This list of our favorite things to do in March in Washington DC, updated for 2020, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly events and things to do.
For more ideas on popular things to do in DC, check out our other posts:
Some of the items listed in this post are included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.
The DC Metro area is a hotspot for great musical talent. During March, you’ll be able to find multiple concerts in the area.
In March, both the Washington Wizards, our basketball team, and the Washington Capitals, our hockey team, are in their regular season.
Looking for an entertaining way to spend an afternoon or evening in DC?
Luckily, there are some popular Broadway musicals on tour, as well as a local ballet company with performances in March.
The popular musical about the misunderstood wicked witch of the west and how she became an outcast is running all month.
This performing arts company travels around the country with an orchestra and colorful set pieces to put on a beautiful dance piece. They have captivated audiences in the past few years and will be in nearby Fairfax for three performances March 10 – 11, 2020.
Trolls Live! is the perfect show for the kids, and it will be nearby for a few days in March! There will be 6 performances from March 14 – 15, 2020.
Tourist attraction discount passes bundle together many popular attractions and tours into one discounted price and can save you over 50%.
They also can save you time with skip-the-ticket-line privileges.
Attractions you can see with these passes include:
We detail how these passes work and help you decide which, if any, is best for you.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday, March 17, 2020, and there are many great things to do in Washington DC to celebrate the Irish.
Make your way around the pubs, live music, festivals and visiting sites dedicated or built by Irish immigrants and descendants.
Plan your visit to DC on St. Patrick’s Day with our helpful guide.
As winter closes, we start to offer more walking tours throughout the week. Some tours return from hibernation: Embassy Row tour, Old Town Alexandria, and Eastern Market Desserts.
Our Arlington National Cemetery tour goes back to its regular hours and for springtime only, we offer a Cherry Blossoms on the Basin tour.
Read about each of these tours and see when they are offered on our Tour Calendar page.
Since March is Women’s History Month, we’re partnering with A Tour Of Her Own for two great women-focused tours this month:
For a full list of their tours and to book, check out their website here.
Multiple big-name comedians will be traveling through the DC area in March! There’s sure to be an event for most tastes.
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is Washington DC’s top draw in Springtime and lasts from late March until mid-April.
The festival is planned far in advance so the dates of peak bloom of the Cherry Blossoms themselves can fall anytime from mid-March to mid-April depending on the weather.
You will find fireworks, street festivals, parades, special exhibits and tours on offer throughout DC.
Check out our full post on the Cherry Blossom Festival to learn more.
The Harlem Globetrotters are the most popular exhibition basketball team in the world. They put on exhibition games with theatre and comedy mixed in, often to an upbeat soundtrack.
This is a fun activity for the whole family! If you’re looking for more kid-friendly events, check out our full post.
Bring the whole family to enjoy giant Monster Trucks as they compete against one another in races and freestyle competitions.
The arena is full of ramps and obstacles for the trucks to race around and do impressive stunts. What does it take to win? See the jam and find out!
You can find more kid-friendly events in our full post.