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40+ Things to Do This June in Washington, DC

Events SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience – June 2-3 Lovers of brews will not want to miss SAVOR , which features 86 craft breweries from all over the U.S. showing off two of their most acclaimed flavors at the National Building Museum . That adds up to 172 beers available for...

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience - Summer Food Festival in Washington, DC
13 Great Spots to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Independence Day celebrations, and there are lots of interesting sites from which to view them. You’ll find excellent vantage points from a few rooftop bars , sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial , or across the river in Arlington. And...

Fourth of July Fireworks over the National Mall - Things to Do Independence Day Weekend in Washington, DC
10 Capital Pride Events That You Don’t Want to Miss

The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride, which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. We’ve elaborated...

Capital Pride Events in Washington, DC - Capital Pride Parade
Guide to the Washington Nationals

Get an exclusive discount and save up to 17% on Washington Nationals tickets. Just go to nationals.com/VIP and use promotional code VISITDC . The Nats' History After a 33-year absence, Major League Baseball in Washington was revived with the arrival of the Nationals in 2005. The Nats played their...

Washington Nationals Park - Washington, DC
Top 10 Running Spots & Trails in Washington, DC

When Pierre Charles L’Enfant laid out the city plans for the nation's capital, he included wide avenues, public squares and grand buildings. The District is also mostly flat and home to many trees, rivers, creeks and canals, making the city a runner’s dream. Pound the pavement on these scenic...

Top 10 Running Spots in Washington, DC
12 Inspiring Public Parks & Gardens in Washington, DC

Pierre L’Enfant, DC’s first urban planner, designed “The Federal City” to be beatified by public gardens, and so it is today. You’ll find scenic landscaping around the National Mall and the federal buildings in Washington, DC, along with dozens of gardens and parks within the nation’s capital. Here...

U.S. Botanic Garden - Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
Things to Do This Holiday Weekend in Washington, DC

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities The nation’s capital knows how to kick off summer . Memorial Day weekend is packed with fun in the District, with a parade, a motorcycle rally, a concert, Major League Baseball, a choral festival, live music and much, much more all on the docket for the long weekend...

Tidal Basin Jefferson Memorial Paddle Boats - Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Outdoor Concerts

During the spring and summer these outdoor concerts in the nation's capital provide great atmosphere for enjoying a night out, and are often free to attend. Make sure to check official websites for dates, times and specific locations.

Summer Concert at WWII Memorial
15 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than Washington, DC. Memorials are our specialty, and the nation’s capital celebrates with unique and meaningful events and exhibits designed to recognize the selfless service of our active duty military and veterans.

Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Route over the Arlington Memorial Bridge
Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

This year, the DC Jazz Festival will take place from June 9-18. Check out all the reasons why you should attend the festival and head over to dcjazzfest.org for the lineup, schedule and tickets. Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city,...

Band Performing at the DC Jazz Festival - Summer Events and Festivals in Washington, DC