5 Can’t-Miss November Events In DC

November Events In DC

As the temperature drops and the sun starts going to bed early, there’s not much that can drag us out of hibernation mode.  Here are the November events in DC that are worth getting off of the couch and out of your fuzzy socks for.


FotoWeekDC Opening Party

A week’s worth of events celebrating the photographers and photography of DC kicks off with an Opening Party on Friday, November 10th.  Enjoy photo exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music and more, then explore the FotoWeek “campus” all week long with various events and exhibits.

When: November 10th
Where: 2801 – 2829 16th St NW
Cost: $45 – $60


The Emporiyum DC

This ultimate foodie event is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon.  Sip and sample from artisans and food vendors while enjoying a live DJ and discovering some new favorite brands and goodies.  You’ll also want to use this access to such special and unique goods to check some holiday shopping off of your list.

When: November 11th – 12th
Where: Union Market’s Dock 5, 1309 5th St NE
Cost: $15 – $80


Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair

Speaking of holiday shopping: secure the title of best gift giver this year by doing your shopping at the 14th annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair.  From handmade clothing items and handcrafted jewelry to original art and homegoods, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list – just don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something while you’re at it!

When: November 11th – 12th
Where: Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Cost: $6 – $12


DC Cocktail Week

DC Cocktail Week returns to the DMV this month, bringing inventive cocktail and food pairings to a number of our favorite restaurants at an afforable price.  Check out the full list of participating restaurants here, and get all of the details for DC Cocktail Week’s Sneak Peek at Jack Rose Dining Saloon on November 1.

When: November 13th – 19th
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies by location


National Christmas Tree Lighting

It may only be November (and still feel like September), but the holiday cheer is starting to roll in and we’re not even mad about it.  This year, there are 2 tree lightings to check out – the National Tree at The White House or the CityCenterDC Tree in Downtown DC.  Both events will feature music, entertainment and seasonal festivities to help get you in the holiday spirit.

When: November 30th
Where: President’s Park, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Cost: via Lottery system


When: November 25th
Where: CityCenterDC, 825 10th St NW
Cost: Free


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