Washington D.C. August 2022

Washington D.C. August 2022 Events

Washington D.C. August 2022 Events

See D.C. in August for a Distinguished Adventure

Average temperature low and high: 66°- 87°
The pleasant summer weather continues throughout August. As always, outdoor activities, bars, restaurants, and museums, create great times and even better memories. Take your time in experiencing this unique city.

August Event Calendar

Hamilton

See one of Broadway's hottest hits.  Hamilton, telling the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton and his role in founding the United States Government, will be performed in the Kennedy Center Opera House in D.C., the home of the actual U.S. government.  The rap musical has been amazing audiences around the world for years, and whether this is your first time seeing it or you've memorized every song, you'll be dancing in your seats.  Tickets start at $258.

Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival is an event that is held throughout the country wherein attendees come together to celebrate and remember the loved ones that they have lost. The Washington, DC event will be held on August 6th, at the National Harbor where attendees will enjoy food from food trucks, music, and the stunning views of their lit-up lanterns reflecting on the water at night. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm, with lantern decorating beginning at 8:00 pm and the lantern launching lasting from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The earlier you buy tickets, the better. Prices for admission will be $35.99 until July 29th, then $45.99 until August 5th, and then $55.99 until the day of the event. Tickets include a wristband for entry to the event and access to food trucks, a floating lantern kit with an LED candle, a drawstring backpack, and a marker. Tickets can be purchased online.

DC World Reggae Festival

DC World Reggae Festival

Vibe to the best artists in Reggae at D.C.'s World Reggae Festival.  The lineup features musicians like Jah Works, Rupee, and Ras Slick, performing live on stage.  In between sets, have fun tasting tapas-style bites, grabbing an ice-cold beer, and checking out the pieces at the Art Showcase.

DCBX Festival

DCBX Festival

Spice up your week at the 14th annual Latin music and dance festival held at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. This event provides an exhilarating display of multicultural music and education, featuring thousands of guests, leaders, and performers. On the massive dance floors, join thousands of other dancers in dancing the bachata, the salsa, zouk, and kizomba dances. Moreover, enjoy live music performances and dance performances from celebrities and famous groups from around the world including Buterly Lubin, the Sensual Movement Dancers USA, Brandon & Benny, Gui Prada, DJ Kakah, and much more. A 4-night party pass to attend costs $135, a full pass with access to educational workshops and classes in addition to access to all four nights of the event costs $175, a VIP seat pass including three master classes rings in at $185, and a presidential pass, which includes front row seating, an exclusive rooftop event, a VIP goodie basket, master workshops, and more, costs $485. All ticket sales are final, and prices will increase as the event nears, so act fast.

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Wine and Food Festival

Wine and Food Festival

With over 100 fine wines, craft beers, and spirits from all over the US and around the world, the Wine and Food Festival is a showcase for excellent foods and alcoholic drinks. Featuring live music throughout the event and live cooking demonstrations from top chefs, get out for this weekend of food, wine, and fun. Tickets range from $75 VIP tickets to $42 General Admission tickets. Tickets are available here.

DC JazzFest

DC JazzFest

Head to the nation's capital for the 18th annual Jazz Fest, a "celebration of all things jazz." located across several neighborhoods, this five-day event will include a weekend of performances at the dazzling waterfront District Wharf. Here, concert-goers will enjoy water views, great local restaurants, and live performances from numerous jazz artists, including Grammy-winning musicians and groups. Last year, the show featured Regina Carter, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and more. Tickets will be available online soon and include options for seated or standing single-day passes, VIP lounge passes, or exclusive cabana access complete with food and alcohol packages. 

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Moonrise Festival

Moonrise Festival

Enjoy Baltimore’s own massive EDM festival, with lights and sound made to keep you moving all night long.

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Washington D.C. Events in August

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Things to do in Washington D.C.

Things to Do in Washington D.C. in August

Eat at Iron Gate

Iron Gate is one of Washington D.C.'s oldest restaurants. Located in Dupont Circle, Iron Gate's menu features locally-sourced fare cooked in Greek and Italian styles but changes their menu with the season, making each visit a new culinary adventure.

Enjoy the Seafood in Annapolis

Enjoy the Seafood in Annapolis
The Chesapeake Bay not only gives the State of Maryland its distinctive shape, it also provides Maryland with its legendary seafood. The Chesapeake is best known for dishes featuring crab, oyster, and striped bass. A daytrip to Annapolis, Maryland – a 40 minute drive from Washington D.C.- will be a worthy excursion for the food alone.