We present you the TOP Summer events of Washington that are a great addition to the sights you will see during our Washington bus tour.
DC Jazz Festival
When: June, 05 – June, 16
Thousands of music lovers flock to the nation’s capital to attend the annual DC Jazz Festival, which will sport up to 100 jazz performances staged in more than 60 venues throughout the city in 2013. The Hamilton Live will serve as Jazz Fest central with 10 nights of performances including artists such as the Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band, Stefon Harris & Blackout, the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, The Brass-A-Holics Go Go Brass Funk Band and The Brubeck Brothers Quartet who will pay tribute to the legendary Dave Brubeck.
The Source Festival
When: June, 07 – June, 30
The Source Festival is a collection of performances unlike anything else happening in the U.S. The festival features original works of theater, dance, music, visual art, film, spoken word and poetry. Each of the festival’s three weeks examines the creative process from a different perspective. Eighteen 10-minute plays, interesting artist collaborations and three full-length plays presented by top DC directors and designers will be featured.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
When: June, 26–June, 30 and July, 3–July, 7
The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall is one of the best ways to get a close-up look at different cultural heritages from around the world. Like all of the surrounding Smithsonian museums, it is open to the public and completely free to attend.
SEAFAIR Community Festivals
When: June, 22 – August, 04
SEAFAIR revelry also includes weeks of different festivals, parades, and community events, held in locales throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. These special events celebrate everything from African, Hispanic, or Filipino culture to whaling and seafood.
Sequim Lavender Weekend
When: July, 19 – July, 21
This family-friendly festival features juried crafts booths, food and drink vendors, and live music and performers. You will find lavender products of every kind at the street fair, from oils and lotions to lavender lemonade to sachets and wands.
Independence Day at Mount Vernon – Red, White and Blue Celebration
When: July, 04
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens celebrates Independence Day with daytime fireworks during its annual Independence Day event! For the first time ever, visitors will be treated to spectacular smoke fireworks in patriotic colors fired during the finale of the National Concert Band of America’s performance. The event also includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens, military reenactments, a special wreath laying ceremony, free birthday cake for all and a visit from “General and Mrs. Washington”.
The Loudoun County Fair
When: July, 29 – August, 03
The Loudoun County Fair is held at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds each July and is best known for its Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser and livestock auction. Other fair highlights include a carnival, rodeo-bull riding, dairy show, goat show, horseback demonstrations, magic acts, pet shows, floral exhibits, obstacle courses, tug-of-war, live musical entertainment and a special dinner each evening.
Outdoor Movies 2013
When: Dates to Be Announced
Watching movies on a large screen outdoors has become a popular summer activity. There are several outdoor movie festivals in the Washington, DC area. Most of the movies are free and offer a great opportunity for families to enjoy some time together under the stars.
Shakespeare Theatre Company
When: Dates to Be Announced
The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s innovative approach to Shakespeare and other classic playwrights has earned it the reputation as the nation’s premier classical theatre company. The 775-seat Sidney Harman Hall showcases local performing arts groups and nationally renowned organizations with a recreation of a production from seasons past stage.
National Harbor Dragon Boat Races
When: August, 24
The National Harbor Dragon Boat Races are being held celebrating Asian culture and bringing a family-fun event to the Washington DC area. The regatta is an open competition, seeking participants of ages 12 years of age or older. With its location along the Potomac River and convenient access to downtown Washington, National Harbor is a perfect location for this event.
Lots cooking in D.C. for these 60 days, and you have a chance to join some of them! Come on our Washington bus tour and enjoy all that this wonderful city has to offer!