Best Fall Festivals Coming to Washington, D.C.From tasting events to kid-friendly happenings, there are plenty of diverse festivals to check out around D.C. this season. Here are some suggestions on where to go.
Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Washington, D.C.Oktoberfest is the annual German folk festival and celebration of beer. This year, the official Oktoberfest in Munich will run from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. Washington, D.C. loves any reason to drink socially, so the holiday is celebrated throughout the city as well. Get started on your beer belly by attending these events.
FotoWeekDC Festival to Include Exhibits Citywide in NovemberA series of exhibits and programs is being planned for this year's FotoWeek DC festival, along with photographic projections on the outside of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Md. Festival Axed Over Jewish Holy Day ConflictMontgomery County's newly minted parks director has canceled a 24-year-old festival because it coincides with the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, angering some fans of the annual event.
Annual Crab Bake Has Less Star Power Than Usual An all-you-can-eat seafood festival that often draws Maryland's leading political candidates has wrapped up, with a little less star power than usual.
Festival Brings 13 World Theater Productions to D.C. The Kennedy Center is hosting an international theater festival for the next three weeks, including the U.S. premiere of an Australian play about Rupert Murdoch and a dozen other productions.
Smithsonian Opens Clint Eastwood Film Festival The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is opening a three-day film festival featuring Clint Eastwood's Westerns.
A Guide to the Cherry Blossom FestivalNothing says it's springtime in the DC area like the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 20 to April 27, 2012. Here is the best the festival has to offer.
DC Independent Film Festival PreviewD.C's famed Independent Film Festival gained notoriety early on — it was founded in 1999 — as one of the most anticipated cultural events in the area. The beloved festival boasts even more bravado this year as its namesake Les Blank himself promised an appearance. See every film you never knew you'd love at the best Indie fest in the U.S.