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Blue Fern Travel’s Spring in DC Roundup

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We’ve got spring fever! With beautiful weather coming, the days getting longer and the cherry blossoms have come and gone, officially marking the beginning of spring in DC! We’ve put together a roundup of 7 ways to enjoy spring in the DMV like a local. 

Georgetown GLOW returns!

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After having to postpone this past winter, the Georgetown BID is bringing back all the lights with an even bigger experience! From April 9 through June 27, stroll through the streets of Georgetown and enjoy 5 art installations by local artists. Not able to make it for spring? No worries! There will be a Georgetown GLOW Summer Edition from July 2 through September 26. 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

There is nothing like a spring evening at Nats Park. Cheer on the 2019 World Series Champions from the stand this season! Can’t get a coveted ticket? We love heading to The Bullpen for some outdoor fun!

Sight See at Site See Exhibit

Alexandria Office of the Arts has transformed Old Town’s Waterfront Park into an outdoor art haven since 2019. The newest installation of Site See titled “Groundswell” by Mark Reigelman pays homage to Alexandria’s formative years as a port city. 

Join us for our Old Town Fork Tour (including a stop at Site See) where we discuss the city’s long history of business, innovation and art. 

Support Momepreneurs for Mother’s Day

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Looking to up your mom’s day gift this year? Show the moms in your life some love and support local mom makers all at the same time! 

Give the gift of a few hours of peace to that new mom with The Lane Social Club. Molly and Rachel are a super mom duo creating a space for kids to be kids and for parents to socialize and relax. Their spot in Ivy City is perfect for the little ones to run around while mom gets some well-deserved time off

Gift of a book and a beverage. Mahogany Books brick and mortar shop in Anacostia is a great stop to pick up mom’s next read. Ramunda and Derrick Young’s beautiful shop showcases literature by and about Black culture. Pair a good read with some amazing tea from Calabash Tea and Tonic and you’ll win Mother’s Day. Sunyatta is not only a super-mom, she is a 5th generation healer, hoping to educate people on how to listen and fuel the body. 

Give the gift of experience with a Blue Fern Travel Gift Certificate! For the mom who’s a history buff, a foodie at heart, or just looking for adventures, a Fork Tour or Fizz Tour gift certificate is great for anyone who loves DC. 

Step back in time with DC’s Funk Parade 

The 7th annual DC Funk Parade will be virtual again this year but it won’t stop the music!

From May 1 through May 8th, enjoy in the lineup playing tribune to the Black Broadway era of U Street and indulge in limited edition beer from Aslin Beer Company, specially curated for the festivities!

Beat the Heat While You Eat

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Enjoy the amazing DC weather behind the humid kicks in with all our amazing dining a la fresco options! From rooftop happy hours, and streeteries, to patios and picnic baskets for carryout, you can literally have the best of DC dining in the most beautiful city. 

Take to the Water

DC’s traffic can be horrific sometimes so take the road (or river) less traveled and explore by kayak. Boating in DC offers rentals and tours in the heart of Georgetown. It’s a great way to experience DC like never before. 


Fingers Crossed 

Travel Without Leaving DC

Culture Tourism DC’s annual Passport DC program is like a trip around the world without the jetlag. The Embassy Open House and other programming was canceled last year but we’re hoping we can enjoy the District’s international culture this year in some capacity. 

Take in the Sights and Sounds on The Mall

One of our favorite ways to relax on a Friday Night is with The National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden “Jazz in the Garden” events. Though the website doesn’t have a definitive answer if they’re canceling this year’s lineup, we’re hoping we can enjoy some live music and a picnic with friends. 


There’s so much to celebrate as we head into the new season and we hope you take the time to explore DC and enjoy the springtime beauty, safely. 

And be sure to sign up for our newsletter to learn more about seasonal events and culture in and around the district! 

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