Festivals

Check the CultureCapital.com Festival section for dates, times and information on the many film festivals, music and jazz festivals, literary and book festivals, theatre and fringe festivals held in Metro DC throughout the year.

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Performances

Shift: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Mar 25, 2020

WORLD STAGES—Sundance Institute: Grey Rock

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2020

WORLD STAGES—The Manganiyar Seduction

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 1 – 2

WORLD STAGES—Huff: featuring Cliff Cardinal

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 8, 2020

WORLD STAGES—Heroine: one female soldier's story

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 12 – 14, 2020

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

The Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Mon. Sep 2

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

Roosevelt Center
Aug. 30 – Sep. 2

Kensington Labor Day Parade

Howard and Armory Avenues
Mon. Sep 2

Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

Lake Anne Plaza
Sat. Aug 31

25th Anniversary: Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

The Kennedy Center
May. 8 & 9, 2020

Oktoberfest

Arts Barn
Sun. Oct 13

Reston Multicultural Festival

Lake Anne Plaza
Sat. Sep 28

Harvest Moon Festival

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
Sun. Aug 25

Family Day at the AU Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Oct 19

Community Open House

Round House Theatre
Sat. Aug 24

LOC National Book Festival: José Andrés, Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Raina Telgemeierm , Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: David McCullough, Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Michael Beschloss, Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Joyce Carol Oates - Genre Fiction

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Ann Beattie, Genre Fiction

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Poetry Slam, Teens

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Fabien Cousteau, Children's Purple Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Jennifer & Matthew Holm, Children's Purple Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: R.J. Palacio, Children's Purple Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Conversation: Finding Their Voices, Teens

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC: National Book Festival: David Maraniss, History & Biography

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Rick Atkinson, History & Biography

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Barbara Kingsolver, Fiction

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

From the Stono Rebellion to Stepping

Shaw Neighborhood Library
Mon. Aug 26

From the Stono Rebellion to Stepping

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
Tue. Aug 27

From the Stono Rebellion to Stepping

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library
Wed. Aug 28

College Park Day

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Oct 5

Craft2Wear

National Building Museum
Oct. 4 & 5

Ongoing Event

The REACH Opening Festival

The Kennedy Center
Sep. 7 – 22
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