The Capital Region’s premier waterfront resort, Gaylord National, comes alive with Summer FUN! Overnight guests can enjoy resort entertainment and activities as part of their annual SummerFest. From outdoor events and great music to campfire stories, scavenger hunts, seasonal cocktails and more, there is something for everyone. Whether you are visiting the DC area to sightsee, a family looking for a getaway or a great night out with friends, you will find everything you need to make your summer getaway memorable. Various times.
ANXO is proud to be partnering with the DC Abortion Fund (DCAF) to host an event on Wednesday, July 17th at our Truxton Circle location. We will be releasing a special cider called DC as F*ck, made from a blend of apples from our favorite orchards, which will become a product we launch every year in July to support the DC Abortion Fund! $1 from each glass of this cider will be donated to DCAF, as well as 100% of the proceeds from a raffle of goods from local businesses including a free night at The Line hotel and gift cards to amazing DC restaurants such as $100 to Chez Bill Sud. We have a matcher for this event who is willing to double what we raise, so spread the word and come out and support reproductive health rights for all! If you can’t make it, you can still order a t-shirt to be delivered to you by clicking here, with proceeds again going to DCAF.
Summer never sounded better! Join The Wharf for free concerts on Transit Pier every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of Pacifico. R&B, Americana, Motown, Jazz, Reggae and your favorite pop covers, there is something for everyone. Grab a snack and a beverage (beer and wine if you’re over 21) from Cantina Bambina and enjoy live music and waterfront views.
June 5: Collective Delusion (Rock)
June 12: Jarreau Williams Xperience (R&B/Funk)
June 19: Brent & Co. (Rock/Soul)
June 26: 19th Street Band (Americana)
July 3: Swift Technique (Funk)
July 10: Pebble to Pearl (R&B/Pop Rock)
July 17: JoGo Project (Jazz/Gogo Blend)
July 24: La Unica (Celtic Latin Rock)
July 31: FeelFree (Reggae)
August 7: Air Force Band Max Impact (Classic Rock)
August 14: Jimi Smooth (Motown)
August 21: Justin Trawick & The Common Good (Americana)
Unwind your summer day on the Kennedy Center rooftop! In partnership with local organizations and breweries, the Roof Terrace becomes your destination for a happy hour like no other. Wander upstairs where contemporary artists perform to panoramic views of D.C.’s most famous monuments. Sample free tastings from local breweries or enjoy cocktail specials and half-priced beer and wine.
On July 11, Kennedy Center x Ritmos Raros present the Immigrant Sounds Rooftop Party, featuring Neal Becton (Som Records) & Marcello Bentine (Batida DC) & Sir Ramases (Afro Ritmo Records)
Ritmos Raros is a moving but never ending nostalgic tropical vinyl dance floor party dedicated to the rare and normally unheard rhythms of Africa, Latin America, India, Caribbean, Brazilian and the Arab variety. Enjoy brews from this week’s featured brewery: 3 Stars Brewing.
On July 18, Kennedy Center x Union Stage present CHAI with This/Side. Japanese four-piece CHAI may worship at the altar of kawaii – their homeland’s culture of cute – but they’re not about to be pushed around by the idle bosses and the ignorant patriarchy. The ultra-concise pop of their debut LP PINK is about to be overhauled on their new album. CHAI are ready to light the fuse; CHAI are PUNK. Enjoy brews from this week’s featured brewery: 3 Stars Brewing.
Hold on to your brews. This year, Friends of the National Zoo is turning DC’s best beer festival into a prehistoric party. Journey to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for unlimited beer tastings from 70-plus breweries, live music, food truck fare and much more. It’s three fantastic hours of dino drafts and fossil food — and VIPs get an extra hour at the event. Guests show their support for FONZ and the Zoo’s shared species-saving mission at Brew at the Zoo, where beer, uh … finds a way. This is a 21+ event, and is held rain or shine. 6-9 p.m. Tickets $30-$125. Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute: 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, DC; https://nationalzoo.si.edu
Hold on to your brews. This year the friends of the National Zoo are turning Washington, D.C.’s best beer festival into a prehistoric party. Attendees will journey to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for unlimited beer tastings from 70-plus breweries, live music, food truck fare and much more. It’s three fantastic hours of dino drafts and fossil food; those with VIP tickets get an extra hour at the event. Guests can show their support for FONZ and the Zoo’s shared species-saving mission at Brew at the Zoo, where beer finds a way.6-9p.m. Tickets start at $30.Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW,DC; www.nationalzoo.si.edu
Jumpstart your weekend with fun and free activities in Chinatown Park. Attendees will be able to scratch records, create their own tag or a piece of art by choosing their own stencil and enjoy games like the Mega Chessboard, giant Jenga, corn hole and many more. There will be performances featuring a poet, rap artists and two DJs. Free admission. 5-8 p.m. Chinatown Park: I St. NW, DC; www.downtowndc.org
Friday Night Live! is Herndon’s free outdoor concert series on the Town Green, featuring popular local acts from up and down the East Coast, whether it’s classic or modern rock, country and original music thrown in. You’ll hear great bands like Garden State Radio, JunkFood, The Reflex, Kristen and The Noise, Screaming Monkeys and more from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday through August 23. See details and the schedule at http://www.herndonrocks.com/
Spend your Friday night relaxing at Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront. Spread a blanket and enjoy a night of Americana folk rock tunes from the 19th Street Band. Concert is free and the stage is located on the boardwalk. Ice cold Corona beers and wine will be available on-site at the outdoor tented bar! Must be 21+ (no outside alcohol). 7-9 p.m. www.capitolriverfront.org
Enjoy music and food at Denizens Brewing Co. Silver Spring location for a night of bass and beer on the patio. DJ InnoVadar will be behind the decks, so mark your calendars you don’t want to miss it. 8pm-12a.m.Free admission. Denizens Brewing Co:1115 East-West Hwy Silver Spring, MD; www.denizensbrewingco.com