07/11/2013 01:50 pm ET | Updated Jul 11, 2013

D.C. Summer Events 2013: The Five Coolest, Most Awesome Events In Washington

It's summer in D.C., so that means outdoors, short sleeves, flip flops, dresses and awesome events involving dogs and medieval armor, of course!

To help narrow down the list of ways to enjoy yourself, we've put together a list of the five of the coolest events going on this summer in and around the District.

Have a look and plan accordingly!

Five Awesome Summer 2013 Events We're Looking Forward To

And in case you prefer a "chiller" experience, check out our favorite spots to get ice cream!

D.C. Ice Cream


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