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.

  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting

    Kick off the holiday season in the nation’s capital at the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the White House lawn. In addition to the tree lighting, the event features live music and dance performances.…
    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.

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  • Bethesda Row Arts Festival

    Watch the streets of Bethesda Row transform into an outdoor art gallery, showcasing the works of 190 renowned artists in mediums ranging from ceramics, drawing, pastels, fiber, decorative, fiber, glass,…
    more info
  • National Book Festival

    Hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival brings the country’s best authors, poets and illustrators to D.C. to discuss their work and mingle with fans at author lectures, book-signings…
    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…
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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.

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.

24
Sep

National Book Festival

Hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival brings the country’s best authors, poets and illustrators to D.C. to discuss their work and mingle with fans at author lectures, book-signings and children’s events.  

01
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
Oct

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
Oct

Washington Nationals Games

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

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.

25
Dec

National Christmas Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season in the nation’s capital at the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the White House lawn. In addition to the tree lighting, the event features live music and dance performances.

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.

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

01
Jul

National Christmas Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season in the nation’s capital at the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the White House lawn. In addition to the tree lighting, the event features live music and dance performances.

15
Oct

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Watch the streets of Bethesda Row transform into an outdoor art gallery, showcasing the works of 190 renowned artists in mediums ranging from ceramics, drawing, pastels, fiber, decorative, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, and jewelry to metalwork, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, oil/acrylic painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, watercolor, and wood.

16
Oct

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Watch the streets of Bethesda Row transform into an outdoor art gallery, showcasing the works of 190 renowned artists in mediums ranging from ceramics, drawing, pastels, fiber, decorative, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, and jewelry to metalwork, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, oil/acrylic painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, watercolor, and wood.