Your Month Ahead: June Things to Do



It’s officially festival season and DC has ample opportunities for you to get outside and take advantage of all of the can’t-miss summer activities.

We’ve got the Caps in the Stanley Cup Finals, a plethora of beer festivals, as well as a BBQ battle that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Making fun possible has never been easier here in this amazing city, so read on and pick out what tickles your fancy on our #FrayLife calendar for June:

Friday, June 1

– Under the columns of the National Building Museum, SAVOR is a must-attend event for beer aficionados. Indulge in unique craft beer samplings and culinary creations from a diverse lineup of 90 independent breweries. This is a two-day event.

– Kick off June with the 26th annual Capital Jazz Fest! The opening theme is “Friday Night Soul” featuring music from Earth, Wind & Fire and Ledisi. There’s also a late night Jam Session hosted by American jazz composer Marcus Miller. This star-studded event runs throughout the weekend.

Saturday, June 2

– The Capitals finally made it over the hump and are back in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years! Make your way to Capital One Arena to catch Game 3 and be sure to #RockTheRed.

– The All American Beer Fest at the Fairgrounds delivers an all day long event offering unlimited tastings of America’s finest beers. Grab your red, white, and blue and get your brew on! This event also features dozens of local food trucks and live music from DC’s most popular DJs.

– Love beer and hiking? Join us Saturday, June 2nd for an exclusive preview of a hiking trip like no other with Trails & Ales! Don’t miss a day of hiking Virginia’s spectacular Sky Meadows State Park, a visit to a cider barn, and finish the day with refreshments of your choice at a combined farm winery and brewery.

Monday, June 4

– If you can’t watch the Caps in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, luckily there will still be plenty to cheer about in game 4 at Capital One Arena!

Tuesday, June 5

– Join us for Glow Yoga on the Mall as the sun sets on Tuesday, June 5th. Meet on the mall to light up the night in glow sticks and paint as our favorite instructor from Balance Gym, Andrea, leads us through an hour-long Vinyasa Flow. Bring your own mat, and we’ll bring the glow and coconut water from ZICO! We’ll glow against the skyline during golden hour.

– Known as one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Adams Morgan welcomes patrons to stroll, sip, and sample food and drink offerings from 20 of AdMo’s best restaurants. The best part is you’ll be supporting a great cause!

Thursday, June 7

– Beginning on June 7, Capital Pride kicks off an epic weekend celebration filled with rooftop pool parties, block parties, festivals, concerts, and of course the Pride parade. This year, the Pride Concert is headlined Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, and MAX!

Friday, June 8

– Let us take you out to the ballgame and take you out to the crowd to see the Nationals play the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park. Join us for pregame happy hour drink specials at Due South where you will pick up tickets from the DC Fray Event Squad and then enjoy the game with us in group seating at the Scoreboard Pavilion, a prime location close to the field and the beer!

– Popular comedian and entertainer, Sandra Bernhard is coming to town to perform during Pride week! Bernhard brings a unique mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock-n-roll, and social commentary to the stage and will be featured in Washington Blade’s third annual Pride Comedy Show.

– The DC Jazz Festival brings in a large number of national and local jazz musicians. Venues include the Kennedy Center, Howard Theatre, as well as several intimate jazz clubs. Free performances and a stacked lineup are just two of many reasons you should check out this jazzy summer festival.

Saturday, June 9

– Known as one of DC’s most anticipated summer events, the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival is a day-long celebration nestled between the banks of the Anacostia River. Witness dozens of bands across multiple stages while enjoying delicious food, drinks, and activities for everyone.

– Comedian and actor, Martin Lawrence returns to the big stage to host 2018’s hottest comedy event, the Lit AF Tour at Capital One Arena. This event features an amazing lineup filled with comedic talent from DeRay Davis, to Jay Pharoah, to Deon Cole.

Sunday, June 10

Yoga in the Outfield returns to Nationals Park! All fans who purchase a ticket will receive a discounted game ticket to the Nats matchup against the San Francisco Giants, a Nationals-themed yoga mat, and will be invited to participate in a postgame yoga class in the outfield grass.  

Tuesday, June 12

– Partake in an evening of culture as the smash hit, must-see musical, Hamilton, is back in DC for the summer at the Kennedy Center.

Wednesday, June 13

– Considered one of the leading documentary festivals in the country, AFI Docs presents a diverse collection of documentaries ranging in topics from politics, to education, to health and fitness.

Friday, June 15

Truckeroo brings a variety of local food trucks to the Fairgrounds at Yards Park. From cookies and milk to Vietnamese sandwiches, this world-famous festival offers something tasty for the entire family!

Saturday, June 16

– A great choice for Father’s day weekend, the American Tribute to World Beers Festival hosts 25+ breweries and offers something for the entire family, including pets! Enjoy great food, a diverse collection of brews, yard games, and more.

Sunday, June 17

– Rock icon Bono and his band U2 returns to Capital One Arena for an epic performance as they showcase selections from their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour.

Thursday, June 21

– Come celebrate the arts with the By the People Festival! Expect a full-on arts takeover of the District filled with a multitude of creative music and dance performances, interactive displays, and even late-night museum activities on the National Mall.

Saturday, June 23

– Calling all rib roasters and sauce bosses! Fans of delicious BBQ are encouraged to attend the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, a one of a kind cookoff that features pit masters from all 50 states. This event will also feature cooking demos and free tastings, so make sure you come with an empty stomach.

Pups in the Park is back for their fourth installment of the season! Take advantage of this unique opportunity for fans to bring their dogs to Nats Park and catch the Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Dogs and their owners are also invited to a special pregame parade around the warning track.

Sunday, June 24

– British heartthrob, Harry Styles, continues his debut solo world concert tour with a stop at Capital One Arena. Opening for Harry will be American singer-songwriter, Kacey Musgraves.

Wednesday, June 27

– The FREE Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates the different international and American cultures on the National Mall. Events include craft exhibits, live music, cooking demos, as well as a marketplace offering pottery, books, sculptures, clothing, and more!

Thursday, June 28

– Star of SNL’s “Weekend Update”, Michael Che, is in town for one night only at Warner Theatre. Named as Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Che is sure to provide a boatload of laughs.

Saturday, June 30

– A prelude to 4th of July celebrations, the All American Bar Crawl celebrates America’s birthday with a day full of star-spangled shenanigans. Each person receives a souvenir event mug, access to Dupont’s best bars, and exclusive food and drink specials!

– The Taste of Fairfax is an afternoon celebration filled with good food samplings, exhibitors, performances, and live music. Purchase tickets today to avoid lines!

– Don’t miss out on one of DC’s biggest parties of the summer season! The Red, White and Brew Festival offers tasting flights with 100+ wines, craft beers, and ciders, plus access to DC’s best food trucks and local artisan markets.

Have other fun things to do in June that we didn’t mention? Be sure to tag us on social using #FrayLife when you’re out and about soaking in that summer sun.

Looking to escape to some nature spots this summer? Here’s a list of great DC city parks to help you go off the beaten path.


View More Articles By Jackson Dean




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.