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The Maryland Renaissance Festival returns outside Annapolis this weekend with King Henry VIII, his court and jousting. (Photo: Donna Headlee)

Weekend Guide

Say Goodbye to Summer This Weekend Summer is coming to an end, as are the weekly Jazz in the Garden and the Friday night concert series at Yards Park. But back-to-school and the arrival of fall also means the return of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, which begins on Saturday.
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Alexandria's Birthday Celebration on July 7 concludes with fireworks set off from a barge in the Potomac River. (Photo: Victor Wolansky Photography)

Weekend Guide

Continue Your Holiday Celebration With Independence Day in the middle of the week, you get two weekends to celebrate the holiday. This is your last weekend to visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall until next summer, and both Laurel and Alexandria host their
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The BMW i8, combines a plug-in hybrid drive system with a passenger cell made from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and an aluminum frame The 2+2-seater is one of the cars on display at the Washington Auto Show. (Photo: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Weekend Guide

Vroom. Vroom. It’s Time for the Auto Show With temperatures in the mid-50s this weekend, it is the perfect weather to get out and enjoy the DMV. Although Sunday has an 80 percent chance of rain, so maybe save the indoor activities for then. The Washington Auto Show returns
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