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Cultural, Arts & Educational Festivals in Washington

The best things to do in the world include attending top-notch festivals in Washington. Be it a rocking music festival or scrumptious food festival in Washington, you will have a gala time of your life with a few of your close friends or your family. With the best of fun, entertainment, and food, the experience in festivals lets the enthusiasts immerse in the local culture and vibe. Ranging from the biggest outdoor beach parties to crazy music festivals, the festivals fall under various categories to suit everybody’s tastes. If you are looking for the best events and festivals in Washington listed on one platform - we have you covered. Immerse yourself in the mega dance festivals, electrifying music festivals, theatre & film festivals, quirky local festivals and more with us!

Upcoming Festivals Events in Washington

Ongoing

By The People 2019

Washington , United States

Sat Jun 15 2019 at 08:00 am to Sun Jun 23 2019 at 06:00 pm

Brazilian Zouk Leader's & Follower's Technique w/ Alisson Sandi

DanceSport Dupont Circle , 2201 P St NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 15 2019 at 01:00 pm to Sat Jun 29 2019 at 03:30 pm

Today

Family Resource Fair

Monument Academy Public Charter School , 500 19th Street Northeast, Washington, United States

Mon Jun 17 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Tomorrow

Fair Water at By the People Festival: Water on the Walls

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain , 2801 16th Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 18 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Focus Check: Demystifying the Pitch Process

Freethink , 626 E Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 18 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm
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Focus Check: Demystifying the Pitch Process

Freethink , 626 E Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 18 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Gay Men Speed Dating DC | MyCheeky GayDate | Singles Event

Bin 1301 Wine Bar , 1301 U St NW, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 18 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jun 19 2019

D.C. Small Business Fair Networking: Coffee, Conversations and Connections

Walter E. Washington Convention Center , 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019
08:00 am to 09:00 am

Norton's 2019 Small Business Fair

Walter E. Washington Convention Center , 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019
08:00 am to 02:00 pm

AFI DOCS Film Festival

AFI Docs , Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019 at 08:00 am to Sun Jun 23 2019 at 12:00 am

D.C. Small Business Fair: Launch, Grow & Innovate Your Small Business

Walter E. Washington Convention Center , 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019
09:00 am to 02:30 pm

The Water Office. Strategic Contamination: Viral Sustainability

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain , 2801 16th Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019 at 10:00 am to Sun Jun 30 2019 at 06:00 pm

Fair Housing (Case Man., Prog. Dir. Hous. Specialist)

The Equal Rights Center , 820 First Street Northeast, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019
10:00 am to 01:00 pm

CE Class: Fair Housing - Capitol Hill

PenFed Realty , Capitol Hill, 705 North Carolina Avenue Southeast, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019
04:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Brazilian Zouk Fundamentals (Level 1): 6-Week Series

DanceSport Dupont Circle , 2201 P St NW, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019 at 06:45 pm to Wed Jul 31 2019 at 08:15 pm

WALA Copyright "Basics" w/ Copyright Alliance @ ESA - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Entertainment Software Association , 601 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Lesbian Speed Dating DC | MyCheeky GayDate | Singles Event

618 Cocktail and Whiskey Lounge , 618 H St NW, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 19 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jun 20 2019

DowntownDC LIVE at Franklin Park

Franklin Park , 13th and I Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019
12:30 pm to 01:30 pm

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Film Screening in DC

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

For Sama Film Screening in DC

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019
03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

After Parkland Film Screening in DC

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019
06:15 pm to 09:15 pm

Jon Modell, Nick Soderstrom & Colin James LIVE!

Bossa Bistro & Lounge , 2463 18th St NW, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Ballet & Jazz for Partner Dancers

DanceSport Dupont Circle , 2201 P St NW, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019 at 08:30 pm to Thu Aug 01 2019 at 10:00 pm

VICES DC – June 2019

Flash , 645 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019 at 09:00 pm to Fri Jun 21 2019 at 02:00 am

Linda Ronstadt: the Sound of My Voice Film Screening in DC

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 20 2019
09:15 pm to 10:15 pm

Jun 21 2019

FAA Program Management Organization Career Fair

Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters , 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Always In Season Film Screening in DC

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Searching Eva

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
02:45 pm to 04:45 pm

Deanwood Community Meal (All are welcome)

4816 Sheriff Rd NE , 4816 Sheriff Road Northeast, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
03:00 pm to 07:00 pm

An American Family: Anniversary Addition

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Speed Dating DC | Friday Night Singles Event in DC

Station Kitchen & Cocktails at The Embassy Row Hotel , 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Speed Dating UK Style in DC | Friday Night Singles Events | Let's Get Cheeky!

