Bethesda Events Calendar

Make Your Trip Unforgettable

With the best annual events and seasonal festivals taking place just moments from our doors, the Bethesda Court Hotel offers a gateway to the best the nation’s capital has to offer. From sporting events and cultural activities to holiday celebrations, there’s always something to do. Please view our event calendar to find out what’s going on during your visit.

  • Heritage Days

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Heritage Days – a countywide festival offering programs and activities appealing to visitors of all ages and interests. With over 40 free events all around…
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  • BSO: SAINT-SAËNS' ORGAN SYMPHONY

    June 17:   Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony Marin Alsop , conductor Gil Shaham , violin Christopher Theofanidis: The GAME (BSO Centennial Celebration Commission, World Premiere)*…
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  • Bethesda Outdoor Movies

    Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda's 12 th   annual outdoor movie series! Show times begin at 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues.   A limited number of chairs…
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  • Giant National Capital BBQ

    June 24-25, 2017 at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC Saturday :  11:00am - 9:00pm Sunday:   11:00am -7:00pm BBQ Battle | Contests |  Food  |  Entertainment  |  Attractions Just a quick…
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  • DC Jazz Festival 2017

    The DC JazzFest, scheduled for June 9-18 with more than 125 performances in 40+ venues, will present an amazing array of emerging and master-level talent that includes more than 90 bands and 300 artists!…
    more info
  • Imagination Bethesda

    The 23rd annual Imagination Bethesda, a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, is scheduled for   Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10am-3pm . Musical performances and professional children’s…
    more info
  • 14th Annual Fine Arts Festival - Bethesda

    The 14th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event highlighting more than 120 contemporary artists selling their original fine art and craft, returns on Saturday, May 13 from 10am - 6pm and…
    more info
  • Sugarloaf Craft Festival

    There's something for everyone to love at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture,…
    more info
  • Smithsonian Craft Show

    April 27 -30:    This annual event showcases some of the most impressive sculptural design and objects in the U.S. Talented ceramic, jewelry, metal and furniture crafters – some 120 artists in all – will…
    more info
  • Capital Pride

    June 8 - 11, 2017.  Events taking place throughout the city of Washington DC. More info:  http://www.capitalpride.org/celebration-2017/ ABOUT: Capital Pride Alliance is a vibrant group of dedicated…
    more info
  • The Color Run - Washington DC

    September 17, 2017 at 9am at National Harbour We’re The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5K™ event. Founded in 2011, our mission is to bring people together and make the world a happier, healthier…
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  • Navy Air Force Half Marathon and 5 Miler

    September 17 at 7am Hosted by MWR at Joint Base Anacostia  Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling 12 Brookley Ave. Washington, DC 20032 13.1 miles or 5 miles. Register online:  http://www.navyhalf.com/ Morale,…
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  • Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 on  April 29

    April 29 at 8pm at The Strathmore ( 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852 ) Maestra Alsop presents a program of spiritual reflection and sacred inspiration from the Eastern Orthodox Church. Influenced…
    more info
  • Blossom Kite Festival 2017

    Washington DC National Mall will be a flutter with kites on Saturday April 1, 2017.  10am - 4:30pm On the grounds of the   Washington Monument,   Constitution Avenue & 17th Streets, NW Washington,…
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  • Easter Monday at the Zoo

    The Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on April 17! Throughout the day, the Zoo will offer family-focused activities, including an Easter egg hunt with prizes for participating kids,…
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  • The Rock n Roll Marathon - Washington DC

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series attracts world renowned athletes and local rising stars to compete in the series of event spanning U.S. and International destinations. Rock ‘n’ run the streets of the…
    more info
  • Semper Fi Walk/Run

    Join us near the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, May 21, 2017 for the Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk to help us raise $60,000 for our wounded warriors! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund! Thanks to our…
    more info
  • Bethesda Film Fest

