Washington, DC Living - Events - Washington, DC, USA

Washington is famous for its diverse events year-round
  • Listings: Connect to online calendars and databases; show what's going on and where
    • Post Event Guide: Washingtonpost.com; Entertainment guide to bars, clubs, books, movies, museums, music, restaurants, shopping, sports, recreation, and theater
    • OnTap: OnTap Online; guide to bars, clubs, events in DC
    • FLOW: FLOW Entertainment; Guide to social, professional, and cultural events in DC
  • Performing: Washington is home to many performing arts and cultural groups
    • Ballet: Washington Ballet
    • Choral Arts: Choral Arts Society of Washington
    • Embassy Series: Classical Concerts at Embassies; to promote international understanding through music
    • Opera: Washington Opera
    • Opera Camerata: Opera Camerata of Washington; Specializing in revivals of rare operas and operettas
    • PAS: Washington Performing Arts Society; aims to increase the opportunities for artists and the public to share the performing arts in the DC metropolitan area
    • Symphony, Washington: Washington Symphony Orchestra
    • Symphony, National: National Symphony Orchestra
    • Theatre League: League of Washington Theatres; association nonprofit professional theatres and related organizations in the greater Washington metropolitan area; creates greater public awareness, appreciation, and support for theatre in the Washington area
  • Periodic: Washington has many annual or one-day special events, ongoing summer concert series, and recurring trade shows
    • 4 July Parade: National Independence Day Parade; annual parade celebration the independence of the USA; consists of invited bands, military and specialty units, floats, and VIP's
    • 4 July Capitol: A Capitol Fourth; information about the extensive Independence Day festivities in the nation's capital; from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
    • Army Ten Miler: 16 kilometer foot race; winds past the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol, and the Washington Monument
    • ArtBeat: DC ARTBEAT; appears to be some sort of an art festival; Web site does not explain
    • BBQ Battle: Safeway's Annual Barbecue Battle; America's National Barbecue Championship
    • Capital Pride: GLBT Pride Festival and festivities
    • Caribbean Carnival: DC Caribbean Carnival; annual Caribbean-style parade in the District of Columbia; expands awareness of Caribbean culture
    • Cherry Blossoms: National Cherry Blossom Festival; celebrates the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912
    • Constitution Day: Celebrates the foundation of the government by the people of the USA
    • Craft Show Smithsonian: Smithsonian Craft Show; juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts
    • Expo East: Natural Products Expo East; presents natural and organic products
    • Horse Show WIHS: Washington International Horse Show; donates all proceeds to local and national charities each year
    • Jazz Fest: Capital Jazz Fest; showcase of contemporary jazz
    • Kite Fest: Smithsonian Kite Festival; competition, demonstrations, an exhibition on kite history, and a rokkaku kite battle
    • Filmfest DC: Washington, DC International Film Festival;celebrates world cinema
    • Marine Marathon: Marine Corps Marathon; footrace starting and ending at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia
    • Pageant of Peace: Christmas Pageant of Peace; holiday celebration including the lighting of The National Christmas Tree
    • Race 4 Cure: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Race for the Cure; 5-kilometer run or walk to raise money for a cure for breast cancer
    • St Pat's Parade: Washington, DC St. Patrick's Day Parade; celebrates the Irish community
    • Spirit of America: Patriotic, live-action show; presented by the United States Army Military District of Washington
    • Taste: Taste of DC; on Pennsylvania Avenue; food from Washington restaurants; music and the arts on entertainment stages
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