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Ledger Union Market’s Must See Events

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February 13, 2024
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This guide will share tricks and tips on making the most of NoMa and Union Market events and activities. You will learn how to:

  • Find out what's going on in your area and how to be a part of it
  • Highlight new events that pique your interest
  • Enjoy the benefits of being part of a vibrant and diverse community

Stay with us because you would want to avoid sleeping on these valuable insights exclusively catered to YOU!

  • DMV Young Professionals Social Happy Hour: A networking event for young professionals in the DMV area. Meet new people, enjoy drinks and food, and have fun.
  • Glass City Young Professionals 2024 Planning Meeting: This is a meeting for young professionals who want to get involved in the Glass City Young Professionals organization. Share your ideas, goals, and vision for the future. 
  • Young Professionals in International Affairs: A discussion group for young professionals interested in global affairs. Learn about the latest developments in Africa and how they affect the world. The topic for this month is "Democratic Backsliding in Africa".
  • ManPower DC's Inaugural Fundraiser Gala: A gala event to support ManPower DC, a non-profit organization that empowers young men of color through mentorship, education, and leadership. Enjoy a night of music, entertainment, and inspiration.

These are just some of the many events and activities available to you. To get up-to-date info on these events, check here, as there are updates on various events in the state.

If you want to explore the natural landscape of Washington, then here are some marvels you wouldn't want to miss out on:

  • Georgetown: Georgetown is celebrated for its federalist architecture, historical charm, cobblestone streets, and grand estates that trace their origins to a prehistoric era.
  • Anacostia Park: Nestled on the banks of the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park is a gorgeous haven with lots of green space, recreational amenities, and picturesque waterfront views.
  • Museums: Washington DC has several museums for several unique arts, such as the African American Civil War Memorial Museum, Anderson House, Art and Industries Building, Chinese American Museum, Heurich House, Interior Museum, and Meridian House, among others. 
  • Sports events: The Rock and Roll Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon are examples of the many sports events you can participate in. For more unique sports events, check out Vividseats.
  • City Tours: If you want to take part in different tours of the city, then check out Washington DC Tourism.

Other annual events you can look forward to participating in include:

  • Saint Patrick's Day Parade: This celebration of Irish culture and heritage marks the anniversary of the patron saint of Ireland's death. The parade features floats, bands, dancers, and people wearing green. The parade fosters a sense of community, identity, and pride among Irish people and their descendants, as well as sharing their traditions and history with others.
  • White House Easter Egg Roll: A tradition from way back, where children and their families are invited to the White House lawn to roll and hunt for Easter eggs, enjoy entertainment, and meet the president and the first lady. The event provides a fun and festive occasion for families to interact with each other and the White House staff and promote physical activity and education for children.
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: This fete is held to celebrate the spring blooms of the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin. The festival helps to showcase the city's beauty and attract visitors and tourists. It also showcases the friendship and cooperation between the US and Japan, who gifted the cherry trees in 1912.
  • Blossom Kite Festival: An event that invites kite optimists of all ages and skill levels to fly kites around the Washington Monument. The festival encourages creativity, expression, and participation in fun and colorful activities.
  • Filmfest DC: an international film festival that showcases the best contemporary documentaries, feature films, and short films from around the world. This festival exposes its audiences to diverse perspectives, stories, and issues, stimulating dialogue and debate among film lovers and professionals.
  • Smithsonian Craft Show: A show and sale of the finest American crafts and design held at the National Building Museum. The show celebrates the excellence and innovation of American craft artists and supports the programs and museums of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Memorial Day: A holiday observed as a memorial every last Monday of May each year, in honor of men and women who died while serving in the US military by paying tribute to the sacrifices and contributions of the US military personnel. The holiday also marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season. 
  • Capital Pride: A series of events and activities that celebrate, advocate, educate, and connect the LGBTQ+ community in the capital region. The events include a parade, a festival, a concert, a block party, a rally, and various parties and social gatherings.
  • AFI DOCS Film Festival: A documentary film festival that presents the best nonfiction filmmaking worldwide. The festival also features discussions and events that connect filmmakers, audiences, and policy leaders in the heart of the nation's capital.
  • A Capitol Fourth: An annual Independence Day concert broadcast live from the West Front of the US Capitol on PBS and streaming platforms. The National Symphony Orchestra and other musical performers will perform patriotic songs and various genres during the program.
  • Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle: An annual food and music festival that features barbecue competitions, cooking demonstrations, sampling booths, and live entertainment.
  • DC Jazz Festival: An annual jazz festival that takes place at various venues across the city, such as the Kennedy Center, the Wharf, and the National Gallery of Art. The festival showcases the best in local, national, and international jazz artists, emerging talent and students.
  • National Book Festival: An annual literary festival with panel discussions, book signings, author presentations, and other events that brings together thousands of book lovers and best-selling writers, poets, and illustrators.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore, enjoy, and connect with your neighborhood.

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