Summer is in full swing, and these hot months are the perfect time for getting out and into the community. Head to Prince George’s to join the fun as you dance the night away, watch a movie by the waterfront, practice your skills as an artist, and so much more. In July, there will be tons of community-centric activities to liven up your summer months.


Add these summer-friendly July activities to your calendar:


  1. Head to Hillcrest Heights library on July 3 to join its Crafternoon activity. You’ll get to participate in platter painting or marble painting — or you can create your own unique work of art with the materials provided.
  2. Catch a movie at National Harbor during Movies on the Potomac events. On Thursday evenings, enjoy date night with a show at 7 p.m., while family movies will kick off at 6 p.m. on Sundays. Look out for showings of “ A League of Their Own,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” and “Elvis.”
  3. Attend the opening of the “Chris Krages: Today, I Get To…” exhibition at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. Krages started as a painter, but now he also works in sculpture, demonstrating his affinity for ceramic work through his new pottery from the wheel.
  4. On July 10 and 24, you can enjoy jazz on the lawn around the Riversdale House Museum. Bring your chair and a picnic dinner, then sit back and enjoy the tunes. The performances are sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Town of Riverdale Park.
  5. Lend your talents to the open mic event at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville on July 4, 11, 18, and 25. DJ Tao, Miss Kiane Ink, Orville the Poet, and E-Baby will each host one week during the month, and participants can share spoken word and music with other attendees.
  6. Learn about the history of the waterways in Prince George’s as you participate in the “Kayaking through History: Guided Archaeology Paddle” with local archaeologists. Travel from Jackson’s Landing at Patuxent River Park on July 13 and paddle past ancient Indigenous campsites, colonial towns, War of 1812 shipwrecks, and so much more.
  7. Be there when Joey Fatone and A.J. MacLean come together for their once-in-a-lifetime joint performance. At The Theater at MGM National Harbor on July 20, you can listen to the top songs from both artists’ famous groups, along with conversations between the two mega pop stars.
  8. Catch a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream” showing throughout the month across Prince George’s as part of its Shakespeare in the Parks event. The free shows, which will run for about 90 minutes, will be held at various regional locations. In July, they’ll be at the Riverdale House Museum, Watkins Regional Park, Meadowside Nature Center, Brookside Gardens, Montpelier Grounds, David C. Driskell Community Park, and the Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.
  9. Join the Afternoon Aviators event on July 27 at the College Park Aviation Museum. The event, geared toward children ages 8–12, is free with museum admission. Kids will explore STEM and aviation-themed science through a short lesson and hands-on activity. In July, the group will be focused on Maryland’s extensive and important aviation history.
  10. Listen to the music of Fantasia as she performs her greatest hits at The Theater at MGM National Harbor. She’ll take the stage on July 27 and 28, giving you plenty of time to catch her powerful vocals while she’s in town.


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