D.C. summer sports event guide

Minor League Baseball

Bowie, Maryland, Woodbridge, Virginia

Now-September 7

The Bowie Baysox and Potomac Nationals are each affiliated with local teams (Baltimore and Washington, respectively) and both within an hour of downtown D.C. They offer affordable family entertainment and a chance to see top prospects and rehabbing stars, like Bryce Harper, seen here in 2013. Extend the reach a little farther, and both Frederick and Aberdeen are in play as well. Tickets start as low as $5.

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Nationals

May 22-September 27, Nationals Park

The obvious choice for outdoor sports entertainment, the Nats are finally living up to their billing as one of the top teams in baseball. With 63 home dates left, there are plenty of chances to catch them. Tickets range from as little as $5 for a walk-up, Grandstand seat to a “Regular Game.”

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ultimate Frisbee

May 23-July 11, Gallaudet University & Catholic University of America

D.C. is home to a pair of professional Ultimate Frisbee teams, the D.C. Breeze and the D.C. Current. Each have a handful of home games remaining, with the Breeze playing at Gallaudet and the Current at Catholic. Breeze tickets are $10 for general admission and Current tickets start at $14.


D.C. United

May 30-October 18, RFK Stadium

The best and only real tailgate in D.C., United games are some of the most fun you can have at a Washington sporting event. There are 10 remaining regular season home games, with prices generally ranging from $20-$55 per seat.

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Spirit

May 30-September 5, Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, Md.

D.C.’s women’s professional soccer team competes all summer long at Maureen Hendricks Field. With the season already underway, the Spirit are tied for second in the nine-team National Women’s Soccer League table, and have multiple players competing in this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. Individual game tickets start at $25.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington Mystics

June 6-September 13

The Mystics open their 17-game home slate on June 6 vs. the New York Liberty. Main concourse seating runs from $9-$30 per game.

(AP Photo/Christian Petersen)

Congressional Baseball Game

June 11, Nationals Park

A true D.C. tradition, this year will decide which party takes the lead in the overall series, which is even at 38-38-1. Last year, WTOP’s own George Wallace called the play-by-play live on 1500 AM with Capitol Hill correspondent Dave McConnell providing color commentary.

(WTOP/Noah Frank)

Wipeout Run

June 20, Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium

Yes, like that Wipeout. If you want to test yourself over 5 kilometers against the big balls, sweeper arms and more, here’s your chance, you crazy kid.


Greater Washington Soap Box Derby

June 20, Constitution Ave. at Louisiana Ave.

As part of the All-American Soap Box Derby circuit, the winners of this race of engineering and gravity have the opportunity to advance to the AASBD championship race. For more details, check out their Facebook page.


2015 World Police and Fire Games

June 26-July 5, Fairfax County, Virginia

With 12,000 athletes from 70 countries competing in dozens of different events, this biennial event has been growing since its inception in 1985, and will be a major event spread across Northern Virginia this summer. Find more information on how to compete or watch the games on their website.


The D.C> Slide the City event is just one of many outdoor athletic activities to partake in this summer.
D.C. Slide the City

June 27, Arlington, Virginia

While this won’t actually take place in D.C., the 1000-foot Slip and Slide will be just across the Potomac and is sure to be a popular attraction in late June. Early-bird wristbands run from $15-$50 for single to unlimited rides.


Washington Kastles

July 14-29, Smith Center

Serena Williams returns to D.C. to join her sister Venus as the Kastles take aim at their fifth straight World Team Tennis title and their sixth overall. While the format is far more casual than a WTA event, it is family-friendly and gives fans a chance to interact with international stars up close. Individual tickets run from $12-$250 per match.

(AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

2015 Nike 17U, 15U and 12U National Championships

July 22-28, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Missing amateur basketball in the summertime? Over 500 teams from across the country are expected to participate in this event, with over 300 college coaches attending.

(AP Photo/Tom Gannon)

F.C. Barcelona vs. Chelsea

July 28, FedExField, Landover, Maryland

International soccer fans will rejoice at the opportunity to see two of the world’s best teams without paying for a transatlantic flight. That doesn’t mean it will be cheap, though — nosebleed seats are currently selling for north of $80 on StubHub.

(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Quicken Loans National

July 30-August 2, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, Virginia

Though it won’t be at Congressional Country Club this year, Quicken Loans National will still attract many of the world’s top golfers, including Tiger Woods. Daily Grounds tickets are $10 on Tuesday, $30 Wednesday or Thursday and $35 Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Citi Open

August 1-9, Rock Creek Tennis Center

The premier tennis event in Washington, it attracts top talent like Andy Murray, 2014 US Open finalist Kei Nishikori, and local professional Frances Tiafoe (pictured). Single session tickets go on sale May  26 and range from $10-$80.

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Star City Games

August 8-9, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

This may be pushing the boundary of sports, but this card-playing competition of Magic: The Gathering is a way to get out of the sweltering heat in early August. At $40, it’s open to the general public to show up and compete for $50,000 in prizes.

(AP Photo/Gino Domenico)

Volkswagen Rallycross D.C.

August 14-15, Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium

You usually have to travel to Central Virginia to see motorsports in our area, but the VW Rallycross brings the action within the District’s limits. Tickets go on sale June 14.

(WTOP/Noah Frank)

US Skateboarding Championships

August 29, 2015, Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium

After 11 qualifying events around the country beginning in June, the US Skateboarding Championships arrive in D.C. at the end of August. One of the qualifiers will be in Frederick, Maryland on June 20, with a total purse of $36,000 up for grabs.

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

The D.C> Slide the City event is just one of many outdoor athletic activities to partake in this summer.

WASHINGTON — Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us, which means, for all intents and purposes, it is summer in the D.C. sports landscape. The Caps and Wizards may both be done for the year, but there are still plenty of different sporting events to enjoy in and around the District this summer.

Here is a list of summer sports activities between now and the end of August — some indoor, but most outdoor — to keep you entertained, no matter your sport preference.

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to add it to the list.

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