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WISH Newsletter: Things to Do



 Things to do

National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 13)
See the blossoming of thousands of cherry trees on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. The capital welcomes spring with this annual tradition begun by the gift of 600 trees to the United States from Japan in 1912.
Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey (Marcy 20-23)
This circus is built to amaze with stunts, trained animals, magic, and more!
Tickets start at $13
Verizon Center, Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins (March 22)

Tickets required

ShamRock Fest (March 22)
With more than 30 bands on four stages, ShamRock Fest is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This year’s event showcases an Irish Village with fiddlers, dancers, competitions and more!
$20-$30 per ticket

The National Symphony Orchestra (March 22-23)
The National Symphony Orchestra performs selections from Strauss in honor of his 150th anniversary. “Don Juan”, “Elektra”, and “Salome” are just a few famous pieces that are on the program.
Tickets start at $10
9th Annual Scope it out 5K Run/Walk (March 23)
Join the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation in the heart of Washington, D.C. for one of the largest annual colon cancer awareness events in the country – part of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The race course starts and ends at Freedom Plaza and will take runners and walkers up scenic Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol, bringing the Scope It Out message to the doorstep of our nation’s decision makers
Must register for event

WISH Career Night (March 25)
Hear what former Alum have to say about their experience as an Intern and what advice they’d offer to help land a professional job in the future.
Location: WISH Classroom
RSVP Required to attend (RSVP to

National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival (March 29)
This annual celebration and competition showcases thousands of kites from professional and amateur kite makers from around the world.

Smithsonian Jazz Appreciation Month (March 26-April)
The Smithsonian celebrates jazz music with special talks, workshops, concerts and more.
Various locations.

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