This summer, The Parks at Walter Reed is coming alive.
The walkable urban neighborhood, once a military medical campus, in Northwest D.C. is hosting dozens of events on its historic Great Lawn, a six-acre green space with a natural amphitheater shape.
Stop by for live theater, film showings, fitness classes, festivals, markets, kids’ performances and more. Plus, you’ll soon find a brand-new dog park and public playground (opening Aug. 1 with celebratory popsicles at 4:30 p.m.!).
A few upcoming highlights worth adding to your calendar include:
- Jazz in The Parks, Aug. 1, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18
Children’s performers take the stage at 5:30 p.m. with the headliner following at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic, blanket and drinks, and grab food at your favorite food trucks.
- FRESHFARM Market, Aug. 1 to Oct. 17
Stop by each Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to stock up on fresh produce and local goods.
- Movies on the Lawn, Aug. 21, Sept. 11 and Oct. 2
Bring chairs, picnics and popcorn (blankets provided!). The family-friendly lineup kicks off with “Get On Up” on Aug. 21.
- Down in the Reeds, Oct. 9
This music festival has a full line-up and is complete with local brews, artisanal vendors and more.
For all the details — and even more event happenings — head over to The Parks’ website.
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