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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Reston Gets Colorful at NoVa Fine Arts Fest

Reston Gets Colorful at NoVa Fine Arts Fest

The Reston Town Center fills the streets with creative expression and live performance for the 43rd annual Northern Virgina Fine Arts Festival in May. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Eat, Drink, Be Merry at Highlandtown Wine Fest

Eat, Drink, Be Merry at Highlandtown Wine Fest

Baltimore's annual Highlandtown Wine Festival will feature fine wines, delectable Italian food and more. Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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By Alana Wise

Winter Beer Fest in Philly

Winter Beer Fest in Philly

A beer festivus for the rest of us. Read »

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

West Virginia's Roadkill Cook-Off

West Virginia's Roadkill Cook-Off

The 21st annual Roadkill Cook-Off in Marlinton, W.V. is coming up this weekend -- what will you be eating? Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Small Plates + Wine at Taste of Linganore

Small Plates + Wine at Taste of Linganore

Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy, Md., will host its first Taste of Linganore festival Aug. 11, where more 20 restaurants, caterers and food trucks will dish up food to pair with Linganore wines. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Urban Book Festival in Baltimore

Urban Book Festival in Baltimore

Baltimore's third annual Urban Book Festival is coming up Sunday, July 14, featuring a Sip and Sign Q & A -- and yes, that means a free glass of wine. Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

DJs Spin at Sunkissed Fest

DJs Spin at Sunkissed Fest

Got the June blues? Let a DJ save your life with a song at the Sunkissed Music Festival in Frederick, Md., this Satuday. Read »

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Celebrate Fairfax!

Celebrate Fairfax! -- held the weekend of June 7-9 -- featured concerts, carnival rides, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship (really) and more.View gallery »

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Make your way down to Martinsville, Va., for the three-day, fifth annual Rooster Walk Festival. More than three dozen folk and funk bands will set the stage along with arts, crafts and camping galore. Read »

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Snoop Dogg Due at Baltimore's Moonrise Fest

Snoop Dogg Due at Baltimore's Moonrise Fest

If you like dance music and prefer a little dub in your step, make your way to Baltimore's Moonrise Festival, June 8-9. Snoop Lion is. 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.