Summer festivals and fairs are a great way to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine in the DC area. After all, nothing says "summer" more than festival food, carnival rides and games, and live music.
Luckily, there are all sorts of festivals taking place in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia all summer long. They range from cultural and food festivals to state and county fairs with rides, games, food, and fun for kids and families.
Here are over 25 fun summer festivals and fairs near DC to visit with kids this summer. We've broken them down by month to help you plan, but keep checking our events calendar and our Summer Activities Guide for DC Kids—you never know which new summer festivals and events will pop up!
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Places featured in this article:
Great Country Farms
Cherry Hill Park
Liberia House and Grounds
Silver Spring Veterans Plaza
Loudoun County Fairground
National Harbor SouthPoint
Montgomery County Agricultural Center
Walter E Washington Convention Center
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Flying Circus Aerodrome
Oronoco Bay Park
Historic Roosevelt Center