The Top 15 Best Events For August In Washington DC

    The mercury remains high as summer’s last month has you itching for a few more fun outings before the calendar turns to September. Fortunately for you, D.C. continues to be a hive of activity offering weekly events to satiate your need for adventure, partying, or something new altogether.

    Here are some events we earmarked for the month of August that should wet your whistle, give you flavor to savor, and perhaps even inspire you in a new way!

    Here are our 15 Favorites:

    All American Beer Festival 2019 at the Naval Yard  August 3, 2019 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    If you like beer tastings, The All American Beer Fest will help you get your fill with unlimited tastings of America’s finest beers. Patriotically themed so come out in your red, white, and blue and have a blast at the Naval Yard as we celebrate America and unique beers!  Tickets $25-$40


    1299 Half Street SE

    Washington, DC, 20003

    Water Lantern Festival  Aug 3, 2019 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Water Lantern Festival is a family-friendly event that will give you a stunning experience and will leave you with some great memories for years to come. Everyone can participate in this creative, peaceful event. Each participant has the opportunity to decorate their lantern and then set it afloat along with the thousands of others, lighting the Harbor in a unique and festive way. Come out and be part of this special event!  Tickets $35-$40

    National Harbor
    165 Waterfront Street
    National Harbor, MD 20745

    Dock 5 at Union Market

    1309 5th St NE

    Washington, DC 20002

    Drink Crafting and Latte Art Class  August 4, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    If you have a caffeine addiction or love to create art this class is for you. Come down to Caffe Amouri which was voted 2019 “Best Coffeehouse” by Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Virginia Living Magazine  With 4 Authorized SCA Certified Trainers, 4 SCA Certified Baristas, 2 SCA Certified Roasters, 2 Licensed Arabica Q Graders, this is an experience for all, from teaching to entertaining all coffee-loving visitors. Learn how to make a perfectly crafted latte and then create the “art on top.” There’s even a latte art competition at the end of the evening.    Tickets $75

    Caffe Amouri Coffee Roaster

    107 Church Street Northeast

    Vienna, VA 22180

    Garden Club: DMV Garden Sesh  Tuesdays 6:30-10:00 PM

    If you’ve got a green thumb and like to socialize come join us every Tuesday for Our Weekly Garden Club. Learn from the knowledge of some of our Master Gardeners through hands-on demonstrations, growing tips & tricks, plus seed & clone share giveaways.   Tickets $0-$5

    D.O.P.E. DC @ Maroon House

    1005 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast

    Washington, DC 20018

    I Love the 90s Bash Bar Crawl August 10, 2019 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Fanny pack…Check! Teased hair…Check!  Grunge music….Check! We’re ready to bring the 90’s back as we go bar to bar with the best music of the decade before ringing in 2000!  Tickets $12-$15

    DC Area Bars

    1620 I St NW

    Washington, DC 20006

    Harford Vineyard’s 3rd Annual Peach Festival  August 10, 2019 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    No, it’s not Georgia but we’re bringing some of the best of the Peachtree State to D.C. Live music, food trucks, complimentary wine glass, and peach pie sampling, 4 oz glass of wine in addition to 2 wine samplings (Adults 21+ Only) Tickets $0-$25

    Harford Vineyard & Winery

    1311 West Jarrettsville Road

    Forest Hill, MD 21050

    Sip ‘n Print V August 12, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Ever wanted to design your own styles and be a fashionista for a day? This is a workshop that will give you the chance to discuss the process of screen-printing, and how different types of stencils are made. Learn different print techniques such as split fountain and changing colors in-screen. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced printer or simply want to learn the basics of the process, this workshop is a fun way to meet new people while learning new screen-printing techniques. Tickets $25

    Red Derby

    3718 14th Street Northwest

    Washington, DC 20010

    Indian Independence Day Party   August 17, 2019 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    The 4th of July is in the rearview mirror but celebrations continue as we celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day on H St. rooftop farm. Sample a variety of homegrown Indian and other ethnic crops. There will be a free garden workshop, silent auction and you can savor some delicious home-grown and prepared Indian food.  Tickets $0-$15

    910 Bladensburg Road Northeast

    On the roof!

    Washington, DC 20002

    2019 Around the World Cultural Food Festival  August 17, 2019 11:00 AM – 7:00

    Come out and taste the flavors of countries from the other side of the globe. Your day trip around the world will bring you the cuisine, culture, and traditions of several. Make sure to arrive hungry. Tickets $0-$95

    Freedom Plaza

    Washington, DC 20004

    Beer and Wine Garden  August 23, 2019 6:30-9:30 PM

    If you like a party atmosphere with live music, locally-brewed beer, and regional wine, plus a variety of food trucks, we’ve got the perfect summer evening for you. This is a family-friendly outdoor picnic held on the fourth Friday of June, July and August, so don’t miss the last one of the season! The party will go on rain or shine.  Beer: Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Co. & 7 Locks Brewing  Music: Moxie Blues Band  Food: Dough Boy Fresh Pretzel Co. & That Smoothie Place  Cocktails: Twin Valley Distillers

    Tickets $5-$10

    Sandy Spring Museum

    17901 Bentley Road
    Sandy Spring, MD 20860

    Margarita Crawl 2019 August 24, 2019  4:00-10:00 PM

    This year’s Margarita Bar Crawl promises to be a winner, one even Mr. Margaritaville himself Jimmy Buffet would endorse. Somebody remind me to send him an invite! We’ll have lots of tacos to help balance out the tasty drinks. Put on by the nations #1 themed pub crawl companies. Tickets $23-$80

    Buffalo Billiards

    1330 19th St. NW

    Washington, D.C. 20036

    Celebrate the 17th Community at a Street Festival  August 24, 2019

    Get out and mingle amongst more than 100 vendors — including artists, makers, nonprofits, politicians, entrepreneurs, and local businesses. This annual street festival boasts plenty of activities for the kids, like a giant slide and face painting. Live music and plenty of food from some of the city’s best restaurants will keep everyone fed and entertained. The best part is that it’s Free!

    17th Street from P Street to R Streets, NW

    Washington, D.C.

    Eighties Mayhem: End of Summer 80’s Dance Party  August 24, 2019 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM

    If you like to move; I mean really move as in the Moonwalk, the Prep, or the Cabbage Patch you will feel right at home with this dance party that will take you all the way back to the ’80s.  Find your vintage wear and come on down and join the fun as we wrap up the Summer in old-school style.

    Tickets $12

    1811 14th St. NW
    Washington, DC

    Greenbelt Labor Day Festival August 30 – September 2

    This annual festival celebrating it’s 65th year was started back in 1955. The family-friendly weekend-long celebration includes amusement rides and carnival games, live bands and entertainment, food and drink, sports and recreation, art exhibits and activities, a used book sale, and of course a Labor Day Parade. Admission is free to the festival grounds but rides will be priced according.

    Roosevelt Center

    101 Centerway

    Greenbelt, MD  20770

     The National Symphony Orchestra’s Labor Day Concert  Sept 1, 2019 8:00 PM

    What a great way to wrap Summer and Labor Day weekend by attending this free concert at The Kennedy Center. This concert kicks off the beginning of the performing arts season and features patriotic themes that highlight the sounds of the American landscape.

    901 7th Street NW, 4th Floor

    Washington, DC  200




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