About Washington DC
On July 16, 1790, as outlined in the United States Constitution, America?s founding fathers declared Washington, D.C. its nation?s capital. The east coast site was selected in part for the convenience of the Potomac River, which then included two port towns vital to the tobacco and wheat trade industries, and as a compromise between the northern and southern states. Since its conception, the District of Columbia has been the hub of political upheaval, racism, war, power struggles, national identity crises and more. It wasn?t until the early 1900s that DC became a fully developed monumental city, with plans to erect the numerous memorials and tributes that are evident today. Slightly fewer than 600,000 people actually reside in The District, though the population swells with nearly 15 million travelers annually to visit such attractions as the Washington Monument, Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool, FDR Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Other fascinating hot spots include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Archives, and of course, the White House. In addition, the metropolis is home to numerous restaurants serving cuisine from countless nationalities, more than 40 performing arts and theater venues and four professional sporting venues.
Events in Washington DC
Georgetown Winter RUNderland 2019
at Georgetown University - Copley Lawn
Come get in the holiday spirit with family and friends with our festive 5k! Walk, jog, or run around Georgetown University's charming and historic campus during our 5K run/2k walk ⏤ or just come for the hot cocoa!
Swedish Holiday Market 2019 @ House of Sweden
at House of Sweden
SWEDISH HOLIDAY MARKET 2019 Holiday Shoppers and Visitors will find NORDIC Vendors and Artists selling their arts & crafts, including holiday ornaments, decorations, textiles, Swedish glass, gifts, books, packaged food, Glögg, candy and more!
Ugly Sweater Competition Party
at Washington, DC 20009
It is that time of the year and let us get together to deliver our wish list to Santa:)
DC Strings: December 2019 House Concert
at Capitol Hill
Join members and friends of DC Strings Workshop as they perform classical and jazz tunes along with highlights for the upcoming season.
Rock Creek Puff
at Rock Creek Puff
Every Sunday from 3 to 7pm! ✨Hey: this is an I-71 compliant event!✨
Capitol Hill Holiday Sip & Shop
at Eastern Market Metro Plaza
Save the Date - December 9, 5:30 to 8:30 pm - to join your neighbors and bring your friends on a traveling wine tasting among your favorite Capitol Hill retailers!
CeeLo Green Holiday Hits Tour
at The Howard Theatre
Public On-Sale: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 10:00 AM Meet & Greet Package Public On-Sale : Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 10:00 AM
Ben Williams: A Holiday Musical Extravaganza
at The Hamilton Live
Grammy Award-winning bassist & native Washingtonian Ben Williams celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in his annual extravaganza.
Eric Benet at The Howard Theatre
at The Howard Theatre
Eric Headlines at the Howard Theatre !
DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year's Eve Festival #8 Wash. DC
at DCBX Ultimate NYE
DCBX Ultimate Tropical NYE 2020 - 8th Annual THE ? LARGEST LATIN NYE FESTIVAL
Washington DC Updates
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The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC