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Setting aside all superstitions about Friday the 13th, this weekend is chock full of events, activities, and cooler weather. We are deep in the heart of summertime and these events are sure to quench your thirst for an island vacation just minutes from home – check out the Ukulele and Key West Festivals! Remember to play ahead for the weather as always.


Friday Night Live! Friday, 7/13, 6:30-10:30pm

DOUBLE FEATURE! Free every Friday night. Crowded Streets and Six to Midnight perform tonight! Food and alcohol available for purchase. Located on the Town Green in Herndon. http://herndonrocks.com/index.php

McLean Farmer’s MArket & KINGSTOWNE FARMER’S MARKET: Friday, 7/13, 8:00am-12:00pm (McLean) & 4:00-7:00pm

Visit the link for a list of all vendors. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/FarmersMarkets/mcleanmkt.htm

3rd Annual Ukulele Festival: Saturday, 7/14, 11:00am-5:30pm

The tranquil sounds of  tiny strings returns to the Lake Anne waterfront. FREE. http://www.lakeanneplaza.com/calendar/dayview/2012/7/14/

Key West Fest: Saturday, 7/14, 11:00am-6:00pm

$20/person. Enjoy island inspired food, wine tastings, craft vendors, vineyard hayrides, wine-a-ritas, kids’ activities, and more! More details to come! http://www.visitloudoun.org/Events/Key-West-Fest2

Washington Nationals Groupon: Sunday, 7/15, Anytime

Purchase this Groupon for a Nationals Baseball game the following Wednesday. 3 dates and 3 seating options to choose from! http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-washington-nationals-dc?c=all&p=4

Open Climb at the EDGE: Sunday, 7/15, 11:00am-3:45pm

$12-18 fee. Explore and climb the Alpine Tower, our 50 foot vertical challenge course.  The view from the top of the tower is incredible! http://media.edgeatmason.com/events/viewevent.aspx?id=7919


Friday, 7/13

Times of clouds and sun 86° Lo 65°

Saturday, 7/14

Partly sunny with a t-storm 91° Lo 74°

Sunday, 7/15

A couple of thunderstorms 96° Lo 71°