Sunday, June 4, 2017: Indoor/Outdoor Opening Ceremony at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

There’s nothing like arriving on the National Mall, known as “America’s Front Yard.” The Opening Ceremony will showcase homegrown DC talent and thrilling entertainment on the iconic Washington, DC landmark, and provide access to the soaring air and space artifacts at one of the most visited Smithsonian museums.

Sunday, June 4, 2017: Press Brunch at the Newseum

Journalists will enjoy delicious cuisine and brunch cocktails at one of the world’s most interactive museums dedicated to freedom of speech. Have a #MyDCcool moment on the terrace overlooking the U.S. Capitol and browse exhibits including “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” Pulitzer Prize photographs and the NBC News Interactive Newsroom.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017: Closing Ceremony at Nationals Park

Home to the Washington Nationals, the Closing Ceremony takes place at this state-of-the-art baseball facility in DC’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime along with the entertainment, experiences and adventure you can have throughout the Washington, DC region in an unforgettable IPW finale.


Updates on IPW 2017 events will be posted here. Washington, DC is full of outstanding events throughout the year, from acclaimed stage productions to world-class concerts to innovative museum exhibits. Check out the events calendar on