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Can’t Miss February Events in DC

5 Can’t-Miss February Events in DC

We know February is a short month, but the bitter DC cold seems to make it feel extra long. We love to cuddle up inside and relax during the winter months, but there are so many February events in DC that make the month more fun. Outdoor races (yes, outdoor), bar crawls, and the Chinese New Year are just a few of the things we are most excited for. Whether you prefer to get out and socialize or celebrate historical events, the District has you covered for the month of February. Bundle up, get out there and enjoy!

Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid’s Undie Run is a staple February event in DC. Nothing says Happy Valentines Day like stripping down to your undies for a one-mile fun run. Not only is this a fun and silly event, but Cupid’s Undie Run is also for a great cause. The “run”/party is to benefit neurofibromatosis, a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 events. The day begins with a very “brief” run and continues with a major dance party, drinks, and fun. Create a team with friends or run on your own, it’s up to you. Either way, we guarantee you will enjoy yourself while supporting a great cause.

When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Penn Social | 801 E Street NW
Cost: $40 | Price Increases to $45 on 2/4/19 | $50 Day Of

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Cupid’s Bar Crawl

If celebrating Valentines Day with a fun run isn’t your thing, Cupid’s Bar Crawl is another great V-Day event here in DC. The bar crawl takes place at some of DuPont Circle’s most popular bars and there are drink specials available at all participating bars. 12 different bars are a part of Cupid’s Bar Crawl, and $2 light beers, $3 rail drinks, and $4 Cupid shots are a few of the specials you will find. Celebrate the season of love with friends while wandering through DuPont Circle’s greatest bars, this sounds like a fun Valentine’s Day to us!

When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 2:00 – 10:00 PM
Where: DuPont Circle | Participating Bars 
Cost: $20 | $40 Day Of

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Chinese New Year Parade & Festival

The Chinese Lunar New Year makes for quite the celebration here in DC. This year, we will be celebrating the Year of the Pig, and China Town is the place to be. This is one of the biggest and most diverse parades here in DC, bringing the community together through dances, food, live music, and more. Watch traditional lion and dragon dances, enjoy Kung Fu demonstrations, and enjoy the festivities throughout the streets of China Town. Throw on red clothing to ward off evil spirits and bring in good fortune, or wear your favorite pig accessory in honor of the Year of the Pig and you will be good to go.

When: Sunday, February 10th, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Where: Route Starts at 6th and Eye Street NW | Route Ends at 6th and H Street NW
Cost: Free

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George Washington’s Birthday Parade

February is the month of George Washington’s birthday and we make sure to celebrate here in DC. The greatest celebration takes place in Alexandria, VA with a celebratory parade. This parade is an important tradition, dating back to 1923. Bands, floats, wagons, horses, military units, and drill teams are a few of the special guest performances you will see throughout the parade course. Alexandria, located near George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, is a great place to explore. The cobblestone streets and historic buildings make the parade even better. George Washington’s Birthday Parade is a nice switch up from Valentine’s Day festivities, and something definitely worth attending.

When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Where: Begins at the Intersection of Gibbon and South Fairfax Streets in Old Town Alexandria
Cost: Free

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Bright Star Theatre: ‘Meet Dr. King’

Celebrate Black History Month by watching and listening to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s story in ‘Meet Dr. King’. This play put on by Bright Star honors the triumphs and tragedies of MLK Jr.’s life and the American Civil Rights Movement. Integration, equality, and freedom are a few of the key concepts of this play, and it was written in an effort to introduce these concepts to a younger crowd. Follow along MLK’s life as he transitions from a young boy experiencing racism to a pastor to a social activist that changed our world. Meet Dr. King is a great way to honor MLK and the impact he had.

When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Where: The National Theatre
Cost: Free

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About The Author

Emily Fay

A Maryland native turned Charleston, South Carolina resident, Emily is all over the map. Emily’s marketing experience combined with her passion for travel and culture brings a unique dynamic to Apartminty. She utilizes her day-to-day experiences and knowledge on the multifamily industry to create insightful content that any type of renter can take advantage of. In her free time, you will find Emily in a hot-yoga class, relaxing on the beach, or enjoying the never-ending selection of delicious restaurants in Charleston.

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