Summer in the nation’s capital is packed with can’t miss events and warm-weather festivities. Starting with World Cup viewing parties, building up to the 4th of July Fireworks. Check out our monthly event guide!
FIFA World Cup – June 14-July 15
The FIFA World Cup 2018 is one of the most popular sporting events in the world, and DC soccer fans have a new reason to celebrate this year, thanks to a new law that allows bars to open early (7am) and close later (4am) from June 14 to July 15. With more watch parties and events than ever before, you’re sure to find a spot filled with like-minded fans, no matter which country you’re rooting for. So throw on your favorite team’s jersey and get ready to party late (er, early?) as you watch the action unfold.
Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles – June 19-21
1500 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Watch the Washington Nationals take on the Baltimore Orioles during the Beltway Series presented by INOVA! Save on tickets using discount code VISITDC online only at nationals.com.
Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival 2018 – June 23
201 Key Hwy Baltimore, MD
Go seaside with Maryland’s favorite crustacean, a mug of craft beer and hours of family fun. While crabs and beers are the spotlight of this tradition, the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival stuffs the day with live music, crafts and a 5K dubbed the Crab Run. There is no shortage of fun to be had by the harbor.
First Sunday Arts Festival 2018 – July 1
West St & Calvert St Annapolis, MD
Between May and October, Annapolis, Maryland, hosts its First Sunday Arts Festival on Calvert and West Street. This street festival offers arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and café dining. With free admission, this weekend event brings in a combined 45,000 visitors annually.
Independence Day – July 4
Each year Washington, DC celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall and attending the free A Capitol Fourth concert, visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Check out all of the entertaining places where revelers can experience the fun and spirit of Independence Day in the most American of settings.
Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Fair 2018 – July 8
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Pl Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Fair is a art festival that takes place at Veterans Plaza.