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The D.C. version of the new Outessafest outdoor festival was announced this morning. The new, day long festival celebrating women, music and the outdoors comes to Patuxent River Park September 29. The fest is inspired by women but all genders are welcome.

If you’re not able to make it to the D.C. edition or just want more festivals inspired by women in your life, another edition will be in Shakori Hills in North Carolina October 20.

From the press release: Outessafest is the year’s culmination of the 2018 Outessa series – retreats, festivals and a virtual join-in designed to grow and strengthen the community of women in the outdoors. With the addition of Outessafest, the transformative Outessa experiences are now more accessible to people who live in East Coast urban environments. The Outessa series is part of REI’s Force of Nature effort, announced in 2017, focused on creating more access to the outdoors for women. Force of Nature aims to level the playing field to ensure women are just as motivated and equipped as men to embrace life outside.

Tickets for both editions will be available beginning June 19 for $100 per festival. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.

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