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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:22 pm | Updated: 2:12 pm, Thu Jun 13, 2019.

THURSDAY 13

Mommy & Me at Congressional Plaza

Join us every second Thursday of the month this summer for Mommy & Me! Enjoy a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents´ interaction with their children held in the breezeway at Congressional Plaza! 10 a.m., FREE, Congressional Plaza, Rockville, Md.

FRIDAY 14

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live Show

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of larger-than-life dinosaurs presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance. 10:30 a.m., FREE, Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

D.C. Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers unite! This annual festival is jam-packed with performances by some of the best artists in the industry at many different locations and venues across the city. Now in its 15th year, the festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. Expect more than 100+ bands to perform! Check website for times and locations, FREE, dcjazzfest.org.

SATURDAY 15

Food Truck Frenzy

Feast on food from all over the world as 25 amazing food trucks gather for the Maryland Food Truck Festival. There will be live music, bouncy houses, pony rides and even a trip on a helicopter that is sure to keep even your picky eater satisfied. 11 a.m., $17, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville Md.

Manassas Hamfest

Come out to the 45th annual Manassas Hamfest sponsored by the Ole Virginia Hams Amateur Radio Club, promoting ham radio! Indoor & outdoor flea market areas, indoor commercial areas, VEC license exams, QSL bureau representatives, amateur maker project demos, amateur radio satellite forum, various technology & radio demos throughout the day. 8:30 a.m., $10, Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas Park, Va.

Summer Seafood Celebration

The second annual FreeState Festival will combine all of the best flavors of the Chesapeake with Maryland craft brewers, Linganore wines, and amazing live music. Between slurping fresh oysters and sipping local wines, pop into vendors that celebrate all things Maryland. This will be a seafood frenzy true DMV’rs will love. 11 a.m., $35, Linganore Winery, Mt. Airy Md.

D.C. Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers unite! This annual festival is jam-packed with performances by some of the best artists in the industry at many different locations and venues across the city. Now in its 15th year, the festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. Expect more than 100+ bands to perform! Check website for times and locations, FREE, dcjazzfest.org.

Pints for Paws

This year, the Annapolis Homebrew Club is hosting it’s fifth annual Pints for Paws Home-Brewing and Craft Beer Festival. This festival benefits the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and allows you to sample over 40 brews that are homebrews, craft brews and more. Plus, there will be commemorative pint glasses and food trucks in attendance. 2 p.m., $35, 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Md.

Explore Brazil

The Festival Afro Bahia is a celebration of the unique culture of Bahia, a state in Brazil. Be part of this unique event and explore the diversity and individuality of this wonderful region and its people! 6:30 p.m., FREE, FICA, Washington, D.C.

SUNDAY 16

Maryland Lavender Festival

Spend a day in the lavender field. Enjoy picturesque views, vendors, live music, food trucks, glasses and bottles of wine, pints and growlers of beer, handcrafted distilled spirits, educational seminars and demonstrations. Relax in the fragrant field, photograph the scenery and shop the artisan vendors. Gifts, plants, dried lavender and freshly cut bundles will be available for purchase. 9 a.m., $15-$25, Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery and Brewery, Thurmont, Md.

D.C. Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers unite! This annual festival is jam-packed with performances by some of the best artists in the industry at many different locations and venues across the city. Now in its 15th year, the festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. Expect more than 100+ bands to perform! Check website for times and locations, FREE, dcjazzfest.org.

Father’s Day Open Houses in Historic Alexandria

This Father’s Day, Alexandria’s premier historic sites are open for free for dads! Stop by the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Friendship Firehouse Museum, then head to one of Old Town Alexandria’s delicious restaurants for a great meal. Check website for various times, FREE, Old Town Alexandria, Va., visitalexandriava.com.