Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes.

We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family—read about how the Cutlers help with the “Ultimate Party”—and, if we’re lucky, take a scenic road trip right here in our backyard to learn about some local history we may have forgotten about in Potomac.

We planned the ideal summer getaway, but what about what’s happening locally? Get your backstage pass right here and check out our feature on Light and Magic.

In this issue of ​Potomac Lifestyle​, we want to remind you why summer is a season of opportunity. When’s the last time you played tourist in your hometown? We invite you to utilize our Around Town and Calendar sections​ as your guide to some spectacular sites right here in​ the area. This month is also a great opportunity to discover Potomac’s own Lahinch Tavern’s music scene.

With so much to see and do this month, we only scratched the surface of what Potomac​ has to offer—but we hope this issue gets you off to a good start. Happy exploring. We hope to see you around!