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July 2016

Brew at the Zoo

July 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20008
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Enjoy various beers while having the company of a variety of animals. Have a good time while knowing your donations will help save species. There will also be live music and and various popular food trucks. Tickets go on Sale June 9th!

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Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonians

July 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ollie’s Trolley Restaurant, 425 12th Street, NW
Washington DC, DC 20004 United States
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There is no better way to explore and understand history then to make a scavenger hunt out of it. You will explore various of the museums throughout the Washington Mall. May the best team win. Explore the website for further information.  Meet at Ollie's Trolley Restaurant and disperse from there.

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August 2016

Friendship Firehouse Festival

August 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred Street
Alexandria , VA 22314 United States
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There is no better way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Alexandria Fire Department then to attend this event. A fun event for the whole family to enjoy! Even if you don't bring money you will leave with a free hat and free cake! Celebrate the history of the Alexandria Fire Department at this annual event.

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Ridiculous Obstacle Course Race

August 20, 2016
RFK Stadium, 2400 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Washington DC, DC United States
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The event name itself should be enough to capture your attention. Come out for some fun and feel like a kid again. This obstacle course is something everyone can enjoy. The ages are 13 to 100. Click on the website to look at the pictures and you will be immediately sold. After the course there is a Beer Garden!

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Giant Panda Birthday Celebration

August 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20008
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Free

Make a weekend out of the Panda's birthday celebration. Bring your kids down to see the Panda's eat their birthday cakes! There will be special events for the panda's on their special day.

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September 2016

Virginia Wine Festival

September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Bull Run Regional Park, 5400 Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22093 United States
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Enjoy wine, oysters, and various food trucks at this exciting festival. If you are a wine lover, this is the event for you. There will be over 40 different wineries giving samples. While sipping on your various types of wine there will be live music playing. Check out the website for additional details.

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October 2016

Autumn Conservation Festival

October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Rd
Front Royal, VA United States
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Meet with scientists and learn about animals natural environments and what they need to survive. This event is perfect for animal lovers and people who are curious about wildlife. You will become educated about the biodiversity of our planet. You will find out all the work that is put into saving endangered species. The event goes on from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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Washington International Horse Show

October 25, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Verizon Center, 601 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Come watch the 58th Annual International Horse Show. Come see if these horses break any records and be a part of history. People from all over come to this intense competition.

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November 2017

ZooLights

November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - December 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008 United States
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Join thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music

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December 2017

National Christmas Tree

December 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 2, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
1110 Vermont Ave DC United States + Google Map
national dc christmas tree

DC’s claim to fame during the holidays, and for good reason. The gorgeous conifer lives in President’s Park on the White House Ellipse, where it's surrounded by trees decorated with handmade ornaments from 56 U.S. states and territories and is accompanied by nightly musical performances throughout the holiday season. The display is free to visit and open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. while the National Christmas Tree is lit each day from 4:30-10 p.m.

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