    The fifth annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers at screenings scheduled for Friday, March 17 at 7pm and Saturday, March 18 at 6pm and 8pm at Imagination…
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  • The 3rd Annual Montgomery County GreenFest

    May 6: 11-4pm Bohrer at Summit Hall Farm.  Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Time: 11am – 4pm Location: Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Cost: Free Mark…
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute & Celebration

    The Music Center at The Strathmore presents The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute & Celebration is a multi-cultural program that engages diverse, talented performers and award honorees…
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  • Bethesda Restaurant Week

    Jan 13 - 22, 2017:   What do Passion Fish and Grapeseed have in common?  They are both restaurants participating in the 2017 Winter Restaurant Week in Bethesda, Maryland.   They are among many who are…
    more info
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Staged on the National Mall, this annual tradition celebrates cultural traditions around the world with daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling…
    more info
  • Memorial Day Parade

    Taking place along Constitution Avenue, our country’s largest Memorial Day event brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the National Mall to commemorate our current and past military members and…
    more info
  • White House Easter Egg Roll

    Held on the White House South Lawn every Easter Monday, this event welcomes 35,000 people and children for games, stories and a traditional egg roll.

    more info
  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival

    The beautiful spring blooming of the thousands of cherry blossoms located throughout the National Mall’s Tidal Basin is celebrated with parades, food, music, special events and family themed activities.…
    more info
  • Washington Capitals Games

    Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

    more info
  • Washington Wizards Games

    Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

    more info
  • Washington Nationals Games

    Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

    more info
  • July 4th Fireworks and Parade

    It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital stages the country’s best 4 th of July celebration. Head down to the National Mall to enjoy a day of parades, food and live music capped off by a breathtaking…
    more info
01
Apr

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

01
May

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

01
Jun

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

01
Jul

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

04
Jul

July 4th Fireworks and Parade

It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital stages the country’s best 4th of July celebration. Head down to the National Mall to enjoy a day of parades, food and live music capped off by a breathtaking fireworks show over the Washington Monument.  The Bethesda Court Hotel is just 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station and short ride into the festivities. 

01
Aug

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

01
Sep

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

01
Oct

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

02
Oct

Washington Nationals Games

Cheer on Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in state-of-the-art Nationals Park in downtown D.C.

03
Oct

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

09
Oct

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

15
Oct

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

18
Oct

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

22
Oct

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Nov

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Nov

Washington Wizards Games

Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Dec

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Dec

Washington Wizards Games

Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Jan

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Jan

Washington Wizards Games

Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

10
Jan

Bethesda Restaurant Week

Jan 13 - 22, 2017:   What do Passion Fish and Grapeseed have in common?  They are both restaurants participating in the 2017 Winter Restaurant Week in Bethesda, Maryland.   They are among many who are offering a two-course lunch for $16 or three-course dinner for $36! 

16
Jan

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute & Celebration

The Music Center at The Strathmore presents The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute & Celebration is a multi-cultural program that engages diverse, talented performers and award honorees who serve their communities unselfishly. Approximately 2,000 young people, including county officials and local press, participate in this commemoration in the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Limit four tickets per household.

01
Feb

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Feb

Washington Wizards Games

Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Mar

White House Easter Egg Roll

Held on the White House South Lawn every Easter Monday, this event welcomes 35,000 people and children for games, stories and a traditional egg roll.

01
Mar

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Mar

Washington Wizards Games

Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

03
Mar

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

The beautiful spring blooming of the thousands of cherry blossoms located throughout the National Mall’s Tidal Basin is celebrated with parades, food, music, special events and family themed activities.

11
Mar

The Rock n Roll Marathon - Washington DC

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series attracts world renowned athletes and local rising stars to compete in the series of event spanning U.S. and International destinations.

Rock ‘n’ run the streets of the Nation’s Capital, March 11, 2017, at the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon and ½ Marathon. Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K distances. Finish at RFK stadium and rock out to a post race concert while enjoying a complimentary beer. Visit: www.runrocknroll.com/DC to learn more and register!

17
Mar

Bethesda Film Fest

The fifth annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers at screenings scheduled for Friday, March 17 at 7pm and Saturday, March 18 at 6pm and 8pm at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda. The same five films will be shown at each of the three screenings.

25
Mar

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

The beautiful spring blooming of the thousands of cherry blossoms located throughout the National Mall’s Tidal Basin is celebrated with parades, food, music, special events and family themed activities.

01
Apr

Blossom Kite Festival 2017

Washington DC National Mall will be a flutter with kites on Saturday April 1, 2017.  10am - 4:30pm

On the grounds of the Washington Monument, Constitution Avenue & 17th Streets, NW Washington, DC. The most convenient Metro stations are Smithsonian and Federal Triangle.

01
Apr

Washington Capitals Games

Watch the NHL’s Washington Capitals defend their home ice at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

01
Apr

Washington Wizards Games

Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Verizon Center, which is located in the heart of D.C.’s vibrant Chinatown dining and nightlife district.

13
Apr

Smithsonian Craft Show

April 27 -30:    This annual event showcases some of the most impressive sculptural design and objects in the U.S. Talented ceramic, jewelry, metal and furniture crafters – some 120 artists in all – will show off their creativity in an expansive exhibition at the National Building Museum

National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/landing/smithsonian-craft-show.aspx

14
Apr

Smithsonian Craft Show

April 27 -30:    This annual event showcases some of the most impressive sculptural design and objects in the U.S. Talented ceramic, jewelry, metal and furniture crafters – some 120 artists in all – will show off their creativity in an expansive exhibition at the National Building Museum

National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/landing/smithsonian-craft-show.aspx

17
Apr

Easter Monday at the Zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on April 17! Throughout the day, the Zoo will offer family-focused activities, including an Easter egg hunt with prizes for participating kids, field games, special animal demonstrations and live entertainment. Don't miss a chance to meet Easter Panda!

17
Apr

White House Easter Egg Roll

Held on the White House South Lawn every Easter Monday, this event welcomes 35,000 people and children for games, stories and a traditional egg roll.

22
Apr

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

There's something for everyone to love at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

10am Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

27
Apr

Smithsonian Craft Show

April 27 -30:    This annual event showcases some of the most impressive sculptural design and objects in the U.S. Talented ceramic, jewelry, metal and furniture crafters – some 120 artists in all – will show off their creativity in an expansive exhibition at the National Building Museum

National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/landing/smithsonian-craft-show.aspx

29
Apr

Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 on  April 29

April 29 at 8pm at The Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852)

Maestra Alsop presents a program of spiritual reflection and sacred inspiration from the Eastern Orthodox Church. Influenced by Bach’s cantata Es ist genug and by Latin mass text, Credo is Arvo Pärt’s merging of the worlds of love and hate to offer healing. Stravinsky’s austerely beautiful and moving Symphony of Psalms employs a large chorus and orchestra (without violins and violas) to recreate the dark, mysterious ritual atmosphere of the church. Finally, Rachmaninoff’s lush Symphony No. 2 was prompted by his exile from Russia as he grappled with history and faith.

01
May

Memorial Day Parade

Taking place along Constitution Avenue, our country’s largest Memorial Day event brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the National Mall to commemorate our current and past military members and those soldiers who gave their lives while serving our country.    The Bethesda Court Hotel is just 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station and short ride into DC (Central) for the festivities.

06
May

The 3rd Annual Montgomery County GreenFest

May 6: 11-4pm Bohrer at Summit Hall Farm. 

Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Cost: Free

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual Montgomery County GreenFest, the largest one-day environmental festival in the County! This year, we are moving Up County to Bohrer Park in the City of Gaithersburg.

GreenFest is a free, family-friendly festival dedicated to celebrating the people and environment of Montgomery County with a fun-filled day of music, films, speakers, exhibitors, and workshops.

GreenFest has activities for all ages:
· Relax to the sound of local musicians
· Check out the arts and crafts, the book reading and the electric vehicle show
· Explore the more than 100 exhibitors and vendors
· Check out our new kids pavilion
· Attend a variety of workshops and panel discussions
· Grab a bite to eat at a food truck
· And much more!

13
May

14th Annual Fine Arts Festival - Bethesda

The 14th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event highlighting more than 120 contemporary artists selling their original fine art and craft, returns on Saturday, May 13 from 10am - 6pm and Sunday, May 14 from 10am - 5pm. 

The festival will be in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn Avenues and will be held rain or shine. Artists from across the country will showcase and sell their original painting, photography, furniture, jewelry, ceramics and more. The event will also feature live entertainment, children’s activities and local restaurants. 

Admission to the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is FREE. The festival is located six blocks from the Bethesda Metro station and free parking is available adjacent to the event in the parking garage located on Auburn Avenue.

14
May

14th Annual Fine Arts Festival - Bethesda

The 14th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event highlighting more than 120 contemporary artists selling their original fine art and craft, returns on Saturday, May 13 from 10am - 6pm and Sunday, May 14 from 10am - 5pm. 

The festival will be in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn Avenues and will be held rain or shine. Artists from across the country will showcase and sell their original painting, photography, furniture, jewelry, ceramics and more. The event will also feature live entertainment, children’s activities and local restaurants. 

Admission to the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is FREE. The festival is located six blocks from the Bethesda Metro station and free parking is available adjacent to the event in the parking garage located on Auburn Avenue.

17
May

BSO: SAINT-SAËNS' ORGAN SYMPHONY

June 17:   Baltimore Symphony Orchestra:
Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

Marin Alsop, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Christopher Theofanidis: The GAME (BSO Centennial Celebration Commission, World Premiere)*
Beethoven: Violin Concerto 
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ” 

Marin Alsop pulls out all the stops for our closing concert with one of her signature works, Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, “Organ.” Add to that the Beethoven Violin Concerto with audience favorite Gil Shaham, who will dazzle and charm us with his virtuosity. This is a program that is grand in every way— a fitting way to close out the first season of our second century.

21
May

Semper Fi Walk/Run

Join us near the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, May 21, 2017 for the Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk to help us raise $60,000 for our wounded warriors! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund! Thanks to our tremendous volunteers and sponsors, every single penny left over from registration fees goes directly to the Semper Fi Fund!  Together, we have raised over $300,000 (and counting) for our wounded warriors!

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 8:30 am (rain or shine)
Ohio Drive, West Potomac Park, Washington D.C.
(just down the hill from the Lincoln Memorial, next to the Potomac River) 

Register Online: http://semperfi5k.com/eventinfo.php

27
May

Memorial Day Parade

Taking place along Constitution Avenue, our country’s largest Memorial Day event brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the National Mall to commemorate our current and past military members and those soldiers who gave their lives while serving our country.    The Bethesda Court Hotel is just 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station and short ride into DC (Central) for the festivities.

01
Jun

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Staged on the National Mall, this annual tradition celebrates cultural traditions around the world with daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and lectures on cultural issues.   Two Weeks in the Summer overlapping the July 4th weekend. For further information visit: http://www.festival.si.edu/

03
Jun

Imagination Bethesda

The 23rd annual Imagination Bethesda, a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10am-3pm. Musical performances and professional children’s entertainers will light up the stage, while hands-on art & craft activities will line the streets along Elm St. and Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda.   

Organized and managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, the festival will host 20 local businesses and arts organizations that will provide a variety of hands-on art and craft activities to entertain and energize the 12-and-under crowd.  Additionally, the festival will feature face painters, balloonists, a stilt-walker, free giveaways and more.

Imagination Bethesda is a FREE event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and is sponsored by Bethesda Magazine, MIX 107.3 FM and Washington Parent. The following restaurants will be participating: Gusto Italian Grill, Mamma Lucia, Mussel Bar and Smoothie King.

09
Jun

DC Jazz Festival 2017

The DC JazzFest, scheduled for June 9-18 with more than 125 performances in 40+ venues, will present an amazing array of emerging and master-level talent that includes more than 90 bands and 300 artists!

Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city, DC has a deep, wonderful history of jazz music. Jazz great Duke Ellington (also known as “The Duke”) was born here, a musician who graced many a stage across the city and country, celebrated today with a stunning statue outside the restored Howard Theatre.

10
Jun

DC Jazz Festival 2017

The DC JazzFest, scheduled for June 9-18 with more than 125 performances in 40+ venues, will present an amazing array of emerging and master-level talent that includes more than 90 bands and 300 artists!

Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city, DC has a deep, wonderful history of jazz music. Jazz great Duke Ellington (also known as “The Duke”) was born here, a musician who graced many a stage across the city and country, celebrated today with a stunning statue outside the restored Howard Theatre.

10
Jun

Capital Pride

June 8 - 11, 2017.  Events taking place throughout the city of Washington DC.

More info:  http://www.capitalpride.org/celebration-2017/

ABOUT:

Capital Pride Alliance is a vibrant group of dedicated individuals from across the LGBTA communities. With our diversity, commitment and camaraderie, we welcome all people to join us to promote equal rights, support family and community, and tocelebrate what makes each and every person unique.

The Capital Pride Alliance, located in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTA community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity throughout the year. Each June, Capital Pride produces the annual Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital, one of the largest Pride celebrations in the country, which includes the Pride Parade, Festival, and Concert.

11
Jun

DC Jazz Festival 2017

The DC JazzFest, scheduled for June 9-18 with more than 125 performances in 40+ venues, will present an amazing array of emerging and master-level talent that includes more than 90 bands and 300 artists!

Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city, DC has a deep, wonderful history of jazz music. Jazz great Duke Ellington (also known as “The Duke”) was born here, a musician who graced many a stage across the city and country, celebrated today with a stunning statue outside the restored Howard Theatre.

24
Jun

Heritage Days

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Heritage

Days – a countywide festival offering programs and

activities appealing to visitors of all ages and interests.

With over 40 free events all around Montgomery

County, Heritage Days Weekend is the perfect time

to explore local history, culture, and nature. Sites

are open from noon to 4pm unless otherwise

indicated.

A special focus this year is heritage food traditions

with activities including cooking demonstrations

– featuring both unique cooking methods and

presentations by acclaimed chefs – farm and garden

displays, and food trucks. Other programs will

highlight Civil War and agricultural history, historic

African American communities, the stories of local

railroads and trolleys, and much more.

Heritage Days also showcases local arts and culture

as well as outdoor recreation, including biking,

hiking, and walking tours. Many venues offer musical

entertainment, activities and crafts for children, and

refreshments!

Celebrate Heritage Days and explore fascinating sites

that help make Montgomery County great!

24
Jun

Giant National Capital BBQ

June 24-25, 2017 at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

Saturday :  11:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday:   11:00am -7:00pm

BBQ Battle | Contests |  Food  |  Entertainment  |  Attractions

Just a quick Metro ride away from the Bethesda Court Hotel

25
Jun

Heritage Days

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Heritage

Days – a countywide festival offering programs and

activities appealing to visitors of all ages and interests.

With over 40 free events all around Montgomery

County, Heritage Days Weekend is the perfect time

to explore local history, culture, and nature. Sites

are open from noon to 4pm unless otherwise

indicated.

A special focus this year is heritage food traditions

with activities including cooking demonstrations

– featuring both unique cooking methods and

presentations by acclaimed chefs – farm and garden

displays, and food trucks. Other programs will

highlight Civil War and agricultural history, historic

African American communities, the stories of local

railroads and trolleys, and much more.

Heritage Days also showcases local arts and culture

as well as outdoor recreation, including biking,

hiking, and walking tours. Many venues offer musical

entertainment, activities and crafts for children, and

refreshments!

