Washington, D.C is, of course, the perfect destination for the long President’s Day weekend. Whether you want to spend time celebrating the founding fathers or an extra day off work, we have you covered with a list of events that will keep you entertained all throughout the holiday weekend.
In Steadfast Supply’s watercolor workshop on February 16, students will learn how to paint night skies and misty forests from an experienced watercolorist. $85, Steadfast Supply, steadfastsupplydc.com
If you’re still in the Valentine’s Day mood, treat your date to the L’Amore Art Tour at the National Gallery of Art on February 16 and 17. Under the guidance of seasoned tour guide Stephen Mead, explore artistic themes of beauty, vanity, chastity, youth, love and lust through the eyes of renowned artists. $40, National Gallery of Art, adventuresforcreativetourists.com
Things To Do D.C. is holding a life-sized Monopoly game throughout D.C. On February 17, participants will compete in a series of challenges to acquire as much property as possible and monopolize the blocks of D.C. $20, 425 12th St. NW, thingstododc.com
These boozy tours will take you through the center of the city’s craft cocktail scene. During a two-and-a-half-hour excursion, cocktail enthusiasts will taste some of the city’s best libations, learn how prohibition shaped the capital and pick up some tips for making your own tasty cocktails at home. $95, Indiana Plaza, urbanadventures.com
Attend the country’s oldest and largest parade honoring the birth of George Washington. On February 18, the streets of Old Town will feature marching bands, floats, antique cars, and volunteers in revolutionary military uniforms. Gibbon St. at S. Fairfax St., to Wilkes St. at S. Royal St., washingtonbirthday.com
To commemorate George Washington’s birthday, Mount Vernon will host special events including breakfast with a Washington impersonator, wreath-laying at the general’s grave and a special display of his two remaining swords. Free, Mount Vernon, mountvernon.org
Foodies will sample Southern comfort food, handmade donuts and conscious street food while learning about the history of D.C.’s oldest neighborhood on the port. From $89, Cady’s Alley, carpedcfoodtours.com