Washington D.C. April 2024

Washington D.C. April 2024 Events

Washington D.C. April 2024 Events

April Brings Colorful Blossoms to Washington D.C.

April is one of Washington D.C.'s most picturesque times of the year as the city comes alive with an explosion of pink and white cherry blossom blooms that gracefully adorn the streets. The mild weather, with temperatures averaging in the mid-60s, is the perfect atmosphere for visitors to explore iconic landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian Museums. Take a stroll along the Tidal Basin to bask in the peak of cherry blossom season, and enjoy the outdoors with bike rides and picnics. There are also plenty of exciting events this month, including the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival, Filmfest DC, and the National Cannabis Festival.

April Event Calendar

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate Japanese culture and admire the stunning cherry blossoms at Washington D.C.'s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. The city turns pink and white as the blossoms come into full bloom, creating a pretty image to kick off spring. Wear your best pink formal attire to the Pink Tie Dinner Party, fill the sky with color during the Blossom Kite event, and listen to live music along the Anacostia River during Petalpalooza, an outdoor street festival with food, entertainment, and fun activities. Admission is free and more information can be found on the official website.

Bad Bunny Most Wanted Tour

If you thought Bad Bunny's record-breaking World's Hottest Tour set the stage on fire, get ready for the worldwide superstar's 2024 Most Wanted Tour. A follow-up to his fifth studio album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, the highly-anticipated tour is sure to have fans hitting the dance floor.

"The King of Latin Trap" and Spotify's most streamed artist (2020-2023) brings the heat to Washington D.C.'s Capital One Arena this April. Purchase tickets now. 

DC Beer Fest

DC Beer Fest

The Festival returns to Nationals Park, and for one day, you can stroll throughout the concourse and enjoy beer from dozens of craft breweries. There will be live music and food trucks, as well as a dueling piano bar to enjoy. If you'd like to pay for VIP admission, you'll also get exclusive access to the dugouts, a commemorative tasting glass, and more.

Sakura Matsuri: Japanese Street Festival

Sakura Matsuri: Japanese Street Festival

Kick off the cherry blossom season with Sakura Matsuri, a lively Japanese street festival to celebrate arts, culture, and treats. Feast on traditional Japanese foods and beverages, browse through booths filled with culturally relevant crafts and watch over 40 performances. These include Japanese dance, martial arts, and taiko, among others. Tickets currently range from $10 to $25. Join this festive celebration in Washington, DC, from April 13th to the 14th.

National Cannabis Festival

National Cannabis Festival

The Annual National Cannabis Festival is a celebration of the legalization progress of marijuana. The festival features educational sessions, congressional leader talks, and a two-day concert with live music performances by Thundercat, Wu-Tang Clan with Redman. You can also catch special guests Devin the Dude and Backyard Band, Black Alley, Noochie, RDGLDGRN, Cumbia Heights, and others. You must be 21+ to attend. Two-day general admission passes start at $105 and can be purchased online.

 

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is a yearly ten-day event in Winchester, Virginia. It celebrates the area’s apple blossom season and includes various activities, from parades and fireworks to carnival rides, music, and more. The festival also features a variety of contests, such as a beauty pageant, a talent show, and a baby contest. In addition, there will be plenty of food and craft vendors and a variety of children’s activities. Be sure to check out the main event, the Grand Feature Parade, which takes place on the first Saturday of the festival.

Festival of Colors DC

Festival of Colors DC

The Festival of Colors DC is an annual event that celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi. Taking place in Washington, DC, this vibrant festival brings together members of the community in a celebration of culture and fun. Enjoy traditional Indian delicacies, dazzling performances, and a rich display of color as revelers throw brightly colored powder in the air. Additionally, there will be plenty of activities for children, including face painting, henna art, and games. Tickets are available now.

Washington D.C. Events in April

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Wed, Apr 03 at Soundcheck Subdocta
Thu, Apr 04 at Soundcheck Deerock
Fri, Apr 05 at Echostage Factory 93 Presents: Black Coffee
Fri, Apr 05 at Soundcheck Cassian
Fri, Apr 05 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Fridays
Sat, Apr 06 at Echostage Dr. Fresch & Habstrakt
Sat, Apr 06 at Soundcheck Defected Records Presents: Sam Divine x Juliet Mendoza
Sat, Apr 06 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Saturdays
Tue, Apr 09 at Echostage Mariah the Scientist - To Be Eaten Alive Tour
Wed, Apr 10 at Soundcheck Sicaria
Thu, Apr 11 at Soundcheck Bassrush Presents: Eliminate
Fri, Apr 12 at Echostage Factory 93 Presents: Eli Brown