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

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.

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.