November 2019 ~ Calendar of EventsKids Euro Festival 2019 - October 26 - November 10, 2019
This educational smorgasbord of free activities throughout the city is great for the entire family! A wonderful way to introduce other cultures through mediums of art, dance, cuisine and more!
Superfine Art Fair - October 30 - November 3, 2019
Superfine! Art Fair is returning to DC for the second annual fair at Union Market, October 30 - November 3, 2019. Imagine a Halloween weekend filled with curated performances, where you can meet and talk directly to artists, all the while surrounding yourself with beautiful, affordable art by up-and-coming artists from the District and beyond -- with prices starting at just $100.
Meet 80+ up-and-coming artaists in person, discover your next obsession, and fill your walls with amazing art you can afford starting at just $100. Besides the art, boogie to a curated music program including DC fave DJ Jahsonic, live sax sounds by way of Miami's Leon Morley, and other local + global stars. Performance art, educational panels, and an enviable cocktail program round out this year's fair.
DMV Black Restaurant Week - November 3 - 10, 2019
Show support for African American owned restaurants in the District! Includes an array of partners and a cocktail competition.
Mount Vernon - Various Events
George Washington’s 18th century estate is not to be missed. Enjoy a “living museum” as you interact with George and Martha, and experience one of the many educational (and enteratining) events ongoing this month.
Ice Skating Guides
Lace up and glide onto the ice at any one of the various rinks throughout the city.
Charity Walks in the District - Varying times and locations
~ Now is the season to get your giving on! Tons of charity walks take place this season in the area. Get some exercise for a great cause and enjoy the fall weather of DC!
Turkey Trots in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
In a similarly charitable fashion, burn some calories for a good cause while celebrating the season. Some trots support specific causes, others are just for fun!
Museum Shop Holiday at the Strathmore - November 7-10, 2019
Holiday Shoppers listen up! Over 20 non-profit organizations bring their museum gift shops merchandise to the immaculate ‘Mansion at Strathmore’ to showcase their artisan goods, while you get ahead of the game on the gift front! One of a kind items!
Veteran’s Day in the District - November 11, 2019
Honor the soldiers who have served our country, and celebrate American Veterans. Commemorating those who lost their lives, on the day World War 1 ended in 1918, the city has a plethora of excellent & moving events, remembering and admiring those who sacrificed so much. The perfect day for Monument viewings.
2019 Holiday Markets & Craft Shows in the Washington, DC Area
Tease the holidays by attending one of the many craft shows in the District- perfect for picking up one of a kind gifts’ for the upcoming season!
Christmas at the National Harbor - November 15 - December 30, 2019
Visit the stunning National Harbor for the festive ceremonies, and channel your Christmas Spirit! Includes Christmas tree lighting, a holiday market, live entertainment, holiday movies, photos with Santa and fireworks
ICE! 2019: Christmas at the Gaylord National Resort - November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Not to be missed! This family friendly event is the perfect way to start the holiday season; the overarching theme this year is dedicated to Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Enter the exhibit hall and discover a decorated Christmas town square, complete with holiday merchandise, a hot chocolate stand, Santa’s sleigh, and a carousel ride.
Downtown DC Holiday Market - November 22 - December 23, 2019
Through December 23, 2015. Sidewalk on F Street between 7th and 9th in front of the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a unique seasonal shopping marketplace of downtown Washington DC including gift items by more than 180 exhibitors.
Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade and Illumination - November 23, 2019
This wonderful ceremony commemorates the establishment of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery on Remembrance Day following the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The Cemetery dedicated 17 acres to bury more than 3,500 fallen Union troops. Lincoln delivered his iconic Gettysburg address whose words still carry so much weight to this day on the very grounds.
Six Flags America, MD: Holiday in the Park 2019 - November 23 - January 1, 2019
This winter, for its third year in a row, Six Flags transforms itself into a Winter Wonderland!
Boasting seasonal treats, Santa’s village, and other holiday entertainment, this event is not to be missed!
Presidential Turkey Pardon - TBA
Witness the timeless tradition of Potus pardoning a live Thanksgiving Turkey! Sure to be a light, fun, and family friendly event in the White House Rose Garden!
2019 Thanksgiving Parades in the Washington, DC Area
While the District doesn’t have an official Thanksgiving Day Parade, many neighboring areas do, which you can enjoy with the whole family!
Thanksgiving Weekend 2019 in the Washington, DC Area
Restaurant recommendations, volunteer guides, and black Friday tips!
Seasons Greenings - United States Botanic Garden - November 28 - January 5, 2019
All aboard! This years annual holiday show “Seasons Greenings” showcases a train station theme; plant based recreations of train stations throughout the states (including D.C.’s iconic Union Station) are sure to wow patrons!
DC Cocktail Week - TBA
The perfect time to be in DC and explore the Happy Hour scene! With hundreds of amazing restaurants in the city, over 50 participate in the week-long event, offering signature cocktails and delicious foods at special prices!
Christmas at Mount Vernon - November 29, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and his family, meet historic players and tour the Mount Vernon Estate by candlelight.
Zoolights at the Zoo in Washington DC (National Zoo) - November 29 - January 1, 2020
This annual event is not to be missed! Tour the National Zoo like never before - under the warm glow of christmas lights! Over 500,000 string lights ranging in color and shape, transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland!
Enjoy the staple of the season with wonderous new choreography, costumes and Tchaikovsky’s iconic composition of the Nutcracker. Family friendly!!
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Christmas Light Displays in DC
Kickoff the holidays and make memories with the whole family!
Black Friday Shopping 2019 in Washington, DC - Friday After Thanksgiving
Nothing like working off the Thanksgiving meal then running around the city to get the good deals! See store schedules and more! 2019’s tips haven’t yet been posted, but 2018’s should help guide shoppers to the best deals!
Small Business Saturday in Washington DC - November 30, 2019
Support local businesses with the rest of the city, lets share that Black Friday love with the locals!
Attention football fans! Enjoy a game at FedEx Field and enjoy a slice of Americana!
Capitals Game ~ Various Times
~ Enjoy a game at the Capital One Arena - Home to the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions! See Ovechkin wow audiences with his famous slapshot, and enjoy some local culture!
Rock Creek Park
~ Horseback riding, trails for hiking, biking, and exploring provide a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!
For more tips, event information and city guides we recommend visiting about.dc.com