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Things To Do in Washington, DC

Stay at Capitol Hill Hotel and embark on a journey through America's heritage via the National Mall, from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memoral with stops along the way at the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington Monument, and everything in between. Delight in the joys of the residential neighborhoods bustling with street fairs, boutique shops, and art galleries galore. See a baseball game at Nationals Park or go shopping at Eastern Market, Capitol Hill's diverse cultural hub brimming with artisans, jewelers, farmers and food vendors from all around the world. End the day with a stroll down Barracks Row, the city's oldest commercial district, to indulge in delicious local eats and friendly neighborhood bars.


GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt for the Largest human image of an ice cream cone

Thursday, Jul 4, 2024  11am - 12pm | Eastern Market Metro Park

Let's break the record for the biggest human ice cream cone image together! After the festivities of the 4th of July parade wind down, Barracks Row Main Street invites residents, visitors, and ice cream enthusiasts of all ages to join in a historic attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for the Largest human image of an ice cream cone. 900 Participants will converge on 8th Street SE to form the shape of a colossal ice cream cone, with each person representing a colorful scoop of ice cream. The event promises to be a fun-filled celebration of community spirit and unity, as individuals come together to make history sweetly and memorably. In addition to the record-breaking attempt, attendees can enjoy live music, food vendors offering delicious treats, and interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy. Join us on July 4th for a day of fun, festivities, and record-breaking excitement!

Live on the Hill - Mad Science in the Park

Every Saturday in July from 12-1PM | Eastern Market Playground at 9th & Penn

Hosted By Barracks Row Main Street. In Partnership with Barracks Row Main Street, the Department of Parks and Recreation & the Office of Councilmember Charles Allen. Mad Science Camps offer hands-on discovery and exploration of scientific principles. Your child will be able to touch, see, hear, and smell what science is really all about! Campers create a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us. See event themes and full details here: LINK