National Harbor

8/1 - 9/27

National Harbor farmer's market

Shop fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, and seasonal displays from Miller Farms of Clinton.
12/31

National Harbor Tree Lighting

The Harbor kicks off its holiday season with choir performances, holiday movie, crafts and the lighting of its 65-foot Christmas tree, followed by firework spectacular.
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Editorial Review

Just south on the Potomac River, not long after you pass the Maryland-D.C. border, sits National Harbor, the waterfront resort that aims for a Washington neighborhood vibe with live jazz and an outdoor market. You can walk the waterfront, grab a bite and shop (if you're so inclined). And you can get quite a view of that city that you still haven't set foot in, to boot. It's even more of a Washington-outside-Washington place now that it's home to "The Awakening," the cast aluminum sculpture that was moved from Hains Point in the District in 2008.

-- Mike Berman (Oct. 9, 2009)