Washington DC Events

Washington DC EventsPeople that think about Washington, D.C. usually think about the White House, Congress and various other government and history-related monuments and buildings. While it is true that Washington, D.C. is a place of politics and it can be fun to learn about them, there is also much more to the city. Events celebrating fashion, food and culture are held and draw participants from all around the world each year.

Yours/Mine Secondhand Shopping Soiree
Held four times per year, the Yours/Mine Secondhand Shopping Soiree is a shopping event involving merchandise from cosigners, vintage buyers, artists and clothing and accessory shops. The event is only held in the trendiest venues throughout Washington, D.C. and serves up its own signature cocktail, the "Thrfity Gir-tini". Fashion consultants and personal stylists are on hand to assist shoppers in finding the best look. The entire event is updated live on Twitter and Instagram. Shoppers even have the chance to be interviews and photographed by well-known fashion bloggers. The event is cash only.

National Cherry Blossom Festival
Held for two weeks from the end of March to the beginning of April, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the coming of spring as well as the 3,000 cherry trees that the mayor of Tokyo, Japan gifted to the United States a century ago. The event includes a parade that brings in visitors and participants from around the world and a Japanese festival that includes more than 80 performances as well as food and Japanese art.

Passport DC
Each spring, the embassies and cultural centers of Washington, D.C. like to open their doors and let their proverbial hair down. People from around the globe gather to show others their culture. Exhibits and demonstrations include learning native dances, tasting recipes and learning about the country's art and music. One of the most popular part of the event is the Asian Heritage Festival. A Children's Festival is also part of the fun.

National CAPITAL BarbeCue Battle
A popular event in the city for over 20 years now, the National CAPITAL BarbeCue Battle features some of the country's top barbecuers and barbecue restaurants. Participants in the battle compete for more than $15,000 in prizes and the chance to participate in the Barbecue World Championship. Spectators can participate in cooking demonstrations or enjoy free samples. Interactive displays and children's activities bring thousands of people to this event each year.