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Washington, DC June 2012 Archive


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Free Fourth of July Cab Rides Throughout the Washington DC Area

Saturday June 30, 2012
As a response to the Fourth of July being that U.S. holiday when nearly half of all traffic deaths are alcohol-related, a local non-profit group will be offering free cab ... Read More

Photos of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Thursday June 28, 2012
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is Washington's favorite summer event featuring music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. The themes for 2012 are: Campus ... Read More

Independence Day Parades in the Capital Region

Thursday June 28, 2012
Want to show your patriotic spirit this 4th of July? Take the whole family to an Independence Day Parade. In the Washington, DC area, you can join the crowds at ... Read More

Kids Visit the Newseum for Free This Summer

Wednesday June 27, 2012
The Newseum will waive its admission fee for all visitors ages 18 and under from July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012. The "Summer Fun Deal" kicks-off on July ... Read More

American Indian Museum Opens Family Activity Center

Wednesday June 27, 2012
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian has expanded its programming for kids by opening its imagiNATIONS Activity Center, which offers bilingual learning tools and hands-on activities highlighting the ... Read More

TOTEM Cirque du Soleil Comes to Washington DC

Tuesday June 26, 2012
Cirque du Soleil returns to Washington with TOTEM from August 15 - September 16, 2012 under the blue and yellow Big Top located at the Plateau at National Harbor. TOTEM ... Read More

2012 Summer Events at the National Zoo

Tuesday June 26, 2012
Mark your calendar and visit the National Zoo for these great upcoming events. Antelope & Gazelle Day - July 7, 2012, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gather up your herd and ... Read More

Great American Festival at National Harbor

Sunday June 24, 2012
The Great American Festival combines two of Washington DC's largest Independence Day events, The Uncle Sam Jam & National FreedomFest. Celebrate America's birthday with an outdoor festival and fireworks ... Read More

Twilight Tattoo - Free Army Band Concerts

Saturday June 23, 2012
Looking for something different to do this summer with the kids or out of town guests? Every Wednesday evening, the U.S. Army Band performs Twilight Tattoo, a free outdoor concert ... Read More

Fireworks Cruises in Washington DC

Thursday June 21, 2012
The Odyssey and the Spirit of Washington are offering special excursions to see the Washington DC 4th of July fireworks while cruising down the Potomac River. Enjoy an afternoon ... Read More

Should Maryland Build Another Casino?

Tuesday June 19, 2012
The Peterson Companies (the developers of National Harbor) and MGM Resorts International have entered into an agreement to develop a resort casino at National Harbor. The agreement is contingent upon ... Read More

Spy Week at Colonial Williamsburg

Monday June 18, 2012
This week is Spy Week at Colonial Williamsburg. Attend special programs and travel back in time to the world of 18th-century intrigue. The following programs are included with a regular ... Read More

Six Flags Opens New Rollercoaster

Sunday June 17, 2012
Six Flags America has just unleashed its newest roller coaster: Apocalypse - The Last Stand, a stand up ride with an "end of the world" theme and lots of excitement. ... Read More

Del Ray Music Festival 2012

Tuesday June 12, 2012
Mark your calendar for the Del Ray Music Festival featuring the headlining Pat McGee Band on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Mt. Vernon ... Read More

Toast of the Town DC 2012

Sunday June 10, 2012
Toast of the Town DC will be taking over the National Building Museum with more than 500 wines, spirits & beers and 35 local restaurants on Friday, June 22, 2012! ... Read More

Photos of Maryland Live Casino

Thursday June 7, 2012
Maryland Live Casino, the new gaming facility in Arundel Mills, Maryland, is now open! I enjoyed the grand opening last night. They sure put on a gala celebration and I ... Read More

Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens

Thursday June 7, 2012
One of my favorite summer experiences is the Wings of Fancy live butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens. Visitors surround themselves with hundreds of African, Asian, Costa Rican, and North American ... Read More

Wolf Trap's 2012 Summer Concerts

Wednesday June 6, 2012
This summer, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts will feature 92 performances at the Filene Center amphitheater, nine evenings of opera at The Barns at Wolf Trap, and ... Read More

Free Outdoor Concerts in Washington DC

Tuesday June 5, 2012
Summertime brings great free concerts to the Washington DC area. Woodrow Wilson Plaza kicks-off their free lunchtime concert series with a performance from Gladys Knight on June 6, 2012 ... Read More

It's Going to Be a Great Crab Season!

Tuesday June 5, 2012
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley recently announced the results of the 2012 winter dredge survey which estimated 764 million juvenile blue crabs spent the winter in the Chesapeake Bay. The overall ... Read More

Maryland Live! Casino Grand Opening

Monday June 4, 2012
Maryland Live! Casino, the new $500 million gaming and entertainment destination, will open on June 6, 2012, at 10:00 p.m. The first phase of the casino opens with approximately 3,200 ... Read More

Getaway Idea - Brandywine Valley

Sunday June 3, 2012
Brandywine Valley is a great getaway destination located just two hours north of Washington, DC. The region near Wilmington, Delaware offers exquisitely decorated historic mansions, unique museums, nationally acclaimed gardens, ... Read More

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