Lansdowne Celebrates America
This year, enjoy great food from local food trucks, local Virginia wineries and breweries, plus fun games for the little ones and adults.
First Sunday Arts Festival
Between May and October, Annapolis, Maryland, hosts its First Sunday Arts Festival on Calvert and West Street. This street festival offers arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and café dining. With free admission, this weekend event brings in a combined 45,000 visitors annually.
Smithsonian Folk Life Festival
Presented by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folk life and Cultural Heritage, the Smithsonian Folk life Festival celebrates our living cultural heritage. Taking place over the course of two weeks on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the summer festival coincides with the Fourth of July. Founded in 1967, this free festival now draws more than a million visitors each year.
One Caribbean Carnival
The Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival is a spirited celebration that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators to Washington, D.C., to take part in the frivolity. The festivities start on Saturday with a lively and colorful parade, continuing the next day with live entertainment from bands, dancers and drummers. The festival also offers a variety of delicious foods and beautiful crafts.
Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival! Spanning over 3 days, this Baltimore festival attracts more than 400,000 attendees each year. Featuring over 150 artists, this festival has something for everyone; whether it be visual art exhibits, outdoor sculptures, craftspeople making wares of all types, or even art cars. The festival also features a full schedule of performing arts events including theater, dance, children’s entertainers and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. An expansive, international menu of food and beverages will also be available to festival goers.