Station Kitchen & Cocktails at The Embassy Row Hotel , 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Relish Speed Dating in DC | Friday Night Singles Events | DC

Station Kitchen & Cocktails at The Embassy Row Hotel , 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

A Woman's Work: the NFL's Cheerleader Problem

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 21 2019
09:15 pm to 11:15 pm

Jun 22 2019

Solstice Saturday at the Hirshhorn

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden , Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
09:00 am to 11:00 pm

America Now: Celebration of Music – Workshops at National Museum of American History

Smithsonian National Museum of American History , 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
11:00 am to 05:30 pm

The Elephant Queen

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
11:00 am to 01:00 pm

DC Walk 4 ReCovery 2019

Washington , DC ~ National Mall, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
12:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Phantom by Zach Ezer

THEARC , 1801 Mississippi Ave SE , Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Sat Jun 22 2019
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Taste the Philippines: D.C. Filipino Food Festival

District Pier at The Wharf , 101 District Square Southwest, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
02:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Cat Janice @ DC's Giant BBQ Battle June 22

Newseum , 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019 at 02:30 pm

Human Nature

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
02:45 pm to 04:45 pm

Nordic Jazz 2019

Embassy of Denmark in the United States , 3200 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
03:00 pm to 08:00 pm

2019 DCBTAF - New Works Reading Series/Panther's Blood by Heather Gibson

TheArc Community Room , 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Saturday Night Speed Dating | DC Singles Event

Pennsylvania 6 , 1350 I St NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Fancy A Go? Saturday Night Speed Dating | DC Singles Event

Pennsylvania 6 , 1350 I St NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Do You Relish? Saturday Night Speed Dating in DC | Singles Events in DC

Pennsylvania 6 , 1350 I St NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, presented by Hofstra University

Smithsonian Castle , 1000 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
06:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Nick Crook | A Must Experience Night of Soulful Blues and Folk Music

Hotel RL Washington DC , 1823 L Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Chez Jolie Coiffure Film Screening in DC

Landmark's E Street Cinema , Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
07:15 pm to 09:15 pm

In My Blood It Runs Film Screening

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 22 2019
09:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Jun 23 2019

Celebrate Pride Month with BAE Systems Finale

See Event Description for Locations , Washington, District of Columbia, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019 at 08:00 am to Sat Jun 29 2019 at 07:00 pm

See and Be Seen: DC

Washington Studio School , 2129 S Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
10:00 am to 06:00 pm

2019 DCBTAF - New Works Reading Series/Martin and Malcom by Cathy Donahue

TheArc Community Room , 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
12:30 pm to 02:30 pm

Mike Wallace is Here

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
12:30 pm to 02:30 pm

Just Fishin' by Kim El

THEARC Recital Hall , 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

RIZE: Chocolate City

Washington , DC, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
02:00 pm to 08:00 pm

After the Flaherty Seminar Screening

Smithsonian's Freer Sackler , 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Picture Character

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

The Great Hack

Landmark's E Street Cinema , Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
03:45 pm to 05:45 pm

Sci-Fi Sundays: Apollo 13 & The Matrix

National Museum of American History , 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
04:45 pm to 09:00 pm

UNAB Choir from Colombia at St Stephen's Episcopal Church

St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington , DC, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

Landmark's E Street Cinema , Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
06:15 pm to 08:15 pm

Aquarela

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
06:45 pm to 08:45 pm

Searching Eva

Landmark's E Street Cinema , 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
08:45 pm to 10:45 pm

David Crosby: Remember My Name Film Screening in DC

Landmark's E Street Cinema , Washington, United States

Sun Jun 23 2019
09:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Jun 25 2019

Americans with Disabilities Act & Reasonable Accommodations-All Staff

Equal Rights Center , 820 First Street NE, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 25 2019
10:00 am to 01:00 pm

DOES and Whelan Security Employment Fair

4058 Minnesota Ave NE , 4058 Minnesota Avenue Northeast, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 25 2019
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Suffragists at the White House

White House Historical Association , 1610 H Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 25 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Eurasia Festival | Sounds of Eurasia

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts , 2700 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20566, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 25 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Seen on BravoTV! Speed Dating UK Style in DC | Singles Events

People Kitchen & Lounge , 1223 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 25 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

DC Speed Dating | Fancy A Go? | Singles Events

People Kitchen & Lounge , 1223 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 25 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Speed Dating in DC | Relish Dating | Singles Event

People Kitchen & Lounge , 1223 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States

Tue Jun 25 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jun 26 2019

2019 VOCATIONAL CAREER AND JOB FAIR

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center , 2730 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 26 2019
09:00 am to 01:00 pm

General Assembly: Software Engineer Talent Spotlight

General Assembly DC , 509 7th Street NW , Washington, United States

Wed Jun 26 2019
04:00 pm to 06:30 pm

Fair Sentencing of Youth: Continuing the Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform

The Alley , 2055 L Street NW, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 26 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Mistakes Were Made.. Storytelling

DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern , 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 26 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Shades of Indigo: The Kimono-Blue Jeans Connection, with Ann Marie Moeller

Japan Information & Culture Center , Embassy of Japan, 1150 18th Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 26 2019
06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

PRODUCTION MEETING - Make a Movie in a Month - Summer 2019 (D.C.)

