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.

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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.

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.

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!

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!

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 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.

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.


The Apollo Orchestra with Roberto Diaz, viola

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Sun. Jan 12, 2020

ARCADIA Closing Party

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Dec 14

Champagne and Tchaikovsky

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Dec 15

Fine Art in Miniature

The Mansion at Strathmore
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Gallery Talk: Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Dec 18

ACM Kwanzaa Celebration

Fri. Dec 27

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

Space Lasers and Satellite Measurements

Library of Congress
Thu. Dec 5

6@35 - Fabricating Culture

Zenith Sculpture Space
Thru Jan. 4, 2020

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
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