WASHINGTON — June is a big month with plenty to do in the D.C.-area. Here’s our guide to making the most of this jam-packed weekend.
Women’s World Cup Festival
Friday, June 12; DJ kicks off at 5 p.m.
Dupont Circle Park
Cheer on America at this free viewing party for the USA vs Sweden match. The Embassy of Sweden and Dupont Festival are hosting the party.
Capital Pride Parade
Saturday, June 13; 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Parade begins at 22nd and P Street NW
This annual parade supporting the LGBT community will have drag queens, dogs, floats and lots of entertainment. The route proceeds through the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods. There is also a separate festival and concert on Sunday, June 14.
Jazz in the ‘Hoods
Now through June 16
This is a great weekend to take advantage of some free Jazz concerts for D.C.’s annual Jazz Festival. Jazz in the ‘Hoods is a community partnership that’s bringing performances to 29 neighborhoods around the city. Concerts are happening from morning to night, making it easy to catch a show.
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Saturday – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday; Noon – 6 p.m.
Hampden’s 36th Street, Baltimore
The “Bawlmer” term of endearment, Hon, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon Baltimore residents and visitors alike by the historic working-women of Baltimore. HonFest is an annual celebration in honor of these women, featuring live music, contests and costumes galore.
Wheel of Fortune Auditions
Saturday & Sunday; Noon – 4 p.m.
Hunt Valley Town Centre, Baltimore
If you have a knack for guessing words, or maybe you just really like Vanna White’s collection of evening gowns, now’s your chance to grab a spot on the beloved game show.
Celebrate! Gaithersburg Festival
Sunday, June 14; Noon – 5 p.m.
Summit and Diamond Avenues.
Music, arts & crafts, live entertainment and a Taste of Gaithersburg are featured at this annual event. There is limited free parking and free shuttle service to and from satellite parking.
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Hermione Docks in Alexandria
Friday, June 12
Hermoine is an authentic replica of the French tall ship that became famous for carrying General Lafayette to America with French reinforcements during the Revolutionary War. You can tour the ship and see special exhibits through Friday in Alexandria before the ship docks in Annapolis and Baltimore.
Run Amuck, Marine Corps Mud & Obstacle Course
Saturday, June 13; 7 -11 a.m.
Marine Corps Base – Quantico
About 4,000 runners are expected to trudge through 4 miles of mud and obstacles. A 2-mile Mini Run Amuck is also an option for runners 8 and up.
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