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The Washington Auto Show is Back in the DMV

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Get ready! The Washington Auto Show is back in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. This is the show’s 75th year, so it’s going to be a big celebration. The Washington Auto Show will be held at the Washington Convention Center from January 27-February 5, 2017.

Once a year, I like to keep my readers in tune with what is going on with new family vehicles, and the auto show really gives attendees a full understanding of what the best and latest vehicles are on the market today. Please follow me on Facebook because January 26 I will be sharing live footage from the auto show.

Top 5 family-friendly Washington Auto Show favorites

  1. The show welcomes families, including kids. In fact, kids under 5 years old receive free admission. Children from 6-12 receive a discounted ($5) admission tickets.
  2. The auto show has exhibits that celebrate creativity. For parents this exhibit show our kids that art can be an incredible career and artistic talents are desirable. This year they will have the following artists Chris Turner, Edward “Ed the Artist” Joseph, Jamaal “Jamaal Lamaaj” Newman, Shawn “SP the Plug” Perkins, and Superwaxx sharing during the “Art-of-Motion” Exhibit.
  3. Although, you can’t take your kids on a test drive. Several car brands at the auto show will allow attendees (who have valid driver licenses and are 18+) to ride and drive. So the inventory available to drive is going to be more vast than any car dealership in the area.
  4. Cool characters will be present for the enjoyment of the kids in your life (aunties and uncles, this would be a fun adventure). In the Ballroom, on Level 3 visit Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, Princess Pesto & other characters from SuperWhy!, Maya & Miguel, as well as characters from “Nature Cat,” “Ready Jet Go!” and “Peg + Cat.” Also, watch PBS kids’ cartoons on 10-ft HD video screens and get cool WHUT/PBS kids giveaways!
  5. If the environment and sustainability attracts you, then you need to be at the auto show for the Green Car Journal Announces Washington Auto Show Green Car Awards™ Finalists. Winners of the three awards will be announced on January 26 at The Washington Auto Show® in Washington DC.

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About the Auto Show

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Enter to Win Free Tickets

If you’d like to attend the show, enter below for your chance to win a pair of tickets compliments of the Washington Auto Show.  Ten lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to the show and one lucky winner will win a grand prize of tickets and a $150 gift card.

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Check out some of my past videos from the Auto Show

Event Location

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

Click here for METRO information. The closest Metro station is Mt. Vernon Place/Convention Center.

Hours and Dates

January 27-February 5, 2017

Monday-Thursday 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Friday 12:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, Feb. 1 10:00AM – 6:00PM
(No entry one hour prior to show closing)

This post is part of a compensated opportunity with All opinions expressed are my own.


The images and video within this post are from the Washington Auto Show’s social networks.

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  • Carissa

    I love going to the Auto Show when it comes to Cleveland. We are a car loving family so we go as one big family! The “Art of Motion” Exhibit looks awesome!!!

    • I think I’m most excited about the art of motion exhibit. The talent is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I’m show you’re going to love the Cleveland show.

  • Kimberly Sessions

    I’m sure my son and husband would love going to an auto show. My husband is a mechanic and my son seems to be taking right after him!

  • My teens are goign with friends this weekend. We always took them but this year they are old enough to go with friends.

  • I always enjoy the auto show. I get to see what type of advancements have been made in the industry. I also get to see what my new dream car looks like.

  • Tiffany Heard

    Never been or even thought to go to Auto show, but i would love to test drive a brand new car.

  • I love the auto show. I wonder if we have one here in Nc. I love going back in ohio.

  • I’ve never been to an auto show, but I don’t even have a car so that would make sense. I’m sure the gentleman that I am dating would be interested in this if it ever made its way to Dallas.

  • Sounds a lot like our auto show. I can’t wait to attend, but we’ll have to wait until March.

  • Ayanna

    This sounds like a fun time for the entire family. My husband loves cars and hasn’t been to a car show in years. I’ll have to look to see if there is a car show coming to my area soon.

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  • This sounds like a great event. I’ve only been to one auto show before. I like that you included the family-friendly activities in your post. Thanks for sharing.

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