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October 2014 Greater Washington DC Area Events

    On-Going October Events:
  • Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, October 26
    Fright Fest at Six Flags America
    Ghouls and Ghosts will haunt the park this October, chilling and thrilling in varying degrees of scare-tastic frights.


  • Friday, October 31
    DC After Dark
    The DC After Dark Tour is a great way to experience all of the historical DC sites while basked in the unique light of the moon.


  • Friday, October 31
    DC in a Day Tour
    This all-day tour will take you to some of the area's most popular monuments and museums, such as National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the Capitol Building, the FBI Building, and the Library of Congress among various other stops along the tour.


  • Friday, October 31
    Lockheed Martin IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Take a journey into air and space at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater where, as a pilot, you'll fly high into the air and view the wonders below, then rocket off into space like an astronaut and walk on the moon.


  • Friday, October 31
    Hazy Center IMAX at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA
    Soar through the sky and experience the fascination of flight at the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater, where you'll experience amazing things associated with one of man's greatest accomplishments.


  • Friday, October 31
    Johnson IMAX at the National Museum of Natural History
    The Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History allows you to see the world in vivid 3D action without ever leaving your seat.


  • Friday, October 31
    Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Hanover, MD
    Travel back to Medieval Spain where you will witness the impressive Tournament of Knights where the epic battle for champion will ensue during this dinner and tournament.


  • Friday, October 31
    Washington DC Trolley Narrated Hop On/Hop Off Trolley Tour
    The Narrated Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is an adventure that allows you to see the major attractions in Washington DC with the convenience of being able to hop on and off as much as you like in a one- or two-day time period.


  • Friday, October 31
    Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour
    There are few cities that are more beautiful by moonlight than Washington DC, and with the Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour offers a trolley tour through the nation's capital, exploring the many landmarks as they are lit up at night.


  • Friday, October 31
    Einstein Planetarium IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Blast off into the far reaches of Outer Space where you can explore and learn about the Solar System, all without leaving the theatre at Einstein Planetarium.


  • Friday, October 31
    DC Ducks
    Explore Washington, DC by land and by sea in an original WWII DUKW amphibious vehicle, letting you experience a feeling of patriotism as you view some of the most stunning monuments and points of interest in the United States on this boat with wheels!


  • Friday, October 31
    Open Top Double Decker Washington DC Bus Tour
    The Washington DC Open Top Bus Tour offers DC visitors a fun way to explore the city with unobstructed views from the upper deck.


  • Friday, October 31
    Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    Experience some of Washington's greatest historical landmarks with the Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises as you travel the Potomac River along the shores of Washington DC.


  • Friday, October 31
    DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    With the DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises you'll be treated to a pristine time of DC sightseeing, complete with dining and live entertainment.


  • Friday, October 31
    DC It All! Tour
    Enjoy the best of the city all rolled into one single tour with the DC It All Tour, the only comprehensive guided tour in Washington, DC!


  • Friday, October 31
    DC The Lights! Tour
    The DC The Lights Tour offers you an incredible look at the lights of the nation's capital after the sun sets over the city.


  • Friday, October 31
    Washington DC Segway Tour
    Visit major Washington DC monuments and memorials on a fun Segway Tour.


  • Friday, October 31
    Crime Museum - History of Crime, Justice, & Forensic Sciences
    The Crime Museum is a unique museum including a range of displays and interactive exhibits focusing on the history of crime, punishment, and law enforcement from the time of pirates, the old west, and medieval times through the present with DNA testing and so much more.


  • Friday, October 31
    Arlington Cemetery Plus DC War Memorials
    The Arlington Cemetery Plus DC War Memorials Tour is a convenient and easy way to experience the highlights of DC, including Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial!


  • Friday, October 31
    DC The Best! Tour
    Jump aboard the DC The Best Tour while on your trip to Washington, DC – it’s the easiest way to see the most popular sights in the city!


  • Friday, October 31
    Washington DC Capital City Bike Tour
    There is no better way to see the sights in the beautiful Washington DC area than with an exhilarating Washington DC Capital City Bike Tour!


  • Friday, October 31
    Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria & Arlington Cemetery Tour
    If you’re visiting Washington, DC, a trip to Mount Vernon is the thing to do, and it’s only improved by traveling to nearby Arlington National Cemetery to see the Changing of the Guard!


  • Friday, October 31
    Open Top Washington DC Night Tours
    The Washington DC Open Top Bus Night Tours provides awesome views of the city's sights after dark, and live narration from an expert guide.


