If you’re missing all the summer festivals this year like we are, we’ve got some good news for you! This weekend has quite a few virtual summer festivals that you can enjoy from home like our local favorite, the Stern Grove Festival. Listen to jazz from the D.C. Jazz Festival and see artists from the virtual Wedgwood Arts Festival. What a great way to get some cultural in while we are stuck at home!

photo: Stern Grove Festival

CuriOdyssey Is Open—Reserve Your Visit
See CuriOdyssey’s otter, bobcats, fox, raccoons, owls, eagles and snakes with a new online reservation system. Explore the wonder of visual perception with CuriOdyssey’s new outdoor exhibition, Illusions. Travel a path through a collection of captivating visual exhibits that mesmerize and transfix. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Rock and Roll Playhouse LIVE
Live From The Playroom offers kids and families delightfully bite-sized programs featuring 20-minutes of music that the whole family can dance and sing to. Each episode is lead by hosts Mike Messer and Teagan Taylor. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Virtual Wedgwood Arts Festival
Do you miss seeing your favorite artists this summer? Enjoy this 3-day virtual art festival event featuring handmade artwork from Northwest Artists. The online event will have live chat sessions, an opportunity to see artists’ studios and more of their beautiful work (with the option to buy). Don’t forget the kid’s art activity video so families can make an art project at home. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Virtual Saturday Youth Art Class
Give your child a fun and creative Saturday morning! During these virtual art lessons, children will explore a variety of age-appropriate art techniques learning basic 2D and 3D art skills and create a new art project each week. Kids from anywhere in the world can join this class. Sat. Event details

DC JazzFest From Home
The DC JazzFest from home combines never-before-seen footage from years gone by with live-streamed shows taking place now. Enjoy a weekly jazz concert from the comfort of your own home while letting the kids get the wiggles out! Sat. Event details

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
If you are itching for some fresh-from-the-farm produce, we have good news. You can now visit the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco. Sun. Event details

Best of the Fest
Stern Grove is excited to present Best of the Fest, a series of video playlists featuring epic performances and footage from our archives, beautiful scenery of the Grove, and special guests. Join host Liam Mayclem every Sunday from June 14th through August 16th and celebrate some of the greatest moments in the Grove! Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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