Washington DC Area Events

Washington DC Area Events near Holiday Inn Express BW Parkway

Holiday Inn Express Washington DC – BW Parkway is ideally positioned for guests searching convenient hotels near Washington DC area events and the Metro. Only 4 miles from the Metro station at Prince George's Plaza, guests enjoy easy access to DC and the surrounding areas.

Sports in Washington DC and Baltimore

Whether it's a full court press or a grapple on the gridiron, residents of DC love their sports. Holiday Inn Express BW Parkway is one of the closest hotels in the DC area to RFK Stadium and FedEx Field. Plus, enjoy quick access to Nationals Park and Verizon Center. Get links to Washington DC sports teams:

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Washington DC Events and Things to Do

Washington DC is a true year-round destination. Take a look at the upcoming DC events and things to do:

Chinese New Year
January or February | ChinatownAnnapolis
Befitting one of the largest Chinatowns in the country, Chinatown Washington DC throws a humongous celebration to bring in the Chinese New Year. Experience culture, life and fun.

Washington DC Winter Restaurant Week
January | Throughout Washington DCWashington DC
Over 200 of the finest restaurants in Washington DC will offer exclusive 3-course, prix-fixe menus for one exciting week. Don't miss this chance to sample the best of dining in Washington DC.

Washington Boat Show
February | Washington Convention CenterWashington DC
Thousands of exhibitors show off all the latest, from premier luxury yachts to boating accessories.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
March | Downtown Washington DCWashington DC
DC does St. Patrick's Day big. This popular Irish holiday is responsible for one of the largest and most enthusiastic parades in Washington DC every year.

Smithsonian Kite Festival
March | Washington MonumentWashington DC
The Smithsonian Institute hosts this high-flying festival in Washington DC every year.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

March – April| National MallWashington DC
One of the most famous events in Washington DC, the National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes spring to our nation's capitol. Several free events.

Filmfest DC

April | Various VenuesWashington DC
Filmfest DC, or the Washington International Film Festival, packs hundreds of showings into two weeks of non-stop cinemania.

International Children's Festival

May | Meridian International CenterWashington DC
All the diversity and fascination of a cultural festival presented in a kid-friendly manner.

Police Week
May |Washington DCWashington DC The week during which May 15th falls is declared as police week started by 1962 President Kennedy. The week recognizes those who have lost their lives in the line of duty by securing our safety and protection.

National Memorial Day Parade

May | Along 5th and Constitution Ave.Washington DC
A stirring tribute to America's veterans and fallen soldiers. The parade passes by the White House where the President offers his salute.

Rolling Thunder

May (Memorial Day Weekend) | Throughout Washington DCWashington DC
The annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" brings thousands of motorcycle riders to Washington DC in support of POW-MIA issues and American war veterans. You don't have to be a member to ride in and show your support.

Washington DC Jazz Festival

June | Throughout Washington DCWashington DC
The DC Jazz Festival is a humongous two-week celebration of jazz. This unusual Washington DC festival consists of several smaller shows hosted at various venues throughout DC. Separate admissions required.

Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure

June | Starts at the National MallWashington DC
A 5k race to benefit the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. More than 50,000 competitors pledge a spot in the race.

A Capitol Fourth

July 4 | U.S. Capitol and Surrounding AreasWashington DC
The nation's largest 4th of July party lovingly recognized as "America's Independence Day Celebration!" Live music, fireworks and incredible sights – there's nothing else quite like Fourth of July in Washington DC.

Festival of American Folklife

July | National MallWashington DC
One of many Washington DC festivals dedicated to the history and diversity of American life. Concerts, lectures and "living history" exhibits take over the National Mall.

Washington DC Summer Restaurant Week

August | Throughout Washington DCWashington DC
Over 200 of the finest restaurants in Washington DC will offer exclusive 3-course, prix-fixe menus for one exciting week. Don't miss this chance to sample the best of dining in Washington DC.

Arlington County Fair

August | Thomas Jefferson CenterWashington DC
A classic county fair hosted in Arlington County. Crafts, games and delicious fair food make this a must-do event in Washington DC for locals and visitors alike.

Kennedy Center Open House

September | John F. Kennedy Performing Arts CenterWashington DC
The premier events center in Washington DC, the Kennedy Center hosts its annual open house featuring free live concerts.

National Book Festival

September | National MallWashington DC
A love of all things literary defines this annual festival sponsored by the Library of Congress. Book lovers have a chance to meet authors, attend readings and discuss their favorites amongst peers.

Taste of Baltimore

October | Camden Yards in Baltimore, MDWashington DC
The essential culinary event in Baltimore, Maryland. This exciting festival hosts celebrity chefs as well as the very best from the local restaurant scene.

Marine Corps Marathon

October | Startling Line in Arlington, VAWashington DC
This popular marathon charts a scenic route through Arlington and our nation's capital. Anyone can qualify for the "People's Marathon" - no qualifying time required. There are also a variety of entertainment events throughout the weekend.

Holiday Market

December | National Portrait GalleryWashington DC
This month-long, year-end festival sees up-and-coming DC artists display their works, supported by local musicians.

Washington Jewish Film Festival

December | Various VenuesWashington DC
A daring and often news-making film festival in Washington DC. The festival hosts a selection of important films in Hebrew and other languages with English subtitles.

National Christmas Tree Lighting

December | White HouseWashington DC
The President officially welcomes the holiday season by lighting the National Christmas Tree at the White House. Festivities also include the Pageant of Peace and choral concerts.

First Night Alexandria

December 31 | Old Town AlexandriaWashington DC
Head to historic Old Town Alexandria in Virginia to experience this family-friendly take on New Year's Eve. Live music, dancing and an impressive fireworks display add to the fun.

As you can see, the Washington DC events calendar is packed with fun things to do all year long. Stay at the best choice in hotels near RFK Stadium, FedEx Field and Washington DC – Holiday Inn Express DC – BW Parkway.

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