  • Friday, October 31
    Capitol Entertainment Services, Inc.
    See top Washington DC sights on this guided bus tour of the Capitol city.


November 2014 Greater Washington DC Area Events

  • Tuesday, November 11
    Veterans Day in Washington DC
    Honoring the brave On Veterans Day, the United States honors those men and women who bravely fought in wars throughout American History.


  • Thursday, November 27
    Thanksgiving Parades and Activities in Washington, DC
    Parades come to mind automatically during Thanksgiving, and Washington DC provides an exceptional time during this holiday including parades, events, tours, and local dining.


  • On-Going November Events:
  • Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, November 2
    Fright Fest at Six Flags America
    Ghouls and Ghosts will haunt the park this October, chilling and thrilling in varying degrees of scare-tastic frights.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    DC After Dark
    The DC After Dark Tour is a great way to experience all of the historical DC sites while basked in the unique light of the moon.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Saturday, November 29
    DC in a Day Tour
    This all-day tour will take you to some of the area's most popular monuments and museums, such as National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the Capitol Building, the FBI Building, and the Library of Congress among various other stops along the tour.


  • Wednesday, November 5
    Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Country Tour
    Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's beautiful mountain home of Monticello is a sight to see for all visitors, and you can explore this site and more with the Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Country Tour!


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Lockheed Martin IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Take a journey into air and space at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater where, as a pilot, you'll fly high into the air and view the wonders below, then rocket off into space like an astronaut and walk on the moon.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Hazy Center IMAX at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA
    Soar through the sky and experience the fascination of flight at the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater, where you'll experience amazing things associated with one of man's greatest accomplishments.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Johnson IMAX at the National Museum of Natural History
    The Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History allows you to see the world in vivid 3D action without ever leaving your seat.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Hanover, MD
    Travel back to Medieval Spain where you will witness the impressive Tournament of Knights where the epic battle for champion will ensue during this dinner and tournament.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Washington DC Trolley Narrated Hop On/Hop Off Trolley Tour
    The Narrated Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is an adventure that allows you to see the major attractions in Washington DC with the convenience of being able to hop on and off as much as you like in a one- or two-day time period.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour
    There are few cities that are more beautiful by moonlight than Washington DC, and with the Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour offers a trolley tour through the nation's capital, exploring the many landmarks as they are lit up at night.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Einstein Planetarium IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Blast off into the far reaches of Outer Space where you can explore and learn about the Solar System, all without leaving the theatre at Einstein Planetarium.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Open Top Double Decker Washington DC Bus Tour
    The Washington DC Open Top Bus Tour offers DC visitors a fun way to explore the city with unobstructed views from the upper deck.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    Experience some of Washington's greatest historical landmarks with the Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises as you travel the Potomac River along the shores of Washington DC.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    With the DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises you'll be treated to a pristine time of DC sightseeing, complete with dining and live entertainment.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    DC It All! Tour
    Enjoy the best of the city all rolled into one single tour with the DC It All Tour, the only comprehensive guided tour in Washington, DC!


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    DC The Lights! Tour
    The DC The Lights Tour offers you an incredible look at the lights of the nation's capital after the sun sets over the city.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Washington DC Segway Tour
    Visit major Washington DC monuments and memorials on a fun Segway Tour.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Crime Museum - History of Crime, Justice, & Forensic Sciences
    The Crime Museum is a unique museum including a range of displays and interactive exhibits focusing on the history of crime, punishment, and law enforcement from the time of pirates, the old west, and medieval times through the present with DNA testing and so much more.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Arlington Cemetery Plus DC War Memorials
    The Arlington Cemetery Plus DC War Memorials Tour is a convenient and easy way to experience the highlights of DC, including Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial!


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Washington DC Capital City Bike Tour
    There is no better way to see the sights in the beautiful Washington DC area than with an exhilarating Washington DC Capital City Bike Tour!


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria & Arlington Cemetery Tour
    If you’re visiting Washington, DC, a trip to Mount Vernon is the thing to do, and it’s only improved by traveling to nearby Arlington National Cemetery to see the Changing of the Guard!


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Open Top Washington DC Night Tours
    The Washington DC Open Top Bus Night Tours provides awesome views of the city's sights after dark, and live narration from an expert guide.


  • Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30
    Capitol Entertainment Services, Inc.
    See top Washington DC sights on this guided bus tour of the Capitol city.


