Welcome to WETA Special Events.
We invite you to join us throughout the year for a variety of exciting special appearances, get-togethers, and activities throughout the Washington area.
Join the Folger for this beloved annual tradition to celebrate the birthday of the Bard with a day full of festivities. From family festivals to performances to birthday cake, from lectures to scholarly conferences to poetry readings and more, there's something for everyone—including cake!
By the time she was 23, Arlington's Joan Mulholland had participated in more than fifty civil rights protests including the Freedom Rides and numerous sit-ins across the country.Watch now →
A big part of WETA's mission is to serve and educate the local community. That's why we have partnered with the Arlington Historical Society to tell stories about our area's past.Watch video →
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s as an educational television station, the addition of a public radio station, and evolution into a major national producer for PBS.See timeline →