Experience the Cherry Blossoms with your guests across one of our stops! District of Columbia residents, as well as residents within a 50 mile radius can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
Celebrate Japanese culture and admire the stunning cherry blossoms at Washington D.C.’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. The city turns pink and white as the blossoms come into full bloom, creating a pretty image to kick off spring.
D.C. Comedy Festival
The Festival is proud to spotlight the talent that lives and thrives in The DC metro area and to pay tribute to the scene that first gave laughs to Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and Wanda Sykes. The Festival takes place in several clubs and venues across the District. More details soon to come.
ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival
National Museum of American History
In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, the ACC will once again showcase the creativity and innovation happening across Atlantic Coast Conference institutions. The third festival of its kind, the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival, programmed by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology and the Museum’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, is a three-day celebration of creative exploration and research at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design (SEAD).
The National Cherry Blossom Parade 2022
Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 17th Streets
One of DC’s largest spectator events is back in 2022! The energy-filled Parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue Northwest. Grand colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival!
SAKURA MATSURI - Japanese Street Festival
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW - Between 3rd and 7th Streets
Japanese Street Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the United States and is proud to be the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Every year, performers, artists, and restaurants travel from across the country and around the world to Washington, DC to share their love of Japanese culture and traditions with the Festival attendees.
Anacostia River Festival
The festival will present a series of musical performances from the main stage honoring the history and sounds of communities on both sides of the Anacostia River and amplifying the stories, culture, and heritage of neighboring African American residents. Guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of Go-Go music, local drum lines, and military bands and will be socially distanced through chalked “pods” to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Capitol Riverfront at the Yards
Celebrate spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival‘s Petalpalooza for a full day of live music and engaging activities! This day-long all-ages celebration brings art, music, and play to multiple outdoor stages, interactive art installations, a beer garden, family-friendly hands-on activities, and more, all along the banks of the Anacostia River. The evening is capped by a dazzling fireworks show set to music. This event is FREE and fun for all ages.
Plantarion Fundraiser Veg Fest
Plan for a day of lots of veggie food/drink/treats and fun! Exciting guest speakers to be announced soon. Mingle with the Plantarion Team and our Podcast Crew Danni McGhee and Thomas Goodman. Music, special prizes, giveaways, and more.
Celine Dion: Courage World Tour
Capital One Arena
D.C. Wine Fest! Spring Edition
Craft Hospitality LLC
You’ll have the chance to sample premium wine to your heart’s content, while live entertainment keeps the party lively during this one-of-a-kind experience.
Savor Bowie Spring Fest 2022 Food Wine and Music Festival
Bowie Town Center
Two days of complimentary wine tastings from the area’s best wineries! Vendors, great food, exhibitors and artisans, two stages, and many areas of music and other entertainment, showcasing the best of what the county and surrounding areas have to offer. Benefitting Concerts for Causes raising funds to give musical instruments to students in underserved communities. Sponsorships and vendor opportunities are available. This is a free event.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Northwest Federal Credit Union Headquarters
VegFest is back in-person.
San Fermin (Running of The Bulls) Fiesta
Pamplona is an ornate, bullfight-themed Spanish spot for creative tapas & paellas, plus sangria on tap & cocktails that draws its inspiration from Ernest Hemingway’s travels throughout the Basque region of Spain. It is located in the bustling Clarendon neighborhood and features an innovative take on traditional Spanish fare paired with an extensive sangria program.
Open Rehearsal - Mariinsky Ballet
The Kennedy Center
Come watch Mariinsky rehearse and perform LIVE at the Kennedy Center. This rehearsal is open for spectators to come and observe.
The Georgetown French Market
Along Wisconsin Ave.
More than 25 local boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons, and galleries display their discounted wares for up to 75% off. Neighborhood restaurants also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries, and macarons.