The Washington, DC area and its surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change, so please check the official website or call to confirm information. Please note that most of these events are held each year and the dates are updated as available.
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Washington, DC Restaurant Week
Through February 5, 2017. Experience Washington, DC's best restaurants at affordable prices. More than 250 of Washington, DC’s finest restaurants will be offering 3-course lunches for $22 and 3-course dinners for $35 for this gourmet event.
Chinese New Year Events
Various Dates, enjoy a variety of special celebrations honoring the Year of the Rooster in the Washington, DC area.
Howard County Restaurant Weeks
Through February 6, 2017. Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe chef’s menus with prices ranging from $10.17 to $40.17 (beverages, tax, gratuity not included) featuring local products, cut flowers, seafood, herbs, meats, eggs and game often paired with local wine or beers.
Winter Theater in Washington DC
With dozens of performances around the region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the 2017 season.
Washington Wizards Basketball
See NBA games live at the Capital One Arena or enjoy the national broadcasts throughout the season.
The NHL Hockey team plays at the Capital One Arena. Find information on tickets, schedules and more.
Black History Month
Throughout the month of February, remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs.
Summer 2017 Camp Fairs in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Various dates in February.
Do you know what your kids are doing this summer? Attend a camp fair and find out about a variety of day and sleepaway camps in the Washington, DC area.
Chocolate Lovers Festival
February 4-5, 2017. Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. Enjoy a festival of everything chocolate! See the Chocolate Challenge, an arts contest featuring breathtaking art made completely of chocolate, sample chocolates, historic re-enactments, children's activities, craft show and more.
Cupid's Undie Run
February 11, 2017. Run around the city in your Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
Find suggestions for Valentine's Day in the Washington, DC area, including romantic restaurants, romantic getaways, chocolates, flowers, gift ideas and more.
Washington, DC Independent Film Festival
February 15-20, 2017. See the latest feature, short, animation and documentary films by local, national, and international filmmakers.
Alexandria Restaurant Week
February 17-26, 2017. More than 45 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC. The restaurants are offering either a three-course pre-fixe dinner or dinner for two, both priced at $35.
George Washington's Birthnight Banquet and Ball
February 18, 2017, 5:30 to 11 p.m. Ballroom of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria, Virginia. Enjoy an 18th century banquet and English Country Dancing, a dessert collation, toasts, and character re-enactors.
President's Day in Washington, DC
February 20, 2017. Visit Washington, DC on President's Day and pay tribute to America's most famous leaders. Find out about special Presidents' Day events held throughout the Washington, DC area.
Annapolis Restaurant Week
February 20-26, 2017. Dozens of restaurants in Historic and greater Annapolis will be offering three-course, price fixed meal selections at a cost of $15.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner.
White House Easter Egg Roll Ticket Lottery
2017 Dates to Be Announced. Free tickets will be distributed via an online lottery.
Don't miss your chance to attend the annual event on Easter Monday on the White House grounds.
Mardi Gras Celebrations in Washington, DC
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at a variety of events including parties, parades, balls and family days.
February 25, 2017. DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC. Enjoy watching the region's all women's roller derby team compete.
Intersections Arts Festival
February 24-March 5, 2017. Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington DC. The event features visual art, film screenings, literary readings and dance, musical and dramatic productions by more than 30 artists and cultural institutions.
Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade
February 28, 2017, 7 p.m. Arlington, VA. The parade celebrates Fat Tuesday bringing the community together for an evening of entertainment.
For more information on attractions, sightseeing, entertainment, shopping, recreation, sports, and things to do all year-round, see Top 10 Things to Do in the Washington DC/Capital Region