February 2019 Festivals and Events in the Washington DC Area

The Washington, D.C. 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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      Enjoy a variety of special celebrations honoring the Year of the Rooster in the Washington, DC area. Various Dates.

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      Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe chef’s menus with prices ranging from $10.18 to $40.18 (beverages, tax, gratuity not included) featuring local products, cut flowers, seafood, herbs, meats, eggs and game often paired with local wine or beers. Through February 4, 2019. 

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      National Harbor/Facebook

      Enjoy restaurant discounts at the waterfront community's top dining spots. Through February 1, 2019. 

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      The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/Facebook

       With dozens of performances around the region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the season.

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       Throughout the month of February, remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs.

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      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. February 1-3, 2019. 

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      Photo: Miller Taylor 

      Run around the city in your Valentine's themed undies to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation. February 9, 2019. 

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      Find suggestions for Valentine's Day in the Washington, DC area, including romantic restaurants, romantic getaways, chocolates, flowers, gift ideas and more.

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      Gadsby's Tavern Museum/Facebook

      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. February 17, 2019, 6:15 to 11 p.m. 

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      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. February 18, 2019. 

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      2016 White House Easter Egg Roll
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      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. 2019 Dates to Be Announced.