Summer 2024 in the nation’s capital is packed with free and family-friendly festivals featuring everything from jazz music to the wonders of barbecue.

Recently ranked as the best affordable travel destination, Washington, DC should top your summer vacation list. Check out our comprehensive guide to plan your itinerary, featuring the best summer activities like getting on the water, exploring scenic trails, dining al fresco on charming patios, celebrating top summer holidays the DC way and much more.

Much more information on Washington’s summer events and fesitivals here