Best Places to Find Out What’s Happening in Washington DC

Here are some useful resources for finding out what’s going down in the DC area.

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Here are some good places to start for finding out what’s going down in the Washington DC area.

Year Round

Specific Events

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January

March/April

May

June

June-August

July

Field of American flags

October

November

December

Tea Party Rally

Photography Exhibit & Show Schedules

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Washington DC Visitor Guides

If you're coming in from out of town, here are some of the most popular guidebooks that can help you make the most of your visit.

Fodor's Washington D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis...
163 Reviews
Fodor's Washington D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis...
  • Fodor's Travel Guides (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
Fodor's Washington D.C 25 Best 2021 (Full-color Travel Guide)
67 Reviews
Fodor's Washington D.C 25 Best 2021 (Full-color Travel Guide)
  • Fodor’s Travel Guides (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
Lonely Planet Washington, DC (Travel Guide)
72 Reviews
Lonely Planet Washington, DC (Travel Guide)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Planet, Lonely (Author)
National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C., 2nd Edition (National...
166 Reviews
National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C., 2nd Edition (National...
  • National Geographic (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

And here are some interesting options for less traditional guidesbooks if you'd like an emphasis on exploring DC on foot or diving into some of the region's rich history.

A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy...
108 Reviews
A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy...
  • Fortier, Alison (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)