Best of June: Top Things to Do in DC with Kids for Father's Day, Juneteenth, and More

Celebrate Juneteenth at Watkins Regional Park. Photo courtesy of  Department of Parks and Recreation Pr. Geo. County
Celebrate Juneteenth at Watkins Regional Park. Photo courtesy of Department of Parks and Recreation Pr. Geo. County

Get ready for summer vacation! June in DC brings Juneteenth festivals, Father's Day, ripe strawberries, and even some early fireworks.

Summer is here and our calendar is bursting with festivals, free movies and concerts, and plenty of outdoor fun! Start off your summer with classic carnival rides and fun at the Herndon Carnival. If you're looking for kid-friendly summer shows, the Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap is back starting June 21 with shows from Tuesday through Sunday all summer long.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is back in person on the National Mall this year with activities to learn about the culture of the United Arab Emirates and conservation. The piece de resistance? Early pre-July 4 fireworks at Mount Vernon.

Find more top June fun in our lists of the best sprinkler parks and spraygrounds near DC, the best amusement parks near DC for kids, and our ultimate summer-fun bucket list.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
National Geographic Society - 10:00 AM Pick
Stories and Songs
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - 11:00 AM Pick
City of Fairfax Independence Day Evening Show
Fairfax High School - 6:30 PM Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Outdoor Family Storytime at Central
Central Library - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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