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Washington, D.C. events and activities for July 2014

Posted on June 27, 2014


The Washington, DC area and its surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change, so please check the official website or call to confirm information. Please note that most of these events are held each year and the dates are updated as available.


Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 25- 29 and July 2-6, 2014. Celebrate cultural traditions from around the world. The Festival includes daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. This is one of Washington, DC’s most popular summer events.


DC Capitol Fair
Through July 6, 2014. RFK Stadium Grounds, Washington DC. The summer carnival features dozens of rides, games, foods and live entertainment.  


Fourth of July Fireworks in the Washington DC Area
Find 4th of July fireworks and Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall and around the capital region in Maryland and Virginia.


Independence Day at Mount Vernon
July 4, 2014. The Red, White and Blue event features musical performances, a wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last) and a visit by 'General Washington' himself.


 4th of July Parades in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

Many communities in the area celebrate the holiday with a parade. Show your patriot spirit and enjoy a few hours of family fun.

4th of July Parties and Bar Crawls
Various Dates. Gather your friends and don your red, white and blue for a patriotic party to celebrate Independence Day.


Alexandria Birthday and Independence Day Fireworks
July 12, 2014, Oronoco Bay Park. The annual event includes children’s activities, a concert performed by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, birthday cake and a fireworks extravaganza.


 Christmas in July in Old Town Alexandria

July 26, 2014. Enjoy a variety of festive activities including pictures with “Summer” Santa & Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, children’s story time stations, arts and crafts, ice cream social, musical entertainment and much more.

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