April Activities in Washington, DC That You Don’t Want to Miss
March 31, 2017
Check out these fun activites going on in April in Washington, DC!
- International Pillow Fight Day
April 1, 2017 2 p.m.
This annual event takes place on the grounds of the Washington Monument on the National Mall. Just remember to play nice: no hitting above the shoulders, and no down pillows – feathers are hard to clean up! Expect a few hundred people to show up and many families, so keep an eye out for children.
- Washington Nationals Opening Day
April 3, 2017
The Washington Nationals ring in their 2017 season against the Miami Marlins. There is nothing more Spring than baseball, and the Nationals have an incredible stadium. Aside from hot dogs and beer, you can enjoy some local favorites like Ben’s Chili Bowl and Shake Shack. You can get $10 tickets to stand at the bar in outfield or seat behind home plate, but there's no bad view when you're watching the Nats!
- National Park Week
April 15-23, 2017.
During this week, all National Parks have free admission. Some of the great day trips from DC include the Civil War battlefields, which usually require admission. Use this week to visit Gettysburg, Antietam, Manassass and more.
- Georgetown French Market
April 28-30, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This weekend event includes boutique crafts, arts and the best French foods. Stalls will line the streets on Book Hill in Georgetown to offer a chance to purchase gifts, fine art and home furnishings.
- Thomas Jefferson Birthday
April 13, 2017
If you find yourself at Thomas Jefferson Memorial on April 13, you’ll be able to join the National Park Service in honoring what would have been his 273rd birthday! There will be a wreath laying ceremony with color guard and playing of Taps at 11 a.m. Be sure to take our All-in-One Tour of the Memorials, which includes the Jefferson Memorial.