Summer Means Free Movies, Concerts and More in DowntownDC 


Get ready to spice up your summer because the BID is bringing back your favorite outdoor summer series. Watch a Marvel classic this summer as Freedom Plaza transforms into a sunset movie theatre every Tuesday from June 4 to July 9 at Can I Kick It? DowntownDC Summer Flicks. Or grab lunch and enjoy live entertainment in Franklin Park every Thursday in June and July for DowntownDC Live.  

Jazz at McPherson Square
Thursday, 11:30am1:30pm, May 9   

Wolf Trap returns this summer to offer live, outdoor jazz on Thursday, May 9 from 11:30am to 1:30pm in McPherson Square (15th and I streets).  Grab lunch at theFRESHFARM by the White House Market and get comfortable with complimentary picnic blankets, play lawn games and get DowntownDC swag while supplies last. Follow @DowntownDC  on Twitter and Facebook for inclement weather updates. 

DowntownDC Summer Flicks Presents: Can I Kick It? 
Tuesdays, Sunset, June 4-July 9    

Summer Flicks returns for season three! For six Tuesday nights in June and July, Freedom Plaza (13th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring classic Marvel movies mixed live to an original music soundtrack of hip-hop and soul. Come early to snag a seat, listen to a live DJ set, play outdoor games and win DowntownDC swag. Enjoy complimentary popcorn provided by Pret A Manger or cold treats, while supplies last.  DowntownDC Summer Flicks is sponsored by Potbelly, Sandy Spring Bank, District Taco and the National Theatre.

Tuesday, June 4: Spider-Man-Into the Spider-Verse 

Tuesday, June 11: Black Panther 

Tuesday, June 18: Deadpool 

Tuesday, June 25: Thor-Ragnarok 

Tuesday, July 2: Avengers-Infinity War 

Tuesday, July 9: Captain Marvel  


DowntownDC Live!
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30, June 6 – July 25   

Make the most of your lunch break and head to Franklin Park (13th & K streets NW) for DowntownDC Live every Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm. Enjoy free, live performances by local and international pop, soul and jazz artists. Eat lunch from nearby food trucks or restaurants on complimentary picnic blankets, play lawn games and relax in fun inflatables. Follow @DowntownDCBID on Twitter and Facebook for inclement weather updates. DowntownDC Live is produced in partnership with the National Park Service.  

Thursday, June 6: Washington Performing Arts: Mars Urban Arts Initiative: Cissa Paz Band featuring Jean-Francis Varre 

Thursday, June 13: DC Jazz Festival presents Dante Pope After Five Experience  

Thursday, June 20: The Social Power of Music presented by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival – TK Echo 

Thursday, June 27: The Social Power of Music presented by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival  – Cigarette

Thursday, July 11: DowntownDC BID presents Alex Vaugh 

Thursday, July 18:  Capital Fringe – TBD

Thursday, July 25:Capital Fringe  – TBD