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March 2017
Free

Light City Baltimore

Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 8
Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD United States + Google Map

Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. In its first year, Light City welcomed more than 400,000 people from across the globe over seven nights. Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor,  featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated…

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April 2017
Free

Blossom Kite Festival

Saturday, April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Washington Monument, 2 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season. The seventh annual Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field. Please note: drones are prohibited at this event. The rain…

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Sakura Matsuri-Japanese Street Festival

Saturday, April 8 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Yards Park, 355 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Come enjoy the tastes, sounds and feel of Japan at the Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival! We are the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the US. We have 4 stages of performances and demonstrations, cultural exhibitors, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, a Childrens' Corner - and more! Children 12 and under are always free!

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Anacostia River Festival

Sunday, April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
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The Anacostia River Festival is a signature event that will close the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC! The event will feature family-friendly activities including free kayaking and canoeing, musical performances, fishing and water filtration workshops, live birds of prey demonstration, a photography exhibition, a bike parade and more. The free event will bring people from across the region to celebrate the history, ecology and communities along the banks of the Anacostia River. This year’s festival celebrates “connecting people to parks”…

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SW Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Saturday, April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
District Wharf, 600-650 Water Street SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Time 2- 9:30 PM; Fireworks display 8:30 PM (weather permitting) Location Join us from 2 – 9:30 PM at the District Wharf for live music, beer garden, food trucks, all ages hands-on activities, and more Join us from 6 – 9 PM at The Titanic Memorial for pre-fireworks entertainment Cost FREE Getting There We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation to the Waterfront area. Metrorail- Orange/Blue lines to L’Enfant Plaza (0.7 miles to the Festival) or Green line…

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Free

National Math Festival

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The National Math Festival brings together some of the most influential mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants to see math in new and exciting ways. Through a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more, we bring out unexpected sides of mathematics for everyone, from toddlers to adults of all ages. The National Math Festival is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday,…

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May 2017
Free

National Asian Heritage Festival: Fiesta Asia Street Fair

Saturday, May 20 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
DC United States + Google Map

The Asia Heritage Foundation's annual festival, held on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 6th Streets NW, features outdoor craft exhibits, cooking and martial arts demonstrations, a talent show, flash mob dancing, and much more. Voted numerous times as the Best Street Fair in Washington, Fiesta Asia! is an exciting opportunity to visit DC ahead of the summer rush! Do the Punjabi Style Bollywood Dance with a mob of people in front of the Capitol Hill Learn to cook “Albaloo…

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June 2017
Free

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Thursday, June 29 - Sunday, July 9

JUNE 29-JULY 4 AND JULY 6-9, 2017 Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Our free Festival takes place for two weeks every summer overlapping the Fourth of July holiday. It is an educational presentation that features cultural exemplars. We invite visitors to sing and…

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August 2017
Free

FestAfrica! 15th Annual Free African Festival

Saturday, August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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15th Annual Free African Cultural Festival #FestAfrica 2016 to be held on Saturday August 13th & Sunday August 14th from 1pm to 8pm on both days at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD, 20906 (Corner of Fenton St. and Ellsworth Drive). The festival is Free to the Public. Come with your lawn chair or stand and enjoy great performances! Proudly the largest African festival in Maryland, FestAfrica will welcome 8,000 or more attendees from across the nation. It will feature over 50 musical performances by international and local…

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September 2017
Free

DC VegFest

Saturday, September 2
The Yards Park, 355 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Reasons to Attend FREE admission FREE food samples The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons! More than 130 vendors Beer garden Live music Cooking demonstrations Presentations from renowned authors and celebrities More than 15,000 attendees Kids’ activity area Since this is an outdoor event, leashed dogs are welcome! We have a Barking Lot so dogs can have shade and a drink Attendees Are Curious about veg-eating Shoppers interested in new companies and…

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Library of Congress Book Fest

Saturday, September 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 2. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can expect enhanced safety and security measures when entering the Convention Center. Author Stages Dozens of authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life, science and more. Many fascinating thematic programs and panel discussions will be offered throughout…

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Free

FiestaDC Street Festival

Sunday, September 17 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Pennsylvania Ave NW (Between 3rd & 7th St), Washington, DC United States + Google Map

The Latino Festival in Washington DC, also known as Fiesta DC, is an annual celebration highlighting the Latino culture with a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts & crafts, and international cuisine. The free festival is huge and takes over the neighborhood bringing together dozens of non profit organizations, community leaders, and members of the corporate and private sector. The festival coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15…

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April 2018
Free

USA Science & Engineering Festival

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Join The Largest Celebration Of STEM On April 7-8, 2018 At The Washington Convention Center! A FREE Event Open To The Public!

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