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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Mother Tongue Film Festival: SGAAWAAY K’UUNA Edge of the Knife

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thu. Feb 21

Mother Tongue Film Festival: TǪǪ OOZHRII ZHIT TSYAA TSAL DHIDII/ Boy in the Moon

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thu. Feb 21

Mother Tongue Film Festival: Colours of the Alphabet

Freer l Sackler The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art
Fri. Feb 22

Mother Tongue Film Festival: Leitis In Waiting

Abramson Auditorium NYU
Fri. Feb 22

Mother Tongue Film Festival: Leitis In Waiting

Abramson Auditorium NYU
Fri. Feb 22

Atlas Intersections Festival: Adventures in Arden

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Atlas Intersections Festival: Beyond

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Atlas Intersections Festival: Border

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Atlas Intersections Festival: Man on Fire

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Atlas Intersections Festival: Next

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Atlas Intersections Festival: Noc-turne

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Feb 23

Mother Tongue Film Festival: Tiempo de Lluvia/In Times of Rain

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Sat. Feb 23

Atlas Intersections Festival: Bomba Pathways

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sun. Feb 24

Atlas Intersections Festival: Dance ICONS: Through their Lens

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sun. Feb 24

Atlas Intersections Festival: Free Cafe Concert: Flo Anito

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sun. Feb 24

Atlas Intersections Festival: Dances from Sweden and Israel

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Fri. Mar 1

Atlas Intersections Festival: Colors of the World

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Fri. Mar 1

DCIFF Phillip Noyce Retrospective: Dead Calm

The Miracle Theatre
Fri. Mar 1

DCIFF: Ordinary Gods

The Miracle Theatre
Fri. Mar 1

Atlas Intersections Festival: City at Peace

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2

Atlas Intersections Festival: Dress Up Day

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2

Atlas Intersections Festival: Flamenco y Más

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2

Atlas Intersections Festival: Instastory

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2

Atlas Intersections Festival: Sitar Arts Center

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2

Atlas Intersections Festival: Voices of Now

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2

DCIFF: Penguin Highway

The Miracle Theatre
Sat. Mar 2

DCIFF: Phillip Noyce Retrospective: Newsfront

The Miracle Theatre
Sat. Mar 2

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Alexandria

King St. in Old Town Alexandria
Sat. Mar 2

Atlas Intersections Festival: Fluid

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sun. Mar 3

Atlas Intersections Festival: Poetic Justice

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sun. Mar 3

DCIFF: Datsche

The Miracle Theatre
Sun. Mar 3

DCIFF: Touched

The Miracle Theatre
Sun. Mar 3

DCIFF: Transformistas

Human Rights Campaign Fund
Wed. Mar 6

DCIFF: Cut Off

Carnegie Institution for Science
Thu. Mar 7

DCIFF: WBCN and The American Revolution

Carnegie Institution for Science
Thu. Mar 7

DCIFF: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Carnegie Institution for Science
Fri. Mar 8

Eat, Shop, Love! At The World Bazaar

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
Fri. Mar 8

DCIFF: Dakota

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sat. Mar 9

DCIFF: Facing the Dragon

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sat. Mar 9

DCIFF: FutureScapes : Short Fiction in a TechnoWorld

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sat. Mar 9

DCIFF: High School Competition

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sat. Mar 9

DCIFF: Pilot/Series Episode: Dramatic Action

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sat. Mar 9

DCIFF: Rag Doll

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sat. Mar 9

DCIFF: Animation is Art is Animation: Short Films

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sun. Mar 10

DCIFF: Curtiz

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sun. Mar 10

DCIFF: Documentary Shorts Selection

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sun. Mar 10

DCIFF: LifeScapes Short Films: Challenging Connections

Carnegie Institution for Science
Sun. Mar 10

EFF: Hostile Planet

National Geographic
Fri. Mar 15

10th Annual Move Me Festival

Kenmore Middle School
Sat. Mar 16

EFF: Into The Canyon

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 16

EFF: Science Fair

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 16

EFF: When Lambs Become Lions

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 16

EFF: Grit

National Geographic
Sun. Mar 17

EFF: Return to Mount Kennedy

National Geographic
Sun. Mar 17

EFF: The Dawn Wall

National Geographic
Sun. Mar 17

EFF: Free Solo

National Geographic
Mon. Mar 18

EFF: Paris to Pittsburgh

National Geographic
Tue. Mar 19

EFF: Eric Moe Award Best Shorts Program

National Geographic
Thu. Mar 21

EFF: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

National Geographic
Fri. Mar 22

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Pink Tie Party

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Fri. Mar 22

EFF: Exploring the Real World of Virtual Reality

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 23

EFF: Ghost Fleet

National Geographic
Sat. Mar 23

ShamrockFest

RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
Sat. Mar 23

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Kite Festival

Washington Monument
Sat. Mar 30

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Petalpalooza

District Waterfront
Sat. Apr 6

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Parade

Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets
Sat. Apr 13

Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

The Kennedy Center
May. 10 & 11

Festival Argentino USA

Kenmore Middle School
Sat. May 11

Festival Argentino USA

Kenmore Middle School
Sat. May 11

National Memorial Day Choral Festival

The Kennedy Center
Sun. May 26

National Memorial Day Concert

West Lawn US Capitol
Mon. May 27

National Memorial Day Parade

Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets
Tue. May 28

Mother Tongue Film Festival: The Next Guardian

Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Fri. Feb 23, 2029

Ongoing Events

Atlas Intersections Festival: Art Activation: The Immersive Quilt

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Feb. 21 – Mar. 3

Observe the Flag-In during Memorial Day Weekend

Arlington National Cemetery
May. 24 – 27

Witness the majesty of the Iwo Jima Memorial

Iwo Jima Memorial - Arlington National Cemetery
May. 24 – 27
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