10 Cool Things to do in DC this Summer

With more parks, recreational spaces, creative spots, and pop-ups appearing all over the Nation’s capital, Washington, DC has a number of incredible events, food, and activities to fill up your summer days. WDCEP features ten possibilities to consider when planning out your long summer afternoons!

1. Catch an outdoor movie.

Stay cool this summer with a movie under the stars. With classics like Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing and The Princess Bride screening everywhere from the National Mall to NoMA there’s a little something for everyone. Click here to find out more»

2. Attend a festival.

Between the annual Folklife Festival on the Mall, Capital Fringe Festival, and the Beer and Cider Festival, there is no shortage of festive fun to be had across the district this Summer.

3. Check out a new restaurant.

There are so many great openings happening this summer that almost every neighborhood has something new for you to try. Click here to find out more»

4. Visit pop up shops + happy hours at Union Market.

Union Market never disappoints when it comes to outdoor (or indoor) eats, drinks and shopping. Be sure to check out their mixology sessions, happy hour specials and even yoga classes. Click here to find out more»

5. Get fit.

Between Lululemon’s classes in DuPont and Golden Triangle’s classes in Farragut Square Park, you can get your sweat in the open air on across the city.  Click here to find out more»

6. Grab some ice cream.

Don’t miss the delicious ice cream that DC has to offer. From classics like Thomas Sweet in Georgetown to new openings like Dolcezza in Logan Circle, there is a spot for everyone to satisfy their sweet tooth. Click here to find out more»

7. Check out the breeze by the Wharf.

All summer long The Wharf has concerts, outdoor barbeques and fitness classes, festivals and other great ways to spend your summer days in style. Click here to find out more»

8. Brew at the Zoo.

The National Zoo opens its doors for a fun evening of drinks and conservation. Get ready to sample beers from 70+ craft breweries, enjoy live music and grab some food from local food tucks on site. Click here to find out more»

9. Have a Picnic.

Picnic like a pro this summer with this awesome guide by DCist. With tips on where to get the best snacks to the most optimal locations across DC, you’re sure to have a great time. Click here to find out more»

10. Cool down with a Cold One During DC Beer Week.

On August 9-16th DC Beer Week returns to the District with a variety of beer-focused events. Hundreds of venues in DC will host tastings, beer themed dinners, and more. Click here to find out more»


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