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By Terence Mulcahy

Need for Mead: Md. Renaissance Fest Returns

Need for Mead: Md. Renaissance Fest Returns

HBO's "Game of Thrones" doesn’t return until next year, but you can indulge your need for mead at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Anne Arundel County. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Taste Prince George's Food & Wine Festival

Taste Prince George's Food & Wine Festival

The Taste Prince Georges Food & Wine Festival is Saturday at Six Flags America, with entry to the theme park significantly discounted. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant Week Begins

Alexandria Restaurant week's summer edition kicks off Aug. 15, with more than 60 restaurants offering deals on dinner specials. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

Check out our picks for fun in and around the town of Columbia, Pennsylvania that just might get you on the road this summer: 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 »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Blueberries are the new kale? The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival boasts wild ponies, arts, music and many, many blueberry treats. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

The largest lake in Virginia is -- appropriately enough -- home to the popular Virginia Lake Festival, coming up July 17-20. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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By Terence Mulcahy

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

Escape the City at the Tilghman Island Seafood Fest

The Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire department are hosting an old-fashioned seafood festival June 28. Read »

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Beer Fest by the Water in Md.

Beer Fest by the Water in Md.

Festival offers food, entertainment and, of course, beers Read »

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Watch the World's Best Sand Sculptors at Work

Watch the World's Best Sand Sculptors at Work

Watch 500 tons of sand be transformed into world-class sculptures in Atlantic City. 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.