MakeOffices , 1200 18th St NW, #700, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 26 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Free Wifi Comedy Featuring Jamie Benedei (Bright Young Things, Capital Laughs)

Colony Club , 3118 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, United States

Wed Jun 26 2019
08:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Jun 27 2019

LIVE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: COTE D'IVOIRE ÉLECTIONS 2020

The White House , 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 27 2019
11:00 am to 01:00 pm

World's Largest MBA Tour is Coming to D.C. - Register for FREE

Marriott Marquis Washington , DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 27 2019
05:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Martin Amini from TruTv Headlines The DC Comedy Loft

DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern , 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Thu Jun 27 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jun 28 2019

Fringe Festival Preview #capfringe19

Market SW , 425 M St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 28 2019
04:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Becky Robinson

DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern , 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 28 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

DC Black Theater & Arts Festival ft. Ameka J, Nina Sol & Friends

Anacostia Playhouse , 2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20020, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 28 2019 at 09:00 pm

tINI at Flash

Flash , 645 Florida Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001, Washington, United States

Fri Jun 28 2019 at 10:00 pm

Jun 29 2019

2019 DCBTAF - New Works Reading Series/Tendencies by Steve Langley

TheArc Recital Hall , 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 29 2019
04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Saturday Night Speed Dating | Singles Events | Speed Dating in DC

Pennsylvania 6 , 1350 I St NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 29 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Saturday Night Speed Dating | DC Singles Event | Fancy A Go?

Pennsylvania 6 , 1350 I St NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 29 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Speed Dating Saturday Night | Singles Event DC | Do You Relish?

Pennsylvania 6 , 1350 I St NW, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 29 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Sisterfire Showcase 2019

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage , 700 F Street NE, Washington, District of Columbia, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 29 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Smithsonian Folklife Festival

National Mall , Constitution Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20002, Washington, United States

Sat Jun 29 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jun 30 2019

The DC Record Fair at Eaton DC

Eaton Workshop , 1201 K STREET NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 30 2019
11:00 am to 05:00 pm

Dom Flemons at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Hill Center , 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003, Washington, United States

Sun Jun 30 2019
03:00 pm to 04:30 pm

Jul 01 2019

Rio Mira on Millennium Stage

Millennium Stage , 2700 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20566, Washington, United States

Mon Jul 01 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Gay Men Speed Dating in DC | MyCheeky GayDate Singles Events

Station Kitchen & Cocktails at The Embassy Row Hotel , 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, United States

Mon Jul 01 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jul 02 2019

Progressive Fundamentals (Level 2): 6-Week Brazilian Zouk Series

DanceSport Dupont Circle , 2201 P St NW, Washington, United States

Tue Jul 02 2019 at 06:45 pm to Tue Aug 06 2019 at 08:15 pm

Jul 03 2019

US National Casablanca Tango Championships & Festival

Hyatt Regency Washington DC , 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001, Washington, United States

Wed Jul 03 2019 at 02:00 pm to Sun Jul 07 2019 at 05:00 pm

Festivals In Washington

The Capital isn't just a place where everyone talks about International Policies, underneath all that is a city that knows how to have fun. Festivals in Washington brings the much-needed sense of celebration to the state. From music to boat festivals, Washington DC has some of the top festivals in the country. Music festivals in Washington are something to especially watch out for, and Washington county fair isn’t just limited to the city these days, major ones happen all over the county from New York to Oregon.


Music Festivals In Washington - A Reason To Celebrate

Music lovers have many reasons to visit Washington DC, camping for days on end to have the best weekend ever is the motto behind The Summer Meltdown. It’s the largest of its kind in the pacific northwest area held in the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheatre, featuring about 50 bands covering almost every genre in music.

If that isn’t enough and indie blues is your thing just head on over to Georgia, and you’ll feel right at home in the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Washington featured as one of the best Music fests in the country. Its held during the memorial day weekend over about 4 days. Not just indie blues Sasquatch! Music Festival also features EDM, hip-hop and alternative rock and some comedy acts to pass the time.

Well if country music is your thing Watershed Music Festival in Washington is the place to be. It is held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George feature’s upcoming superstars and newcomers live over multiple stages.


Film Festivals In DC For The Eccentric Movie Lover

The Washington DC International film festival called Filmfest DC portrays the finest in contemporary cinema to the capital with over 1000 feature and short films from over 55 countries. With an audience of over 16000, spread over 11 days, this festival features around 80 movies each year.      


Other Prominent Festivals In Washington That You Shouldn't Miss

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a specter to behold, with rows and rows, over 300 acres of tulips in every color of the rainbow. The festival has over a million people coming to experience it, and you can do just that by walking, cycling, tour buses or even through a seaplane. This little piece of heaven is assured to take you home.

The much loved national blooms of japan blooms for the capital city come spring. Over 3000 cherry blossom trees gifted by the mayor of Tokyo in 1912. This symbol of honor and lasting friendship between Japan and the United States. In 2012 commemorating the 100 year anniversary, the city held a 5-week celebration which is now known as the National Cherry blossom festival. The festival is cut short to 4 weeks instead of five, but that doesn’t deter the 1.5 million people who come to pay homage to the blossoms each year. The cherry blossoms beckon Spring in Japan, and the national of watching these blossoms marks the first day of Spring. Catch all these amazing festivals in Washington and keep yourself updated with 


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