Washington, DC is a Festive Town

All-Year-Round Festivals in Washington, DC

When it comes to festivals, Washington is a hotspot. Most of them celebrate various issues, from culture, music, sports, to arts. If you are a festival lover, below are some of the few you may wish to attend. But note that the list is not comprehensive because there are hundreds of festivals in Washington annually. More can be found here.

By the People

A citywide arts festival with accessible and inclusive activations, By the People, celebrates the arts’ creative culture and the empathy and inclusivity they engender. During the two-week extravaganza taking place June 13-28, expect a full-on arts takeover of the District, with innovative music and dance performances, interactive and collaborative displays, art installations, and dialogue events. Learn more about Washington, DC is an Indoor Lovers’ Town.

Capital Pride

The DC community comes together for the annual Capital Pride, a citywide celebration of LGBTQ rights and the continuing fight for them. This year, Capital Pride celebrates its 45th anniversary with its signature event, including a rooftop pool party, a block party, the famous Pride Parade, and the Pride Festival and Concert.

Capital Fringe Festival

During the edgy Capital Fringe Festival, you can catch out-there performances from local creatives, including improv dramas, punk rock shows, and colorful dance shows. Events occur at libraries, museums, galleries, and the Logan Fringe Arts Space throughout July.