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Washington Auto Show 2024

One of the top auto shows in the US will leave you in awe with cutting-edge exhibits, displays of historic vehicles, and latest model cars

Dates: January 19–28, 2024

Washington Auto Show
Washington Auto Show
Washington Auto Show
Washington Auto Show
Washington Auto Show

The Washington Auto Show takes place in late January at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. It features over 600 amazing vehicles from dozens of producers on three floors including concept cars, the latest models of famous manufacturers, and innovative vehicles. The fair includes indoor interactive driving experiences, outdoor test drives, kids play area, and art exhibits.

One of the largest auto shows in North America, the Washington Auto Show focuses on innovations and sustainable automotive technologies. The Green Car Vision Award is one of the highlights of the show. The ten-day public show is preceded by two days of Public Policy Preview that include special events for ​government officials, industry professionals, and journalists.

The show hours differ by day. The doors typically open at 10 am or 12 noon and the action lasts till 9 pm, excluding several exceptions when everything terminates by 6 pm or 8 pm. But note that the entrance closes one hour prior to the show's ending time. You can find exact schedule and more details on the Washington Auto Show's official website. There, you can also buy the tickets, which cost $15 for weekdays and $20 for weekends. Kids of six to twelve years old pay $7 any day, and younger visitors get free admission.

The show dates back to 1921 when a group of 20 Washington-area car dealers and distributors decided to organize a show to demonstrate the advantages of a horseless carriage. Today, the show attracts many celebrities and includes lots of contests and entertainment.

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