Can you believe tomorrow is April 1st? March flew by! Friends and family are visiting us from now through May, so I made sure all of these fun events were on our radar. If you live in the DC area, here is what you should put on your April Event Calendar.
April 2: Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
I didn’t sign up for the lottery this year, but a few of my friends did. Cheer on those runners as they cruise around the Tidal Basin and DC’s beautiful, cherry blossom-filled city. (Ok, so we might not have as many cherry blossoms this year, but I have been spotting bits of pink lately.) Runner or not, treat yourself to an Astro Doughnut post-run — the DC Darlings look like they enjoyed this festive doughnut.
April 7: First Friday Dupont
Get a taste of DC’s art scene with First Friday Dupont. From 6pm to 8pm, meet new artists and explore galleries with fellow art enthusiasts. It’s all free! Wind (or perhaps wine?) down the night with dinner near Dupont Circle. I’m a fan of Mission, but this, this, and this look good too. If you’re looking for an inexpensive but delicious option, go here.
April 17: White House Easter Egg Roll
The White House Easter Egg Roll has been a tradition since 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes invited local children for egg rolling on the White House grounds. Over 14,000 eggs are used in both the egg hunt and egg roll, but that wasn’t always the case. In face, this after-Easter tradition started out as an egg roll. Families can enjoy everything from greeting the Easter bunny to basketball on the President’s court to an instructional dance party. Lottery results are announced today!
April 22: Taste of Dupont
Dupont Circle restaurants open their doors and invite the community to sip & sample on Saturday, April 22nd. For the $20 early bird special, you get access to 10+ tasting locations (full list of restaurants here). Walk from restaurants to taverns and enjoy appetizers, entrées, drinks, and desserts for a tasty progressive lunch. Lunch starts at 1pm. I’ll see you there. 😉
April 29: DC Chocolate Festival
Satisfy your sweet tooth with the sweetest event of the year, the 2nd annual DC Chocolate Festival. Tickets are $35 and include a full day of chocolate tastings and educational workshops. Chocolate enthusiasts can learn about the bean-to-bar chocolate process, the science of chocolate, and how to make savory dishes with this rich treat. Sounds like a delicious event to me!
April 28-30: Georgetown French Market
The 14th annual Georgetown French Market returns to the Book Hill neighborhood (near me!) with an open-air market, live music, and street performers. Join the fun from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. I’m sure my favorite French fashionistas and blogger friends Bon & Chic Style and Simply Sylvia would enjoy this!
April 28-30: Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
While not quite in the DC area, Annapolis is only an hour away and similar to my own charming neighborhood, Georgetown. Located along the water and home to darling shops and many, many sailboats, you don’t want to miss visiting one of America’s most beautiful cities. The Spring Sailboat Show is the first of the Annapolis show season and will feature boat tours, live music, a regatta, and, for those interested, a 2.5-hour sailing lesson! My own sailor (aka Will) is pretty darn excited about this event, so you can get bet we will be there. Single-day tickets are $12 (children under 12 are free).
Any fun April events I missed? Let me know. I’d love to hear what you’re doing this month!