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15+ Can’t-Miss Festivals, Fairs, & Celebrations in July


These events have passed, but check out our calendar for fun today, this week, this month!


Check out these can’t-miss July opportunities that celebrate summer! Want even more? Our calendar is packed with hundreds of daily and weekly opportunities!

Early July
15+ Independence Day Celebrations, Not on the 4th!
If your family is all about fireworks, parades, and celebrations, then you’ll love ALL the opportunities available in the DMV, before and after, July 4th…more

Early July
Independence Day Celebrations
Enjoy a parade, a festival, fireworks, and more to celebrate Independence Day in the DMV…more

More: Freshwater Swimming — Lakes, Bays, Quarries, & More!

July 7, 2018
USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Enjoy a joint festive celebration with live music from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, cannon firing, food trucks, and of course, birthday cake…more

Throughout July
Arts in the Parks
Ranging from comedians and magicians to puppetry and dance, there is a whole summer of free shows waiting for you at Fairfax County Parks…more

June 27-July 1 & July 4-8, 2018
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
More than fifty years strong, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival returns to Washington, DC for two weeks of education and fun. Produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the festival celebrates and honors contemporary living cultural traditions and the individuals and groups who practice them…more

July 13-17, 2018
MLB’s All-Star FanFest
Experience five days of baseball awesomeness at Major League Baseball’s All-Star FanFest…more

More: 8 Must-Visit Waterfalls Within 100-Miles of Dulles

Throughout July
Movies, Movies, and…More Movies!
From drive-in theaters featuring classic movies to animated favorites under the stars — you’ll enjoy a summer full of family entertainment…more

July 14, 2018
Southern Maryland Balloon Festival
From tethered balloon rides to a Balloon Glow and fireworks show, this special event is worth-the-drive…more

July 15, 2018
Royal Princess Ball
This stately affair includes an afternoon of singing, dancing, a delicious buffet, and more…more

July 21, 2018
Free Laurie Berkner Performance!
In celebration of the release of her new Monster Boogie picture book, Laurie Berkner will present a rare, free show for families…more

More: The DMV Teen Trail: Opportunities for ‘Tweens & Teens

Throughout July
Flying Circus Airshow
Enjoy watching death-defying stunts and aerial demonstrations that are sure to leave you speechless…more

July 21, 2018
Purcellville Wine & Food Festival
Visit this historically rich town for a day full of wine and beer tasting, great food, and live music…more

July 21-22, 2018
Colonial Market Fair
Families are invited to go back in time and visit 18th-century farmers in costume and character…more

July 21-27, 2018
Chincoteague Island Pony Swim
What’s better than a pony? Well, a pony swim, of course…more

More: Cons, Cosplay, & Gaming Events

July 23-28, 2018
Loudoun County Fair
Six days of rides, games, and live entertainment means there’s no end to the things you can see and do…more

Throughout July
Kids Are Free at the Newseum
Seven levels of interactive exhibits and galleries, including 15 theaters, are devoted to bringing visitors the history of news and journalism…more

July 27-28, 2018
National Trademark Expo
Families are invited to learn about the important role trademarks play in our lives…more

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Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.


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