Summer Guide to Washington, D.C.

Updated July 1st, 2022

July 2022: 10 FUN THINGS TO DO in D.C.

Updated July 1, 2022

1. 4th of July at DC: Best places to watch the Fireworks Display - A spot in the National Mall -Across the Potomac River - From a Family Friendly Fireworks Cruise - A few of the Rooftop bars - From the Supreme Court Plaza -Hains Point in East Potomac Park - At Washington National Cathedral - Get all the view of the District at Cardozo High School 2. Smithsonian Folklife Festival Running till the 4th of July, discover craft exhibits, live music, cooking demos and an expansive marketplace full of pottery, books, textiles, toys, sculptures, clothing and more. The Focus will be on the United Arab Emirates and features Earth Optimism programming. 3. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens For nature lovers, you might not want to miss the famous water lilies and lotus flowers that complete the picturesque scenery in this garden. Flowers bloom from May to early fall and some of the flowers you may see are water hyacinths and bamboo that grow along the Anacostia River. 4. Capital Fringe Capital (July 11 to 24) An edgy music festival that caters to different musical acts like local creatives, including improv dramas, punk rock shows, and colorful dance shows. There are also several venues like the libraries, museums, galleries, and other locations throughout the District. 5. Palmer Alley A photo of this alley is a must for the gram. This is the highlight of CityCenterDC and is decorated with different seasonal features throughout the year. You might also stumble on CityCenterDC's free events! 6. Netherlands Carillon This place is perfect for picnicking and a great view of the glorious vista of the DC skyline. This place is a gift from the Dutch to the U.S. in 1954 as showing gratitude for assistance during WW II. Located on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, adjacent to the Arlington National Cemetery. 7. The Titanic Memorial If you are a fan of the movie this place is a must to visit. Located in Washington Channel Park on the Southwest Waterfront and features a statue posing similar to Kate Winslet in that classic scene. This memorial was authorized by Congress in 1917 and funded by donations from 25,000 American women honoring the men who died during the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. 8. Rock Creek Park The outdoor adventure in DC! There are numerous trails for hiking, biking, and exploring, it also offers picnic areas, riding stables, tennis courts, and Peirce Mill, a historical site. 9. Luce Unplugged A monthly free concert series located inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum and features local talent. Thursday shows are tributes to a Luce Center artwork, and by Friday the show features two bands, a cash bar, and free drink samples from a local brewery or distillery. 10. Einstein Snap a pic with the larger-than-life statue of one of history’s greatest geniuses at the Albert Einstein Memorial. He is sitting comfortably with a book just outside of the National Academy of Sciences building.