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Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

OutKast, Foo Fighters to Headline Firefly Fest

OutKast, Foo Fighters to Headline Firefly Fest

Festival organizers announced the lineup Tuesday, which also includes Grammy nominees Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons and The Lumineers. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Holiday Window Competition in Gordonsville, Va.

Holiday Window Competition in Gordonsville, Va.

Experience the true meaning of window shopping with a visit to Gordonsville, Va for their 2013 "Windows on Main Street" event this weekend. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Cabin Stay & Horseback Rides in Boston (Va.)

A Cabin Stay & Horseback Rides in Boston (Va.)

The Shangrila Guest Ranch in South Boston, Va., offers day-long horse rides on its all-inclusive and very country farm. Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park: Adventure on a New Level

Freedom Park in Williamsburg, Va., features 20 miles of biking trails, a botanical garden and a zipline adventure park. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Ride the Waves: East Coast Surfing Competition

Ride the Waves: East Coast Surfing Competition

A little sunblock, sandals and binoculars go a long way at America's oldest surfing competition, which kicked off at Virginia Beach back in 1963. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Gourmet Picnics at Philly's Hotel Palomar

Enjoy complimentary picnics, bike rentals and cocktails in the city of brotherly love at Philadelphia's Hotel Palomar this summer. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A Mountain Adventure, a La Carte

A trip to Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing just outside of Roanoke, VA could lead to a severe case of over indulgence--and that's not really a bad thing. Read »

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 »

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Seen at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup

The Virginia Gold Cup may be one of the most popular spring events in the region.... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Seen at the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival

Leesburg, Va., welcomed spring with its 23rd annual Flower and Garden Festival... See Full Gallery »

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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.