Washington D.C. June 2023

Washington D.C. June 2023 Events

Washington D.C. June 2023 Events

Washington D.C. in the Summer is Simply Must-See

Average temperature low and high: 63°- 85°
The mild Washington D.C. summers is a wonderful climate to get out and see the nation's capital. From DuPont Circle to the Mall and the surrounding cities of Arlington County and Alexandria, there's no shortage of things to see and do.

June Event Calendar

Washington DC'S Comic Con

Celebrate geek culture and see your favorite stars from comics, movies, and games at DC's annual Awesome Con. This year's featured guests include Sean Astin and Sylvester McCoy. In addition to displays and meet and greets, the 3-day event will also feature a science and book fair. Everyone attending Awesome Con who is 12 years of age or older will need to present proof of at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. One-day badges range from $40-$45, and weekend passes are $85. Kids' weekend badges are $15. Upgraded badge options range from $165-$999; you can purchase them online. 

Capital Pride Celebration

Capital Pride Celebration

Wear your rainbow clothes with pride at the Capital Pride Celebration.  The parade, festival, and live concert ensure non-stop fun for all attendees in a safe space for both members of the LGBT community and allies.  In between the organized activities, try delicious food and beverages from local vendors and browse handicrafts from local artisans.  

Damon Wayans Jr.

Damon Wayans Jr.

Fans of Fox’s hit sitcom New Girl will be thrilled to know that Damon Wayans Jr., who plays Coach, will be performing stand-up comedy at the Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern. Wayans Jr. is widely known for his comedy performances, writing, and numerous acting roles. Tickets to the show are $40 for general admission and $55 for preferred seating closer to the stage, plus a two-item (food or drink) minimum purchase per person. This is an age 18+ event and attendees will have to show a recent negative COVID test or proof of vaccination to enter. Seating is first come, first serve, so be mindful of this if you are attending with a large group.

Get your tickets here. 

Washington Folk Festival

Washington Folk Festival

For the past 40 years, the Washington Folk Festival has celebrated traditional folk music, dance, and storytelling, with a weekend of live performances. The festival returns after two years, with four outdoor stages and a craft marketplace. Additional info and details on this year's festival will be available online soon. 

Bastille

Visit the Southwest Waterfront area on Wharf Street for a pulse-thumping Bastille concert. As part of their Give Me The Future Tour, the English pop-rock band will perform their internationally loved music at The Anthem music venue. General standing admission tickets are available for $45 while VIP experience tickets cost $125 and include access to a pre-show soundcheck experience, one exclusive merch item, and a commemorative laminate. There is a 6-ticket maximum for all purchases. The Anthem venue is mostly cashless, so ensure that you have a credit or debit card for food, drink, or merch purchases. Guests must show proof of full vaccination with a valid ID and wear a mask at all times.

Get your tickets here.

BENEE

New Zealand native Stella Bennett, known as pop-sensation BENEE, will perform live with her dreamy vocals, spunky sound, and grounding lyrics. Visit the 9:30 Club on June 8th with a $25 general admission ticket for an upbeat show as part of her Dreamer Boy tour. Please note that this venue is completely cashless, so bring a debit or credit card if you’re looking to purchase food or alcohol at the event. Everyone who visits the 9:30 Club must show proof of full vaccination to enter, and facial masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times. Tickets can be purchased online. 

 

Justin Bieber

Don't miss this opportunity to see popstar Justin Bieber live and perform your favorite hits, such as "Baby" or "Beauty and the Beat".  Celebrating his Justice album, the world tour has only one night in Washington D.C. that is selling out quickly.  Tickets start at $125.

Capital Pride Alliance

Capital Pride Alliance

The Capital Pride Alliance is a DC-based nonprofit organization that works to serve and advocate for the local LGBTQ+ community. Each year, they host various pride-positive events, starting off with a bang at the Opening Dance, which features hundreds of local and national queer performance artists at the Echostage on Queens Chapel Road. This event typically sells out quickly, so keep an eye on the Capital Pride Alliance for ticket sales beginning in early February. Next, attend one of the largest events ever hosted at the capitol, the pride parade, which will span an educational 1.5-mile route through the Logan and Dupont Circle neighborhoods. Finally, on June 12th, attend the three-stage live music concert festival at America’s Mainstreet, complete with performances from international headliners and hundreds of local businesses, organizations, and visit online for upcoming information regarding parade attendance, bleacher seats, sponsorship information, exhibitor registration, and ticket sales.

Jersey Boys

Get to see the beloved Tony Award-winning musical that packs in so much more than just catchy show tunes. Discover the true story behind the renowned singing group in this timeless show at the John F. Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Choose from 16 different showtimes, including daytime and nighttime showings lasting a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes each. Tickets for Kennedy Center members go on sale on February 15th, while general admission tickets go on sale on February 22nd. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and valid photo ID required. Masks are required at all times by all persons regardless of vaccination status. Tickets are available online. 

The Stadium Tour: Mötley Crüe with Guests

Looking to party like it’s 1988? Mötley Crüe with guests Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts bring all the rock n’ roll excess of 80s hair metal to Nationals Park. Heavy on the pyrotechnics, audience sing-alongs, and the rock anthems that defined a generation, this star-studded event promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime tour. Buy your tickets here!

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. 

The Songs of John Prine featuring Billy Prine & The Prine Time Band

Billy Prine and his band will perform their soulful renditions of his brother's, John Prine, timeless music. Settle into the City Winery’s intimate and amplified main stage for this show, which begins at 8 PM, doors open at 6 PM. A variety of ticket options are available on the City Winery website, ranging in price from $30 to $45. Grab a bite to eat or a glass of wine from the venue’s attached restaurant or tasting room. All guests must be fully vaccinated and masks must be worn at all times while on-premises.

Boozin’ Through the Decades Bar Crawl – DuPont Circle

Boozin’ Through the Decades Bar Crawl – DuPont Circle

Dress up in the style of the 70s, 80s, 90s, or 2000s, and get out on the tiles. Join a group of fellow time-traveling revelers on a 9-hour party through historic and hip DuPont Circle bars. Itinerary will be announced the week of the event. 

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Washington D.C. Events in June

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Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in Washington D.C.

Things to Do in Washington in June

Boat and Jetski Rentals on the Potomac River

Boat and Jetski Rentals on the Potomac River
Washington D.C. sits nicely on the Potomac River. Visitors can rent a boat, canoe, or jetski and set out on the water while taking in the city’s unique beauty. While cruising on this scenic waterway, be on the lookout for many enchanting animals, including Bottle-nose Dolphins.

Experience Washington Nationals Baseball

Experience Washington Nationals Baseball
In June, baseball is at its peak, and there is no better way to experience America’s past time than to watch the 2019 World Series Champions Washington Nationals play baseball. There are ten home games at Nationals Park, situated in the Navy Yard area of Washington D.C., in June. As a post-game celebration, you can visit any one of Navy Yard’s many quality bars. Tickets for all Nationals games are available here.