First Sunday Arts Fest

Artists close off the brick streets of Annapolis on the first Sunday of every month for a celebration of crafts, live music and fine dining. The best part of this festival is that it takes on a different theme each month, culminating the year with a holiday spin in November and a chocolate celebration in […]

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Virginia Scottish Games and Festival

I try to catch this festival every Labor Day Weekend. My first time, the festival started off with a dude jumping out of an airplane and landing on the field exactly at noon. And then there was a tattoo of kilted bagpipe players and a parade of clans. You can’t make this stuff up, people! […]

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Virginia Scottish Games and Festival

I try to catch this festival every Labor Day Weekend. My first time, the festival started off with a dude jumping out of an airplane and landing on the field exactly at noon. And then there was a tattoo of kilted bagpipe players and a parade of clans. You can’t make this stuff up, people! […]

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First Sunday Arts Fest

Artists close off the brick streets of Annapolis on the first Sunday of every month for a celebration of crafts, live music and fine dining. The best part of this festival is that it takes on a different theme each month, culminating the year with a holiday spin in November and a chocolate celebration in […]

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Virginia Native American Festival

Shooting a blowgun at the annual Native American Festival at Riverbend Park

$10 per person 5 and older Personally, I thought $40 for my family (including my 5 and 8 year old) was a bit much for the handful of tents. They do have to pay the dancers, but most of that money goes to Fairfax Parks. I’m not sure the value was there, but I did […]

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Maryland Seafood Festival

Sandy Point State Park is less than an hour from DC and offers sweeping views of the Chesapeake at the foot of the Bay Bridge. The good news is that this is the perfect venue for sampling crabs and oysters while enjoying live music. The bad news is parking: Parking at Sandy Point will be available […]

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Prince George’s County Fair

The Prince George’s County Fair is one of the oldest in the region, but it has fallen on hard times (which just might be a boon for you). Last time we went (on a Saturday), it was virtually empty, so we were able to skip the rides and put our wristbands to good use. We […]

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Heritage Festival at Mawavi

Held each year in Cabin Camp 4, the Heritage Festival celebrates the long history of Prince William Forest National Park as a CCC project, a camp for urban youth, and a proving-ground for American spies in WWII. […]

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Rosslyn Jazz Festival

For the past 28 years, the Rosslyn Jazz Fest has taken over all of the three-acre, urban Gateway Park. Last year, this much-anticipated annual event drew more than 10,000 music fans to the park for a day of dynamic, free performances. Come to hear live music performed by some of the biggest names in jazz […]

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