Jun 1-10, Annapolis: This week-long event encompasses the wide ranging artistic creativity in Annapolis. Featuring events at art galleries and performance arts studios, musicians, and an array of all-around artistic talent.
June 2-3, Glen Echo: One of the most popular events of the year at Glen Echo Park, the Festival attracts close to 10,000 visitors. Free to the public and held rain or shine, the Festival features over 450 musicians, storytellers, dancers, and crafters from the greater Washington area. The festival is a celebration of this region's rich cultural diversity. International performers share the music, dance, and cultural traditions they brought from their original homes while American performers showcase a variety of musical traditions that developed in this country.Jun 1-2, DC: Boldly go where few orchestras have gone before! Join the for a celebration of NASA’s 60th anniversary. The NSO will perform music inspired by space—both fact and fiction—ranging from 2001: A Space Odyssey to music from Carl Sagan’s Golden Record and more. Projections of photos and video, ranging from the International Space Station to the Hubble Space Telescope, examine our planet and beyond through the six decades since NASA’s inception, including special visuals by NASA TV, Taschen Books, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, producer Duncan Copp, and more.
Capital Jazz Fest
Jun 1-3, Columbia: Head to the Merriweather Post Pavilion for this fabulous 26th Annual Event!Now-Jun 30, DC: At the crossroads of art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE brings a true 21st century art experience as the first digital art gallery. Opened in June 2017, this is a first-of-its-kind innovative art space dedicated to showcasing experiential and immersive large scale installations by artists who are forerunners of the new age in arts and technology.
Jun 2, DC: International Rugby Match at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC - Wales vs. South Africa. CLASH OF THE TITANS! For the first time on U.S. soil - you don't want to miss this epic rugby battle!
Jun 2, DC: One Journey was founded in 2017 by two American immigrants who wanted to share with others the positive, welcoming reception they received as newcomers. Driven by grassroots volunteers, our team is made up of nonprofit gurus, industry stalwarts, and local DCists, many of whom are refugees. We are launching a national movement for compassion and empathy that will inspire all to turn their faces and hearts to this refugee crisis. One Journey is shifting the narrative about refugees by celebrating their courage, stories, talents, and remarkable contributions.
Jun 2, DC: 5th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Dash!Jun 2-3, DC: The Museum Walk event is held rain or shine.
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Jun 2-3, Sandy Spring: One day just couldn’t contain the fun! Get ready for the 37th Annual Strawberry Festival! The museum’s grounds are transformed into a fun-filled community fair with live music and entertainment, food trucks and activities for children of all ages. Over the years the Strawberry Festival has featured a rock climbing wall, pony rides, a petting zoo, and much more!
Jun 2-3, Patuxent River: The 2018 Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo is a weekend of free family fun! See exciting aerial acrobatic performances, ground exhibits and demonstrations. Food, vendors and kids’ activities cover the ground, while planes, jets, and helicopters fill the air.
Jun 1-3, Frederick: Celebrating 25 years, the festival is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Historic downtown. This juried fine arts venue invites discerning art-lovers from across the country. The festival is committed to presenting the finest national artists bringing the best of quality fine art, exceptional musical talents, and plenty of food and beverages for all to enjoy! Join the high caliber celebration!
Jun 1-2, Hagerstown: The 2018 series will feature yet another fabulous line-up of national, regional and local musical acts, food vendors and family fun to jump-start your summer fun!
Jun 1, Bethesda: Join local award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Mark G. Meadows, as he pays homage to the one and only, Nat King Cole. The son of a gospel and jazz vocalist, Meadows unifies R&B, hip-hop, funk, jazz, and gospel into a harmonic blend that is fresh and exciting. With a velvet voice and endlessly debonair stage manner, Meadows is a true showman.
Jun 1-2, Baltimore: Under Marin Alsop’s baton, Stravinsky’s dazzling Firebird concludes with one of the most exalted finales in all of music. Gershwin’s Concerto in F is a blend of traditional classical forms and the freedom of American jazz. After a year without writing music, Schumann expresses his triumph over darkness in his incredibly personal Second Symphony.