Summer Calendar

It’s not the humidity, it’s the tourists. Summer may seem like a good time to clear out of DC, but it’s also the season with the most to do.

Squeezing in the last of summer at the Prince William County Fair

Upcoming Events:

August 3: Something To Laugh About: TV Comedy, From Milton Berle to David Letterman - Smithsonian Associates - Media and communications expert Brian Rose surveys the extraordinary landscape of American TV comedy, examining how it has evolved since the 1950s. 

August 4: Candlelight Concerts: From Bach to the Beatles – Tudor Place - As an historic site that bears the scars of slavery, Tudor Place seeks to look this injustice in the eye.  Click

August 5: A Change Is Gonna Come: How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement - Smithsonian Associates - Artists, activists, and radio DJs transformed music into a political weapon and unifying force in the Civil Rights Movement, delivering powerful messages of hope to the Black community and beyond....

August 6: Reggae Jamfest :: Jamaica Independence Celebration - Reggae Jamfest celebrates 59 years of Jamaica Independence!

August 7: SünDown: Moon Boots (21+) - Nü Androids Present:

August 7: White Ford Bronco at the Bullpen - 8.07 - August Show - Bullpen Summer Concert Series

August 7: ClubGenXRUS - Rooftop Pop-Up Party - Grown & Sexy Dance Party - The Hottest Gen X Rooftop Dance Party "ClubGenXRUS" Pop-Up - GOGO/OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP Hosted by "Glitterbug" GlitterMeThisCo /MER Events LLC

August 8: The Hip Hop R&B Boat Party 8.8.21 - THE HIP HOP R&B BOAT PARTY - 90s & Early 2000s Another Sunday Funday on the boat!!!

August 11: Candlelight Concerts: Film Scores – Tudor Place - As an historic site that bears the scars of slavery, Tudor Place seeks to look this injustice in the eye.  Click

August 12: Shakespeare’s London: A Living Stage - Smithsonian Associates - Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger explores how London served as a backdrop and inspiration for William Shakespeare. She reveals how he was inspired by the humanity he observed in...

August 13: Chromeo (DJ Set) - Nü Androids presents:

August 14: Juniors: Garden Designers – Tudor Place - What makes a garden special?  Juniors discover the science of flowers by exploring Tudor Place’s 5 ½ acres to learn about garden design.  Participants will create their own dream garden. This program

August 14: Burlesque101: an Introduction to the Art of Burlesque - Burlesque Workshop for Beginners! Learn about the art, choreography, sensuality, and creativity of Burlesque!

August 14: 20YR Anniversary Players Ball Reunion/Birthday Cel - The Washington DC Players Ball has been in existence for 20 years and set to celebrate 2 decades of pure excellence.

August 18: Nottoway Powwow - Though there are many reasons why someone may choose to come to any particular pow wow, one thing is certain; all are welcome at the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia’s, regardless of race, gender or...

August 21: Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow - Join us for the Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow at Mattanock Town (1001 Pembroke Lane, Suffolk, VA 23434) on August 21-22, 2021 and follow updates leading up to the event on Facebook. Vendor spaces...

August 24: Garden Party Committee: Pre-Event Champagne Toast – Tudor Place - This year’s Garden Party will honor the Georgetown Garden Club for its prolific service to our community and resolute support for garden projects at Tudor Place. As a committee member, your generous s

Seasonal Picks:

Find your lake retreat at Seneca Creek and Black Hill
Black Hill Regional Park

Golf at Hains Point
East Potomac Golf Course

The Huntley Meadows Boardwalk Trail is the best place to observe migrating waterfowl and other birds.

Go Birding on the Huntley Meadows Boardwalk
Huntley Meadows Park

A peacock struts in the Frying Pan Park barnyard.

Take your sweet time at Frying Pan Park
Frying Pan Farm Park - Parking Lot

The trail out to the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is 3/4 mile each way.

Explore DC’s last great swamp, Dyke Marsh Habitat
Dyke Marsh Trail

An open field of sunflowers extend almost to the sky at at McKee-Beshers WMA near Washington, DC

DC’s best sunflower fields during peak bloom
McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Take a dip at Cunningham Falls State Park
Cunningham Falls State Park

A girl shades her eyes as she looks out over the gardens in front of a plantation house at Oatlands Plantation in rural Virginia

Meander through the Oatlands Plantation and Gardens
Oatlands Plantation Lane

Hike the Gathland State Park trails
Gathland State Park

A girl sits on a log at Kent Island beach

Is Kent Island the best beach destination that you’ve never heard of?
Terrapin Nature Park

A boy enjoys the view of the Virginia Countryside from Ambassador Whitehouse Overlook in Sky Meadows State Park.

Hike Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park

Beach Barbecue at Freestone Point, Leesylvania State Park
Leesylvania State Park Barbecue Parking

The marina at Lake Accotink.

Lake Accotink Park Vacation!
Lake Accotink Park

3 hours at Raven Rocks Trailhead on the Virginia State Line
Raven Rocks Trailhead

A lily flower blooms in Green Spring Garden

DC gardens, nature centers, and easy walks

The Sierra Club bridge in Prince William Forest National Park

Best kid-friendly hikes in DC

mountain bike

10 Badass Mountain Biking Trails near Washington, DC

Hike the Potomac: 30 Best Places to Explore Along the C&O Canal and Potomac Heritage Trail

Stroll Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy

Discover art & history in Occoquan
Occoquan Historic District

Tour Udvar Hazy Center, Smithsonian’s best Air and Space Museum
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy

Smithsonian and Beyond! Best museums along the National Mall
600 Independence Ave SW

Tour Baltimore’s B-Side
1415 Key Hwy

Wander Mawavi (Prince William Forest Park), the largest National Park in the DMV
Prince William Forest Park Visitor Center

Visit the Holy Land, in Brookland
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

Visit Eden Center, DC’s Little Saigon
Eden Center

Explore Burke Lake
Burke Lake Park

Get lost in Meadowlark Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens & Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

Tour 1 West Mount Vernon Place
Walters Art Museum

Peirce Mill and Rock Creek Park
Peirce Mill