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!
There’s still time left to check the boxes on your summer to-do list, even as we bid frosé farewell and welcome pumpkin spice season. The long Labor Day weekend offers ample opportunity to get outside and enjoy the waning days of summer.
Check out our full guide to Labor Day Weekend in the DMV from lazy weekend ideas to events. Fear not if you can’t fit it all into the long weekend: Fall doesn’t officially start until September 22, after all.
So You Didn't Score Jazz in the Garden Tickets; Enjoy Music with a View at 10 Alternative Outdoor Spots
Smithsonian National Gallery of Art's "Jazz in the Garden" is back this year but with just four shows and tickets are proving hard to get. But this doesn't mean you'll miss out on live music in a great outdoors venue this summer.
Outdoor concerts are an intrinsic soundtrack of the city: enjoying salsa grooves with a picnic in a public park, or stumbling across a cover band performing along the waterfront on the way to dinner, and being pulled in to listen to a few songs.
We've scouted 10 open-air spots (most are free!) where you can get your groove on and listen to music with a view.
How is it August already?! But no need to panic, there's still plenty of summer left and tons of amazing things to do as DC's reopening continues.
This month brings opera in the outfield, the return of a beloved indie music festival, a candlelight garden concert, yoga at an international embassy and a pop-up, interactive fashion fantasy. And that's just a sampler of what's ahead!
The best ice cream in the area, minus the brain freeze
**This article has been updated**
During these dog days of summer (basically any day ending in -y in DC), there’s nothing like a sweet and delicious frozen treat to cool you down. With so many spots for summertime scoops, we've compiled a handy list of 10 local places to sample some of the best frozen confections in the city!
July starts off with a bang but there's still plenty of awesome things to get excited about throughout the entire month. From star spangled celebrations to a high-end nightclub at Kennedy Center, outdoor art installations and a pop-up cocktail garden, we've compiled 20+ can't miss activities you'll want to have on your summer to-do list.
If you're interested in more local adventures, make sure to check out our DC-focused content or contact us to custom-design your DC experience.
It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime! Even though some things will still look a bit different this year, we can't wait to welcome back many of the normal summertime activities with open (vaccinated) arms.
Museums have already started to reopen and there's even more to look forward to this month. There's pride celebrations, a ton of outdoor and drive-in movies, theatre under the stars, live music (thank GOD!), waterfront yoga, bourbon tastings, craft beer, and more! We've compiled a mix of more than 20 virtual and in-person activities to kick-off your summer!
If you're sick of just about everything on Netflix, you're in luck. DC’s museums, gardens, art galleries and cultural institutions are starting to re-open! Be aware--many places are requiring visitors to reserve timed-entry passes to aid social distancing measures, and masks are always a must. But that's to be expected in this "new normal."
So, ready for some summertime fun in the city? Take a look at our handy guide to see what’s currently open!
Running out of things to do with your kids?
Before you pull your hair out in frustration, we've got some cool suggestions for fun activities (indoors and outdoors) across the DMV as the summer heats up!
If you're tired of watching Netflix and Hulu from your couch and are looking for a change of scenery, you're in luck!
Summertime and movies go hand-in-hand , but with indoor theatres remaining closed, drive-ins and outdoor movies are the perfect way to catch classic flicks and films like you've never seen them before. Drive-ins are having a bit of a renaissance these days as people rediscover them thanks to social distance precautions. Besides, there's nothing like watching classic movies under the stars!
So grab a blanket or gas up the car and check out our list of places to experience this classic American pasttime throughout the DMV.
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it