Can’t-Miss April Events In DC
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It’s what we wait for all year…the return of Spring! DC starts to come alive again in the springtime – Cherry Trees are in bloom, baseball season is about to begin, and a whole host of free and almost free events and activities are on the horizon. Here are our top picks for the 5 April events in DC that you don’t want to miss.
DC Events April 2018
The Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar
Pop-up bars are a phenomenon that has taken over DC in recent years. We’ve seen iterations dedicated to everything from Game of Thrones to the Super Mario Bros, but a seasonal favorite has to be the cherry blossom-centric takeover, now returning for its second year. Washington DC’s approximately 3,000 cherry trees were gifted to the nation’s capital by Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912 and continue to attract visitors each year hoping to catch them in peak bloom. Appropriately, the decor and fare within the pop-up bar celebrate Japanese culture in addition to the gorgeous pink blooms we look forward to each year. Expect origami, mini zen gardens, paper lanterns, Japanese whisky, sake, and themed cocktails…even a Godzilla themed room. Be sure to fully charge your phone before hopping in line…waiting your turn could take a while but the photo-ops will be so worth it!
When: Now – April 29th
Where: 1843 7th St NW
Cost: Free to enter, drinks & snacks available for purchase
Opening Day At Nationals Park
Baseball season officially returns to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood on Thursday, April 5th with a home opener vs. the Mets. The game itself kicks off at 1:05 pm and the first 25,00 fans through the gate will receive a complimentary 2018 schedule t-shirt courtesy of GEICO. If you haven’t visited the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood recently, this is the perfect excuse to check out all of the new restaurants and shops in the area! Come for an early lunch or stick around for happy hour to see what all the fuss is about.
When: Thursday, April 5th, 1:05 pm
Where: 1500 S Capitol St SE
Cost: $44 – $150
Washington, DC’s International Film Festival returns for its 32nd year this April, bringing with it 80 films from 45 countries, shown at various locations throughout the city over 11 days. Opening and closing night events, as well as panels, workshops, and Q&A sessions, will also be taking place throughout the festival. Ticket and schedule details are still being firmed up, so continue to check their website for all the info you need.
When: April 19 – 29
Where: Various locations
DC Beer Festival
Make your way back over to the Capitol Riverfront for this 21+ event at Nationals Park, featuring unlimited samples from 80 breweries, live music, a dueling piano bar, and a variety of food trucks serving up delicious bites. Beer samples are included in the price of your admission with all food available for purchase, and there are 2 sessions to choose from, noon – 3:00 pm or 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
When: Saturday, April 21st
Where: 1500 S Capitol St SE
Cost: $45 General Admission
Georgetown French Market
Book Hill’s signature European open-air market and sidewalk sale returns April 27th – 29th to bring a taste of Paris to the streets of Georgetown. Locally owned shops, cafes, and galleries will be showcasing their goods for sale while street performers, face painters, and live music provide additional entertainment and atmosphere.
When: April 27th – 28th, various times
Where: Along Wisconsin Ave from O St to Reservoir Rd
Cost: Free to attend
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