Stop #17 the Portrait Gallery stop will be closed for the upcoming future due to major construction. Guest can walk three blocks west to 10th and E St NW which is stop #1, the Welcome Center to board the trolley. We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify when that stop opens.
Arlington Cemetery Tours will not operate on December 14, 2019 and January 11, 2020. Volunteers from Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths on the grave sites here on December 14th and removing them on January 11th. The box office at the cemetery will be open on both those days for future tickets sales but no tour will be available.
Explore our nation’s rich history as we guide you through Washington DC’s iconic monuments and museums. District of Columbia residents, as well as residents within a 50 mile radius can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
The official kickoff festival weekend of the summertime season in our Nation’s Capital. Enjoy more than 80 carefully selected craft beers in a single afternoon! Live music all day from multiple acts on the main stage, plus our DJ stage to keep your feet moving! And lots of outdoor games, arts and activities.
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Capital Pride Festival
Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd St. NWFree
Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. The Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent and will host 300 exhibitors including local community groups and businesses, food vendors, and organizations looking to promote their products and services to our community. This family friendly event is free and open to the public.
Featuring four main stages with events on the District and Transit Piers are free to the public —includes a diverse marketplace and Education Village with our Meet the Artist series. Various locations throughout DC.
DC Black Theater Festival
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
A 15-day Multidisciplinary Arts Festival celebrating extraordinary stories from around the world. This year’s festival has an exciting menu of more than 150 provocative and ground breaking performances by local and national artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians. We have partnered this year with some of the best artists and organizations to make 2019 the most incredible festival yet.
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
27th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
30 bands on three Stages featuring Rock, Reggae, Jazz and Blues. Washington DC’s largest annual food and music festival, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle officially kicks off the 2019 Summer season on June 22nd and 23rd. For more than two and a half decades, The Barbecue Battle has been cooking up lots of great food, music & fun on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue. This tasty event offers Washington D.C. area residents and visitors alike, a two-day line-up of everything from tempting BBQ & grilled food samples to cooking demonstrations, interactive exhibits and non-stop live entertainment on three music stages.
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Folklife Festival is an educational presentation that features community-based cultural exemplars. Free to the public, like other Smithsonian museums, each Festival typically draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Festival is an exercise in cultural democracy, in which cultural practitioners speak for themselves, with each other, and to the public. The Festival encourages visitors to participate to learn, sing, dance, eat traditional foods, and converse with people presented in the Festival program.