December 2014 Greater Washington DC Area Events

  • Thursday, December 25
    Christmas in Washington DC
    Love is in the air, even in the city of politics!


  • Wednesday, December 31 - Monday, December 1
    New Year's Eve in Washington, DC
    New Year's Eve offers a large array of events and activities to choose from, whether it's a First Night celebration or a popular sports bar and grill.


  • Monday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 30
    DC After Dark
    The DC After Dark Tour is a great way to experience all of the historical DC sites while basked in the unique light of the moon.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    DC in a Day Tour
    This all-day tour will take you to some of the area's most popular monuments and museums, such as National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the Capitol Building, the FBI Building, and the Library of Congress among various other stops along the tour.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Lockheed Martin IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Take a journey into air and space at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater where, as a pilot, you'll fly high into the air and view the wonders below, then rocket off into space like an astronaut and walk on the moon.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Hazy Center IMAX at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA
    Soar through the sky and experience the fascination of flight at the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater, where you'll experience amazing things associated with one of man's greatest accomplishments.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Johnson IMAX at the National Museum of Natural History
    The Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History allows you to see the world in vivid 3D action without ever leaving your seat.


  • Friday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 31
    Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Hanover, MD
    Travel back to Medieval Spain where you will witness the impressive Tournament of Knights where the epic battle for champion will ensue during this dinner and tournament.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Washington DC Trolley Narrated Hop On/Hop Off Trolley Tour
    The Narrated Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is an adventure that allows you to see the major attractions in Washington DC with the convenience of being able to hop on and off as much as you like in a one- or two-day time period.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour
    There are few cities that are more beautiful by moonlight than Washington DC, and with the Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour offers a trolley tour through the nation's capital, exploring the many landmarks as they are lit up at night.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Einstein Planetarium IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Blast off into the far reaches of Outer Space where you can explore and learn about the Solar System, all without leaving the theatre at Einstein Planetarium.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Open Top Double Decker Washington DC Bus Tour
    The Washington DC Open Top Bus Tour offers DC visitors a fun way to explore the city with unobstructed views from the upper deck.


  • Wednesday, December 3 - Saturday, December 27
    Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    Experience some of Washington's greatest historical landmarks with the Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises as you travel the Potomac River along the shores of Washington DC.


  • Thursday, December 4 - Wednesday, December 31
    DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    With the DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises you'll be treated to a pristine time of DC sightseeing, complete with dining and live entertainment.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    DC It All! Tour
    Enjoy the best of the city all rolled into one single tour with the DC It All Tour, the only comprehensive guided tour in Washington, DC!


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    DC The Lights! Tour
    The DC The Lights Tour offers you an incredible look at the lights of the nation's capital after the sun sets over the city.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Washington DC Segway Tour
    Visit major Washington DC monuments and memorials on a fun Segway Tour.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Crime Museum - History of Crime, Justice, & Forensic Sciences
    The Crime Museum is a unique museum including a range of displays and interactive exhibits focusing on the history of crime, punishment, and law enforcement from the time of pirates, the old west, and medieval times through the present with DNA testing and so much more.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Arlington Cemetery Plus DC War Memorials
    The Arlington Cemetery Plus DC War Memorials Tour is a convenient and easy way to experience the highlights of DC, including Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial!


  • Monday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 30
    Washington DC Capital City Bike Tour
    There is no better way to see the sights in the beautiful Washington DC area than with an exhilarating Washington DC Capital City Bike Tour!


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria & Arlington Cemetery Tour
    If you’re visiting Washington, DC, a trip to Mount Vernon is the thing to do, and it’s only improved by traveling to nearby Arlington National Cemetery to see the Changing of the Guard!


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Open Top Washington DC Night Tours
    The Washington DC Open Top Bus Night Tours provides awesome views of the city's sights after dark, and live narration from an expert guide.


  • Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31
    Capitol Entertainment Services, Inc.
    See top Washington DC sights on this guided bus tour of the Capitol city.


January 2015 Greater Washington DC Area Events

  • Thursday, January 1
    New Years Day in Washington DC
    If you really want to celebrate the New Year, do it right by attending New Years Day in Washington DC.


  • Thursday, January 1 - Saturday, January 31
    Lockheed Martin IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Take a journey into air and space at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater where, as a pilot, you'll fly high into the air and view the wonders below, then rocket off into space like an astronaut and walk on the moon.


