Festivals in Washington D.C.Edit This
October 14, 2005 new by patrickneil
Cherry Blossoms from the Tidal Basin
photo by: Patrick Morrissey
This is by far the most famous of Washington's annual festivals.
When the thousands of cherry blossom trees bloom every spring,
it's time to celebrate. The two week long festival takes place
mostly on the mall and around the Jefferson Memorial, where most of the
trees are planted. Events vary by year, but always include the
Cherry Blossom Parade, Japanese heritage events, and a thriving street
The date for this festival vary by year depending on when the trees are in bloom, so check their website beforehand. Most events are free, more..
DC celebrates native son Duke Ellington every year with a week-long
festival. Concerts and events are held throughout the city at
local jazz clubs, theaters, and on the mall.
The White House's
south lawn is home to this yearly children's event. Taking place
most Easter Sundays, the Easter Egg Roll is a long tradition in
Washington. Tickets for the Roll are required, and can be picked
up for free the Saturday of the weekend before Easter from the Ellipse
Visitor Pavilion on 15th and E Streets, NW. Other free children's
events, such as a petting zoo usually take place outside the White
House gates on the Ellipse, and do not require tickets.