HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!
Check out these events & activities happening in Washington, DC area this weekend!
Friday, July 3rd
Free Yoga on the Plaza at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden – The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden is offering yoga classes on the museum’s plaza every Friday through September 11, 9 am – 10 am. Instructor Erin Mooney will be teaching all levels of Vinyasa Flow yoga. This event is BYOM (Bring Your Own Mats). Maps & more details.
Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle… From the History of the American People – This Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle series illustrates scenes from American history, chronicling events from the Revolutionary War through the great westward expansion of 1817. This exhibition, which brings together 12 panels from the private collection of Harvey and Harvey-Ann Ross, presents a rare glimpse into the artist’s narrative invention at mid-century while considering the significance of his Struggle series. Click here for more details.
Yards Park Friday Night Concert Series: Almost Journey (Journey Tribute) – Get ready for sun & fun! Come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic band, food & beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this a great event for adults and kids alike. The event is free and goes from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Visit their website for details.
‘MURRICA: Part Theme Party, Part Comedy Show, All American – Kick off your Fourth of July weekend at this party. ‘MURRICA is an interactive start spangled shindig full of laughs, liberty, and patriotic merriment. Wear your red, white, and blue, come ready for a great time, and hear some of the District’s finest stand up comedy. Activities start 5pm & show at 6pm. Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door. More information: click here.
Saturday, July 4th
National Independence Day Parade – Don’t miss this parade for the quintessential Fourth of July experience. The parade will feature marching bands from all over the country, military and special units, patriotic floats & VIPs. The parade kicks off at 11:45 am on Constitution Avenue on 7th Street NW.
Fourth of July 2015 Celebration at the National Archives – The National Archives features a lot of great Fourth of July activities that are fun for the whole family. The celebration kicks off at 10 am with a ceremony, including a presentation of colors, patriotic performances and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. For this event’s schedule & details, click here.
An American Celebration at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens – Watch dazzling daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River. Listen to the roar of the cannon fire while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day. This special event goes from 8:00am until 5:00pm. See full schedule of events here. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Fun Before the Fireworks at Mason Inn – Enjoy patriotic jams and pre-game before it’s time for the fireworks at 9pm. Early bird tickets are $25. Each ticket includes 3 hours open bar (rail mixed drinks, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Summer Shandy & wine) from 5-8pm and dinner buffet including hamburgers & hotdogs + all of your favorite 4th of July fixin’s. Visit their website for more info.
THE BEACH – The National Building Museum will create a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors when it unveils an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, DC. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier. Find out more about THE BEACH.
A Capital Fourth 2015 – Drop by the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to watch fireworks and a performance of Tchaiovsky’s “1812 Overture” as well as live cannon fire. This free hour-and-a-half concert put on each year by PBS will feature performances from the National Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. But if you feel like staying away from the crowd, the event will also be broadcasted live on PBS from 8-9:30pm.
Sunday, July 5th
You can either stay home and recover from all the Fourth of July festivities or go out again to make the most of your weekend–because why not?
Rooftop Recovery Brunch – Everyone loves brunch, liquid brunch that is! Recover from the night before in your bikini or PJs, whatever floats your floaties. Sip on mimosas and bloody marys, then relax to reggae music. This event goes from 10am until 4pm. More information: click here.
Brunch at Petworth Citizen – Featuring mimosas $5/gallon or $15/liter carafe; this neighborhood brunch is sure to help you recover from your Saturday night. Old favorites like Chicken & Waffles and Corned Beef Hash grace the menu as do new favorites like a Chorizo & Crab Frittata. Check out their menu here. The restaurant also hosts a comedy showcase featuring the best & brightest DC comedians from 7:30-9:30pm in the Reading Room.