  • Thursday, January 1 - Saturday, January 31
    Hazy Center IMAX at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA
    Soar through the sky and experience the fascination of flight at the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater, where you'll experience amazing things associated with one of man's greatest accomplishments.


  • Thursday, January 1 - Saturday, January 31
    Johnson IMAX at the National Museum of Natural History
    The Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History allows you to see the world in vivid 3D action without ever leaving your seat.


  • Thursday, January 1 - Saturday, January 31
    Einstein Planetarium IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Blast off into the far reaches of Outer Space where you can explore and learn about the Solar System, all without leaving the theatre at Einstein Planetarium.


  • Saturday, January 10 - Saturday, January 31
    Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    Experience some of Washington's greatest historical landmarks with the Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises as you travel the Potomac River along the shores of Washington DC.


  • Thursday, January 1 - Saturday, January 24
    DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    With the DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises you'll be treated to a pristine time of DC sightseeing, complete with dining and live entertainment.


  • Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    Capitol Entertainment Services, Inc.
    See top Washington DC sights on this guided bus tour of the Capitol city.


February 2015 Greater Washington DC Area Events

  • Saturday, February 14
    Valentine's Day in Washington D.C
    There are many romantic things to do in the DC area for you and your sweetie, including romantic activities and luxurious hotels to bathe your special someone in diamonds and pearls.


  • Sunday, February 1 - Saturday, February 28
    Lockheed Martin IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Take a journey into air and space at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater where, as a pilot, you'll fly high into the air and view the wonders below, then rocket off into space like an astronaut and walk on the moon.


  • Sunday, February 1 - Saturday, February 28
    Hazy Center IMAX at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA
    Soar through the sky and experience the fascination of flight at the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater, where you'll experience amazing things associated with one of man's greatest accomplishments.


  • Sunday, February 1 - Saturday, February 28
    Johnson IMAX at the National Museum of Natural History
    The Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History allows you to see the world in vivid 3D action without ever leaving your seat.


  • Sunday, February 1 - Saturday, February 28
    Einstein Planetarium IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Blast off into the far reaches of Outer Space where you can explore and learn about the Solar System, all without leaving the theatre at Einstein Planetarium.


  • Saturday, February 21 - Saturday, February 28
    Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    Experience some of Washington's greatest historical landmarks with the Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises as you travel the Potomac River along the shores of Washington DC.


  • Saturday, February 28
    DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    With the DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises you'll be treated to a pristine time of DC sightseeing, complete with dining and live entertainment.


  • Sunday, February 1 - Saturday, February 28
    Capitol Entertainment Services, Inc.
    See top Washington DC sights on this guided bus tour of the Capitol city.


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September 2015 Greater Washington DC Area Events

  • Monday, September 7
    Labor Day in Washington, District of Columbia
    Labor Day in September may be a quiet one in many cities and towns across the union, but not in Washington DC.


  • Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 30
    Lockheed Martin IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Take a journey into air and space at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater where, as a pilot, you'll fly high into the air and view the wonders below, then rocket off into space like an astronaut and walk on the moon.


  • Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 30
    Hazy Center IMAX at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Chantilly, VA
    Soar through the sky and experience the fascination of flight at the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater, where you'll experience amazing things associated with one of man's greatest accomplishments.


  • Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 30
    Johnson IMAX at the National Museum of Natural History
    The Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History allows you to see the world in vivid 3D action without ever leaving your seat.


  • Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 30
    Einstein Planetarium IMAX at the National Air & Space Museum
    Blast off into the far reaches of Outer Space where you can explore and learn about the Solar System, all without leaving the theatre at Einstein Planetarium.


  • Tuesday, September 1 - Sunday, September 27
    Spirit of Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon Sightseeing Excursion Cruise
    Starting at Pier 4 in DC, sail to the majestic home of George Washington aboard the Spirit of Washington II and experience a great narrated tour of the Potomac River on the Spirit of Mount Vernon Sightseeing cruises.


  • Saturday, September 5 - Saturday, September 19
    Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    Experience some of Washington's greatest historical landmarks with the Spirit of Washington Lunch & Dinner Cruises as you travel the Potomac River along the shores of Washington DC.


  • Saturday, September 5 - Sunday, September 6
    DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises
    With the DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises you'll be treated to a pristine time of DC sightseeing, complete with dining and live entertainment.


  • Tuesday, September 1 - Tuesday, September 22
    Capitol Entertainment Services, Inc.
    See top Washington DC sights on this guided bus tour of the Capitol city.


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