June Events

June Events

June events in DC, Montgomery County, Frederick, Fredericksburg, Winchester, Shenandoah Valley, and West Virginia.

DC

Pride Block Party – June 8 - 17th Street NW, Washington, DC
Expect entertainment, food, and beverages from local vendors, food trucks, and restaurants along 17th Street and plenty of good vibes ahead of the Pride Parade later in the day. There are also two beverage gardens for those ages 21 and over to refresh and watch performers on the Block Party Stage.
More info | Free Admission | Book Your Stay

Pride Festival & Concert – June 9 - Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
America's Mainstreet, Pennsylvania Avenue, becomes Capital Pride central during the epic festival that lets DC's LGBTQ+ community truly shine. The festival offers entertainment across three stages, food and beverages, and a chance to meet with more than 300 exhibitors, including local and national advocacy groups. Entry is free and open to the public.
More info | Free Admission | Book Your Stay

DC/DOX Film Festival – June 13-16
The new annual DC/DOX Film Festival will take place at theater venues across the District. Passes go on sale May 1 for four days of visionary documentaries and conversations with the talent behind dozens of innovative and acclaimed works of non-fiction storytelling. Locations include Edlavitch Community Center, Eaton Cinema, MLK Memorial Library, the National Portrait Gallery’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, the National Archives, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team vs. Colombia – June 8 - FedExField, 1600 FedEx Way, Greater Landover, MD 
This international friendly match at FedExField in Landover, Md., marks the first time the U.S. Men’s National Team has played in the DMV since 2012. Both teams will be ramping up for the 2024 Copa America, so it’s bound to be an exciting matchup between two rivals.
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Argentina vs. Guatemala National Soccer Teams – June 14 - FedExField, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD 
Following the USA vs. Colombia match, the defending Copa America and FIFA World Cup champions Argentina will take on Guatemala in an international friendly match at FedExField in Landover, Maryland – a rare chance to see fútbol legend Lionel Messi work his magic!
7:30 p.m. | Tickets

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Arrival & Activation – June 17, 21-23 - The Wharf, 760 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 
For the first time, the nation’s capital will serve as a host port and team partner for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, in which eleven teams must circumnavigate the globe under extreme conditions. Having begun their journeys in Portsmouth, UK last September, the fleet is expected to arrive in DC on June 17. Before the teams traverse the Atlantic Ocean to their next stop, there will be an exciting activation at The Wharf from June 21-23. Check out the Events DC website for more details.
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Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle – June 22-23 - Pennsylvania Avenue (between 3rd & 7th Streets NW), Washington, DC
Rib roasters and sauce bosses show off their delicious wares during the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle. Dozens of pit masters, local restaurants, and live music shut down Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th streets NW for a lively street party. Cooking demos and free tastings make for a delicious (and filling) experience. Tickets start at $20.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival – June 26 – July 1 - National Mall, 2 15th St NW Washington, DC 
Every year, the free festival salutes different international cultures on the National Mall with craft exhibits, live music, and cooking demos. The 2024 edition focuses on Indigenous Voices of the Americas and specifically celebrates the National Museum of the American Indian, which turns 20 this year.
More info | Free Admission

Frederick, MD

Boogie by the Barn at the Shafer Farm - June 1- 1606 Gapland Rd Jefferson, MD
The Burkittsville Preservation Association hosts its first concert series, 'Boogie by the Barn,' at the Shafer Farm (just outside of Burkittsville, MD) on June 1st, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 1:00 p.m.). This event will feature an afternoon of old-time string band music from local bands The Gravy Soppers and The Dargan Benders. A food truck will be on site serving local food and local beer on tap.

Goat Yoga and Ice Cream Rocky Point Creamery - June 2 - 4323A Tuscarora Road Tuscarora, MD 
Goat Yoga (the fusion of yoga and animal therapy) is a thing, and it is in the beautiful foothills of Frederick, Maryland! Join us at the farm or at an area venue. We have partnered with local breweries, vineyards, wineries, distilleries, and creameries. Experience goat yoga and then enjoy tastings of your favorite libations or ice cream.

Historic National Road Yard Sale - May 29 - June 2 - 200 N Main Street Frederick, MD, along the Historic National Road in Frederick County
The Historic National Road Yard Sale, which extends from Baltimore to St. Louis, will once again host hundreds of miles of private yard sales in 2024. Explore America's first coast-to-coast highway, sample regional foods, feel the pulse of small towns, interact with other families, and enjoy the "thrill of the hunt.” 

46th Annual Gas Engine, Truck and Tractor Show - June 6-9 - Gladhill Tractor 5509 Mt. Zion Rd. Frederick, MD 

  • Consignment Auction Friday 6/7 at 5 pm
  • Antique Tractor Pull Saturday at 10 am
  • Lawn and Garden Pull Sunday at 9 am
  • Kiddie Pedal Pull both days, wagon rides, craft and flea markets, good food.

World Heritage Festival - June 15 - Carroll Creek Linear Park, Frederick, MD 
A Journey Across Continents at Carroll Creek Park! Bring your sense of wonder for a day filled with cultural delights, entertainment, and a celebration of our shared heritage.
Make memories that transcend borders at the World Heritage Festival!

