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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.