- Women’s History Celebration at the DAR Museum – Celebrate American women who made their mark. There will be activities, crafts, games and more and free admission. Girl Scouts can have the opportunity to earn a badge too. (Sat. 3/14 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
- The 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival – From March 20th through April 12th, there are daily events in downtown DC that are primarily free and open to the public. This year’s peak bloom for the blossoms is said to be between March 25th-30th. (Fri. 3/20 through Sun. 4/12)
- Chamber Music Concert at the Dumbarton House – On Tuesdays free chamber music concerts are presented by the Friday Morning Music Club. Concerts begin promptly at noon in the Belle Vue Room. (Tues. 3/17 12 noon-1 p.m.)
- The Butterfly Pavilion at the National Museum of Natural History – There’s nothing more magical than exploring the Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Kids and adults alike love getting up close and personal with butterflies from all over the world. Tickets are $7.50 for those ages 13-59, 60+ seniors are $7 and children ages 2-12 are $6.50. Tuesdays are free!
5. The National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival – The annual event brings out thousands to watch the visually stunning sight. Children can make a kite to fly (while supplies last) or buy one for purchase at the Public Field. (Sat. 3/28 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
6. The 2020 Washington, DC ScopeItOut 5K – The family-friendly event is an undy-themed run/walk created by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The goal is to provide support for patients and their loved ones and to raise awareness and fund research. Registration closes March 27th. Adults ages 14+ are $35 in advance, $40 race day, kids 6-13 are $30 in advance, $35 race day and survivors and patients run free. (Sun. 3/29, 7 a.m.-10:15 a.m.)
7. Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico at the National Museum of Women in the Arts – Through May 25th, visitors to the NMWA can view stunning black and white photos by Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide. Tickets are $8 for students over 18 and seniors 65+, $10 for general admission tickets and free for members and youth 18 and under. (Now through Wed. 3/20)