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Getting Around On The Fourth

July 1, 2019

For more than 50 years, the National Park Service has hosted an annual celebration of Independence Day on the National Mall. 

Check out what's happening where and what's closed during the 2019 Fourth of July celebrations.

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Humor and Whimsy Twilight Tour at Washington National Cathedral

June 20, 2019

Come and explore humor and whimsy at Washington National Cathedral on Monday, July 22, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm. 


Amid the majesty and grandeur of Gothic architecture are examples of amusing architectural details, puns, lighthearted carvings and stained glass cartoons. Discover a doctor in an old time buggy racing after a stork, a story in stone about a Nantucket sleigh ride, a wrought iron gate that unexpectedly wiggles, a dentist drilling a cavity in the tusk of his walrus patient and so much more!

In-Depth Tours tours offer a special, in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Reservations are encouraged but not required; space is limited. The tour meets at the west-end docent station, nave level, just inside the main doors.


Purchase tickets here.

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DCJazzFest June 7-16

May 28, 2019

The DC Jazz Festival® invites you to explore the exceptional array of renowned masters and emerging artists from across the jazz spectrum and beyond. Use the filter to find your favorite artist and various performances located throughout the District — including The Wharf and in your own neighborhood through Jazz in the ’Hoods.


Catch the water taxi from Georgetown to the Wharf. Check out Anacostia and the Big Chair for East River JazzFest.


Head to Buzzard Point to check out the CapitalBop Series.


Visit Ivy City's City Winery or Ivy Smokehouse. Check out Downtown and The Hamilton Live or Frankin Park. Or head to U street to Twins Jazz, BIN 301, or Ben's Next Door.


There is something for everyone. 

View the entire DCJazzFest lineup, here.

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