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What to Do in March in Washington, DC

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This list of our favorite things to do in March 2022 in Washington DC, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly events and things to do.

Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through some of the links below at no cost to you. See the full text.


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN MARCH

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.


1) Find a Concert

The DC Metro area is a hotspot for great musical talent. During March, you’ll be able to find multiple concerts in the area.

Click here to see all the DC area concerts.


2) See a Sporting Event

In March, both the Washington Wizards, our basketball team, and the Washington Capitals, our hockey team, are in their regular season. 

You can find all the matches and games on StubHub.

Basketball

Hockey

Soccer

Baseball

Find tickets to all the games in DC on StubHub.


3) Enjoy the Theatre

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.

You can find all the theatre and dance in DC on StubHub.

Here are some of the best musicals you can see this month:

Find all the theatre performances in March on StubHub.


4) Springtime Walking Tours

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.

March is Women's History Month, and we're offering donation based tours to support local women-focused charities.

  • March 27, 2022 2pm-4pm - Wild Women of Washington to support the DC Diaper Bank

Find out more about these tours on our Women's History Month page.

Washington DC Travel Tips

5) St. Patrick's Day in Washington DC

St. Patrick's Day falls on Thursday, March 17, 2022, 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.


6) Save Money with a Tourist Discount Pass 

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:

  • CitySights Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • International Spy Museum
  • The Capital Ferris Wheel
  • George Washington’s Home

We detail how these passes work and help you decide which, if any, is best for you.


7) See a Comedian's Stand-Up Routine

Multiple big-name comedians will be traveling through the DC area in March! There's sure to be an event for most tastes.

Here are some of the best stand-up comics performing in the Washington DC area this month:

Find all the comedy shows in DC on StubHub.


8) National Cherry Blossom Festival

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.


9) Go to a Ballet

If you're a fan of ballet, this is the perfect time to visit Washington DC. The American Ballet Theatre will be performing the classic tale of Don Quixote at Kennedy Center Opera House at the end of the month.

Their production will begin on March 29th and run through March 31st. There will also be performances from April 1st - 3rd, 2022.

Purchase Ballet tickets or learn more.

If you're interested in other types of professional dancing, it's worth noting that the Riverdance troupe will also be at Kennedy Center Opera House from March 15th - 27th.

Purchase Riverdance tickets or learn more.


10) Experience the National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra will be performing throughout the month at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. If you're a fan of classical music, this is an excellent opportunity to hear a live performance from one of the best orchestras in the country.

In addition to more traditional shows, they will also be holding the following special productions:

Check this list of National Symphony Orchestra performances in March to see everything they will be doing this month.


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About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 4 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the producer of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 28 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 4) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.
Updated: February 25th, 2022
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