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A Guide to DC’s Most Anticipated 2023 Events

Every year, Washington, DC comes to life with a number of traditions, holidays, and gatherings. From museum exhibitions to concerts to must-see performances, this year has a lot to offer. Here are some 2023 DC events that you need to check out. 

Art Exhibitions Around Town

Washington, DC is annually a hotbed of intriguing and memorable museum exhibitions. This year begins with the continuation of Yayoi Kusama’s world-famous Infinity Mirror Rooms at The Hirshhorn Collection, as well as the display of her Pumpkin — both will leave this spring. We also recommend checking out “What’s Going On” — the debut exhibition at The Rubell Museum

Major Shows (i.e. Concerts & Plays) Coming Through DC

This year travelers can align their trips with a wide range of highly anticipated shows and concerts. Some that we are most looking forward to include: Bruce Springsteen at the Capital One Arena on March 27th, Ed Sheeran at nearby FedEx Field on June 24th, Natalie Merchant at the John F. Kennedy Center on July 1st, and Andre Rieu at the Capital One Arena on September 16th. 

Local Traditions

Washington, DC has its own blend of hometown traditions that are more than worth checking out if you can. 4th of July on The National Mall is about as Patriotic as it gets and annually includes performances by military marching bands and world-famous rockstars. The Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration that lasts over a month and features gorgeous blossoms and unique productions. You can also check out something more frequent, like the weekly Meridian Hill Drum Circle for special, DC-inspired memories. 

DC Theater’s Big Shows

Washington, DC attracts its fair share of fantastic Broadway productions. 2023 promises to be another fantastic season with a ton of highly anticipated shows. We are looking forward to: Jagged Little Pill from March 14th-26th at the National Theatre, My Fair Lady from April 6th-9th also at the National Theatre, Les Misérables at the Kennedy Center from April 11th-29th, and the Lion King also at the Kennedy Center from June 21st-July 29th. 

The Holiday Season

For those saving travel for the end of the year, you’ll have plenty to enjoy. Washington, DC is remarkably romantic during the holiday season, and if you’re not sure what to do, just be sure to check out our most recent guide to visiting during what Christmas lovers deem “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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