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5 best festivals in Washington DC

Festivals in Washington are able to surprise even seasoned travelers - no one expects such a strict capital. Here they spend holidays for every taste and absolutely for all locals and tourists. This is definitely not boring. After all, the capital of the United States can not be such, right?

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Of course, the main holiday for the political center of the country is Independence Day, July 4th. And traditionally this day is celebrated on the street: families leave for picnics, walks and salutes. But in Washington, and for this there is a special program.

From early morning, a festival space with recreation areas, food stalls and street musicians is being organized on the National Mall. By noon, the Parade begins, passing to the very building of the Congress. After the concert of the National Symphony Orchestra and popular musicians is played back there. Rides are open all day, free performances and even public dinners take place in the parks.

In the evening, the celebration is crowned with a stunning salute and cannon volleys.

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival

Oddly enough, in the center of the United States celebrate the cherry blossom festival. Sakura trees were donated to the city by the administration of Tokyo, the climate of Washington provokes flowering almost at the same time as Japan, therefore the Khans are the most present.

According to the rules of the Japanese khanami, flowering should be admired, sitting on the ground with delicious food and drinks of varying degrees of strength. And the best for this place - the park opposite the National Gallery of Art and the Jefferson Memorial on the coast.

  • White House Easter Egg Roll

If you are traveling with children, aim for Easter - this is the time when it is possible to have fun right in the park near the White House. On a holiday on the south lawn in the presidential park is a big festival for children and their parents. The program - interactive performances of Easter fairy tales, quests and games. Nicely? Not that word. Therefore, even if you are a little bit behind ..., twenty, you can at least look at this tale from the side.

  • National book festival

Every September, a literature festival is held at the Washington Convention Center. For several weeks, lectures, film screenings, releases of high-profile novels, meetings with authors, autograph sessions and master classes are held. There is a fair at the festival - you can buy any book you like directly from the author’s hands, ask him your questions and take a photo.

  • Zoolights

Every year in December, the National Zoo becomes fabulous. Illumination, light and laser shows, puppet theater performances and other events take place every day and are available to absolutely all visitors. Beautiful and curious will be primarily children, but not only - multimedia excursions are provided for adults and music performances.

And that is not all! They can do festivals there: even in a serious and strict Washington, there will be leisure for all ages, tastes and budgets. And to stay in America was not only fun, but also comfortable, contact us - American Butler experts can easily find you the right hotel, transportation and excursions in any city in the United States.

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