Summer Guide to Washington, DC

Updated June 1st, 2021

June 2021: 10 FUN THINGS TO DO in D.C.

Updated June 1st, 2021

1. FREERIDE FOR LOCALS! JUNE 1, 2021 - JUNE 30, 2021 * Get some of the tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass! Offers available to District of Columbia residents, and residents nearby (within a 50-mile radius). Come explore and find out something new about your city! 2. Jun 02, 2021 - Jun 03, 2021 * Indigenous Earth Voices - a film that features stories that impacted the Indigenous cultures and explores the people's relationship to the Earth. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. It is free and open to the public to watch, but reservations are encouraged. 3. Jun 02, 2021 - Jun 02, 2021. From: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM * In celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, hear from On Juneteenth author, Annette Gordon-Reed a sweeping story of the importance to American history where she provides a historian's view of the country's long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured 4. JUNE 6, 2021 - JUNE 27, 2021 * Exposed DC Photography Show! -an annual exhibit that will run for three weeks. It will shine a spotlight on life in the D.C. metro area as seen through the lenses and they are also exploring additional, creative ways to share these images celebrating the Washington, DC area. Photo walks sponsored by Fujifilm and Tamron will take place in Mount Pleasant, the show includes unique takes on the capital's iconic locations, as well as everyday scenes captured outside of the tourist bubble. 5. JUNE 6, 2021 7:00 AM National Harbor, MD (877) 628-5427 * Looking for a weekend workout? Join the race and experience the beauty and grace of the Potomac River during a 2-way crossing or a swim to midpoint and back for a single crossing. The race begins from National Harbor to Jones Point, where Alexandria, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC intersect, and back to National Harbor. 6. JUNE 7, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM - (202) 633-1000 * Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture every Monday this June and explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice. 7. Dupont Circle Pop-up Shopping - June 12 Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021. From: 12:01 PM to 06:00 PM * Enjoy a pop-up shopping event showcasing all the Pride we have for Dupont Circle. The pop-up will be in front of retail stores which aims to bring new people to explore our two-acre park at the center of the Circle, just walk around and then take a break in Dupont Circle park or at a streatery to recharge. 8. Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021. From: 06:00 PM to 09:45 PM * Join a patriotic evening to start your Independence Day celebration. Visit Washington's Tomb and meet people from George Washington's world as you hear about their experiences during the War for Independence. The celebration includes dazzling fireworks and musical performances. 9. JUNE 26, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE Washington, DC *Join a weekend workout where you can participate in a variety of park stewardship activities including invasive plant removal, litter collection, flower bed weeding, trail maintenance and more. Some activities involve working in shallow ponds. 10. Jun 27, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021. From: 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM * After being closed for a year, The National Building Museum is now open to educates, entertain people about the built environment and challenges them to advocate for a sustainable and equitable future. Join this hands-on, experiential journey and enhance your photography skills where we photograph the impressive National Law Enforcement Memorial with the Museum as a backdrop. Then we photograph the impressive exterior of the Museum before going inside to photograph the architecturally unique interior from the upper floors and finally visiting one of the exhibits.