Calendar

May
30
Sat
Washington Folk Festival
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – May 31 @ 7:00 pm

Glen Echo Park. Presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, the free festival features hundreds of musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craft vendors representing the rich cultural diversity of the Washington area. Audiences will enjoy American musical traditions such as bluegrass, blues, and swing as well as international traditions from across the globe. Rain or shine.

Jun
5
Fri
Green Festival
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

Washington Convention Center. Washington DC. The event focuses on sustainability education and green products and services including authors, leaders and educators, hands-on DIY workshops, green films, kids’ activities, live music and more

The Source Theater Festival
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

Source Theater, 1835 14th Street, NW Washington, DC. See new works in theater, dance, music, visual art, film, puppetry, spoken word, poetry and hip-hop. Performances include three full-length plays, 18 10-minute plays and three Artistic Blind Dates.

Jun
9
Tue
Capital Fringe Festival
Jun 9 – Aug 2 all-day

The Capital Fringe Festival, also referred to as the DC Fringe Festival, is an annual performing arts event in Washington, DC featuring more than 129 performing groups in a variety of venues around Washington, DC. The Capital Fringe Festival introduces risk-taking art and non-traditional performances including theater, dance, music, poetry, puppetry and more.

June 22-July 9, $5; after July 10, $7; discounts and multi-show passes available. Tickets will be on sale June 22.

To purchase tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or purchase tickets online or visit the Festival Box Office at 1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC.

See a full list of participating artists and performance times at www.capfringe.org.

Jun
10
Wed
DC Jazz Festival
Jun 10 – Jun 16 all-day

Enjoy more than 100 jazz performances at concert venues and clubs throughout Washington, DC.

Jun
13
Sat
Wipe Out Run
Jun 13 all-day
Jun
21
Sun
Father’s Day
Jun 21 all-day
Jun
27
Sat
7th Annual DC Housing Expo/Home Show @ WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Department will host a housing fair that will educate, empower and support District residents in homeownership and foreclosure prevention. Opportunities for residents to gain knowledge of DHCD housing programs and other District government services will be available.

Jul
1
Wed
Grand Opening New Exhibit Space at the American History Museum
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

The museum will open its newly renovated first floor exhibits that will focus on innovation and explore the history of American business and invention.

Jul
4
Sat
Fourth of July Fireworks in the Washington DC Area
Jul 4 all-day

Find 4th of July fireworks and Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall and around the capital region in Maryland and Virginia.

Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Concert
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Independence Day Saturday, July 4, 2015 marks Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary. They will celebrate the occasion by a holding their concert at Washington, DC’s RFK Stadium.

Aug
8
Sat
Wildlife Trafficking Awareness Day @ National Zoo
Aug 8 @ 10:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Biodiversity faces threats on many fronts, including the huge demand for exotic pets and animal products made from at-risk species. It’s a major problem that impacts wildlife populations around the world. Join us at this free public event to learn how you can help stop it. This free event features:
Educational booths and activities
Animal demonstrations
Keeper and scientists’ talks
A special exhibit highlighting efforts to combat wildlife trafficking

Learn more about the species impacted by wildlife trafficking, what the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is doing to help, and what role you can play in saving wildlife around the world.

Sep
5
Sat
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

Find some family fun at great outdoor events going on this Labor Day Weekend.

National Book Festival
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.

Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol
Sunday, Sept.
6, 2015, 8 p.m. East Capitol and First Streets, Washington, DC. Enjoy a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra.

DC Blues Festival
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, 1-7 p.m. Carter Barron Amphitheater. Washington, DC. This free annual festival features live blues by outstanding local and national acts. Bring the family for a day of soulful and electrifying blues, music workshops, Musical Instrument Petting Zoo and other child-friendly activities.