Best Summer Ever

Your ultimate guide to the best things to see & do this summer in Washington, DC

Best Summer Ever - Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and More - Things to Do This Summer in Washington, DC
Holiday celebrations from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Fourth of July fireworks, free festivals and more – the District is ready for summer.

It’s summertime and the living isn't only easy in Washington, DC, it’s often free thanks to can't-miss festivals featuring everything from jazz to the wonders of barbecue, summer holiday parades and fireworks. Experience some of the world’s leading museums at no cost, stroll along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and venture into dynamic neighborhoods. Discover the real DC with waterfront adventures and rooftop views, pandas at the National Zoo and so much more. Just get here soon, because now’s the time to make monumental memories.

Friends kayaking and paddling on the Anacostia River at sunset - The best things to do this spring and summer in Washington, DC