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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 6:50 AM
By Sara Moniuszko, Jenna Milliner-Waddell, Ambar Pardilla

12 Winter & Holiday Events Around the DC Area

Make your holiday season merrier with these local (and not-so-local) parades and events.View gallery »

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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 right around the corner. We've rounded up seven of the East Coast's most popular music festivals.View gallery »

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  • Moogfest
  • Boston Calling
Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:34 AM
By Julie Gallagher

Light City Baltimore Illuminates Inner Harbor

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

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

Cherry Blossoms Bring Specials to DC Bars, Restaurants

Many bars and restaurants around D.C. will be celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival with these cherry-inspired cocktails and menu items. Here's your go-to list.View gallery »

  • Cherry-Inspired Eats & Drinks
  • Cherry Crisp at Mastro's Steakhouse
  • Bar Dupont's Cherry Blossom Cocktails
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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 and Snow Festival, which began on Jan. 4, 2017. It is one of the world's largest ice and snow festivals, an annual event that...View gallery »

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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) winter festival getaways.View gallery »

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

Stunning Images From Harbin Ice Festival

At the 32nd Harbin Ice Festival in China, the main attraction is Harbin Ice and Snow World, which covers more than 750,000 square meters (185 acres). Its structures required more than 330,000 cubic...View gallery »

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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
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
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 »

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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.