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This guide will leave you speechless! What to do in Washington DC with your family this June.

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This guide will leave you speechless! What to do in Washington DC with your family this June.

Sorry about the cheesy headline, it’s a dog eat dog world trying to get eyeballs on one’s articles here on the internet. But since you’re here, lets see what June holds for families in Washington DC, shall we?

Hello June!

It’s June-the weather is gorgeous, the pools are open and it’s time to enjoy summer in Washington DC! The name of the game is to stay cool and avoid the crowds, here are some articles that will help you with that!

Mark Your Calendars

  • There are Smithsonian Sleepovers happening this month and you can read about them, here.
  • Links to Smithsonian Events may not lead to the intended page, use their search feature with the name of the event to find the correct page (I’m sorry this happens!).

June 1st, Thursday

  • Artechouse opens today with the exhibit XYZT, you can buy tickets here. See the video below! ages 6+
  • Under the Baobab Tree with Iya will be showing at Discovery Theater. Find tickets, here. 10:15 am & 11:30am ages 3-7 
  • Ghostbusters (2016) will play at sundown in Canal Park.
  • Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (free nightly shows) presents NSO Youth Fellows 6pm

June 2nd, Friday

June 3rd, Saturday

June 4th, Sunday

June 6th, Tuesday

  • The 5th annual Taste of Adams Morgan to benefit the Mary’s Center will be from 5-9pm. Buy tickets, here.
  • The Air Force Band Summer Concert Series will be held on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol at 8pm every Tuesday- to see their full schedule around the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) see, here.
  • Adams Morgan Movie Nights at Walter Pierce Park- Rouge One 8:30pm
  • Live Jellyfish at the Natural History Museum. 1-3pm

June 7th, Wednesday

June 8th, Thursday

June 9th, Friday

June 10th, Saturday

June 11th, Sunday

June 13th, Tuesday

  • The Air Force Band Summer Concert Series will be held on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol at 8pm every Tuesday- to see their full schedule around the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) see, here.
  • Adams Morgan Movie Nights-at Walter Pierce Park- Jaws 8:30pm
  • DC Jazz Fest- Multiple venues throughout DC, check their website, here.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.

June 14th, Wednesday

  • NoMa summer screen @ Storey Park – The American President (PG-13) movie starts at sunset
  • National History Day at the American History Museum 10am
  • DC Jazz Fest- Multiple venues throughout DC, check their website, here.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.

June 15th, Thursday

  • Expert Is In: Entomologist Torston Dikow. Natural History Museum, Ground Floor, Q?rius. 2-4pm
  • DC Jazz Fest- Multiple venues throughout DC, check their website, here.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.

June 16th, Friday

  • Movie nights in the heights, Harriet Tubman Field 11th & Irving, La La Land. 9pm
  • DC Jazz Fest- Multiple venues throughout DC, check their website, here.
  • Downtown DC Live lunchtime entertainment series at Franklin Park -Aaron Myers & CO 12-2pm
  • Trukeroo, a food truck festival at The Bullpen at the Nationals Stadium, has a little something for everyone
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.
  • Get ready for some cosplay because Awesome Con is back in town at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • Friday Night Fishing at Diamond Teague Park, hosted by the Anacostia Riverkeepers 5:30-8:30pm

June 17th, Saturday

  • Columbia Heights day = beer & kid’s carnival, not sure what else you need to know 😛 11am-6pm
  • hiSTORYtime: Early Childhood Story and Activity Time. American History Museum, 11am.
  • Portrait Story Days – Go Outside (Juliette Gordon Low) Portrait Gallery 1pm
  • DC Jazz Fest- Multiple venues throughout DC, check their website, here.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.
  • Get ready for some cosplay because Awesome Con is back in town at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • Yoko Ono: Four Works for Washington and the World opens at the Hirshhorn and will be on display until September 17th.
  • Calling All Cats at the National Zoo for ages 2-3, register in advance.

June 18th, Sunday

  • DC Jazz Fest- Multiple venues throughout DC, check their website, here.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.
  • Get ready for some cosplay because Awesome Con is back in town at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • Father’s Day Kite Flight at Tudor Place, register in advance ages 6+ 12:30pm
  • Calling All Cats at the National Zoo for ages 2-3, register in advance.

June 20th, Tuesday

  • The Air Force Band Summer Concert Series will be held on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol at 8pm every Tuesday- to see their full schedule around the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) see, here.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.
  • Constitution in Action Family Learning Lab at the National Archives Foundation, register in advance, for grades 5 and up 1oam

June 21st, Wednesday

June 22nd, Thursday

  • American Roots Concert Series at the United States Botanical Garden- Parker & Gray, blues and rock. 5-7pm
  • The Expert Is In: Botanist Marcelo Pace Natural History Museum, Ground Floor Q?rius, 2pm.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.
  • Constitution in Action Family Learning Lab at the National Archives Foundation, register in advance, for grades 5 and up

June 23rd, Friday

  • Movie nights in the heights, Harriet Tubman Field 11th & Irving, Lion. 9pm
  • Downtown DC Live lunchtime entertainment series at Franklin Park -Drafthouse Comedy 12-2pm
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.
  • Rights and Responsibilities Family Learning Lab at the National Archives Foundation, register in advance, for grades 4 and under 10am
  • Friday Night Fishing at Diamond Teague Park, hosted by the Anacostia Riverkeepers 5:30-8:30pm

June 24th, Saturday

June 25th, Sunday

June 26th, Monday

June 27th, Tuesday

  • Forensic Mysteries– Mystery at Yorktown Creek at the Natural History Museum- ground floor Q?rius, 10am- ages 10+.
  • The Air Force Band Summer Concert Series will be held on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol at 8pm every Tuesday- to see their full schedule around the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) see, here.
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.

June 28th, Wednesday

  • NoMa summer screen @ Storey Park -Lincoln (PG-13)  movie starts at sunset
  • Galapagos George at The Discovery Theater 10:30am ages 4-8, buy tickets here. 10:30am & 12pm
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.

June 29th, Thursday

  • Galapagos George at The Discovery Theater 10:30am ages 4-8, buy tickets here. 10:30am & 12pm
  • Expert Is In: Botanist Marcello Pace at The Natural History Museum, Ground Floor Q?rius, 2-4pm.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival 
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.

June 30th, Friday

  • Movie nights in the heights, Harriet Tubman Field 11th & Irving, Fantastic Beasts. 9pm
  • Galapagos George at The Discovery Theater 10:30am ages 4-8, buy tickets here. 10:30am & 12pm
  • Expert Is In: Zoologist Karen Osborn at the Natural History Museum- Ground Floor Q?rius. 2-4pm.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival 
  • Downtown DC Live lunchtime entertainment series at Franklin Park -DC Public Library Punk Archive Series- Paperhaus 12-2pm
  • The Sound of Music will be performed at The Kennedy Center suggested ages 4+ buy tickets in advance, here.
  • Friday Night Fishing at Diamond Teague Park, hosted by the Anacostia Riverkeepers 5:30-8:30pm

While not a wading pool you can dip your toes in this fountain at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden- if you’re lucky you might have this duck come join you.

On-Going Weekly Events

These events occur regularly every week, I encourage you to check the original website just in case there’s a cancellation. To find events at your local library, click here. And to see the full list of daily events happening at The National Zoo, click here. The Kennedy Center hosts nightly live, free performances check their schedule, here, to see if your child may enjoy an upcoming event.

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June in Washington DC- dodcwithkids.com

Until next time, be sure to keep your toes in the pool!

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