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Washington, DC 2015 events

Black History Month

Date :
1 February 2015 - 28 February 2015

This month-long series of events recognises and pays tribute to the contrib ......

This month-long series of events recognises and pays tribute to the contribution made by African Americans to the United States of America. Many of the city’s museums and institutions, such as the Smithsonian, Anacostia Community Museum and National Archives, will have talks, workshops and events, while bars and live music venues will get into the celebratory mood as well.

Venue:
Throughout Washington, DC.

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

Varies between events.

Category:
History

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St Patrick's Day Parade

Date :
15 March 2015

First held in 1971, this impressive parade still celebrates the city's Iris ......

First held in 1971, this impressive parade still celebrates the city's Irish community each March. Expect marching and pipe bands, the army, police and fire departments as well as floats, novelty groups and plenty of green.

Venue:
Constitution Avenue

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

Free.

Category:
Culture

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National Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival

Date :
20 March 2015 - 12 April 2015

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celeb ......

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, DC as well as the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The festival includes a spectacular parade with carnival floats and marching bands.

Venue:
Constitution Avenue

Address:
NE, Washington, DC

Event cost:

Prices vary between events, but many are free.

Category:
Culture

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White House Easter Egg Roll

Date :
6 April 2015

These annual Easter celebrations include live music, sports courts, cooking ......

These annual Easter celebrations include live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. It’s hosted by the President and First Lady on the White House lawn.

Venue:
White House lawn.

Address:
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Event cost:

By invitation only.

Category:
Religion

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Filmfest DC - Washington International Film Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015 (April)

Prepare to be amused, provoked and inspired by extraordinary new films from ......

Prepare to be amused, provoked and inspired by extraordinary new films from some of the world’s most talented and innovative filmmakers, as Filmfest DC delivers an exceptional entertainment experience across several cinemas, theatres and hand-picked venues.

Venue:
Various venues

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

Tickets start from $12.

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Date :
24 June 2015 - 5 July 2015

A celebration of contemporary traditions, this festival on the National Mal ......

A celebration of contemporary traditions, this festival on the National Mall includes a varied programme of music, song, dance, celebratory performance, craft and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and narrative sessions around a theme or a country.

Venue:
National Mall.

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Culture

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National Barbecue Battle

Date :
27 June 2015 - 28 June 2015

Free food samples, cooking demonstrations and competition between local and ......

Free food samples, cooking demonstrations and competition between local and national BBQ restaurants make the National Barbecue Battle a one-of-a-kind affair. Aside from the food, expect live music from over 30 acts.

Venue:
Pennsylvania Avenue.

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

Tickets start from $15.

Website:

Category:
Food & Drink

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Independence Day

Date :
4 July 2015

Day-long concerts and activities, including the National Independence Day P ......

Day-long concerts and activities, including the National Independence Day Parade, will take place across the city but centre around the Washington Monument. Celebrations culminate in a large fireworks display. Expect other events to take place before and after the 4 July celebrations.

Venue:
National Mall.

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

Varies between events.

Category:
Culture

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Adams Morgan Day

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2015 (Mid-September)

This community street festivals takes place annually and is a fiesta of liv ......

This community street festivals takes place annually and is a fiesta of live music, international food, cultural demonstrations and dances. It’s free, family friendly and all done before the sun sets.

Venue:
18th Street NW between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road and at Marie Reed Elementary.

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Culture

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National Christmas Tree Lighting

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2015 (Start of December.)

Each year, the President of the United States turns on the lights of the gi ......

Each year, the President of the United States turns on the lights of the giant National Christmas Tree, which is erected in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree marks the start of Pageant of Peace, a month-long series of festive events around the tree.

Venue:
The Ellipse, President's Park South.

Address:
Washington, DC

Event cost:

No, but tickets are given out through an online lottery

Category:
Spectacle

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