June 2018 ~ Calendar of Events

Washington Wizards or Washington Capitals Game
~ Enjoy some basketball or hockey, and catch a game at the Verizon Center.

Washington Nationals
~ Experience the American tradition at Nationals Stadium - peanuts, crackerjacks and more!

Smithsonian National Zoo
~ There’s no better time to visit the famous Smithsonian National Zoo - enjoy the weather, see the pandas, and take part in one of their events going on during the month of May.

Rock Creek Park 
~ Horseback riding, trails for hiking, biking, and exploring provide a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city! 

Cinema in Style - Outdoor movies in 2018
~ Enjoy cinema while soaking up the summer weather! Check out Screen on the Green, Georgetown Sunset Cinema series, Capitol RiverFront Outdoor Movies and many more! Perfect for a romantic evening under the stars.

Vintage Virginia Wine Festival - June 2-3, 2018
~ Enjoy excellent food, wine pairings, shopping and more to celebrate local wineries at this local event!

Washington Folk Festival - June 3-4, 2018
~ Hundreds of Musicians, Storytellers, artists, dancers, and craft vendors gather to celebrate the diverse culture - and traditions from all over the world!

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend - June 5, 2018
~ Enjoy the uber trendy Dupont Circle neighborhood while experiencing culture and education! Free shuttles can take guests from museum to museum. Witness quilt making, sheep shearing and so much more!

DC Jazz festival - June 8-17, 2018
~ Celebrate the genre with the greats, performing all over DC - check out their lineup and schedules, which include an appearance from Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. and so many more!

Capital Pride Parade & Festival - June 9-10, 2018
~ Celebrate the LGBT community in the exciting and inspirational Capital Pride Parade - Entertainment and education go hand in hand at this wonderful and colorful event. Complete with Street festival and Parade, this event is not to be missed!

Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival  - June 9, 2018
~ Located on Anacostia River near RFK Stadium lies Kingman Island - a former dump now transformed into a fabulous rec center with “Living Classrooms”. Every year the annual Bluegrass Festival brings in tons of artists and performers in an effort to bring awareness to the Island, and it’s recent developments. Don’t miss this great, family friendly Festival featuring Gangstagrass, The American Songster Revue and Dori Freeman, and many more!

Annapolis Arts, Crafts, and Wine Festival - June 9-10, 2018
~ Local crafts, arts, food and wine make for a lovely afternoon! Enjoy tastings and delicious grub at this outdoor festival - fun for the whole family!

By the People Festival - June 21-24, 2018
~ The Mission Statement of this iconic festival reads  “We believe that we are more alike than different, stronger together than apart and more connected than it may seem.” Take part in this inclusive, celebratory event which features paintings, projection, sculpture, drawings, design, dance and more.

AFI Documentaries - June 13-17, 2018
~ Take part in the cultural experience wherein directors showcase their newest films that touch on political and social issues.

Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - June 23-24, 2018
~ This awesome event features celebrity chefs, local authors, musicians and more at this epic battle of the BBQ! Plain White Tee’s performs on the 24th. Cooking demonstrations, free tastings, and overall good vibes make this event not to be missed!

Columbia Heights Day - June 16, 2018 
~ The Columbia Heights community comes together in festival form to celebrate the talents of the neighborhood, restaurants and more that make the area so great! Fun games and activities encapsulate a “day at the fair” feel!

Celebrate Fathers Day in the District - Sunday June 17th
~ Make the day about Dad with some great ideas for the day!

Rock Creek Park
~ Horseback riding, trails for hiking, biking, and exploring provide a wonderful, cool escape from the DC heat!

Outdoor concerts 2018
~ DC in the summertime is not complete without enjoying some live music outside! Find various artists and genres and enjoy at Yards Park, The Washington Harbour, Fort Reno, and Fort Dupont Park!

DC Cruises 
~ Spend the day on the water and enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Often including meals and entertainment, there is no better way to view the Potomac, and stay cool in the summer!

Boat Rental on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay
~ Experience a day like in nature while paddling in the shadow of the monuments. Thompson Boat Center and Key Bridge Boathouse offer hourly rentals of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards!

Summer Theater 2018
~ Take in a show and enjoy DC’s wonderful theaters all over the city - see link for scheduled performances.

For more tips, event information and city guides we recommend visiting about.dc.com


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