January 19-28, 2024 / 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 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.

Along with the engineering prowess on display among the hundreds of new models from industry 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.


  • Friday, January 19 –  12pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, January 20 – 10am – 9pm
  • Sunday, January 21 – 10am – 6pm
  • Monday – Thursday (January 22-25) – 12pm – 8pm
  • Friday, January 26 – 12pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, January 27 – 10am – 9pm
  • Sunday, January 28 –  10am – 6pm

Please note – The entrance to the Washington, DC Auto Show closes ONE HOUR PRIOR to the show’s closing time.  For example, you can not access the show floor after 8pm on Friday, January 19. 


  • Adults (13 and up)
    • a. $15 on weekdays (Jan. 19, Jan. 22-26, 2024)
      b. $20 on weekends (Jan. 20, 21, 27, 28)
  • Children (age 6-12) – $7 any day
  • Children 5 and under are free


  • Military Tribute Day, Tuesday, January 23 – Free with Military ID or DD214
  • Student Day, Friday, January 26 – $7 off w/ student ID
  • Multi-Day Discounts
    •  Seniors (65+) receive $4 off any weekdays / $2 off weekends
    •  Students – receive $4 off any weekday (Jan 19 and Jan. 22-26) by presenting a student ID.

Important Notice: All discounts are exclusively applicable at the door. Utilize discount codes at our conveniently located ticket kiosks, just as you enter through the main doors.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Allen Y. Lew 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.