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No Plan Needed: Baltimore Improv Fest

No Plan Needed: Baltimore Improv Fest

How about an impromptu road trip this week? If the Baltimore Improv Festival is any clue, good things don't always have to be planned. Read »

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Crabs and Watermelons at Annapolis Stadium Feast

Crabs and Watermelons at Annapolis Stadium Feast

Crabs and watermelon are the stars of a giant summertime feast open to the public at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Read »

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Virginia Kicks Off 3rd Annual Craft Beer Month

Virginia Kicks Off 3rd Annual Craft Beer Month

Virginia is kicking off its third annual craft beer month. Read »

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Cruise D.C. Before Summer Sails Away

Cruise D.C. Before Summer Sails Away

Spirit Cruises offers an assortment of cruises to get you on the water before the summer ends. Read »

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series

Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series

Spend one of your remaining summer weekends outside during Philly's Beer Garden Happy Hour series, now through Aug. 29. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

The all-summer-long Shenandoah Valley Music Festival starts July 18 and doesn't end until early September. The festival features bluegrass, country and symphonic music. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Jamestowne Celebrating 'First Assembly Day'

Jamestowne Celebrating 'First Assembly Day'

Historic Jamestowne is gearing up to commemorate the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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By Sery Kim

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Situated within (almost) comfortable driving distance from the political hustle of Washington, D.C., the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Cape Cod provides a soothing visage to weary workers during the dog days of... Read »

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Your 2014 County Fair Rundown

Your 2014 County Fair Rundown

County fair season is coming up -- and we've rounded up the top fairs in Maryland and Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Maggie Voelzke, Margaret Voelzke

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

This little-known gem is about three hours away from the District (with only about an hour spent on 95!), and is a great place to sail, fish, kayak or spend the day on the beach. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.