Summer Events 2019

Looking for some fun events to attend in summer 2019? Here's our list:

Sunset Fitness in the Park 

Georgetown Waterfront Park

June 5-August 28 every Wednesday beginning at 6pm

Studios and stores such as Corepower Yoga and Lululemon will be hosting a series of free outdoor fitness classes to get in shape. With offerings such as yoga, barre, and bodyweight bootcamp, there is something for everyone. 

Infinite Space


June 13-September 2, Sunday through Thursday: daytime 10am-5pm and night time from 5pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday: daytime 10am-5pm and night time from 5:30pm-11:30 pm 

This installation by artist Refik Anadol is sure to make you think. It is intended to provoke thought and discussion about the truth of finitude and how it affects our daily lives.

UniverSoul Circus 

National Harbor 

June 20-July 28

The UniverSoul Circus brings an entertaining multicultural and multinational show to the big top. It features acts such as contortionists, daredevils, and skaters from all around the world. 

Reforestation of the Imagination

The Renwick 

June 29, 2019- January 5, 2020 from 11:30am-7pm

Renowned artist Ginny Ruffner brings his unique sculpture and glass skills to DC with this exhibit. This exhibit combines art and technology as viewers will look through their phone camera to reveal holographic images that are part of the instillation.  

1Journey Festival 

Washington National Cathedral

June 29 from 11am-6pm

The 1Journey Festival is a unique opportunity to celebrate refugees and other displaced people. This festival celebrates their talents and contributions by showcasing music, dance, speakers, and much more. In addition, there will be food trucks and vendors. 

Movies on the Potomac 

National Harbor 

July through September every Thursday at 7pm and Sunday at 6pm

Bring a chair and some snacks to enjoy the free movies at the Plaza Screen. Offerings include: Mean Girls, Black Panther, and Matilda. 

National Independence Day Parade

The route begins and 7th and Mason Drive and concludes at Constitution Ave NW and 17th street NW

July 4 from 11:45am-2pm 

There is no place to celebrate the founding of the nation like Washington, DC. This expansive parade will include floats, bands, and military units. 

Capital Art Collective 

Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 

July 18, August 15, and September 19 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Support local artists at DC’s pop-up arts market. Each month will showcase new and old vendors that will sell items such as jewelry, paintings and ceramics. 


The Bullpen

July 19, August 2, August 23, September 20 from 4pm-11pm

This monthly festival features the best food trucks in the area. In addition, there is live music, games, and other drinks, making it the perfect stop for families.

Bethesda Outdoor Movies

Woodmont Triangle

July 24-July 27 beginning at 9pm

Watch four nights of free outdoor movies during Bethesda's 15th annual event. You can bring your own chair. 

Citi Open

William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park 

July 27-August 4

The annual Citi Open returns, and the nine-day competitive tennis event is perfect for any sports fan.

Summer Beer and Wine Garden 

Sandy Spring Museum

August 23 from 6:30pm-9pm

Take advantage of the lovely grounds of the Sandy Spring Museum with food trucks, picnics, and live music. Tickets are $10 each. 

17th Street Festival

1500-1600 blocks of 17th Street NW

August 24 from 12pm-6pm
This expansive festival highlights the history of 17th street. It includes vendors such as: artists, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, entertainment, and kids’ activities. 

DC Beer Week

Participating bars and restaurants

September 8-15 

This summer, DC Beer Week will return with a packed schedule including a home brew competition. 

Parks, Party, & Play

Elm Street Park

September 19 from 6pm-8pm

Calling all dog lovers! The Bethesda Urban Partnership is collaborating with Montgomery Parks in order to present events such as “Yappy Hour” and the “Pop-Up Dog Park.” This event will include a variety of dog enclosures with food, drink, and entertainment for the humans.