Looking to get out of the city, D.C.- dweller? Here's a couple of chances to get your kicks beyond the Beltway.

* Laurel is going to be hopping this Saturday when the annual Main Street Festival rears its head. The festivities begin with a parade of Shriners, marching bands and "medieval warriors" at 10 a.m., along with a small air show. There'll also be just about any kind of live music you'd want, 300 booths of ethnic food and crafts, free train rides from the Main Street station, jugglers, magicians, a few belly dancers, a little Ninja demonstration -- that's entertainment. Hours are 10 to 5. To get there, take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Route 198, turn right onto U.S. 1, the fair is one block ahead. Parking will be available at the B&O Railroad Station and the Laurel Shopping Center. 490-7770.

* On Main Street in Upper Marlboro you can tie it on this Saturday at Marlborough Day. The day starts off with a 10-kilometer run at 9 a.m., followed by live music, puppet shows, dancers, paddle boat rides, walking tours and a parade at 12:30. It all runs till 5. There'll be free parking and shuttle bus transportation from the Prince George's Equestrian Center at the intersection of Routes 4 and 301 in Upper Marlboro. Call 952-3127; free.