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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

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18th Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Summers Farm

Summers Farm

For homegrown fun and farm fresh adventures, visit Summers Farm cornfield maze, old-fashioned hay rides, competitive pig races, gigantic jumping pillows, farm animals, hay slides…and pick-your-own pumpkins.

Arabian Nights

Creative Cauldron

An enchanting Learning Theater production that will sweep you away on a magic carpet ride of invention and creativity.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Arabian Nights

Creative Cauldron

An enchanting Learning Theater production that will sweep you away on a magic carpet ride of invention and creativity.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Building Zone

National Building Museum

Building Zone long-term Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 2-6 with adult supervision The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone. Project Playhouse is sponsored by HomeAid and built by Pardee Homes. Event begins at Presented by: National Building Museum

Categories: Family Oriented

Capital Maritime Music Festival

US Navy Memorial Heritage Center

The U.S. Navy Memorial, Washington Revels, and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington present the second annual Capital Maritime Music Fest, an all-day family-friendly festival featuring songs of the sea,  workshops, a star spangled concert, a special kid’s corner, and  sing-a-longs. Activities include a 1pm kick off concert by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters and cameo performances featuring the music, folklore and history of maritime culture. In the evening, guests will enjoy special performances  in the Burke Theater. 

Celebrate Diwali with the Goddess of Good Fortune

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Celebrate Diwali with the Goddess of Good Fortune

Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2, 2–4 pm

Sackler sublevel 2

Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. In this drop-in workshop, visit works of art to learn about the history of the holiday. Then, color a print of Lakshmi Puja, the goddess of good fortune who brings blessings during this time. For children ages 8 to 14 and their adult companions.

Celebrate Diwali with the Goddess of Good Fortune

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Celebrate Diwali with the Goddess of Good Fortune

Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2, 2–4 pm

Sackler sublevel 2

Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. In this drop-in workshop, visit works of art to learn about the history of the holiday. Then, color a print of Lakshmi Puja, the goddess of good fortune who brings blessings during this time. For children ages 8 to 14 and their adult companions.

Play Work Build

National Building Museum

PLAY WORK BUILD takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes and an original virtual block play experience. 

Scope Out the Night Sky

Robinson Nature Center

The Maryland Science Center and Robinson Nature Center jointly present this exciting family-focused astronomy event.

The Corn Maze in the Plains

The Corn Maze in the Plains

Fall Fun in Northern Virginia! 5 acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, animals, food, and much more!

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: Cirque Peking

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is among Asia’s most acclaimed ensembles, whose artists have won countless international awards and competitions.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: Cirque Peking

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is among Asia’s most acclaimed ensembles, whose artists have won countless international awards and competitions.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented

Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage

Walk in Lincoln's footsteps at President Lincoln's Cottage, the summer home of the Lincoln family and "the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation."

WMGSO - Small Ensemble Showcase

Living Faith Lutheran Church

The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra will hold, for the first time, a performance dedicated to video game chamber music and other small ensembles.

Submit an Event

WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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