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Festivals and Events in Washington DC

Whether you're traveling to Washington, D.C. for business or pleasure, you'll want to check out some of the city's exciting events and festivals. As a guest at our boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, you'll enjoy easy access to the city's cultural celebrations.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival announces Washington, DC's most beautiful time of year. This is when thousands of cherry blossom trees around the National Mall and surrounding areas are in full bloom. Click here to book your package and save 10%.

Independence Day Celebration

Washington, DC is the perfect place to partake in the Fourth of July, America's Independence Day. See the colorful parade with bands, balloons, and flamboyant floats. Enjoy an open-air concert featuring headliner performers. A red, white, and blue fireworks display accompanied by Tchaikovsky's dramatic 1812 Overture is a great way to end the day.

Dupont Circle - Capital Pride Parade

Each year, in the month of June, the Capital Pride Parade attracts over 200,000 spectators annually and includes more than 170 contingents-floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more. People from a variety of backgrounds participate in this annual event. The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW; and another announcement stand is located just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue. For more things to do around Dupont Circle, click here.

Capital Fringe Festival

The Capital Fringe Festival is an 18-day celebration of exploratory and cutting-edge art that includes dance performances and theatre productions. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event that's held in regular theatres as well as fringe-designed spaces throughout DC.

National Mall & Pennsylvania Avenue Events

Enjoy exciting festivals in Washington, DC at the National Mall, such as the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, and National Book Festival. Over on Pennsylvania Avenue, you can enjoy the Turkish Festival, the National Capital Barbecue Battle, and Fiesta Asia!

9:30 Club - Live Shows

The 9:30 Club is located on the corner of 9th and V St., NW and is home to different genres of entertainment and variety shows. Most shows are standing room only, unless advertised as seated and the venue is home to all-ages shows also. Food and drinks are also available for purchase inside the venue.
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