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Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 2:36 PM
By Cordilia James

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Food halls, farmers' markets and fairs, oh my! Check out all sorts of fun, free and cheap things to do in Northern Virginia. If you're looking for other inexpensive activities around the DMV, check out our...View gallery »

  • Catch Live Music at Westover Beer Garden
  • Explore Old Treasures at the Old Lucketts Store
  • Watch a Movie Under the Stars
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 »

  • Broccoli City
  • Moogfest
  • Boston Calling
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 4:14 PM
By Sara Moniuszko, Lexie Schapitl

15 DMV Concerts You Won't Want to Miss This Fall/Winter

Looking for some fun? Or maybe the perfect holiday gift? We checked local venues for the best concerts happening between now and the end of the year. (Didn't see your fave? Tweet us @DCscene!)View gallery »

  • Mike Posner and JoJo
  • Third Eye Blind
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM
By William Shermaniii

Your Summer DMV Concert Roundup

There are countless performances to look forward to this summer in the D.C. area. Do something nice for your ears and check out a concert from our hand-picked list of artists coming to town who you won't...View gallery »

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  • July 3 - America
  • July 5 - Sam Smith
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: 2015 Funk Parade on U Street

Thousands lined the streets of D.C. on Saturday for this year's Funk Parade, an all-day fair and festival that celebrates funk, D.C. and U Street.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 12:47 PM
By Sarah Pixley

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather

A not-to-miss summer concert is coming up Aug. 2: the Summer Spirit Festival at the Merriweather Post. Read »

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 »

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM
By Alana Wise

"Elf the Musical" Is Comin' to Town

"Elf the Musical" Is Comin' to Town

Musical Christmas elves... Seems legit. Read »

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:13 PM
By Sarah Pixley

Bethesda Row Brings Art Outdoors

Bethesda Row Brings Art Outdoors

The 16th annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival will turn the area into an outdoor art gallery. 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.