Chinese New Year Celebrations
Throughout February and citywide. Look for special discounts, events, and promotions at D.C.'s hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Call 1-800-422-8644, or visit
Throughout February and citywide. Enjoy theater, pre-show dining, and post-show discussions with writers and cast. Many special hotel packages. Call 1-800-422-8644, or visit
February is museum month with seasonal extras, free hot beverages, and special concerts, tours, and film series. Visit
The city offers a wealth of special exhibits, concerts, and performances all month long. Call the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum for its events (202-633-4820) as well as the Frederick Douglass Historic Site (202-426-5960), the Mary McLeod Bethune House (202-673-2402), and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (202-727-0321). Also check
Every February 12, there is an annual laying-of-a-wreath ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial and a reading of the Gettysburg Address at noon in commemoration of Lincoln's birthday. Call 202-619-7222 for more information.Washington's Birthday
George Washington was born on February 22, and his birthday is marked with a celebration similar to other birthday events, plus a parade. Mount Vernon celebrates Washington's birthday with free admission all day, as well as activities and fanfare on the bowling green. Call 703-780-2000 for more information.