Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, is not just a hub for politics and history; it’s a vibrant city teeming with culinary creativity and cultural events. From celebrating traditions to embracing new flavors, the DC dining and event scene is alive with experiences waiting to be explored. 

The Omni Homestead Resort’s Vintage Weekend: From August 25-27, step back in time with the 3rd Annual Homestead Vintage Weekend. Activities include hickory stick competitions, formal afternoon tea, and classic car viewings. The Summer Whites Party on the lawns is a highlight, offering a touch of elegance.

Savor the Flavors with Summer Restaurant Week by RAMW: Running from August 28 to September 3; this biannual celebration invites diners to explore multi-course menus at participating restaurants. Prices range from $25 to $55 per person, with first-time participants from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport joining the roster.

ECHO Washington Under the Big Top in Tysons, VA: From Wednesday, September 6, 2023, to Sunday, October 22, 2023, experience the magic and excitement of the big top. Fueled by the power of invention, the hope of the youth and the importance of empathy, Cirque du Soleil ECHO invites the audience to participate in a universe of color, wonder and infinite possibilities.

Exclusive Invitation to Le Diner en Blanc: On Saturday, September 9, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm, experience the magic of this all-white dinner event.

Celebrate Tradition at Teddy & The Bully Bar: The annual Rosh Hashanah dining experience is set for September 15 and 16. The three-course Jewish New Year menu promises a feast of life, happiness, and tolerance, available for both in-restaurant dining and takeout.

Taco Tuesday at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown: This event has been extended through September 26 by popular demand. Every Tuesday from 5 – 8 pm, guests can indulge in various tacos, including Lime-Smoked Pork Shoulder and Smoked Octopus.

Sail into Luxury with Park Hyatt Washington D.C.: The Sip & Sail package is available for booking from May 8 to October 15, 2023. This package offers a culinary adventure on the Potomac River, paired with a tasting menu at the award-winning Blue Duck Tavern. Pricing for the Sip & Sail package begins at $3,000 per night, exclusive of tax, and reservations must be booked 10 days in advance through October 8, 2023 at Park Hyatt Washington DC. 

New Openings and Culinary Ventures: Watch for the upcoming Bistro Du Jour Capitol Hill, set to open this September. Explore The Vineyards at Dodon, a 17-acre vineyard in Maryland, or experience regional Italian cooking at Centrolina DC, founded by 5x James Beard nominee Chef Amy Brandwein.

Washington, DC, is a city that celebrates diversity, creativity, and tradition. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a history buff, or someone looking to explore new experiences, the capital’s dining and event scene offers something for everyone. The city’s culinary landscape is as diverse as its cultural heritage, from traditional Jewish feasts to vintage weekends, from yacht dining to taco Tuesdays. Come, explore, and indulge in the flavors and festivities of Washington, DC.