Hot times in the city.
It's officially summer in DC and along with the humidity (ugh) comes plenty of indoor/outdoor activities to enjoy on these longer days of sunlight. This month brings day-long cultural festivals, Fourth of July celebrations, and the return of summer favorites after a two-year absence, including National Building Museum's always epic summer activation, Kenilworth's lotus and water lily festival, Capital Fringe, and so much more!
We've got details on all this and more in our Wanderlist of awesome things to do this month!
June is our favorite month, and not just because it's our birthday (though that doesn't hurt!).
Summer in DC kicks off with sun-filled days and endless things to do. From making a splash at the waterfronts, free festivals, outdoor concerts and movies, a cultural scene that can't be beat, and gallery exhibits galore, DC is full of amazing and unexpected fun. What to look forward to: Sunset military parades, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, pride celebrations, an immersive King Tut exhibit, the Black Food Festival, a sunrise dance party, and that's just for starters!
This month is going to be epic!
Where to watch movies under the stars across the city
May 27: Updated to include new screenings!
As temperatures continue to warm up, alfresco movie screenings are starting to pop up in neighborhoods across DC. They're a favorite with locals and a great way to experience a different side of the District. We're not focused on politics all the time, you know!
Whether you're looking for date night options, recent blockbusters or family favorites, there's an outdoor film series at a drive-in or at a park that's sure to fit the bill. Even better, most screenings are free! So mark your calendar for these upcoming outdoor flicks, and get your popcorn, blankets, favorite snacks, and bug spray (trust us on this) ready before showtime!
Jazz in the Garden is one of the most popular music concerts, but it's far from the only outdoor music event in DC this summer.
From salsa to rock and everything in between, we've curated a bunch of outdoor music alternatives where you can get your groove on. And they're all FREE!
So grab your dancing shoes and dance the night away under the stars 💃🏾
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Who says cherry blossoms get to steal the spring flower spotlight? There are plenty of stunning floral displays that will be blooming in D.C. this upcoming season! While the cherry blossoms grab all the attention, there's an abundance of spring flowers that often get overlooked—most of which can be found in grand displays across our very own city!
Hopefully, after getting your fill of the cherry blossoms, you’ll be inspired to learn more about the other plant life blooming around our nation’s capital. Daffodils, tulips, redbuds, and more are just waiting to be discovered.
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It’s almost spring time and we cannot be more excited! Warmer weather means more fun outdoor events and happy hours on patios. Bring it, we are sooo ready!
It also means there's a ton of awesome events springing up to give you a fresh burst of vim and vigor. There are some insanely fun happenings this month, from celebrating women in honor of International Women’s Day to St. Patrick Day celebrations and of course, cherry blossom events galore!
Check out 40+ of our favorite things to do this month, and make sure you tag us with #CuriousCaravan if you hit up any of these awesome things to do!
Jump start 2022 with a month full of terrific things to do in DC!
From live theatre to art museums and films to food, and everything in between, January is packed with an awesome mix of popular and under-the-radar activities for you to discover new interests, local businesses and different parts of the city. There's the bi-annual Restaurant Week, the return of Winter Lanterns at the REACH, the dramatic reimagining of MLK's assassination, one-night only chef's dinner at the LINE and many more not-to-be-missed events.
Check out our guide to the biggest events coming to DC this January, below.
Catch the DMV-based band live at the DITR fall music festival on Oct 9!
The Washington DC region has one of the best music scenes in the country Whether you prefer jazz, go-go, hardcore punk, hip-hop, dance or anything in between, you can go out and hear a new local band in a different genre -- and in a different venue! -- every night of the week if you're so inclined.
Back in our music journo-wannbe days with DC Music Download, we got to meet a lot of amazing local established bands and rising stars. One of our favorites continues to be RDGLDGRN who will be headlining the Down in the Reeds all-day music festival on Oct 9 at the Parks at Walter Reed. RDGLDGRN have worked with music legends Pharrell Williams and Dave Grohl, liken themselves to a hip hop-centric version of Daft Punk, and throw one hell of a KARNIVAL-like show.
Besides they're music, we love that these guys are hometown-proud and continue to live in the area and perform locally, despite having the kind of national profile that would have caused many others to leave for so-called greener pastures. For these DMV boys, there's nothing like home, jamming with friends and a Go Go beat.
We're re-sharing an interview we did with them a few years ago so that you can get to get them before checking them out for yourself at DITR!
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Ahhh, September (shout out to Earth, Wind & Fire), that magical month when you can still sip rose on a sun drenched patio yet still sense the shift to the first leaves starting to change color. It’s time to soak up the last days of summer and make the most of these final days.
We've pulled together lots of fun local activities and events to help you discover new and different things to do and see a different side of DC.
Don't waste the sun--let’s do this!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it