Enjoy tastes from 75 of Washington, DC's best restaurants while catching a live onstage battle hosted and judged by the biggest names in the culinary world.
Washington, DC is an international crossroads packed with historic monuments, captivating museums, eclectic restaurants and diverse neighborhoods.
Washington, DC is home to iconic monuments, fascinating museums and so much more. From the dramatic Greek architecture of the rock-solid buildings to the mix of international cultures, you never forget you're in the powerhouse of the USA. But there's lighter fun to be had – lively neighborhoods, sprawling parks, award-winning dining and fabulous shopping await.
Passport DC 2015 is a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC's thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied international culture. Celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington, Passport DC is 31 days of programming by 70 embassies and more than 40 of DC's very best cultural institutions. Over 280,000 people experience the popular embassy open houses, street festivals, performances, exhibitions and workshops.
This National Memorial Day celebration honors America’s war heroes and those presently serving with a gathering along Constitution Avenue for the annual Memorial Day parade featuring marching bands, patriotic floats and veteran units from all 50 states. A free concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol by the National Symphony Orchestra and other famous performers also honors the men and women in uniform.
Join the Independence Day celebrations in the nation's capital city! Festivities include the National Independence Day Parade along Constitution Avenue, a musical exhibition featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and celebrity performers from the West Lawn of the US Capitol Building and a spectacular fireworks display on the National Mall. The fireworks show, administered by the National Park Service, illuminates the iconic monuments and memorials along the Mall, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
The Source Festival combines rising talents with established artists from across the nation to present 25 new works over three weeks. The works presented here are aimed at laying the path for the next generation of performing artists.
The contest along Pennsylvania Avenue features a cook-off between top barbecue purveyors, great barbecue restaurants from the DC region and around the country, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, interactive cooking displays and children's activities.
America's Best Idea - the national parks - is even better when it's free! Explore more than 60 National Parks throughout the Capital Region including Shenandoah National Park, Assateague Island and Anitetam National Battlefield.
April 2015 marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre. This hallmark exhibition will reunite—for the first time since April 1865—an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre or carried by Abraham Lincoln the night of his assassination.