Beat the summer heat with an ice cream event that will transport you back in time! The Sully Historic Site is hosting this 18th century hands-on afternoon where littles can churn ice cram and butter. Need more ways to cool off? Head to Bands & Brews on the Blvd. for live music and a few cold ones or enjoy a free crafternoon in the well air conditioned Shop Made in DC store. Scroll down for more summer fun!

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Relive a Disney Tradition 
Legendary Edward Casey, the former silhouette artist of the Walt Disney Resorts, will be making a local visit to create treasured keepsakes. Silhouettes make wonderful gifts for parents, grandparents, spouses or any other family member. Let Edward create an heirloom for you of your child, pet or other loved ones. The first silhouette is $35 unsigned or $50 signed. Additional copies of the same subject are only $15. Fri. Event details. 

Bands & Brews on the Blvd.
Hit Wilson Boulevard in Ballston on Jul. 24 for the inaugural Bands and Brews on the Boulevard – an all-day, outdoor music festival featuring a 100-foot street pub and live performances on two concert stages.  This event is free and open to the public. Sat. Event details. 

Yoga at the National Building Museum 
Rise and shine at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Join this mellow, all-level yoga class under the colossal, 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns in the Great Hall of The National Building Museum, America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment.  Sun. Event details. 

Dairy Days
Churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a fake cow, play 18th century games, and experience the products of a historic dairy at the Sully Historic Site. Sat. Event details. 

The National Mall’s Scavenger Hunt
Head to the National Mall for an epic afternoon with Puzzling Adventures which leads this scavenger hunt, adventure race, and  informative self-guided tour of the National Mall. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection. Sun. Event details. 

Sunday Crafternoon
Join Shop Made in DC on Sunday afternoons in July for FREE crafternoons! Bring your project to complete check out the various art supplies available for you to come and craft in their space! Sun. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers