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.

  • Zoo Uncorked

    September 7, 2017  |  Smithsonian National Zoo  |   Get Tickets online today! Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked (formerly Grapes with the Apes) on Sept. 7 at the Smithsonian’s…
    more info
  • Suburban Maryland Home Show

    Suburban Maryland Fall Home Show September 9 & 10, 2017 Saturday 10 am - 8 pm & Sunday 10 am - 6 pm Discovery Sports Center at Maryland SoccerPlex 18031 Central Park Circle, Germantown (Boyds),…
    more info
  • Book of Morman at The Kennedy Center

    The Book of Mormon Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017 Theater The nine-time Tony®-winning Best Musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent…
    more info
  • The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

    Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

    more info
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

    Free Entertainment

    Food Concessions

    Barn Animals

    Carnival

    Fair Foodie Awards

    Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

    more info
  • Outdoor Summer Movies in Bethesda

    Free outdoor summer movies throughout the Bethesda area. Movies from Zootopia and Toy Story to the classic Grease. Schedules and locations available online at: https://visitmontgomery.com/visit-montgomery/outdoor-movies-2/…
    more info
  • 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…
    more info
  • 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…
    more info
  • 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,…
    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
  • Washington Nationals Games

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

    Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

    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.

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

01
May

Washington Nationals Games

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

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

01
Jun

Washington Nationals Games

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

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

01
Jul

Washington Nationals Games

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

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

01
Aug

Washington Nationals Games

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

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

01
Sep

Washington Nationals Games

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

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

01
Oct

Washington Nationals Games

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

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

02
Oct

Washington Nationals Games

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

Click here for the schedule: https://www.mlb.com/nationals

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/

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!

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!

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/

07
Jul

Outdoor Summer Movies in Bethesda

Free outdoor summer movies throughout the Bethesda area. Movies from Zootopia and Toy Story to the classic Grease.

Schedules and locations available online at: https://visitmontgomery.com/visit-montgomery/outdoor-movies-2/

14
Jul

Outdoor Summer Movies in Bethesda

Free outdoor summer movies throughout the Bethesda area. Movies from Zootopia and Toy Story to the classic Grease.

Schedules and locations available online at: https://visitmontgomery.com/visit-montgomery/outdoor-movies-2/

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
05
Aug

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

06
Aug

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

11
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

12
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

13
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

14
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

15
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

16
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

17
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

18
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

19
Aug

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - August 11-19, 2017

Free Entertainment

Food Concessions

Barn Animals

Carnival

Fair Foodie Awards

Buffalo Wild Wings Kidzone

20
Aug

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

26
Aug

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

27
Aug

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

01
Sep

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

02
Sep

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

03
Sep

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

04
Sep

The Adventure Awaits in Montgomery County

Plenty to see and do in Bethesda and it's surrounding area within Montgomery County

07
Sep

Zoo Uncorked

September 7, 2017  |  Smithsonian National Zoo  |   Get Tickets online today!

Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked (formerly Grapes with the Apes) on Sept. 7 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Raise your glass for conservation and enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards in the beautiful setting of the Zoo. Dance to live music, meet exotic animals and, new this year, stroll through The Art of Conservation, an exhibition and sale of handcrafted goods from independent area artists.

09
Sep

Suburban Maryland Home Show

Suburban Maryland Fall Home Show

September 9 & 10, 2017

Saturday 10 am - 8 pm & Sunday 10 am - 6 pm


Discovery Sports Center at Maryland SoccerPlex

18031 Central Park Circle, Germantown (Boyds), MD 20841

Welcome to American Consumer Shows. If you're new to the Home Show experience, we're excited to welcome you to ACS' extended family.

Our Home Show events are designed for homeowners - such as yourself - who are in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each of our events includes home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. Many of our exhibitors go to great lengths to provide you with visual, interactive experiences designed to stimulate your creativity and dreams for your home improvement plans. Plus with our exhibitors' special, show-only deep discounts, you have a fantastic opportunity to shopcompare and save all under one roof - in a fun, interactive environment!

10
Sep

Suburban Maryland Home Show

Suburban Maryland Fall Home Show

September 9 & 10, 2017

Saturday 10 am - 8 pm & Sunday 10 am - 6 pm


Discovery Sports Center at Maryland SoccerPlex

18031 Central Park Circle, Germantown (Boyds), MD 20841

Welcome to American Consumer Shows. If you're new to the Home Show experience, we're excited to welcome you to ACS' extended family.

Our Home Show events are designed for homeowners - such as yourself - who are in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each of our events includes home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. Many of our exhibitors go to great lengths to provide you with visual, interactive experiences designed to stimulate your creativity and dreams for your home improvement plans. Plus with our exhibitors' special, show-only deep discounts, you have a fantastic opportunity to shopcompare and save all under one roof - in a fun, interactive environment!

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 .

20
Oct

Book of Morman at The Kennedy Center

The Book of Mormon

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Theater

The nine-time Tony®-winning Best Musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

Purchase tickets online.