January 20-29, 2023 / Washington DC, Convention Center

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The Washington, D.C. Auto Show is also the largest public show in the nation’s capital. Over the course of its many years this beloved and historic D.C. tradition has attracted Washingtonians of all stripes – and political affiliations. Visitors enjoy the annual trek to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the entertainment, as much as for the experience of viewing the hundreds of cars on exhibit. For details and show information, please see our digital version of the official 2022 show program. The 2023 show program will be online soon and printed programs will be available onsite.

Along with the engineering prowess on display among the more than 600 new models from over 35 manufacturers, the show also features VIP tours led by award-winning automotive writers and a special exhibit area for live painting of “art” cars.  Known as the “Public Policy Show” on the auto show circuit, the 10-day public show is preceded by a Public Policy Preview Day of special events and announcements for officials in government, industry, and the media.

SHOW DATES & TIMES:

January 20 – 29, 2023

  • Friday, January 20
    • 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 21
    • 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 22
    • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Monday, January 23  –  Thursday, January 26
    • 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January 27
    • 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 28
    • 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 29
    • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

ADMISSION:

  • Adults (13 and up)
    • $12 on weekdays (Jan. 23-27, 2023)
    • $15 on weekends (Jan. 21, 22, 28, 29)
  • Children (age 6-12)
    • $6 every day
  • Children 5 and under are free

SPECIAL PRICES & DISCOUNTS:

  • US Senate Federal Credit Union Military Tribute Day – Tuesday, January 24
    • Free with Military ID or DD214
  • Toyota Student Day – Friday, January 27
    • $7 off with valid student ID
  • Metro SmarTrip Card Discount
    • $2 off with valid Metro SmarTrip Card
  • Seniors Discount
    • Seniors (65+) receive $4 off any weekday (January 23-27) and $2 off any weekend (Jan. 21, 22, 28, 29)
  • Students Discount
    • Students receive $4 off any weekday (Jan. 23-27) by presenting a student ID

Note: To receive all special prices and discounts please purchase tickets at the ticket kiosk at the show. Online tickets will not honor the special pricing or discounts shown above. Refunds can not be made at the show for tickets purchased online.

LOCATION:

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001
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The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a GBAC STAR™ accredited facility. GBAC STAR™ is an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation. This performance-based program establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. This is the “gold standard” for sanitization. Learn more about GBAC STAR™.
Notice: Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the Washington Auto Show has instituted a standard security policy for all show days at the center. Patrons will be subject to search and possible hand held metal detectors. All bags, briefcases, book bags or items similar in nature will be searched as patrons enter the arena. The Washington Auto Show consults with local law enforcement agencies on a continual basis. Some of the security measures in place will be apparent to patrons and some will not.