If you’re planning to head to DC, try to check out one of the city’s many festivals dedicated to themes like food, movies, and theater. Here are the top five festivals in DC:
Taste of DC – Fall 2018
Culinary buffs should make sure not to miss out on Taste of DC, the city’s annual food-and-culture festival. The two-day event, which usually comes around every fall, brings together vendors from across the city who serve up DC residents’ favorite foods and beverages. Visitors will also get to enjoy entertainment and performances by musicians and dance groups throughout the day.
Filmfest DC – April 2018
Love going to the movies? You’ll definitely want to grab a ticket to one of the movie showings at the annual Filmfest DC. During the yearly festival, which will be taking place in April 2018, you’ll have the chance to watch 80 films from countries across the world. There’ll also be lectures, panel discussions and other events where you can meet with film professionals to discuss their work.
Maryland Renaissance Festival – Fall 2018
If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spend a day in DC, you’ll love the Maryland Renaissance Fair. Located a 45-minute drive from the St. Gregory Hotel, the annual event is perfect for kids of all ages, with jousting tournaments, historic reenactments, and themed food on offer.
Capital Fringe Festival – July 2018
Whether you’re a fan of dance, musical theater, or drama, the Capital Fringe Festival is sure to have something you’ll love. The yearly festival encompasses performances from diverse groups presenting theater that speaks to a wide array of experiences and draws inspiration from different sources and dramatic tools. Between spoken word performances, classic dance recitals, and tragic multi-act plays, the festival is full of fascinating pieces and creative interpretations of drama.
Cherry Blossom Festival – March/April 2018
DC during the springtime is a stunning sight, with the city covered in light pink cherry blossoms. Celebrate the first bloom of these flowers at the annual Cherry Blossom festival, a month-long event that includes a parade, fireworks, and a kickoff party to get the city into springtime mode.