Dia de los Muertos: A Unique Celebration of Life and Legacy

As November begins, Tijuana, a bustling border town adjacent to San Diego, joins Mexico in celebrating one of its most iconic festivals: Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the…

Arizona State Fair: Food Safety and Culinary Delights

$15 General Admission for Guests 8+ Children 7 and under are free BUY NOW Hours Opening weekend (Fri-Sun Sep 22-24) gates open at 4 p.m. Admission Gate Hours (Approximate)Mon, Tues…

Inaugural Sawasdee DC Thai Festival Celebrated Thai-US Diplomatic Relations

Washington, D.C. – The first-ever Sawasdee DC Thai Festival, held on the National Mall, successfully celebrated the 190th anniversary of Thailand-US diplomatic relations. Organized by the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington,…

Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival highlights history and culture of the Ozarks

THE OZARKS: FACES AND FACETS OF A REGION June 29–July 4 and July 6–9, 2023 “Welcome to the Ozarks, an American region with no single story to tell, a place…

13th Annual Charlotte Black Film Fest – July 6-9

The Black Film Festival in Charlotte is an annual event that showcases and celebrates the work of black filmmakers, actors, and other industry professionals. The Festival  aims to promote diversity,…

D.C. Pride Parade and Festival: A Moment of Unity and Defiance Against Discrimination

The largest weekend celebration of Pride month in the District of Columbia takes place during the D.C. Pride march and festival. This significant event serves as a moment for the…

18th Annual Fiesta Asia 

The Signature celebration of the 18th annual National Asian Heritage Festival occurred on  Saturday, May 20, 2023, along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd & 6th Streets in DC. Fiesta Asia Street Fair is a Key Partner Event of…

Congress Heights ‘Art All Night’ Street Fest

Washington D.C. — Art All Night is D.C.’s free overnight arts festival which took place all over the city on Sept. 23-24 with different activations on each night, bringing visual…

MLK Library turns 50

Celebrate Singing, Talking and Reading with DC Public Library as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library! Singing, talking, reading, writing and playing are…

Vietfest – Vietnamese Heritage Festival

This weekend❗️ Largest Vietnamese Heritage Festival on the East Coast. There will be food, fun, performances, fashion shows, pageants, back to school giveaways, raffles, and more! Visit vietfest.com for more…

FUTURES Forward: Closing Celebration

On July 6 FUTURES opened for one last time and held a epic bash worthy of the next millennia at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building. FUTURES may be closing.…

Freedom Fest Fireworks

Photo GIFs by Jason Morenz The 15-minute Fourth of July fireworks show seen from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling The Airmen of Note performs the Armed Forces Medley including the US…

Wind Down Thursdays National Harbor

Wind Down Thursdays, your favorite FREE local Jazz and R&B Summer Concert Series is back at MGM National Harbor. Get ready to unwind outside on the Potomac Plaza at @MGMNationalHarbor…

Turkish Festival 2021

What an amazing day! We had delicious food, great performances , a bustling bazaar, Turkish coffee and fortune reading, along with lots of dancing. Turkish & Greek Songs from both…

JBAB’s First Big Event

Every summer past the Slip Inn hosted some memorable events with big concerts and cook outs. Obviously, this year has been different with the Slip Inn opening on July 4th.…

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida

The Year of the Pig in DC

The Year of the Pig, Chinese New Year in DC kicks-off on Feb. 10, 2-5pm with a big parade in Chinatown.  The festival will feature Chinese Dragon Dances, live musical…

Atlanta Superbowl Experience Scores Big

I have experienced a few Superbowl experiences: Houston, New York, Miami to name a few. But so far, Atlanta’s rolling of the red carpet to hundreds of thousands of fans…

Ray Lewis Foundation @Superbowl LIII

There are 10 major attractions within walking distance of Mercedez-Benz Stadium and dozens of fabulous Superbowl parties. The NFL Experience, NFL Live, Media Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium are connected like…

First Night Alexandria

First Night in Alexandria returns once again this year, one of the longest running NYE events in the country that has become synonymous with new years eve in the area,…

High Heels Run Before Halloween

Photos by Jason Morenz Decked-out drag queens strutted their stuff in Dupont Circle DC last night as part of the 32nd annual 17th Street High Heel Race. The race billed as…

Thunderbirds Thunder Overhead

Photos by Jason Morenz During Fleet Week 2018, the USAF Thunderbirds F-16s roared through the skies above Ft McHenry and the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Nation’s Oldest Celebration for Columbus

Baltimore’s 128th Columbus Day parade, the nation’s oldest celebration of Christopher Columbus started at Orioles Park and wounded its way through the Inner Harbor, next to the UMBC Columbus Center…

The Navy Sails to the Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is packed with ships from the US Navy, Military Sealift Command, Great Britain and Canada as part of Maryland Fleet Week 2018. The week-long event gives the…

Moco Fair Demolition Derby

Photos by Jason Morenz The MOCO Fair welcomes more than 100 cars from across the Mid Atlantic to see which vehicle can outlast the rest. Cars must navigate the track to…

Catalonia Towers Over Washington

This year, Spain is rocking the FIFA World Cup, while it’s smaller cousin from the north takes center stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Catalonia, the autonomous Spanish region has…

