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.
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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.
- Daughtry | Mar 3rd
- They Might Be Giants | Mar 3rd - 5th
- Dream Theater | Mar 6th
- Tyler, The Creator | Mar 7th
- Boyz II Men | Mar 10th
- Animal Collective | Mar 13th
- Gary Numan | Mar 15th
- Styx | Mar 17th
- Smithereens | Mar 19th
- The Midnight | Mar 23rd
- Judas Priest | Mar 31st
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.
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
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:
- Jeff Dunham | Mar 4th, 5th
- Rob Schneider | Mar 5th
- Nick Swardson | Mar 5th
- George Lopez | Mar 11th
- Ronny Chieng | Mar 11th
- Russell Howard | Mar 20th
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.
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.
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.