Solstice Saturday

Smithsonian Solstice Saturday

On June 22, 2019, the Smithsonian marks the first Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday—by staying open late and hosting parties, programs, and performances. Most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight welcoming visitors to the free festivities. 

Solstice Saturday is held in association with By the People, an international arts and dialogue festival taking place across Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building is one of four hubs for the festival, which runs June 15–23, 2019, with art installations, programs, and performances.