Sunday, August 20, 1-1:45 p.m., Arlington County FairThomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second Street South

Arlington, VA. Pig races, ponies, carnival rides and midway, and free music. Note there is no public parking at the fairgrounds. There are shuttles from Ballston and Pentagon City Metro, Arlington Career Center, I-66 parking garage, and also a free bike valet at the fairgrounds.  

Thursday July 20, 7-8 p.m., Music at Twilight Series, Fort Ward Park Amphitheater, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA. Amphitheater seating. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic.

Sunday June 18, 2-5 p.m.,  Waredaca Brewing Company. Celebrate Father's Day with craft beer and country music in the rustic splendor of this converted horse farm.  Some snacks available, and you can also bring your own food. Kid and dog friendly.  4017 Damascus Rd., Laytsonville, MD.

Photos #1, 3-5 by Gael Colliguet http://www.gaelcolliguet.com/