GET YOUR FEET WET
In addition to on-the- water fun, this riverside city loves to party by the dock. From alfresco dance clubs to live music, here are a few events to dip your toe into.
SALSA NIGHT, AUG. 4.
The Wharf turns into an alfresco dance club with tunes, cocktails and pros offering lessons. www. wharfdc.com
WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL, AUG. 4.
This Instagram- worthy event has participants scrawling messages onto paper lanterns then launching them onto the water as the sun dips down at nearby National Harbor. www. waterlanternfestival.com
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT, AUG. 17.
The Capitol Riverfront in Navy Yard comes alive with tunes from local bands every week. “Pan- genre” La Unica takes the mic on this night. www.capitolriverfront.org
CAPITAL DRAGON BOAT REGATTA, AUG. 25.
Teams in gliders decorated with dragon motifs ply the Potomac for medals and trophies, while dockside fans cheer them on. www. capitaldragonboat.com