June 17 — also known as “Super Saturday”

There are so many things to do in D.C. every Saturday, and Student Ideals is here to help you discover them!

Night Nation Run

What: The Night Nation Run is the World’s first Running Music Festival.  A musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, all set to the latest in Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.  Your journey will take you through an illuminated racecourse to multiple on course DJ stages, finishing with an explosive main stage after party featuring top EDM DJ’s and special guest celebrity performers.

How: Tickets are on sale now!

Where: RFK Stadium

When5:30pm – Gates Open, 7:30pm – Pre-Party Begins, 8:30pm – The First Wave Starts

*** Registration includes:

  • Night Nation T-shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Glow Necklace
  • Free Giveaways
  • Main Stage After Party
  • Admission to Official After After Party @ Eden DC


Awesome Con

What: Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con. It is a place for fans of popular culture. At its heart, Awesome Con is a comic-con that embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids.

HowTickets to Awesome Con are available now online and at the door

WhereWalter E. Washington Convention Center

When: 10am – 7pm





Columbia Heights Day

What: Join us in celebration of diversity and community with the neighborhood’s finest food, drink, and entertainment! Discover artisans, entrepreneurs, and area businesses in the heart of Columbia Heights. The fun is everywhere and for everyone! We have three stages of live music, dance, and free fitness classes. Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden.

How: Just show up! Celebration is free.

Where: 11th Street between Park Road and Irving Street..

When: 11am – 6pm

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AFI DOCS Film Festival

What: AFI DOCS is the nation’s documentary film festival known for showcasing the best in documentary filmmaking from the US and around the world. AFI DOCS is also the only film festival in the United States that offers the unique opportunity to connect film audiences with national opinion leaders, filmmakers and intriguing film subjects.

How: Check out the schedule to see which shows are at which time. Next, purchase your tickets here.

Where: Screenings during this annual five-day event take place in landmark venues in Washington, DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre, the independent film hub of the metropolitan region.

When: Time depends on each film.


Jazz in the ‘Hoods

What: The Cowboys and Frenchmen are bringing their American folk and pop music, with components of comtemporary R&B, and modern jazz to Jazz in the ‘Hoods presented by Events DC. They are some of the brightest rising stars on the New York Jazz scene, who were also recognized by the DC Jazz Festival in 2016 as a DCJazzPrix finalist.

How: Register for FREE here!

Where: The Kreeger Museum

When: 12pm – 2pm


DC Jazz Fest at the Yards

What: A three-day “blowout” where fans enjoy jazz at the beautiful urban, green, innovative Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront overlooking the Anacostia River.

How: Buy tickets here.

Where: The Yards

When: 2pm – 10pm 

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