Howard County American Indian Pow-Wow

Jul 21-22, West Friendship: An opportunity for the public to interact with American Indians.
Native American Dancing/Singing, Craft Demonstrations/Story Telling, Native American food items. Fun for the whole family!

Patton Oswalt

Jul 21, DC: Award-winning comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt makes his Kennedy Center debut. Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment from his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows , including Parks and Recreation!

Ain't Too Proud - Life and Times of the Temptations

Now-Jul 22, DC: Don't miss this electrifying new musical about “the greatest R&B group of all time." With their signature dance moves and harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts, and their moving story still resonates five decades later. The show features such iconic hits as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and many more.

District of Comedy Special

Jul 19-22, DC: The Kennedy Center presents its third annual summer comedy festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts.With stand-up stars, sketch comedy, podcasts, improv, music, and more, our 2018 festival lineup serves up hilarity in all of its shapes and sizes. Map your perfect comedy spree over three days of sidesplitting performances, including several free Millennium Stage events!

2018 Lotus and Water Lily Festival

Jul 21-22, Anacostia: The TWO-DAY festival features performances from cultures around the world, family fun games, arts and crafts and the amazingly beautiful lotuses and water lilies in full bloom! Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a one-of-a-kind experience within Anacostia Park. Celebrate the Centennial of Anacostia Park at one of D.C.’s hidden gems during the Year of the Anacostia.

Jazz in the Garden

Friday evenings through August 24: The National Gallery of Art's 2018 Jazz in the Garden lineup features acclaimed musicians presenting a wide variety of jazz styles—swing, funk, hip-hop, Latin, go-go, ska, Dixieland, blues, and more. The Gallery invites visitors to find a seat among the monumental works of art in the Sculpture Garden and enjoy one of the city's favorite summertime activities. To date, more than 1,735,000 visitors have started their weekend off with the long-standing concert series.

Camp Newseum Nights

Jul 27, DC: Plan ahead! Calling all campers! Gather around the bonfire and revisit all your favorite camp memories at the Newseum on July 27. Spend the night playing all of your favorite games, singing along to live music, and crafting with your fellow campers. Don’t forget the delicious snacks from Wolfgang Puck! Spots will fill up fast, so grab your whole bunk and join us at Camp Newseum Nights this summer!

Damned If You Do

Now-Jul 29, DC: How different could your life be because of one seemingly innocuous choice? Before you decide, let The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre—the world’s most audacious improv troupe that launched the careers of Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon, Ellie Kemper, and Bobby Moynihan—play out your potential futures in front of your eyes… just to be sure it won’t make your life a complete and total disaster.


Jul 20-22, Baltimore: America's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople, visual art exhibits on and off-site and much more!

Eastport Oyster Boys

Jul 20, Annapolis: Community come together! Help honor the victims of the Capital Gazette Shooting. This is the first Free Live Concert in response to the tragedy last month.  Be part of the outpouring of strength, unity and hope for a safer Anne Arundel County and America. Let’s lift our community with music, just as these journalists did with words.

Ellicott City Marketplace

Jul 21, Ellicott City: Support Main St merchants who lost their businesses in the May 27, 2018 flood! The EC MarketPlace at Mt Ida every Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm during the summer. This outdoor market hosts some of your favorite shops in partnership with our weekly farmers market (formerly held at the Wine Bin). Locally grown fruits and veggies, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, homemade bread & pastries, pickles, plants and more. Live music too!

20th Anniversary Celebration African American Civil War Museum and Monument

Now-Jul 21, DC: Come and enjoy several days of activities and programs that will memorialize the role of the Museum in preserving the history and legacy of the United States Colored Troops!

Chris Gethard

Jul 20, DC: The host and star of Funny or Die's The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV and the host of the popular Earwolf podcast Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People returns to the Kennedy Center for an evening of his signature comedy.

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