Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 16
This year marks the 15th anniversary of DC JazzFest, the only city-wide festival dedicated to the genre in the mid-Atlantic. The festival takes over DC with a wide array of national and international artists in diverse venues. Headliners include Snarky Puppy, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, the Brass-A-Holics, and Nick Cannon hosting the finale.
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Fridays, June 7 - September 20
This fan-favorite food truck festival is back for the season. Truckeroo brings together the hottest food trucks in the area for monthly festivals at The Bullpen. The family-friendly affair is chock full of live music, cold drinks, games, and, of course, delicious eats from more than a dozen mobile kitchens. The lineup changes each Friday, featuring trucks like Millie’s, DC Slices, Due South, Red Hook Lobster Pound, BBQ Bus, Urban Poutine, DC Empanadas, and more.
Cost: Entry is free, food and drink prices vary.
Wednesday, June 12
Chef José Andrés’ annual Dine-N-Dash is an epic night of eating and drinking around the city, and it all benefits World Central Kitchen’s smart solutions to hunger and poverty. One ticket gets you access to a restaurant crawl including more than 30 food favorites in Penn Quarter, along 14th Street, and at The Wharf.
Cost: General admission tickets are $150.
Saturday, June 15 -Sunday, June 23
This international festival features visual art and performing art, as well as dialogue around the themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The weeklong event will include massive installations, pop-up performances, augmented reality, a local art fair for collectors, and more.
Cost: Free, but donations encouraged.