Washington D.C. July 2023

Washington D.C. July 2023 Events

Washington D.C. July 2023 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

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival allows attendees to connect and explore cultural similarities and differences. In an effort of education 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. 

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 in 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. 

Capital Fringe Festival

Capital Fringe Festival

The annual Capital Fringe Festival will return this year following a 2-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. 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. 

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 Savoie region paired with champagne and wine, followed by a performance from a live band, an operette, 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 6th 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 $15. Purchase tickets and find additonal information online. 

Washington D.C. Events in July

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in Washington D.C.

Things to Do in Washington 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.