Area Events

At Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown, discover a sophisticated address that is the very definition of an urban luxury retreat and central to many area and local events. Georgetown offers several signature events; French Market, Taste of Georgetown, Fashion’s Night Out and Merriment in Georgetown. The French Market event takes place along upper Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between P Street and Reservoir Road, and features nearly 40 Georgetown boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries, art and antique home furnishings. Enjoy strolling mimes, children’s activities, live music and French cuisine from Georgetown cafes and restaurants. The Annual Taste of Georgetown is held in June and showcases the spectacular cuisine of Washington, D.C.’s finest restaurants, highlighting Georgetown’s culinary personalities and featuring delectable dishes to sample, as well as live music, and a Wine & Ale Pavilion featuring over 25 craft beers and wine sampling.

Georgetown is DC's official regional host of Fashion’s Night Out, the annual September global celebration of fashion started in 2009 by Vogue magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, spend the evening in DC’s most fashionable neighborhood as over 105 Georgetown stores, restaurants and salons open for extended shopping hours and hosted fashion events and promotions. Twelve Days of Merriment is presented and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), and celebrates the holiday season with 12 days of special store sales and events, seasonal festivities, live entertainment, holiday activities, and more. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. The two-week festival begins on the last Saturday of March with a Family Day and an official opening ceremony in the National Building Museum.

An array of activities and cultural events takes place on the following days. More than 700,000 people visit Washington each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees that herald the beginning of spring in the nation's capital. Washington, DC is arguably the most patriotic place in America to celebrate Independence Day. From spectacular fireworks to moving musical performances to family-friendly parades and festivals, there's more than enough fun to fill Fourth of July week. Capella Washington, D.C. guests have access to remarkable views of these celebrated fireworks from our exclusive rooftop bar and lounge.