The cherry blossoms have officially hit peak bloom and Women’s History Month is still in full swing. With Washingtonians getting ready to kick back for the weekend, we’ve rounded up 7 of the best happenings in D.C. you won’t want to miss!
1. Catch a concert at your favorite local venue
- The Anthem: Vance Joy (March 25)
- 9:30 Club: Ibeyi (March 26)
2. Head to the theatre for one of these plays, musicals, or ballets
- National Theatre
- “Jagged Little Pill” (March 14-26)
- Ford’s Theatre
- “SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!” (March 15-May 13)
3. Bust a gut at one of these comedy shows
What better way to destress after a long week than having a laugh at a comedy show? Whether you like stand-up or improv, there’s bound to be something here that tickles your funny bone!
- D.C. Improv: Moshe Kasher (March 23-25), Just Nesh (March 23-25), Tony Woods & Friends (March 26)
4. Celebrate Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and honor both notable women through history and those we love and call friends and family! D.C. boasts a number of events, exhibits and activities to highlight and celebrate women and their achievements:
- SheROCKS: Celebrate a decade of championing women in business and the arts with showcases, talks, live entertainment, and more! (March 24-25 at Capital Turnaround)
- Check out the online National Women’s History Museum
- National Portrait Gallery
5. Sip into spring at the Spring Wine Fling
What better way to celebrate spring?! The Spring Wine Fling—held by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington from Monday, March 20 through Sunday, March 31—is a partnership with restaurants throughout D.C. offering “two Glasses, two courses, one price.” This new offering includes a $55 prix fixe dinner menu of an appetizer, an entrée, and two wine pairings! Learn more as participating restaurants are announced here.
6. Experience peak bloom and the National Cherry Blossom Festival
It’s officially peak bloom! The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off on Monday, March 20, just days before peak bloom hit on March 23, so it’s time to get your plans in order! Every year, people from all over the world flock to D.C. from late March through mid-April to take in the sight of the beautiful, blossoming cherry blossoms that adorn the Tidal Basin and line the National Mall. The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place during this time—this year running through April 16—highlighting these natural beauties with a bevy of additional themed activities and events, such as the Blossom Kite Festival, live music and art at Petalpalooza, and, of course, the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run. Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival website to learn more about the events, and check out our list of the best spots to see the cherry blossoms.
7. Head to Swingers Crazy Golf’s new Navy Yard location for a night out
Skip your go-to bar for a night and stroll into Swingers Navy Yard—a world inspired by 1920s Great British seaside, complete with a British pub, undulating crazy golf courses, cocktail bars, street food, and live DJs! Whether you’re planning an outing with friends, date night or team offsite, this wildly fun crazy golf experience is not one to miss. Swingers Navy Yard is officially open to the public and has already been met with rave reviews, so be sure to book your spot!