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

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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