Five Things to Do This Summer in the DC Area

Free Things to Do This Summer in the DMV

Watch the 4th of July Fireworks at the National Mall

This year’s Washington DC Fourth of July Celebration events will start at 11:45 am (ET) and end at 9
:30 pm.

The National Independence Day Parade starts at 11:45 am on Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street NW.  Marching bands, floats, military units, giant balloons and more will set the tone for a very patriotic, flag-waving extravaganza.

A Capitol Fourth Concert starts at 8 pm (ET) on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, but gates open at 3 pm.  co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Symphony Orchestra.  Performers this year include John Stamos, Vanessa Williams, Sesame Street and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Fireworks Display begins at 9:07 pm (ET) over the National Mall.  They are launched from West Potomac Park and will be visible for miles.  They will be cancelled in case of bad weather or high winds.  Recommended transportation is the Metro to stations near the mall.

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Watch an Outdoor Movie

So many options this summer for free outdoor movies where you get to enjoy the fresh air, outdoors and summer nights.

Georgetown Sunset Cinema shows movies on the Potomac River every Tuesday at sunset.  July 9 – August 6.

NoMa Summer Screen features movies and food trucks on North Massachusetts Avenue.  Wednesdays from June 5 – August 21.

Union Market Drive-In Movie is free for walk-ups.   July 5 and September 6.

And so many more!   More info>>

Attend the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This  free family friendly festival celebrates cultures around the world.  Delicious foods, local beets, music and family activities. From June 29 -30.  

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Listen to Jazz at the National Gallery of Arts Sculpture Garden

Every Friday from 5 – 8:30 in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.

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Enjoy a Friday Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks 

Watch the evening parades on Friday nights, usually starting at 8:45 pm from May to late August.  

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We hope you find all the fun this summer.  Celebrate!

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