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Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 3:19 PM

Beachy Fun + Culture: Boardwalk Art Show

Beachy Fun + Culture: Boardwalk Art Show

Back in 1956, the first official Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show was held; this year, they're celebrating its 60th year with plenty of activities, fun and food expected. Fish tacos, anyone? Read »

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Folklife Festival Celebrates Peru on the National Mall

Folklife Festival Celebrates Peru on the National Mall

The National Mall will transform into Peru for two weeks with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival starting June 24-28 and continuing July 1-5. Read »

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Fly Through the Trees at Sandy Spring's Adventure Park

Fly Through the Trees at Sandy Spring's Adventure Park

Zipline and climb your way through the trees at the Adventure Park in Sandy Spring, Maryland, billed as the largest man-made outdoor climbing adventure in the world. Read »

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 2:34 PM

It's All Real: AFI DOCS Film Fest Returns

It's All Real: AFI DOCS Film Fest Returns

With more than 80 films from 25 countries, AFI DOCS provides a break from the summer heat and an opportunity to take in a variety of films, including four world premieres. Read »

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Hit the Trails: Horseback Riding in Shenandoah

Hit the Trails: Horseback Riding in Shenandoah

Skyline Resort offers visitors guided horseback rides from spring through fall. Parkgoers can take either hour-long or 2 1/2 hour rides through scenic Blue Ridge trails. Read »

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Firefly Music Fest Plans for Crowd of 90,000

Firefly Music Fest Plans for Crowd of 90,000

The festival, scheduled from June 18-21, has 119 announced bands, including headliners Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and The Killers. Last year about 80,000 people attended. Read »

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Important Stuff: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Fest

Important Stuff: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Fest

Crabs and beer. That's what Maryland does. Add more beer, live music and arts and crafts, and you’ve got the Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival, coming up Saturday at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Read »

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival at National Harbor

Beer, Bourbon and Barbecue Festival at National Harbor

If you enjoy barbecue, beer and bourbon (wait, who doesn't?), you can soon get a taste of all three at National Harbor (165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland). Read »

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 3:05 PM
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Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Va. Ren. Faire: Last Chance This Weekend!

Va. Ren. Faire: Last Chance This Weekend!

The Virginia Renaissance Faire is wrapping up this weekend, June 6-7. 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.