National lawmakers return to Washington in late January, and it’s no coincidence that the Washington Auto Show is timed to their return. This automotive extravaganza takes full advantage of its proximity to Congress, federal agencies and the international diplomatic corps to showcase the industry’s latest products, prototypes and innovative technologies.
Consumers are the real beneficiaries of this high profile show, which some have described as “new car heaven.” In this case, paradise spans over 10 days, two stories and multiple acres, and offers a chance to see and touch more than 700 makes and models from 42 manufacturers. Whether you are planning a new car purchase or just want to see where the industry is going, it’s all here under the Convention Center roof.
The Auto Show features an array of local celebrities including sports stars from the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Redskins, DC United and World Wrestling Entertainment. Kids will delight to see popular cartoon stars from their favorite TV shows.
Celebrity guests, interactive displays, exhibits on futuristic technologies and family activities are just a few reasons to visit the Washington Auto Show — in addition to all those cars.
The 2017 show runs from Friday January 27th, 2016 to Sunday February 5th, 2017. Weekends tend to attract the biggest crowds. Advance tickets can be purchased online.
For more information, visit www.washingtonautoshow.com.
Washington Auto Show
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 12 pm – 9 pm,
Admission: Adults: $12,
Parking: Limited metered parking is available near the Convention Center.
Metrorail: Mt. Vernon Place/Convention Center on the Yellow and Green lines, Metro Center on the Red, Orange and Blue lines, and Gallery Place on the Red, Green and Yellow lines.
Old Town Trolley Tour