Jazz in the Garden

National Gallery of Art (map)

"An eclectic mix of jazz is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café. Admission is free."

17th Street Festival

Dupont Circle (map)

There will be more than 100 vendors and 50 artists as well as retailers, a DJ and an entertainment stage celebrating DC's 17th Street at this year's annual 17th Street Festival in Dupont Circle.

You can find the entertainment list here.

Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party

Washington National Cathedral (map)

"With summer waning, come close it out in style and join us on the grassy knoll! Return to a simpler time of music, dancing, tasty treats, and savory libations. We bring you our 4th event in the District of Columbia! A chance to step back to the end of the 1st World War, the Volstead Act (in memoriam), Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the roaring sights and sounds of the 1920’s.

Sprawled out before the magnificent towers of The National Cathedral, return to an older era of flapper dresses, boater hats, and the big band scores of the 1910's, 1920's, & 1930's. 10 piece orchestras will warm up your feet, dance lessons, performances, and contests by the Fidgety Feet, DC's Premiere Dance Team, DCLX, DC's Lindy Hop Exchange experts, lawn games including croquet, bocce, and tug o' war, 2 massive dance floors, photo sets, food & beverage available for purchase, specialty alcoholic Prohibition cocktail bars, and much more await! Period attire strongly encouraged."

Buy tickets here