Top April Events in Northern Virginia and DC

Top April Events in Northern Virginia and DC

Celebrate the beauty of spring! Here's our list of April events around the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area. From garden shows to designer market days to street festivals, there is a lot to check out this month.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a must see – click here for festival details.

48th Annual Community Art Show and Sale | April 12-14

April 12, 2PM-6PM | April 13, 11AM-5PM | April 14, 11PM-5PM

The Women’s Club of Chevy Chase

The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase is proud to host the 48th Annual Community Art Show and Sale. This 3-day event will include approximately 400 pieces of artwork from more than 130 talented local community artists.  


Designer Studio Market Days | April 18-20

Bummer Lamb Design Studio, 1604 Village Market Blvd, Leesburg VA

Bummer Lamb Interior designer studio will be open to the public for shopping their beautiful inventory for 3 days only. Open from 10am-6pm each day. (Thursday through Saturday).


DC Wine Fest! Spring Edition | April 13

Dock 5 at Union Market

A wine-tasting experience that aims to stimulate all your senses. Enjoy great food and live music performances, while tasting some of the best varieties from around the world.



Del Ray Dog Fest | April 14, 11AM – 3PM

George Washington Middle School

The 2nd Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event (rain or shine) featuring dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors, and food. Following the event, participating restaurants will host “Yappy Hours” for owners and their pets. Our very own, The Peele Group, are sponsors of this great community event!



Filmfest DC | April 18 – 28

Various Locations

Every year, the Washington, DC International Film Festival features many new and exciting films from around the world, including some from local filmmakers. This year’s opening night will feature the much-anticipated Widow Clicquot at the French Embassy with reception to follow.



Photo courtesy of Middleburg Spring Races


Middleburg Spring Races | April, 20

36800 Glenwood Park Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117 | Glenwood Park Race Course

Surrounded by Virginia’s famous hunt country, the Middleburg Spring Races have become the quintessential event to welcome spring, synonymous with the blooming of the dogwoods.

General Admission Tickets | Reserved Enclosure Wristband


Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival | April 20 & 21, 10AM – 5PM

Downtown Historic Leesburg | Festival Map

The Flower and Garden Festival has become an annual rite of spring for Loudoun County and it’s not hard to see why. The downtown festival boasts 150 vendors including landscapers, gardening suppliers, plant sellers, outdoor living furniture, and more. Stop by our Leesburg office on Market Street to say hello and grab refreshments! 

Free Admission


Photo courtesy of VA Garden Week


Virginia Historic Garden Week | April 20 – 27

Statewide | Tour Information

For one week each April, visitors may tour inspired private landscapes, public gardens, and historic sites across Virginia. The event includes unique tours organized and hosted by 48 member clubs. In addition, more than 1,000 world-class floral arrangements are created to enhance tour properties. 



Sipping for Sprout |  April 21, 12 – 3PM

Stone Tower Winery

A robust silent auction, wine tastings, live music, food, and fun for kids – this event raises funds to support Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center.



Photo courtesy of Kensington Day of the Book Festival


17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival | April 21, 11AM – 4PM

Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Fawcett Street in Kensington, MD

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival, held rain or shine, spanning three blocks of Howard Avenue. Meet authors, poets, literary and community organizations. Live music on multiple stages, special guest speakers, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children’s programs, and much more. Now in its 17th year, this festival offers something for everyone!


Photo courtesy of Georgetown French Market


21st Annual Georgetown French Market | April 26 – 28

Wisconsin Avenue, O Street to Reservoir Road, Georgetown, DC

This popular open-air market – originally inspired by those often seen in France – features sidewalk sales and specials from more than 35 locally-owned boutiques, cafés, and galleries. Click Here to view Participating Shops & Restaurants.


Kensington Dog Parade | April 27, 10AM-12PM

Flinn Park

The Kensington office of McEnearney Associates | Middleburg Real Estate | Atoka Properties is proud to sponsor this year’s Kensington Dog Parade. Come show off your pooch, visit local vendors, have your puppy’s photo taken by a professional photographer, win prizes, and much more!


10th Arlington Festival of the Arts | April 27 & 28, 10AM – 5PM


At the Arlington Festival of the Arts, visitors can expect to be impressed by a diverse range of artistic mediums, including sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, mixed media, painting, and much more. This outdoor event takes place on N. Highland Street and N. Hartford Street, close to the area’s most popular restaurants and shopping destinations.

Free Admission


Britain On The Green | April 28

Gunston Hall

Join the Capital Triumph Register for the 26th annual Britain on the Green with friends, family, and fellow British car enthusiasts. Whether you enter a car yourself or just come to enjoy the scenery, these are some of the most beautiful and fun cars around.



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