See a guide to the top events and things to do this weekend in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. This page is updated each week and includes live entertainment, family-friendly activities, cultural events, community festivals and more.
Passport DC - Through May 2017. Open Houses at Washington, DC Embassies. The multi-cultural event, sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, features a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits at DC's foreign embassies.
Mother's Day - May 14, 2017. Looking for a special way to spend Mother’s Day this year? Here are some ideas of ways to spend some family time with mom on Mother’s Day in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
European Union Embassies' Open House - May 13, 2017, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The Embassies of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States will open their doors to the public, offering a rare look at the diverse EU cultures.
Green Festival - May 13-14, 2017. Washington Convention Center. Washington DC. The event focuses on sustainability education and green products and services including authors, leaders and educators, hands-on DIY workshops, green films, kids’ activities, live music and more.
Washington Nationals Baseball - May 12-14, 2017. The Nationals play the Phillies. Friday is Teacher Appreciation Day, Saturday is Pups in the Park and Sunday, Mothers Day Brunch.
Northern Virginia Tour de Cure - May 13, 2017. Reston, VA. Help raise funds and awareness about diabetes by participating in this annual bicycling event. All experience levels welcome.
Georgetown Garden Tour - May 13, 2017, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Georgetown Garden Club sponsors a tour of eight Georgetown gardens.
DC Bike Ride - May 14, 2017. The ride offers a unique car-free tour of our nation’s capital. Riders will pedal by some of the world’s most iconic sites while on the 20-mile course, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Art
Maryland Craft Beer Festival - May 13, 2017. Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD. More than 25 breweries present over 175 different brews. This family-friendly festival features live music by popular regional artists, kids' activities, exhibitors and a variety of food.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - May 13-14, 2017. See the works of 140 contemporary artists and enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities and downtown Bethesda restaurants.
Washington DC Museum Guide - See the highlights some of the top exhibits that are on view at Washington DC museums this season.
Spring Theater in Washington DC - Check out the spring theater scene in Washington DC. With dozens of performances around the capital region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the 2017 season.
If you would like to take a city tour, they get busy on the weekends, so you should book it in advance. See a guide to the Best Sightseeing Tours in Washington DC.
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
To plan to attend special events throughout the year, check the Washington DC Monthly Event Calendars.