Free Events: DC Metro

There’s no shortage of Free Events in the DC Metro area. Browse and choose from 500+ Free Events including free concert and performances to free films, lectures and talks to free museum exhibitions. There’s even a section for free festivals and free family events.

Hot Hits

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Susanna Schaller

Mt Pleasant Library
Sat. Nov 16
Susanna Schaller talks about her book Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking.

The Grandsons - Groovin On the Pike

Columbia Pike Branch Library
Fri. Dec 6
The Grandsons - moving and shaking into their 3rd decade in the world of rock and roll!

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Library of Congress
Wed. Nov 20
The Irish Chamber Orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do.

A Band Called Death

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 23, 2020
Directors Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett will introduce their documentary about the 1970s punk band Death.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri
Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more!

Native Art Market 2019

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Dec. 7 – 8
American Indian hosts its annual Native Art Market in Washington, D.C., featuring works by more than 35 Native artists.

Shake Up Your Saturday: I Take My Leave

Folger Theatre
Sat. Dec 7
Practice your dramatic exit with Shakespeare’s farewells at this family program.

Free Community Day: December

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Dec 1
FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore our current exhibitions, permanent collection, and events.

A Cabaret Evening with Norm Lewis

Library of Congress
Thu. Nov 14
Baritone Norm Lewis brings a glorious voice, ineffable charm and warmth to the Coolidge for an intimate cabaret concert of great show music.

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Washington ALL AGES: Free Performances every day at 6pm. As part of the Kennedy Center's "Performing Arts for Everyone" initiative, visitors can enjoy local, national, and international artists as they showcase their talents in music, dance, theater, and more.


Dunedin Consort

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 30, 2020

Gallery Talk: Judy Chicago—The End

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Nov 13

Fine Art in Miniature

The Mansion at Strathmore
Nov. 16, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Champagne and Tchaikovsky

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Dec 15

Romantic Masterworks

DC Concert Orchestra Society (DCCOS)
Sun. Nov 17

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Nov. 16, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020

The Apollo Orchestra with Roberto Diaz, viola

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Sun. Jan 12, 2020

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Theodore Greene

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jan 18, 2020

Dunedin Consort

Library of Congress
Thu. Jan 30, 2020

Holiday Vocals

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sun. Dec 8

ACM Kwanzaa Celebration

Fri. Dec 27

NVJFF: Hava Nagila

Reston Community Center
Sun. Nov 17
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