August 2017 ~ Calendar of Events

Jazz in the Garden - Friday evening May 19 - August 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
~ Fridays throughout the summer at the National Sculpture Garden, jazzbos and music lovers can enjoy the smooth sounds with drink in hand. The idyllic setting is perfect for unwinding in the afternoons; nestle by the central fountain and let the music take you away!

Adventure Theater Presents: Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook - June 16 - August 14, 2017
Created by Allison Gregory, families won't want to miss this hilarious comedy based on the books by Barbara Park!
Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.
Finders keepers, losers weepers, right? When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too.
"The Junie B. Jones books are vastly entertaining to young grade schoolers, who will see an exaggerated, slapstick version of themselves in Barbara Park's funny, sassy main character."

2017 Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods - June 21 - August 6, 2017
~ Theater in the Woods is an amazing program organized by Wolf Trap National Park that showcases one family friendly performance per day. Enjoy a lovely day outside while experiencing kid-friendly entertainment. Picnics encouraged!
Redskins Training Camp 2017 (Schedule, Map, Directions) -  July 27 - August 13, 2017
~ Fans are invited to watch the Washington Redskins gear up for their upcoming season. Opportunities for autographs and interactions with your favorite players are available!

Citi Open Tennis Classic 2017 in Washington DC - July 29 - August 6, 2017
~ Recognized by the ATP World Tour as one of the top 20 tournaments worldwide, the Citi Open Tennis Classic is a competition that benefits the WTEF (Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) while providing edge of your seat competition! Hosted at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center and celebrating it’s 48th year, this inspiring event is great for the whole family.

Truckeroo - The Bullpen - August 4, 2017
~ The best food trucks in the District gather in the Bullpen to showcase their hottest creations! Located in Yards Park, the schmogesmord of delicious food is flanked by games, live music, entertainment and so much more.

Smithsonian Sleepovers - August 4 & 18, 2017
~ Kids can live the dream, and slumber beneath the T-Rex skeleton, the roaring wooly mammoths, or the Space Shuttle of the Smithsonian Museums! Have a sleepover steeped in history with your whole family. Activities, crafts, puzzles, and even an Imax viewing make this an experience not to be missed!
Ages 8-12 are permitted, and there must be at least one adult present for every three children in any group that registers. No siblings younger than 8 are allowed, and no adults are allowed without children.

Friendship Firehouse Festival - August 6, 2017
~ Spend the day in Alexandria celebrating Firefighters throughout history! Loads of interactive activities, including antique firehouse equipment, craft booths and more!

Edible DC x CutSeven Bootcamp + Tasting - Sat, August 12, 2017
~ Train like never before with master fitness gurus in the gorgeous Canal Park. In an effort to promote fitness and nutrition, travelers can work up a sweat and enjoy the tastings to follow organized by EdibleDC Magazine.

Washington DC Restaurant Week - August 14 - 20, 2017
~ Over 250 participating restaurants offer 3 course lunches for unbelievable deals.

DC Beer Week - August 20 - 27, 2017
~ Need I say more? Participating breweries showcase their newest, rarest brews and include menus and pairings as well as panel discussions!

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival - August 20 - 22, 2017
~ Head to the Strathmore in Bethesda to enjoy outdoor cinema at the family friendly event; Moana, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , and The Lego Batman Movie  are scheduled amidst pre-show activities,  games, and dinner at Ridgewell’s summer grill.

Capital Dragon Boat Regatta Race  - August 26, 2017
~ Celebrate Asian culture through the medium of sport! Head down to the National Harbor for the open competition, participators are welcome and there are a ton of amazing restaurants from which to observe!

17th St Festival - August 26, 2017
~ If you haven’t explored 17th St, make sure to put it on your list! Already teeming with DC’s best restaurants, the neighborhood comes together to celebrate diversity and developing arts of the area. Overwhelm the senses with food, drinks, entertainment and arts (and Kids Zone for the little ones)!

Maryland Renaissance Festival 2017 - Open weekends, August 26/27 and select dates until October 22, 2016, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
~ Huzzah! Step back in time and celebrate the 16th century! Perfect for families, history buffs or simply your curious traveler. Enjoy jousting, fire eating, magic shows and food for days! (Not specific to its time period)

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

Cinema in Style - Outdoor movies in 2017
~ 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.

Summer Theater 2017
~ Take in a show and enjoy DC’s wonderful theaters all over the city - see link for scheduled performances.

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

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