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Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

ANNUAL WASHINGTON DC CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Whether you're planning a trip to Washington DC around the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Fourth of July festivities, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival or another popular annual event, you'll be happy to know that Fairfax County, Virginia has what you need. As a convenient and affordable alternative to staying downtown, Fairfax County can be your base camp to explore all that Washington and Northern Virginia have to offer. Use our helpful travel guide, this DC Events calendar, and the many travel tips to plan your trip!


Annual Events in DC:

There are always events in Washington DC and Fairfax County, and plenty of famous and permanent Washington, DC attractions worth visiting, too. Here are some of the biggest and most popular annual events that will help you plan the perfect itinerary! Don't forget you can also always check our full calendar of events for even more fun things to do.

Late March - Early April
The National Cherry Blossom Festival
Dates: TBD 2014
The capital region welcomes spring with this annual tradition begun by the gift of cherry trees to the United States from Japan in 1912. 

April
White House Easter Egg Roll
Date: TBD 2014
During Easter season, kids of all ages hunt for Easter Eggs on the White House Lawn. (Advanced tickets are required.) 

May
Memorial Day
Date: May 24-26, 2014
Special events for Memorial Day include wreath laying ceremonies, concerts and parades. 

PASSPORT DC
Dates: TBD 2014
Dozens of embassies and international cultural centers open their doors to showcase their culture, art, music, dance and food. 

June
DC JAZZ FESTIVAL
Dates: TBD 2014
Venues throughout the city showcase top local, national and international talents in this musical celebration. (Some tickets may be required.) 


Late June - Early July
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Dates: June 26-30 and July 3-7, 2013
Every summer since 1967 this annual festival on the National Mall celebrates cultural traditions around the world. Enjoy music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. 

July
Fourth of July
Dates: July 4, 2013
Washington DC is one of the greatest places in the country to celebrate the Fourth of July! Independence Day celebrations include parades, concerts and of course, a huge fireworks display on the grounds of the Washington Monument. 

September
National Book Festival
Dates: September 21-22, 2013
Celebrate the joy of books and reading at this an annual event and visit with more than 80 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets. 

December - January
Christmas in Washington
Dates: TBD 2014
Each holiday season the White House Ellipse is surrounded by a path of decorated trees representing all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia. Tree lightings, concerts, parades and more mark the holiday season.

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