Stanley Cup Festival Featured Shaggy and Sting

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he streets outside the Capital One Arena turned into a massive street festival Saturday. The Capitals hosted their first Stanley Cup game in 20 years by throwing a big pre-game and game…

EU Embassy Run – Ten Years of Friends, Pastries and Fun

May 12, 2018 was a perfect day for a run.  It was also the 10 year Anniversary of the EU Embassy Run, an annual fundraiser ran in conjunction with the…

Trump’s Inauguration Looms without the Stars

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nauguration events will begin in just over a week. Street closures and parking restrictions throughout D.C. will begin shortly after noon on Jan. 18, and expand to major roads and…

Ben’s Upstairs – H Street Festival

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Festival Goers to take over H Street, Sat

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his Saturday, Sept 17, H Street will transform once again into a celebration of food, culture and fun. For it’s eleventh year, a festival that seems to grow and expand…

20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

It is billed as the nation’s largest civil rights demonstration, and this Saturday’s rally in the National Mall will mark the 20th anniversary. DC will be packed — hundreds of…

Smithsonian Food History Festival

A free food festival for all ages that explores the past, present, and future of food innovations in America. As part of the Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the National Museum…

Drupalin’ Live @ Drupal GovCon

Peruvian Music

The Music of Peru

Just as Peru is more than Machu Picchu, Peruvian music is more than panpipes. Celebratory songs laced with distinct sounds and rhythms are a centerpiece of every community festival And…

Folklife Festival – Farewell Peru

This year’s Folklife Festival celebrated the culture of Peru. One of the main attractions is Peruvian music and dancing – and a lot of fun was had by participants and…

After the Skies Cleared

by Jason Morenz It started out wet and misty and then in the late afternoon, the skies came down. By 4pm the rain was so hard, the US Park Service…

Park Service Opens Emergency Shelter from Rain

The US Park Service has activated its “safe haven” protocol, opening museums and federal agency buildings by the National Mall so that crowds gathering for the concert and fireworks can…

Folklife Fest’s New (& Improved) Home

Last year, the National Park Service laid down a new set of rules. After spending millions on new turf in the Nation’s mall, they decided to severely restrict its use.…

Smithsonian Folklife Fest – Peru

Photos by Kyra Hamann This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival is underway, celebrating the culture of Peru. Due to the extensive work on the National Mall, the US Park Services moved…

Jonathan Cheban Parties at the SOW

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Sara Gray – Freedom Live – Joint Base Bolling

Photos by Skvora Limited Photography Sara Gray and her full band performs at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling for Freedom Live “Freedom Live was such an amazing event”, said Slip Inn…

Silver Spring Blues Festival 2015

silver spring blues festival 2015 The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. is proud to announce the star-studded line up of the 7th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver…

Prince comes to DC

photos by Jason Morenz Tweets by @runindc

McGinty’s Irish Pub in Silver Spring MD

[srizonfbalbum id=51] A Public House is a gathering location for the whole community. In keeping with this tradition, McGinty’s Public House is committed to providing a full range of services:…

Running for Nepal

Serendipity works for love, but it also may work for charity. Last weekend, 70+ runners ran through DC to raise money for Nepal, raising the iconic red and blue pennants…

Vinofest 2015

Photos by Jason Morenz

EU Embassy Run

Last year a group of 40 runners informally gathered together to run to a dozen embassies along 13 miles in DC on EU Open House Day. Due to the popularity…

Lemur Conservation Network Launches Next Week

Lynne Venart, Creative Director and Project Manager Lemur Conservation Network Email lvenart@msn.com | Web www.lemurconservationnetwork.org Phone 571.213.6717 | Fax 815.366.7491 Mingle with conservation leaders and friends of Madagascar at the…

St Paddies Starts Early when the Weather Clears

St Paddies is still a solid week away but Washingtonians — young and old– came out of deep frozen hibernation to celebrate the change in weather and yes, pay homage…

Happy (Warmer) Chinese New Year

It’s been a frigid, bone-chilling February, but thankfully the temps are heading north today, just in time to say Gung Hay Fat Choy.

Mardi Gras Bash @ Bayou

Fat Tuesday happens only once a year, and unfortunately it fell on the day with the biggest snowstorm to hit DC this winter. The temperature was downright frigid and driving…

Dogtown Brings New Orleans to RVA

DOGTOWN BRINGS NEW ORLEANS TO RVA Join Dogtown Dance Theatre for their annual Mardi Gras celebrations and parades! Open to the Richmond community, Dogtown will celebrate Mardi Gras this year…

The Folklife Festival is Imperiled

Sunday is the last day of the Folklife Festival this year. It could also be the last day the Folklife Festival will take place on the lawn at the National…

Silver Spring Blues Festival Saturday

The Silver Spring Blues Festival was a fabulous event with fantastic bands, great atmosphere and friendly people.  

St Paddies Day @ Irish Channel

Back in the 1600’s, the Catholic church created St Patrick’s Day to commemorate Christianity’s arrival in Ireland — boy has the holiday evolved over the years. Today, St Patrick’s Day…