Summer Happenings in the DC Metro

There are still some summer events in DC!
There are still some summer events in DC!

There’s always a lot going on in the DC Metro.  While summer is part way over, there are still plenty of summer events going on.  Here are just a few of the things you can do in August in the DC area.

The Screen on the Green outdoor summer film festival still has a few events left.  August 8 is “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” while August 15 is “Cool Hand Luke.”  The movies are shown at the National Mall between 14th and Ninth Streets.

If you love Tennis, the Legg Mason Tennis Classic is going on right now!  It continues until August 7th at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Stadium.  Favorites include James Blacke and Andy Roddick.

The Chekhov play “Uncle Vanya” featuring Cate Blanchett runs every Thursday through Sunday from August 4th to the 27th at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are priced starting at $59.  The production also stars Hugo Weaving.

Fair season is coming up, and there are a lot of different county fairs in the area around DC.  The Fairfax fair is this weekend (Aug. 6 and 7), followed by the Howard County Fair (the 6th through the 13th).  Then there’s the Montgomery County Fair, which starts on the 12th and ends on the 20th.

The Shakespeare Theater Company’s annual Free For All event this year is Julius Caesar.  The tickets are free for these performances, which run August 18 through September 4 on Tuesdays through Sundays.  Because the tickets are free, expect a line for entry, so get there early.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will open to the public on August 22.  The official dedication will be held on August 28th at 11 am.  The memorial is located at 1964 Independence Ave. on the four-acre Tidal Basin site.

Finally, August and the summer wrap up with Jimmy Buffy and the Coral Reefer Band playing at the Jiffy Lube Live.  The event will be on Saturday, August 27th at 8:00 pm.

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