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Send Off Summer with These Exciting Events In and Around Washington, D.C.

End-of-Summer Fun

As the end of summer approaches, we’ve hit the golden hour of the season. It’s time to savor every second of those extra daytime hours. Fortunately, there’s a full docket of fun events around D.C and National Harbor to enjoy this month. Which will you attend?

One World Water Lantern Festival at National Harbor

Saturday, August 3

The Water Lantern Festival brings thousands of participates to National Harbor for an inspiring spectacle on the water. Decorate your lantern and cast it off into the sunset. Take in the sight and enjoy the warm glow. Plus, enjoy food trucks, live music and lawn games. And don’t worry – the lanterns are eco-friendly and removed from the water by staff after the event. 

Disney’s Aladdin at the Kennedy Center

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. This family classic returns to life as a critically acclaimed theatrical performance at the Kennedy Center, and it’s running through early September. Find your tickets here.

TopGolf Crush at Washington Nationals Ballpark

Thursday, August 22 — Sunday, August 25 

Topgolf — the nation’s most innovative driving range — is bringing its thrilling golf experience to Nationals Park. Light up the night with your biggest swings as you drive golf balls onto massive glowing targets on the field. Toptracer tracking technology will let you know the placement of each and every shot. Plus you’ll enjoy all the delicious ballpark food and beer you’d expect in the stadium. 

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival at National Harbor

Saturday, August 24

An all-you-can-taste extravaganza boasting over 50,000 Maryland blue crabs and over 30 beers, wine and spirits, the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. True Marylanders and Old Bay lovers of all kinds won’t want to miss out on this feast! 

2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival

Saturday, August 31 

The 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will bring more than 140 nationally recognized authors, poets and illustrators to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The biggest names include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, celebrity D.C. chef and humanitarian José Andrés, graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier and award-winning novelist Richard Ford. 

This is just a taste of all the events and in D.C. this  August, so be sure to visit and to see what other events are on tap this summer in and around the nation’s capital.