Free Events: Festivals

DC is home to festivals devoted to film, music, books, dance and culture. Check here for free festival events.

64 performances · 3 ongoing events

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Performances

Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts

Montpelier Arts Center
Sat. Apr 27

Whitman 200: Song of Myself Marathon Reading

Busboys and Poets @ 450 K St
Thu. May 23

National Memorial Day Choral Festival

The Kennedy Center
Sun. May 26

Whitman 200: Growth of Becoming

Dock 5 at Union Market
Sun. May 26

Whitman 200: Songs of Ourselves

All Souls Church Unitarian
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

Whitman 200: Whitman Humanitini

Busboys & Poets @ 14th & V
Tue. May 28

Whitman 200: Poetry Films

Rhizome
Fri. May 31

Whitman 200: Walt Birthday Concert and Poetry Reading

Arts Club of Washington
Fri. May 31

Whitman 200: A Bicentennial Celebration of Walt Whitman

Folger Shakespeare Library
Sat. Jun 1

Whitman 200: Introductory Lecture and Workshop on Walt Whitman

George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Sat. Jun 1

Whitman 200: Poetry Hike – Walt Whitman

Rock Creek Park
Sat. Jun 1

Whitman 200: Growth of Becoming

Dock 5 at Union Market
Sun. Jun 2

Whitman 200: Book Discussion of Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Jun 3

Whitman 200: Walt Whitman Open House

Library of Congress
Mon. Jun 3

DC JazzFest: Dante Pope After Five Experience

Franklin Park at Greenbelt Station
Thu. Jun 13

DC JazzFest: Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Coniece Washington Trio

The Phillips Collection
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Joshua Redman Quartet

District Pier
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Michael Franks

District Pier
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: String Queens

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Yannick Rieu

District Pier
Sat. Jun 15

The 11th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Cinema Italia

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: El Violin Latino

Pearl Street Warehouse
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Evan Harris

The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Joey Alexander

The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Nommo

Market Stage
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Oleg Butman and Natalia Smirnova

Pearl Street Warehouse
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Olli Soikkeli Trio

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: The Cornerstore

District Pier
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Witness Matlou Trio

Pearl Street Warehouse
Sun. Jun 16

Ongoing Events

Observe the Flag-In during Memorial Day Weekend

Arlington National Cemetery
May. 24 – 27

Whitman 200: Whitman Bicentennial Display

Library of Congress
May. 15 – Aug. 15
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