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.
The 18 Nearly Lost PlaysFolger Shakespeare Library
Sat. Jun 1 Act out parts from some of the favorite and lesser known Shakespeare plays that were saved by the First Folio.
Rhyming the Archives: Youth Poetry SlamLibrary of Congress
Sat. Jun 8 The D.C. Youth Slam Team will perform poems inspired by recordings, photographs, and field notes from the American Folklife Center archive.
The ApolloNational Archives
Tue. Jun 25 The HBO documentary The Apollo chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater.
39th Annual Washington Folk FestivalGlen Echo Park
Jun. 1 – 2 Music of all kinds, participatory dancing, a fine crafts market, and storytelling.
Fri. May 31 DuPont Brass is a unique, soulful, brass ensemble hailing from the D.C. Metropolitan Area.
Cissa Paz with JP SilvaFranklin Square
Thu. Jun 6 An eclectic performer influenced by the local jazz sounds and her Brazilian, African, and Indigenous background.
Baseball AmericanaLibrary 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.
Politics & Art: District VoxJohn Wilson Building
Thu. Jun 13 A celebration of D.C.’s vibrant arts community with performances by singers, bands, and spoken word artists.
Memorial Day Weekend in Metro DC May 24-27, 2019Our Memorial Day Weekend Guide includes schedules and info on the National Parade, National Memorial Day Concert, Rolling Thunder, Wreath Laying Ceremony in addition to museum and gallery exhibits, concerts, shows and family events.
Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art: May 18 - August 24National 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.
DC JazzFest June 7-16, 2019The DC JazzFest takes over 20 District neighborhoods. Check here for free & ticketed events.
Herndon Festival May 30 - June 2 , 2019Enjoy four days of fun-filled activities, craft show and entertainment. Admission and entertainment are always free!
Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: David MaranissHill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Mon. Jun 3
African Sons of GodLibrary of Congress
Thu. Jun 13
SOLE DefinedDance Place
Thu. Jun 13
Water on the WallsFormer Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Tue. Jun 18
Wytold / Christylez BaconArts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Thu. Jun 20
También la LluviaFormer Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Thu. Jun 13
DC CasinerosDance Place
Thu. Jun 27
TurbulenceAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru May. 26
Ayanna GregoryArts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Thu. Jul 18
Crazy Rich Asians Author Kevin KwanLibrary of Congress
Wed. May 22
Los CenzontlesLibrary of Congress
Tue. Jun 25
The WildmansHill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Jun 9