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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Your 2014 County Fair Rundown

Your 2014 County Fair Rundown

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

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 »

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 8, 2014 at 2:22 PM

15 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over

15 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over

Consider this your end-of-summer checkpoint. Have you done all those sunshine-related things you were dreaming about back during the polar vortex? 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 »

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

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 »

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 »

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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.