The nation’s capital will welcome visitors from around the world for the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival, but that’s not the only reason to take the drive into DC this month.
Find a handful of great events to add to your calendar, below.
Celine Dion: Courage World Tour
Global icon Celine Dion is coming to the nation’s capital for the first time in over 10 years. Don’t miss out as the Canadian superstar performs her latest album Courage, along with everyone’s favorite hits “My Heart Will Go On,” “Because You Loved Me” and “The Power of Love.” // March 11; 7:30 p.m.; Capital One Arena: 601 F St. NW, Washington, DC; $173.27-$649
Capital Comedy Festival
All those in attendance at the Capital Comedy Festival will be crying tears of laughter by the end of the night. Enjoy a night of laughs as comedians Sommore, Gary Owen, Tony Rock, Tommy Davidson and Don DC Curry bring down the house with hysterical jokes and storytelling. // March 13; 8 p.m.; D.A.R Constitution Hall: 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC; $59-$125
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Brave the crowds and travel into the District for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. See how the city transforms with the beautiful pink blooms lining the Tidal Basin. The three-week festival celebrates the blooming of the trees with a variety of events, including the Pink Tie Party, Blossom Kite Festival and parade. // March 20-April 12; Tidal Basin: 1501 Maine Ave. SW, Washington, DC; free
MasterChef Junior Live!
Skip the reruns and join the amazingly talented contestants of MasterChef Junior for a live presentation of the hit TV show. The whole family will have fun as you watch the head-to-head cooking demonstrations and challenges from your favorite contestants. // March 22; 6 p.m.; Warner Theatre: 513 13th St. NW, Washington, DC; $29.50-$150
Remember your journals, notes and home movies from your teenage years? Now imagine you shared those in front of an audience of complete strangers. That’s exactly what Mortified does. Be present as the authors of these stories share their innermost thoughts from when they were teenagers to a room of strangers. // March 27; 7:30 p.m.; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC; $20-$25
This post originally appeared in our March 2020 print issue. For more events to add to your calendar, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletters.