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Summer: See how DC does summer vacation.

3 Summer Days & Nights in DC

DC heats up in summer time with a host of free festivals, holiday events and plenty of outdoor activities. From Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall to catching a baseball game along the Southwest waterfront, summer is one of the best seasons to get a taste of DC. Read on for our...

40+ Things to Do This September in Washington, DC

Events DC Blues Festival – Sept. 3 The annual DC Blues Festival is more than two decades old, and it ain’t losing steam anytime soon. Staged at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park, the all-day extravaganza features well-known local artists, instrument and vocal workshops, and even an...

H Street Festival 2015
Exploring Washington, DC’s Neighborhoods

DC is about much more than monuments and museums. While these sites are absolutely must-see attractions, make it your mission to take in the excitement of DC’s neighborhoods as well. Below, find some of our favorite areas to walk around, relax, eat, drink and shop. Adams Morgan One of DC’s hippest...

adams morgan neighborhood
Catch ‘Em While You Can

Museum Exhibits William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master – Closes Sept. 11 One of America’s finest artists during the late 1800s and early 1900s, William Merritt Chase’s work has received its first comprehensive exhibit in more than three decades at the Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of...

William Merritt Chase, At the Seaside
Take the Cool With You This Summer

Countless Americans, Washington, DC locals and foreign travelers all comprise the National Mall Fan Club . Once you visit, you’ll understand why. This park is world-famous and you can feel it. When you’re here, it becomes your playground. The summer of ’16 is all about celebration since it’s the...

Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city, DC has a deep, wonderful history of jazz music. Jazz great Duke Ellington (also known as “The Duke”) was born here, a musician who graced many a stage across the city and country, celebrated today...

Trombone Player DC Jazz
Summer Festivals in Washington, DC

In summertime, DC loosens up its tie and turns into one big festival. From June to August, there are public parties featuring kid’s fun, music and loads of culture. A few of the best: For Culture Vultures The Smithsonian Folklife Festival salutes different international and American cultures every...

Half Street Fairgrounds
13 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Grand Opening of National Museum of African American History and Culture Pay witness to a historic moment in DC when the National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opens its doors on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. Both before and after this moment, events will honor the momentous...

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Summer in DC

There are plenty of exciting summertime recreation options in the District that won't cost you a thing. Check 'em out and make the most out of your summer in DC. And if you're looking for even more discounted fun this summer, get up to 40% off on popular paid attractions with the Go Washington, DC...

Smithsonian National Zoo Giant Panda
11 Reasons to Check Out the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Each summer, the National Mall plays host to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a massive, multiple-day celebration of international cultures. The 2016 edition (June 29 – July 4, July 7-10) features two themes: Basque: Innovation By Culture and Sounds of California . Read on to learn what...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Washington, DC