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.
This event staged through the cooperation of the 28 Washington-based European Union embassies and more than 30 major local cultural institutions will include more than 200 free performances around the city. Geared to children ages 2-12. The festival lasts through November 4, 2018.
Held in Nationals Park, this American craft beer tasting will feature the fall beers from 80 craft breweries. There will also be food trucks, unlimited tastings, plenty of lawn games, DJs, live music and more.
The race across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge includes a weekend of activities to raise money for charities. Around 20,000 runners will compete in the 6.2 mile race on November 4, 2018. The days before the race will have a runner's expo and kids race.
Honor American veterans at Veterans Day events at one of the many monuments in Washington, D.C. There will be wreath-laying ceremonies, story telling, concert tributes and more depending on which memorials you visit.
Throughout the month of November, you will find lots of arts and crafts shows ideal for shopping for unique holiday gifts. Find here a variety of craft shows in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
November 12-18, 2018. More than 50 Washington, D.C. area restaurants and bars offer specially priced cocktail and food pairings to entice guests to try something new. This is a great opportunity to check out the local happy hour scene.
November 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018. The award-winning holiday attraction is a winter wonderland created entirely of 5,000 BLOCKS of ice weighing 1.5 MILLION POUNDS! hand-sculpted by 40 international artisans and kept at a chilling nine degrees Fahrenheit. This is an interactive holiday attraction you won't want to miss.
November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 The amusement park offers a holiday celebration featuring millions of glittering lights, holiday entertainment, seasonal treats, Santa’s Village, and many popular rides.
November 17-18, 2018. Abraham Lincoln’s famous “Gettysburg Address” and the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery are commemorated with a special ceremony, a parade and an illumination of the cemetery.
A variety of organizations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia sponsor walks and runs to raise money for charity.
Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the holiday season and many wonderful activities and events begin in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Here are some ideas of fun things to do during the Thanksgiving weekend.
November 28, 2018, 5 p.m. Ellipse near the White House. At this annual celebration the national Christmas tree is illuminated along with 56 smaller trees with unique ornaments representing every state, territory, and the capital. The event will also have performers providing a soundtrack for the evening.
If you don't make it to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree there are plenty of tree lighting ceremonies to visit in the area.
Celebrate the holiday season with a drive or a stroll through one of the Washington, D.C. area's spectacle of lights at a local park in D.C., Maryland or Virginia.