Spring Fling: DC Events You Don’t Want to Miss
It’s time for the cold to bid its adieu and make way for the sunshine and warmth. D.C. never fails to provide a diverse array of events every weekend. Whether you want to go bar hopping with the crew or sightseeing the Tidal Basin with family, there’s always something for everyone. Check out seven upcoming events in the D.C. area you don’t want to miss this spring.
Cherry Blossoms with a Sprinkle of Godzilla? Yes, please.
If you haven’t gone yet, the Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar in Northwest is a new experience every time you visit. You’re destined to have a good time—this dual-sided bar is decorated from top to bottom with cherry blossoms and springtime realness while the other is Godzilla a Godzilla-inspired theme. Depending on what you’re into, you can sip on a sake bomb or “A God, an Alpha Predator, Godzilla” for a real kick. The choice is yours.
The PUB is open from March 1 to April 29.
Pink & White Everywhere
We couldn’t leave out the infamous Cherry Blossom Festival near the Tidal Basin and National Mall. The blossoms are predicted to peak anywhere between April 8-April 12, so get ready! If you miss their peak, no worries there will still be plenty to do from now until April 15. Soar high at the Blossom Kite Festival on Saturday, March 31 at the National Mall. Visitors are encouraged to join in the fun and bring their own kites, or children can make one for free. Don’t forget to check out the festival parade 10 blocks of singing, dancing, balloons and memories you won’t forget.
Full Moon Hike
Whether it’s a date night or a new venture by yourself, head to the National Arboretum for a full moon hike. You’ll be able to experience beautifully moonlit gardens and meadows. Don’t forget to pack your hiking shoes! You’ll be sightseeing on uneven ground for about two hours.
The Full Moon Hike will be held from April 28-April 30.
According to DC.gov “The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate.”Celebrate the abolition of slavery in D.C. on April 14 at Freedom Plaza. It’s a celebration for everyone to enjoy with performers, a parade and fireworks as the finale.
Get into “The Bloom”
Looking to spend quality time with the family? Take a mini road trip to the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA. Each day is jam-packed with exciting events for the you, your friends, your favorite aunt and uncle and even the angsty teenager. Take part in the Apple Blossom Carnival, Oldies Rock ‘n’ roll dance or channel your inner baking connoisseur and join the apple pie contest. Head over to https://thebloom.com/ for more events to enjoy with the family.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is from April 27 to May 6.
Passport DC 2017
Immerse yourself in a cultural experience with Passport DC 2018 this May. Take a stroll on the D.C. Neighborhood Heritage Trails to learn about local history and culture. Journey to new countries without having to leave the District on the Around the World Embassy Tour. Visit over 70 embassies and enjoy an array of food, music, and culture. Take part all month long, and don’t miss out on events like the Embassy Chef Challenge, Flower Mart, and Fiesta Asia!. You don’t want to miss out on this cultural extravaganza. It’s a small world after all.
Passport DC is available from May 1 – May 31.
Caribbean Wine Festival
How does a trip to the Caribbean sound? Sip and sit back to the sound of steel drums and the feel of relaxation in the air. The Caribbean Wine Festival offers “wine sampling and tours and wonderful vendors with art, crafts and great food.”
The Caribbean Wine Festival will be on May 26 and May 27.Find Your New D.C. Sanctuary