Free Events in DC Metro Region

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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REMIX: Express Yourself(ie)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Jul 25
Take a load off and enjoy artist-inspired cocktails.

Live from the Lawn: Front Country

In the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future.

Live from the Lawn: Band of Us

Wed. Jul 17
You can feel that love in their music, a soulful take on alternative rock featuring eclectic instrumentation that includes violin, trumpet, sax, and keys.

Art Walk in the Park

Glen Echo Park
Aug. 2 – Sep. 6
Refreshments while you walk around the park watching artists work

Constitution in Action Learning Lab

National Archives
Fri. Jul 26
Take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day!

Live from the Lawn: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Wed. Jul 31
Miss Tess has a cool, old school vibe that is rootsy and eclectic and it’s driving critics wild.

Live from the Lawn: Joe Falero Band

Wed. Jul 24
Joe Falero is a master of a wide range of Latin genres, deftly leading his band through salsa, mambo, cumbia, merengue, and more.

Baseball Americana

Library of Congress
Thru Jul. 27
Explores baseball’s roots, changing traditions, and the game today through a collection of items that cannot be found anywhere else.

Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art: May 18 - August 24

National Gallery of Art's Jazz in the Garden concert series will kick off its 2019 season on Friday, May 17. Check here for the complete schedule of concerts.

LOC Concerts on the Lawn Thursday's July 11 - Aug 15

The Library of Congress and the Washington Performing Arts present the Summer Concerts on the Lawn outdoor concert series.

LOC Movies on the Lawn: Thursday's July 11-August 15, 2019

The six-film series is presented on Thursday evenings at sundown on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson

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.


Ayanna Gregory

Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Thu. Jul 18

Asian American Literature Festival

Library of Congress
Sat. Aug 3

LOC Movies on the Lawn: Mary Poppins (1964)

Library of Congress North Lawn

LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Library of Congress North Lawn
Thu. Jul 18

NPM Tribute to Gregory Hines on National Dance Day

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Jul 27

Culture Shock Washington, DC

Dance Place
Thu. Jul 25

LOC Concerts on the Lawn: Elena & Los Fulanos

Library of Congress North Lawn
Thu. Jul 18
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