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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
08/25/2018
Time: 
8 am - noon

Location:

Freedom Plaza - Washington, D.C.
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States

Phone:

202-633-3045

The Fast & the Fierce 5K - Smithsonian National Zoo

Join us at Freedom Plaza on Aug. 25 for Friends of the National Zoo’s inaugural The Fast & the Fierce 5K, sponsored by Aegis Project Controls!
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Dates: 
08/25/2018
08/26/2018
09/01/2018

Location:

1821 Crownsville Rd
Annapolis, MD, 21401
United States

Phone:

1-800-296-7304
Time: 
10 am - 7 pm

Maryland Renaissance Festival!

25 Acre English Village with 85 acres of free parking, 140 craft and specialty shops, 42 food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions, displays, 11 stages of ever changing entertainment with shows repeated throughout the day, 3,000 seat jousting arena and visited by the Royal Court of King Henry VIII.
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Dates: 
11/01/2018
11/02/2018
11/03/2018

Location:

11900 Market St
Reston, VA, 20190
United States

Phone:

(703) 579-6720
Time: 
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Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion Season

Public ice skating and skate rentals every day, including all holidays.
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Dates: 
09/29/2018
Time: 
11AM – 10PM

Location:

Frederick Fairgrounds - Frederick, MD
797 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD, 21701-5734
United States

Phone:

240-599-0660

Frederick's Oktoberfest - MD

WHAT WOULD OKTOBERFEST BE WITHOUT BEER & GERMAN FOOD? There is plenty of variety to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Remember you are eating and drinking for charity.
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Dates: 
08/18/2018
08/19/2018

Organization:

Great Country Farms

Location:

18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA, 20135
United States

Phone:

(540) 554-2073
Time: 
9 am - 5 pm

Big Dig Potato Harvest - Great Country Farms

Grab your shovel and reusable grocery bag and join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast and Potato Harvest! Start your morning off with our All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, served from 9:00 am – 10:30 am, included in your admission, then jump on a wagon ride to dig for your potato treasures in our U-dig field.
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Dates: 
08/15/2018
08/22/2018
08/29/2018

Location:

200 M Street SE
Washington, DC, 20003
United States

Phone:

(202) 465-7093
Time: 
0:30 am - 11:30 am

KIDS IN CANAL - Canal Park - Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

Making its second appearance in Capitol Riverfront, Kids in Canal is a 12-week series of kid-friendly entertainment every Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:30 am beginning June 6th! Bring your little ones to the middle block of Canal Park to enjoy magic shows, kids tunes, science demonstrations, and puppet shows. Top off your day with a refreshing splash in the Canal Park dancing water fountains.
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Dates: 
08/15/2018
08/22/2018
08/29/2018
Time: 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Ln
Alexandria, VA, 22306
United States

Phone:

703-324-7329

McCutcheon/MV Farmers Market - Fairfax County, VA

Stop by the McCutcheon/MV Farmers Market on Wednesdays for fresh veggies, ripe fruit, savory breads, and delicious snacks.
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Dates: 
08/18/2018
Time: 
11 AM - 7 PM

Location:

Freedom Plaza - Washington, D.C.
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States

Phone:

(703) 889-0202

2018 Around The World Cultural Food Festival

The 2018 Around The World Cultural Food Festival is moving its home this year to Freedom Plaza and Pennsylvania Avenue (between 13th and 14th St.), right across from the White House. This year, we are taking you on a day trip around the world and present you the cuisine, culture, and traditions of over 40 countries participating in the event.
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Dates: 
08/17/2018
08/24/2018

Location:

355 Water Street SE
Washington, DC, 20003
United States
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday Night Concert Series - The Yards Park - Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 8th season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.
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Dates: 
08/25/2018

Location:

3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC, 20008
United States

Phone:

202-633-3045
Time: 
8 am - 12:15 pm

ENRICHMENT DAY - Smithsonian National Zoo

Celebrate Enrichment Day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Saturday, Aug. 25! Participate in training and enrichment activities, attend demonstrations and talk to animal keepers about why enrichment is such an important part of the everyday care of Zoo animals.
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Dates: 
08/17/2018
08/24/2018
08/31/2018

Location:

3160 16th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20010
United States

Phone:

20010
Time: 
11am

Family Story Time - Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. ​Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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Dates: 
08/21/2018
08/28/2018
09/04/2018

Location:

1630 7th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
United States

Phone:

202-727-0971
Time: 
10:00am

Pop of the Tots - Shaw Neighborhood Library

Join us for a dance party for babies and children up to age 5. Experience popular music, motion, dance and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of eight or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet May 8 or May 22.
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Dates: 
09/13/2018

Location:

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC, 28214
United States
Time: 
6:30 PM - 8 PM

River Jam Run: Race Edition - United States National Whitewater Center

Thursday night means it’s time to hit the trails. Take your weekday run off-road in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 5K(ish) and 10K(ish) distance.
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Dates: 
08/15/2018
08/16/2018
08/17/2018
Time: 
Wed, Thurs, Sun: 5 - 10 PM; Fri, Sat: 5 -11 PM

Location:

Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 2nd Street South
Arlington, VA, 22204
United States

Phone:

703-829-7471

2018 Arlington County Fair

Five Days of Fun at the Arlington County Fair from August 15 to 19, 2018! Admission is FREE as well as all performances on the Outdoor Stage, Indoor Stage, Kids' Court and the racing piglets.
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