactions with world-class artists, enthralling entertainment, and unique finds. 

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Place: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

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Dates: February 16th - 18th, 2024

Annual Events in the DC Metro Area

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Witness the ephemeral beauty of spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Stroll amidst a canvas of pink, where the capital's monuments are framed by blooms gifted over a century ago. Celebrate heritage and renewal with cultural performances, kite flying, and cherry-inspired treats.

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Place: Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 17th Streets, Washington, DC

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Dates: Mar 20, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024

Highland County Maple Festival

Savor the sweet essence of tradition at Highland County's Maple Festival in Monterey, Virginia. Journey through the scenic sugar camps, immerse yourself in the craft of syrup-making, and treat your senses to the county's renowned Maple Doughnuts amidst a haven of Appalachian hospitality.

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Place: The festival is a COUNTY-WIDE event

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Dates: March 9 - 10 & 16 - 17, 2024

BBQ Food & Music Festival

Rewind to the '90s at the BBQ Food & Music Festival, where historic Pennsylvania Avenue transforms into a hub of flavors and tunes. Dive into a culinary adventure with over 100 brands, get groovy with the era's hits, and immerse yourself in a neon-soaked journey of nostalgia complete with throwback fun.

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Place: Historic Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

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Dates: June 22-23, 2024

Fourth of July in DC

Immerse yourself in the patriotic spirit of America's birthday in Washington, DC. Witness the National Mall's fireworks extravaganza, enjoy the stirring melodies of "A Capitol Fourth" concert, and partake in a myriad of celebrations across the capital. This is the summer's defining holiday, set against the backdrop of historical grandeur in the nation's capital.

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Place: Multiple venues across Washington, DC

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Dates: July 4th, 2024

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.

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Place: President's Park

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Dates: December 2024

First Friday: ArtWalk Dupont

Every month on the first Friday, there is a free Art Walk around greater Dupont Circle in art galleries, embassies, museums, and cultural institutes.  

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Place: Dupont Circle Business Improvement District 

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Dates: Now - Dec 06, 2024

Moving to the DC Metro Area?

Welcome to the community! I have a ton of resources to help you learn more about the area, find the perfect home, and get involved with organizations and causes you care about. Just give me a call, and we can chat about your real estate plans!