Smithsonian Folklife Festival - June 25- 29 and July 2-6, 2014. National Mall, Washington DC. Celebrate cultural traditions from around the world with music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues.

DC Jazz Festival - June 24-29, 2014. Enjoy more than 100 jazz performances at concert venues and clubs throughout Washington, DC.

DC Capitol Fair - June 27-July 6, 2014. RFK Stadium Grounds, Washington DC. The summer carnival features dozens of rides, games, foods and live entertainment.  

Golf Tournament - June 23-29, 2014. Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD. Top PGA TOUR professionals, including Tiger Woods, compete at one of the highest-ranked courses in the country.

Montgomery County Heritage Days - June 28-29, 2014, 12-4 p.m. More than 30 historic sites in Montgomery County, Maryland showcase the county’s rich history with free music, dance, food, and children's activities.

Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival - June 28-29, 2014. Baltimore, Maryland. Annual Pan Jam, The festival features local Steelbands and the Annual Dimanche Gras plus the judging of costumes.

Del Ray Music Festival - June 28, 2014, Noon-9 p.m. 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, VA.  The festival features local food vendors, children’s activities and a variety of live music, ranging in genre from reggae to jazz, blues to rock.

SERENADE! Washington DC Choral Festival - June 26-30, 2014. Experience music from Zimbabwe, Russia, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Georgia, the United States, China and Kenya at FREE concerts in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. “Best of Serenade” at Strathmore on Sunday, June 30, 2014. 

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