Events Photo Tour

Festivals and events bring another level of fun and excitement to the Capital Region experience. Get a small sampling of the region’s many unique and memorable events.

Jefferson Memorial, Cherry Blossoms, Tidal Basin, Washington, DC, USA
Jaleo Restaurant, Crystal City
National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, DC
baseball, Orioles, Baltimore, Maryland, Camden, sports, professional sports
Chesapeake Bay crabs, Maryland
Jefferson Vineyards in Virginia
Neptune Festival Virginia Beach
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National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan to the US with a parade and a multi-day celebration of Japanese art, food and culture.


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Fourth of July on the National Mall, Washington, DC

The annual Independence Day celebration draws more than 700,000 people to the mall for picnics, an orchestral performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and fireworks.

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DC Restaurant Week, DC Metropolitan Region

Twice a year – in February and August – more than 200 of the city’s restaurants participate in Restaurant Week and offer special discounted prix fixe menus at lunch and dinner (Photo courtesy 

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Pageant of Peace and National Tree Lighting, Washington, DC

Kick off your holiday season with the Pageant of Peace on the White House Ellipse. This annual tradition features a nightly lighting of the National Tree, as well as the lighting of the Menorah and Kwanzaa-related festivities (Photo courtesy National Park Foundation)

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

Home to the Baltimore Orioles, the city’s professional baseball team, the retro-styled baseball park offers plenty of modern amenities and has inspired similarly designed stadiums around the country (Photo courtesy Visit Baltimore)

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Sunfest in Ocean City, Maryland

This free annual festival in Ocean City celebrates summer’s end and autumn’s arrival with several days of food, arts and crafts, and concerts by local and national musicians.

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Havre de Grace Seafood Festival, Maryland

This annual August festival highlights food and culture from the Chesapeake Bay with seafood vendors, arts and crafts, a car show and live entertainment.

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Maryland Wine Festival

Each year, this festival celebrates Maryland’s wine regions with tastings of the best wines from the state, discussions with winemakers and fare from local chefs.

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Virginia Wine Month

Virginia has more than 280 wineries, and in October they uncork their best bottles, offer local food, and host tastings and talks to celebrate their bounty (Photo courtesy Virginia Tourism Corporation)

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Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

The King Neptune Statue takes centre stage during this seaside festival, one of the region’s top events. It includes sand sculpting and surfing contests, live music, a volleyball tournament and a grand parade.

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Historic Garden Week, Virginia

Each April, visitors are invited to explore more than 250 historic homes and picture-perfect gardens throughout the state during “America’s Largest Open House.”

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100 Miles of Lights, Virginia

Virginia celebrates the holiday season with millions of lights from Richmond to Virginia Beach. Highlights include drive-through light shows, lighted boat parades, city illuminations, festivals and living-history re-enactments.

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