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Summer Events & Festivals

Summer is heating up in Washington DC and we don't just mean the weather. While visiting Washington DC this summer, make sure to add these festivals, events, exhibits and shows to your schedule.

Events

  • Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art: Now - August 25, Fridays 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Nationals Baseball Games: Now - October
  • Truckeroo: June 16, July 21, August 18, September 22
  • Awesome Con: June 16-18
  • Quicken Loans National: June 29-July 2
  • National Independence Day Parade: July 4, 11:45am
  • A Capitol Fourth Concert: July 4, 8pm
  • Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4
  • Citi Open: July 29-August 6
 

Festivals

  • Summer Escape at Mount Vernon: June 9-10, 6pm - 9pm
  • The Source Festival: June 9-July 2
  • Jazz Festival: June 9-18
  • AFI Docs: June 14-18
  • Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle: June 24-25
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival: June 29, July 4, July 6-9
  • Capital Fringe Festival: July 6-30
  • Comcast Xfinity OUtdoor Film Festival: August 24-26
  • 17th Street Festival: August 27
 

Exhibits

  • John F. Kennedy exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Markus L├╝pertz: Threads of History : Now - September 10
  • XYZT: Abstract Landscapes : June 1 - September 3
  • Nicolas Party: Sunrise, Sunset : June 7 - October 1
  • Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image : June 16 - April 15, 2018
  • Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady : June 16 - June 3, 2018
  • Summer of Yoko Ono : June 17 - September
  • One Life: Sylvia Plath : June 20 - May 20, 2018
  • Ai Weiwei: Trace : June 28 - January 1, 2018
  • The Nation We Build Together - opens June 28
 

Theater

  • The Father : through June 18
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch : June 13 - July 2
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's ‘The Sound of Music : June 13 - July 16
  • Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5: Wolf Trap Opera in Philip Glass' ‘The Fall of The House of Usher' : June 17
  • When We Were Young and Unafraid : June 17 - July 8
  • The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand : June 17 - August 13
  • Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour : June 20-25
 
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