Celebrate Heritage Days and explore fascinating sites

that help make Montgomery County great!

25
Jun

Giant National Capital BBQ

June 24-25, 2017 at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

Saturday :  11:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday:   11:00am -7:00pm

BBQ Battle | Contests |  Food  |  Entertainment  |  Attractions

Just a quick Metro ride away from the Bethesda Court Hotel

01
Jul

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Staged on the National Mall, this annual tradition celebrates cultural traditions around the world with daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and lectures on cultural issues.   Two Weeks in the Summer overlapping the July 4th weekend. For further information visit: http://www.festival.si.edu/

04
Jul

July 4th Fireworks and Parade

It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital stages the country’s best 4th of July celebration. Head down to the National Mall to enjoy a day of parades, food and live music capped off by a breathtaking fireworks show over the Washington Monument.  The Bethesda Court Hotel is just 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station and short ride into the festivities. 

18
Jul

Bethesda Outdoor Movies

Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda's 12th annual outdoor movie series!

Show times begin at 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. A limited
number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs.
Admission is FREE!

Spend an enjoyable evening in Woodmont Triangle and have dinner at one of the
neighborhood's delicious and diverse restaurants before the show!
July 18: The Wizard of Oz
July 19: Field of Dreams
July 20: Dead Poets Society
July 21: Hidden Figures
July 22: La La Land
19
Jul

Bethesda Outdoor Movies

Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda's 12th annual outdoor movie series!

Show times begin at 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. A limited
number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs.
Admission is FREE!

Spend an enjoyable evening in Woodmont Triangle and have dinner at one of the
neighborhood's delicious and diverse restaurants before the show!
July 18: The Wizard of Oz
July 19: Field of Dreams
July 20: Dead Poets Society
July 21: Hidden Figures
July 22: La La Land
20
Jul

Bethesda Outdoor Movies

Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda's 12th annual outdoor movie series!

Show times begin at 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. A limited
number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs.
Admission is FREE!

Spend an enjoyable evening in Woodmont Triangle and have dinner at one of the
neighborhood's delicious and diverse restaurants before the show!
July 18: The Wizard of Oz
July 19: Field of Dreams
July 20: Dead Poets Society
July 21: Hidden Figures
July 22: La La Land
21
Jul

Bethesda Outdoor Movies

Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda's 12th annual outdoor movie series!

Show times begin at 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. A limited
number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs.
Admission is FREE!

Spend an enjoyable evening in Woodmont Triangle and have dinner at one of the
neighborhood's delicious and diverse restaurants before the show!
July 18: The Wizard of Oz
July 19: Field of Dreams
July 20: Dead Poets Society
July 21: Hidden Figures
July 22: La La Land
17
Sep

The Color Run - Washington DC

September 17, 2017 at 9am at National Harbour

We’re The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5K™ event. Founded in 2011, our mission is to bring people together and make the world a happier, healthier place. By creating an experience that’s more about the memories you make than your mile per minute, we made running feel accessible to a broader demographic.

Now the largest running series in the world, “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries, and continues to be a leader in the fun running space.

17
Sep

Navy Air Force Half Marathon and 5 Miler

September 17 at 7am

Hosted by MWR at Joint Base Anacostia 

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
12 Brookley Ave.
Washington, DC 20032

13.1 miles or 5 miles.

Register online:  http://www.navyhalf.com/

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), a component of Warfighter & Family Readiness, is a comprehensive network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Service members, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants. MWR strives to provide a quality of life to the Navy-Air Force Family commensurate with their sacrifice and service.

The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon is an annual race hosted by Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR). This prestigious race began in 2004 as the Navy 5 Miler and has grown to over 10,000 runners! The year 2017 will mark the 6th year for the Half Marathon and the 14th year for the 5 miler. Our mission is to foster and support high productivity for our Navy-Air Force audience through mental and physical fitness, personal growth, a sense of community, positive values and Family well-being. The event will take place on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C .