For those of us not looking to break the bank in D.C. this summer, Vox will be scouring the Internet for fun things to do - fo’ free.
Dancing in the streets
This week’s big free extravaganza is Capital Pride. The nation’s fourth-largest LGBT pride celebration gets into full swing on Saturday with a parade starting at Dupont Circle at 5:30 pm. There’s also a street festival on Saturday at 7th Street, NW, and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Otherwise, today’s edition focuses on perennial favorites, the “oldies but goodies,” if you will.
The DC Jazz Festival will be wrapping up with free music on the National Mall this Sunday. Do not miss out on Eddie Palmieri at 6:20pm, as the 9 time Grammy Award winner is sure to put on a good show.
The “Jazz in the Garden” series will not be ending anytime soon, so if you want to eventually kill two cultural birds with one stone but are still too afraid to venture beyond the front gates, check out one of the weekly Friday jazz concerts at the Sculpture Garden next to the National Gallery. The series’ 11th season runs through September 9th.
All Day, every day
The Kennedy Center provides entertainment practically all day, every day, but unfortunately not all of it is free. The good news though, is that the Center’s Millennium Stage offers free shows 365 days a year. Acts range from Indian hip-hop to National Symphony Orchestra prelude concerts.
Another plus: the dress code is definitely less stuffy than it is for the Center’s pricier events so you will feel right at home walking in wearing your overpriced jorts.
Image: The National Gallery of Art