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DICTRICT of COLUMBIA
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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"One-Stop" itinerary planning list.

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JANUARY

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Washington Antique Show
Forty-four Dealers display
period furniture, ceramics, jewelry, decorative arts and more.
www.washingtonantiques.org


FEBRUARY


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Lincoln Memorial
Special wreath laying and reading of the Gettysburg Address.
February 12th, Lincoln’s birthday

(202) 747-3420


MARCH

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Washington
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Since 1971

(202) 216-0046


APRIL

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Jefferson Memorial
Cherry Blossom Festival when over 1200 cherry trees bloom around the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial.
(202) 426-6822

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Georgetown
Georgetown Home Tour

Visit 12 well known and lesser known houses in Georgetown.

Since 1927

(202) 338-1796

MAY

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Georgetown
Georgetown GardenTour

Fourteen or more gardens.

(202) 333-6869


JUNE

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Washington
Smithsonian Folk Life Festival
Since 1968

(202) 633-7484



JULY

National Independence Day.
Parade, with military units, bands, floats.
Smithsonian Folk Festival on the Mall.
National Archives has special program celebrating signing of
Declaration of Independence
Military band at the Washington Monument.
National Symphony Orchestra concert from the steps of the
United States Capitol
Fireworks!!!
Since 1848

(202) - 426 - 6841         (202) - 785 - 9727

AUGUST

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The Civil War in Washington

A walking tour led by an interesting character from the past who helps relive the Civil War in our nation’s capital
(301) 588-9255


SEPTEMBER

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Washington
National Book Fair on the Mall

Sponsored by the Library of Congress

(202) 707-4700



OCTOBER

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White House
White House GardenTour

Since 1972

(202) 456-7041



NOVEMBER

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Veterans Day
Laying of a wreath at various monuments honoring our veterans
(D.C. Chamber of Commerce)

(202) 783-5762

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Navy Memorial
Special ceremony including wreath laying.
(202) 737-2300


DECEMBER

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Union Station
Every Christmas there is a miniature train set measuring 16 by 32 feet.  Fascinating for young and old alike"
(202) 371-9441

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The Ellipse
The Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse.

Nationally known entertainers and military band

(202) 208-1631

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