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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The REACH Opening Festival

The Kennedy Center
Sep. 7 – 22
2 of FREE performances & activities celebrating the expansion of The Kennedy Center campus called the REACH.

Art Walk in the Park

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

Live from the Lawn: UkeFest Finale

Wed. Aug 21
Ukulele superstars Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Daniel Ho, and Peter Luongo along with a mass strum-along.

Signature Theatre's Open House

Signature Theatre
Sun. Aug 18
Kick off the 30th Anniversary season with Signature’s annual Free Open House.

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 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

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.

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.


Cultural Capital: Step Afrika!

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Fri. Aug 30

Global Sounds on the Hill: Che Apalache

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Sep 10

Live from the Lawn: Aaron Abernathy

Wed. Aug 28

2019 Art All Night at the KCC

Korean Cultural Center DC
Sat. Sep 14

American Roots Concert Series: Freddy & Francine

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Sep 22

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

Roosevelt Center
Aug. 30 – Sep. 2

Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

Lake Anne Plaza
Sat. Aug 31

Hill Center’s Annual Family Day + Concert

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Sep 29

American Roots Concert Series: Steve Poltz

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Sep 15
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