There is one event that cements summer’s arrival in DC: Jazz in the Garden.
Beautiful music, outside in the funky setting of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, every Friday afternoon (5-8:30pm). The ultimate people-watching scene. Yummy sangria, blankets, snacks, and (usually) gorgeous summer evening weather.
The JING kickoff happens this Friday, May 25th. For more details and specific performer dates, visit http://www.nga.gov/programs/jazz/.