Archeological dig at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Stanley Turk, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives
Archeological dig at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Stanley Turk, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives

20 Summer Festivals and Fairs for DC Families

DC parents know that when school’s out and summer starts, it’s time to add some awesome kid-friendly activities to the family calendar. Mommy Poppins DC has compiled a one-stop list of family fun events happening in June, July, and August in the DC area.

From culture festivals to county fairs, food fests to nature celebrations, you’re sure to find something perfect for your family. Read on and start planning!


Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Takoma Park Farmers Market
Laurel and Carroll Avenues,
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Historic Downtown Manassas
9201 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110

St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church
7101 Cipriano Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Fairfax Dog Park
1100 Berry Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pennsylvania Ave NW Between 3rd and 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The National Mall
Between 12th and 14th Streets
Washington , DC 20560

Little Bennet Golf Course
25900 Prescott Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

The National Mall
Between 12th and 14th Streets
Washington , DC 20560

Silver Spring Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Loudoun County Fairground
17558 Dry Mill Road
Leesburg, VA 20175

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171

Montgomery County Agricultural Center
501 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

The Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds at 10624 Dumfries Rd.
Manassas, VA 20112

Tysons Corner
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22102

Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 2nd St S.
Arlington, VA 22204

Dupont Circle
1500-1600 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001