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UPDATE: This story was originally published on June 14.
Here's the thing about D.C. summers — they're sneaky. Back in early June, we were relishing the still-balmy temps and marveling at spring blooms. Then suddenly, it's mid-June, sweltering hot, and you realize the summer is starting to fly by. But don't worry — we've got an expert guide to the DMV's most iconic summer events and experiences. These are the things you'll look back on in September with a proud sense of accomplishment. Here's to crushing the summer doldrums.