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Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral: Mourn the End of Summer

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral: Mourn the End of Summer

With Labor Day around the corner, it’s time to mourn the passing of heat waves, jean shorts and tan skin with the 30th Annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral. Read »

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Shoot for the Stars at Rock Creek Planetarium

Shoot for the Stars at Rock Creek Planetarium

Located in the heart of the city, the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium allows you to explore the universe for free. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Your County (and State!) Fair Roundup

Your County (and State!) Fair Roundup

Fried Oreos? Oh, it's on. Visit a county fair for Ferris wheels, petting zoos, various competitions and more. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Monticello Hosts Heritage Harvest Festival

Monticello Hosts Heritage Harvest Festival

Thomas Jefferson is famous for authoring the Declaration of Independence -- but did you know he was also a revolutionary gardener? He's even been dubbed America's "first foodie," and his historic estate will... Read »

Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Get a Taste of Alexandria With Restaurant Week

Get a Taste of Alexandria With Restaurant Week

Alexandria Restaurant Week is back with another incredibly delicious lineup of good deals on great food. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Free Outdoor Movies: September Schedule

Free Outdoor Movies: September Schedule

September is here, but there are still quite a few free outdoor film series around town. Pack up your blankets and coolers for a D.C.-area tradition. Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Md. Seafood Fest: Crab Soup Cookoff, Extreme Pogo Stunts

Md. Seafood Fest: Crab Soup Cookoff, Extreme Pogo Stunts

The 25th Annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off at The Maryland Seafood Festival is just one of many events happening on Sept. 12 and 13. Read »

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Seaport Day in Alexandria: Build a Boat (Out of Anything!)

Seaport Day in Alexandria: Build a Boat (Out of Anything!)

Picture that famous "Little Rascals" soap box derby... only this race happens on water, using just about anything that floats. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Craft Beer at Brew Skies Festival in West Virginia

Craft Beer at Brew Skies Festival in West Virginia

Drive a few miles west into the hills of West Virginia for taste of the mountain state's growing craft beer movement with live music, craft food, and more. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM

The Ultimate Nats & Orioles Summer Guide

The Ultimate Nats & Orioles Summer Guide

Check out our roundup of all the freebies, specials and promotions offered at Nationals Park and Camden Yards this summer. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. 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) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.