Free Events in Metro DC

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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Mamba preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Me and the Boys

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Mar 23
Crazed colonialism rages in this rare two-strip Technicolor production with a sadistic, insistently unlovable Jean Hersholt as a plantation owner in German East Africa.

Natalie Clein, cello

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 24
British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide.

First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Mar. 31
First Chefs tells the stories of the named and unnamed heroes of early modern food culture.

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital March 14-24

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital returns for another eleven days of screenings throughout the D.C. metro area. Screenings will take place at over 25 venues, including Smithsonian museums, E Street Cinema, Carnegie Institution for Science and more!

National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 - April 14, 2019

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Spanning nearly four weeks the festival includes parades, fireworks and performances honoring the lasting friendship between the US and Japan. Events include the Cherry Blossom Parade, Kite Festival, The Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin, and Petalpalozza.

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.


Americans’ Forgotten Love Affair with Opera

Library of Congress
Tue. Apr 16


Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31, 2022

Stamps on Film: Selena

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Apr 22

National Youth Poet Laureate Commencement

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 4

Jerusalem Quartet

Library of Congress
Fri. Apr 12

Reformat the Planet

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 4

Stamps on Film: Jimi Hendrix Movie

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Apr 15

Women themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mar. 23 – Apr. 29

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Kite Festival

Washington Monument
Sat. Mar 30

History After Hours: Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Wed. Apr 24
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