Summer fun in the DMV! Whether it’s the DC Jazz Festival, Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park, the Fairfax County 4-H Fair, Family Day at the National Postal Museum or premier basketball training at Sport Proformance, there’s something for everyone!
DC Jazz Festival
Join a celebration of all things jazz at DC JazzFest, August 31-September 4. This year’s family-friendly festival will take place in more than a dozen neighborhoods across the D.C. area, including its marquis weekend at The District Wharf over Labor Day Weekend. Visit dcjazzfest.org to get your tickets today!
Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park
Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Featuring acts such as A Musica da Vida featuring Claudia Gargiulo and Mike Kamuf’s LIttle Big Band. All concerts are free and dancers are welcome. Free parking. Rain or Shine. Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD. glenechopark.org
Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival 2022
One of summer’s most iconic events and popular family traditions returns August 4-7 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Va. You and your friends and family can enjoy carnival rides, games and food trucks on the farm! Learn about the Fairfax County 4-H Development Program. There will be wristband sales and discounts, a Truck Night and Farm Demos.
Admission to Fair and Carnival are free. There is a cost for parking and ride tickets. fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/frying-pan-park/4-h-fair
Celebrate Rafael Lopez’s New Mariachi Stamps
“Think Small. Think Big” program at the National Postal Museum, Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lopez will explore representation, misrepresentation and the lack of representation on stamps in this hands-on workshop for teens. Also Family Day with music, crafts, stories, stamps and more, Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for kids 0-10. 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. postalmuseum.si.edu/guest-artist-program
Sport Proformance, a premier basketball training company in the DMV offers elite basketball coaching to student athletes – beginners to professional levels. The customized coaching created by Dwane Samuels, former Harlem Globetrotter, is tailored to help your child learn fundamentals, build on ball handling skills, dribbling, shooting, defense, passing, footwork and strength & conditioning. Coach Dwane Samuels – 1-804-901-2483; SportProformance.com
4 Day Trips for Summer Fun and Beyond