From riding a bicycle in seersucker to tasting the world’s best barbecue, take full advantage of the many, many great happenings in DC this summer.
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No sold-out club gig or super-exclusive house show can drum up as much excitement as a summer mega-concert. You buy your tickets months in advance and load up the car with friends. You grumble about the parking, but as soon as you’re in, you make a beeline for the merch booth, hoping to pick up the one T-shirt that lets everyone know “I was there.”
Dandies and Quaintrelles: 2015 Seersucker Social, Museum Exhibits, Dancing, Bike Ride, Music, Dandies, Night Party-June 13
We’ll start with an afternoon of pre-ride activities at the National Museum of African Art, followed by an early evening vintage-inspired bike ride that ends with a sunset stroll and picnic by the Potomac river, before we head to the post-ride party at Malmaison.
DC Jazz Festival– June 10-16
Bringing the music back again, the 11th Annual DC JazzFest is June 10-16! Don’t miss your chance to see renowned artists from around the world including, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, COMMON, Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, Snarky Puppy, and many more!
Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle– June 27-28
Now celebrating its 23rd year, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle has become one of the largest and most unique food & music festivals in the country. Celebrating the art of cooking and the joy of eating, the Barbecue Battle offers residents of the Greater Washington area and throughout the east coast, the chance to enjoy America’s favorite pastime in our Nation’s Capital.
Washington Kastles– July
WTT is tennis like you’ve never seen it, featuring the biggest names in the world playing together in an innovative co-ed team format that offers exciting possibilities for players, fans, communities
Capital Fringe Festival– July and August
For 22 days every July and into August, the annual Capital Fringe Festival creates a city filled with non-stop theatre, dance, music, visual art, and everything in-between. Audiences enjoy non-stop, creative experiences and artists develop their artistic visions in total freedom without any curatorial barriers. Our city is enriched as art takes over neighborhoods, animating the spaces — from traditional theaters, to corner bars, to vacant storefronts.