Washington D.C. July 2024

Washington D.C. July 2024 Events

Washington D.C. July 2024 Events

Many things to do and see in Washington D.C. this July

Average temperature low and high: 68°- 89°
While the peak of summer is July, Washington D.C. provides warm weather but cool nights in which you can enjoy any number of activities. Whether it’s wandering in one of the many parks, visiting one of the many historical sites or museums, or simply grabbing a drink in any of D.C.’s fine establishments, Washington D.C. will have you covered.

July Event Calendar

DC Black Food & Wine Festival

 DC Black Food & Wine Festival

The DC Black Food and Wine Festival showcases African-American cuisine from local vendors and wines from black-owned businesses. The event includes music from Black Alley, DJ Flow, DJ 5'9, DJ Airess Jordan, and Chey Parker. Attendees can learn how their favorite dishes are made through cooking demonstrations, sample a variety of foods and wines, and engage with like-minded people. The event is a good opportunity to support and explore black-owned businesses in a festive environment.

 

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A Taste of the DMV: Food and Cultural Festival

A Taste of the DMV: Food and Cultural Festival

The A Taste of the DMV: Food and Cultural Festival merges a mixture of distinct cuisines, traditions and diversities. This event welcomes individuals searching for regional culinary experiences, all while watching live music and entertainment. The A Taste of the DMV: Food and Cultural Festival is only open to adults aged 21 years or older.|

Celebrate Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital

As you might expect, Washington D.C. pulls out all the stops when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July. This year will prove no different. There will be many celebrations and events across the city, but the most spectacular will undoubtedly be the fireworks. Stake out a seat on the National Mall, or reserve a spot on one of the river cruises to see fireworks light up the sky across the District of Columbia.

4th of July Parade, Concert and Fireworks

4th of July Parade, Concert and Fireworks

There are not many cities more patriotic to celebrate the 4th of July than Washington DC. A parade will begin at 11:45 am along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets. Attendees will then get the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building at a concert that will feature military bands, classical music orchestras, and celebrity pop and rock artists. The commemoration will conclude with a spectacular firework show at 9 pm. You can view it from the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall, or the Potomac River in Arlington. This celebration is free and open to the public. 

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival allows attendees to connect and explore cultural similarities and differences. In an effort to educate and historic preservation, cultural traditions, both old and new, will be displayed at the National Mall. There will be performances, presented research, curated exhibits, and even a marketplace with goods from international artisans. Festival events are free and open to the public. Additional information can be found online. 

Capital Fringe Festival

Capital Fringe Festival

The annual Capital Fringe Festival will return this year. You will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy unforgettable live performances, which will take place over a 14-day span. The festival celebrates and encourages freedom of expression and will feature over 100 unique, censorship-free productions across various venues in the DC area. Additional information, including a complete schedule and ticket details, will be available online. 

Broccoli City Festival

Broccoli City Festival

The Broccoli City Festival returns in 2023 for a two-day festival featuring the best of Hip Hop from across the country on July15th - 16th, 2023. The festival is organized by the community organization Broccoli City, which promotes sustainable living and community engagement.

Annual Celebration of Bastille Day

Annual Celebration of Bastille Day

Celebrate the Storming of the Bastille at the French Embassy's Bastille Day Celebration. The event includes a sit-down dinner featuring dishes from the Côte d’Azur region paired with champagne and Pastis, followed by a performance from a live band, an operetta, and a silent auction. Spots are limited so reserve a table now.

The International Colombian Festival

The International Colombian Festival

Experience a day of authentic, rich, and vibrant culture at the 7th annual International Colombian Festival. The festival strives to educate local and touring attendees while bringing the DC Latino and Colombian communities together. Look forward to a full day of authentic Columbian food, art, gastronomy, music, folklore, and more. Limited early bird tickets are $10 online, prices will increase to $25 at the door. 

 

Otakon

Otakon

Otakon, one of the biggest annual conventions for fans of anime, manga and Japanese culture, is set to take place from July 28th-30th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Attendees can look forward to a vast array of interactive panels, live stage shows and screenings plus an impressive exhibit hall packed with vendors selling everything from merchandise to rare collectibles.

Washington D.C. Events in July

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Fri, Jul 05 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Fridays
Sat, Jul 06 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Saturdays
Thu, Jul 11 at Soundcheck Skeler
Fri, Jul 12 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Fridays
Sat, Jul 13 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Saturdays
Fri, Jul 19 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Fridays
Sat, Jul 20 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Saturdays
Fri, Jul 26 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Fridays
Sat, Jul 27 at Soundcheck Senpai Squad Presents: Paradise 2024
Sat, Jul 27 at Cuba Libre VIVA LA NOCHE Saturdays
Things to do in Washington D.C.

Things to Do in Washington D.C. in July

Roll the Dice at MGM National Harbor

Roll the Dice at MGM National Harbor
Constructed in 1996, the MGM National Harbor is a hotel and casino located 20 minutes from Washington D.C.. The complex also features shopping, entertainment, a spa and salon, and an art gallery featuring works from prominent DC area artists.

Wander the Waterfront in Alexandria, VA

Wander the Waterfront in Alexandria, VA
Once the center of colonial life in Alexandria, the Waterfront has become a popular place for locals and tourists alike. Located just outside Washington D.C., the Waterfront is an essential locale for a fun day along the water and for exceptional dining.