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.

  • Bethesda Blues & Jazz: Dionne Warwick

    Feb 28 & Mar 1.  8pm.  Reserved Seating.  Tickets available online. 

    more info
  • Bethesda Blues and Jazz: Bruce in the USA

    Bruce in the USA Tribute Show.   Reserved Seating. Tickets Online.   8pm.

    more info
  • Bethesda Blues & Jazz

    Angie Stone:  7pm and 10pm.  Reserved Seating.  Tickets available online: http://bbjlive.com/

    more info
  • Love Thy Beer

    On February 17, 2017, join the Brewers Association of Maryland for the Love Thy Beer signature event at the Silver Spring Civic Center!   6pm - 10pm.  Enjoy some of the best local brews along with fare…
    more info
  • MoCo Beerstravaganza

    FeBREWary is Maryland's official month-long celebration of craft beer, and with craft brew events on tap across the state, it's the perfect time for a beer lover's getaway. Owen’s Ordinary, in North…
    more info
  • 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…
    more info
  • 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…
    more info
  • 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
  • United States Presidential Inauguration 2017

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the…
    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
  • 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
  • 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.

20
Jan

United States Presidential Inauguration 2017

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

With those words, the President-elect will take the oath of office on January 20, 2017, to formally become the 45th President of the United States. See the nine events that commonly take place on Inauguration Day. 

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.

08
Feb

MoCo Beerstravaganza

FeBREWary is Maryland's official month-long celebration of craft beer, and with craft brew events on tap across the state, it's the perfect time for a beer lover's getaway.

Owen’s Ordinary, in North Bethesda is celebrating FeBREWary by hosting “MoCo Beerstravaganza” on February 8, 2017; featuring more than 20 beers brewed in the county from 7 Locks Brewing, Denizens Brewing Co., Brookeville Beer Farm and Waredaca Brewing Co.

17
Feb

Love Thy Beer

On February 17, 2017, join the Brewers Association of Maryland for the Love Thy Beer signature event at the Silver Spring Civic Center!   6pm - 10pm.  Enjoy some of the best local brews along with fare provided by Mission BBQ and music! From stouts and porters to winter seasonal brews, cask ales and sours, this event will feature exclusive brews not found at your local beer shop.

Tickets:  http://marylandbeer.org/event/love-thy-beer/

23
Feb

Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Angie Stone:  7pm and 10pm.  Reserved Seating.  Tickets available online: http://bbjlive.com/

24
Feb

Bethesda Blues and Jazz: Bruce in the USA

Bruce in the USA Tribute Show.   Reserved Seating. Tickets Online.   8pm.

28
Feb

Bethesda Blues & Jazz: Dionne Warwick

Feb 28 & Mar 1.  8pm.  Reserved Seating.  Tickets available online. 

01
Mar

Bethesda Blues & Jazz: Dionne Warwick

Feb 28 & Mar 1.  8pm.  Reserved Seating.  Tickets available online. 

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

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.

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.

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!

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/

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. 

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.  For further information visit: http://www.bethesdarowarts.org/

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.  For further information visit: http://www.bethesdarowarts.org/