Montgomery County, MD

Taste of Wheaton - June 2 - Marian Fryer Town Plaza, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 
Come get a "taste" of all Wheaton has to offer, including delicious food from diverse ethnic restaurants, live entertainment, and dance from local performers, and arts and crafts from a curated list of artisans. There will also be kids' rides and activities and a beer and wine garden. Rain or shine.

Artisan's Markets 2024 - June 8 - BlackRock Center for the Arts, Main Lawn, 12901 Town Commons Drive Germantown, MD 
The BlackRock Center for the Arts Artisan's Market is back! With your favorite vendors specializing in handmade jewelry, candles, and more, you can join monthly for your handmade fix. Shop local, shop small, shop art!

Wine Tasting and Basket Making - June 9 - Olney Winery, 52 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Ashton, MD 
This unique event combines wine tasting and basket making. Sip and savor a selection of four wines while using your creativity to weave your own basket. You will also receive a $3 wine voucher to be applied to any wine bottle purchase. Food and commemorative wine bottles will be available for purchase. Additionally, you can participate in our silent auction and 50/50 raffle.

Scotland Juneteenth Festival Heritage Festival - June 15-19 - Multiple Locations
Welcome to the Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival, the region’s most prolific cultural event focused on the celebration and support of the historic Black communities of Montgomery County, Maryland. Spanning five days and 8 venues, the 2024 Festival is set to captivate with 23 events across the county. With a fresh Caribbean carnival theme, this year's Festival promises to be unforgettable with lively music, dances, activities, and a celebratory and vivid atmosphere.

Heritage Days: Artist Open Studios - June 30 - Sandy Spring Museum,  17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD                The Museum has resident artists who work on-site with metal, sculpture, painting, enamels, pottery, and more. Artists’ studios are a visual treat; three studios are housed in a converted 19th-century barn with exposed timber peg joints, and others are located around the grounds. Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. to visit the artists and see their newest works in progress. We hope you will stop by and see the artists at work.

Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg Greek Festival - June 1-2 - 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, Fredericksburg, VA  
Be Greek for a day as you enjoy food, drink, pastries, music, and dancing! Free admission and parking.

Fredericksburg First Friday - June 7 - 706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA
FXBG First Friday happens every first Friday of each month in downtown Fredericksburg.
Walk through the art galleries, shop in the stores that stay open late, listen to live music and performances along the streets, and ride the free trolley to explore the town.

Winchester, VA

Garden Fest - June 1 -  Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 
Garden Fest is a plant sale hosted by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association and includes hands-on workshops, garden and specialty vendors, children’s activities, tours of the historic Manor House, and more.

Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival - June 1 - 1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 
Love beer? Want to help doggies and kitties? The annual Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival, held in Old Town Winchester, Virginia, features amazing crafters, tasty treats, a bounty of brews, and loads of fun! Even better? The event benefits Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue, a small, volunteer-run, no-kill, non-profit animal rescue group.

KidzFest - June 8 - 1 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 
Experience a fun, free day out for the whole family as we partner with our friends and neighbors from all across the community to provide hands-on entertainment. Arts and crafts, activities, educational opportunities, musical performances, fun games, engaging workshops, and so much more. Noon to 5 p.m.

Laser Tag at the Amphitheater - June 20th - Amphitheater in Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork Street
See what all the hype is about! Come out and participate in this one-day event

Shenandoah Valley, VA

Taste of the Valley Wine, Beer, and Spirits Festival - June 15 - 15 Fairlane Dr.
Luray, VA
It’s a festival for the senses. Taste all that the Shenandoah Valley has to offer, from a refreshing cocktail to a BBQ sandwich piled high with all the fixings. Hear the rhythm coming from the stage while taking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views. 

Cross Roads Music Fest 2024 - June 21 - Rebel Park, Dixie Lane, New Market, VA
The Town of New Market presents its 10th annual Summer Music Series: Cross Roads Music Fest. This event will be held at Rebel Park from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE. Food and drink are available for purchase. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of local music, food, and brews.

Illumination of the Bridge - June 29 - Natural Bridge State Park, 6477 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 
A nearly century-long tradition continues as the Natural Bridge is bathed in light the last Saturday night of every month, April through October. Experience the 200-foot-tall arch as it is lit from above and below by dozens of lights, with the only sound being the murmuring of Cedar Creek running below. A tribute to the first light program at the Bridge conducted in 1927, come see for yourself the sight that has drawn people out to the park at night for over 97 years, time and time again.

All of VA

Free Fishing Days - June 7-9 - All of Virginia
NO fishing license of any kind is required for recreational rod and reel fishing during these days. Also, during that time, facilities-use permits are not required. To increase angling opportunities, DWR has removed the restriction to fishing designated stocked trout waters for free fishing weekends.

West Virginia

Shepherdstown StreetFest - June 29th -  Shepherdstown, WV
This is a festival about all that is unique, artistic, and welcoming in Shepherdstown! Since 2005, StreetFest has been one of the best fine arts & craft festivals in the region, along with great live music and kids' activities, it is an event for EVERYONE!

 

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