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Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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By Julie Gallagher

7 East Coast Music Festivals You Won't Want to Miss

Summer is quickly approaching, which means that music festival season is also...View gallery »

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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By Julie Gallagher

Light City Baltimore Illuminates Inner Harbor

Take a glimpse at Baltimore's latest attraction, the second annual Light City...View gallery »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 4:16 PM
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By Jordan Murray

Cherry Blossoms Bring Specials to DC Bars, Restaurants

Many bars and restaurants around D.C. will be celebrating the National Cherry...View gallery »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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By Jessica Glazer

Highlights From the 2017 Harbin Ice Festival in China

In frigid northeast China, one city kicks off the 33rd Harbin International Ice...View gallery »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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By Sara Moniuszko, Jenna Milliner-Waddell

11 Winter & Holiday Festivals Around the DC Area

Make your holiday season even more merry with these local (and not-so-local)...View gallery »

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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By Nelson Hsu

Stunning Images From Harbin Ice Festival

At the 32nd Harbin Ice Festival in China, the main attraction is Harbin Ice and...View gallery »

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 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 »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Front Royal Wine & Craft Fest Stars 20 Va. Wineries

Front Royal Wine & Craft Fest Stars 20 Va. Wineries

The countryside gets crafty once again for the 28th annual Front Royal Wine and Craft Festival. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.