Festivals in Metro DC

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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DC Independent Film Festival March 1-10

DC Independent Film Festival presents 10 days of films, masterclasses, drinks & discussions. This year DCIFF celebrates their 20th Anniversary as the oldest independent film festival in Washington, DC.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 - April 14, 2019

Spanning nearly four weeks the festival includes parades, fireworks and performances honoring the lasting friendship between the US and Japan. Events include the Cherry Blossom Parade, Kite Festival, The Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin, and Petalpalozza.

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital March 14-24

Stay Tuned for the full 2019 schedule - over 100 films at 25 venues throughout the DC Metro.

Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival Thru March 3, 2019

Where the Art World and Real World Intersect

Black History Month February 2019 in DC

Black History Month is celebrated throughout Metro DC in theatre, dance, music, visual arts and the spoken word. Check here for arts and culture events commemorating, honoring and focusing on the history and contributions that Black Americans have made to the United States.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 - April 14, 2019

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Spanning nearly four weeks the festival includes parades, fireworks and performances honoring the lasting friendship between the US and Japan. Events include the Cherry Blossom Parade, Kite Festival, The Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin, and Petalpalozza.

Direct Current Mar 25-Apr 7, 2019

Training its focus on new works, interdisciplinary creations in which artistic worlds collide, and innovative responses to topical concerns, the 2019 spring immersion showcases some of the most provocative, original, and pioneering voices in the arts today.
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