Ride the Metro to These Area Events This Summer
One of the biggest benefits of living in the D.C. metro area is the convenience offered by one of the country’s best mass transit systems, the Metro.
Whether you enjoy a convenient commute on the Red Line to and from your home at Glenmont MetroCentre, or you just take a ride every now and then to something fun and exciting in the area, the Metro continues to keep people connected to the places that matter most.
Glenmont MetroCentre residents will be using the Metro to check out an untold number of venues and happenings this summer, but we’re sharing some of our favorites. Check out them out below.
Washington Nationals Games
Summer is for baseball. And America’s pastime is so much more enjoyable when you don’t have to worry about getting through the traffic to and from the game. Take the Green Line to the Navy Yard station, and you’re just a 15-minute walk away from the ballpark.
Once a month, from May through October, Truckeroo brings together the area’s best food trucks for a day of eclectic eats that you won’t forget. Held at The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds (right by Nationals Ballpark), this fun event is easy to get to — just get on the Green Line to the Navy Yard Station.
Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
On June 24, hop on the Red Line towards the Metro Center station and get ready for an entire day of some of the most delicious barbecue you’ll find in the D.C. metro area. Bringing together BBQ pitmasters from all 50 states, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle features live music, cooking demos, free tastings and more.
2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Honoring a wide array of international and American cultures, this annual festival offers craft exhibits, live music, cooking demos and a massive marketplace to peruse. This year, you can catch this free-of-charge festival at the National Mall from June 29-July 4 and on July 6-9 — just get on to the Blue, Silver or Orange line and head towards the Smithsonian station.
17th Street Festival
Ride the Red Line all the way to Dupont Circle and get ready for a day of celebration on August 26. What does the annual 17th Street Festival celebrate? The shops, the schools, the restaurants, the clubs, the arts, the parks and, of course, the people, who make the 17th Street corridor so unique. With more than 100 vendors and and over 50 artists in attendance, you won’t want to miss it.
How to visit and enter these homes without an appointment:
- Look for the COME ON IN! sign on a participating home.
- Download and use the NterNow app on your smartphone to get a one-time access code — or simply call the phone number on the sign.
- Enter the access code on the lock and that’s it! Just walk in and enjoy your tour.
- When you’re ready to leave, simply close the door behind you.