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One-Day Events

Mount Vernon Signature Walking Tour

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm
Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This tour is available daily at 3:30 pm through March 14 (except February 14 - 17).


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Tributes at the Tomb at Mount Vernon

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am and 3pm (April-October); 12pm (November-March)
A special ceremony and wreath laying occurs at Washington's Tomb daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., April - October, and 12 p.m., November - March. This tour is included with general admission. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.

 


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Special Exhibit: Gardens & Groves

Feb 22 - Jan 10, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

Come explore Washington's design for his estate, highlighting the first president's interests and talents as a landscape designer.


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National Treasure Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

This one-hour walking tour goes behind-the-scenes to areas where "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" filming took place and explores how these locations were used during George Washington's time.

 


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Sightseeing Water Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1 - Nov 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $10 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

See George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a different perspective during this 45-minute narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

 


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"Flights of Fancy" - Stories for Children

Mar 11 - Dec 18, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11:00am
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Museum staff will read stories for children about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, the night sky, and winged creatures that soar through the skies. Afterwards, visitors ages two through eight-years-old will take part in a hands-on activity. Story time will take place at 11:00 am and 11:30 am. Location changes depending on the book to provide the proper atmosphere for each story-telling experience, so ask at the Welcome Center for the day's Flights of Fancy location.


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Carousel at Clemyjontri Park

Apr 5 - Oct 26, Clemyjontri Park

Recurring daily
Address: 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: Check website for open dates/times.
Phone: (703) 388-2807
Admission: $1.75/ride
Universal access to fun and enjoyment is a hallmark of Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, most notably showcased at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Va. This unique park features an accessible Liberty swing alongside an amazing two-acre playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. A fully-accessible carousel opens for the season on Saturday, April 5, 2014 , operating on weekends through May 25, then adding weekdays to the operating schedule on May 26. Complete with a picnic pavilion to make the day special, Clemyjontri earns high marks for its playground where every child is welcome and every child can play. *The carousel does not operate in conditions such as heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and temperatures less than 55° F

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Farmers Market every Wednesday at the Workhouse Arts Center

May 14 - Nov 5, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
On Saturday, May 14th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, the Farmers Market returns to the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA. The Farmers Market will run every Wednesday until November 5th. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/workhouse-farmers-market-4

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Seafood Shack at Trummer's on Main

Jun 3 - Aug 7, Trummer's On Main

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 266-1623

It's time to say goodbye to Burger Bar and say hello to summer, salt and sea with the new Trummer's Seafood Shack, popping up in our Gallery Room from June 3rd to August 7th!  

Our third floor is transforming into a casual seaside shack just in time for Summer! The restaurant will feature chef Austin's take on some popular dishes such as:

- Chicken Fried Oysters with Andouille Sausage Gravy

- Rock Shrimp Po'Boy with Fries

- Lobster Roll with Diablo Sauce

- Port City Pils Battered Codfish with Malt Vinegar Chips

The drink menu includes "Buckets o' Beer" to share, a

Seaside Margarita featuring a sea salt finishing spray and light crisp wines by the glass. 


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Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips

Jul 29 - Jul 30, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Fusing the rhythms of hip-hop, funk, reggae, and rock with family-friendly lyrics, this cool group creates rock-star level excitement. Families "are going to absolutely adore the beats and rhymes and very palpable sense of love that pervades these dance tunes" (Zooglobble).

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"Good Vibes" Party Fest w/Fear Nuttin' Band + Poor Man's Copyright + Footwerk + Marga Lane

Jul 30, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$15
Fear Nuttin band is an all original reggae/rock style band that is driven to write honest and real music. Comprised of 3 members from Jamaica and 3 from the United States FNB has developed a sound that combines elements of Reggae, Rock,Hip Hop, Hardcore, Dancehall and Metal drawing on their cultural diversity to make the mix true and real. This is demonstrated by the one of a kind live show full of energy and good vibes that has blended well with bands they have shared the stage or toured with like SOJA, Toots and the Maytals, Warped Tour, Streetlight Manifesto, Kanye West, Sublime, Pepper, Rebelution, Reel Big Fish, Steel Pulse and many others

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Chesapeake Bay Crab & Oskar Blues Brewery Beer Dinner

Jul 30, Wildfire

Address: Tysons Galleria - International Dr., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6:30pm reception; 7pm dinner
Contact: Amanda or Erika
Phone: (703) 442-9110
Admission: $65/person

Join us at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA, for an evening with John Shields, author of Chesapeake Bay Cooking, host of the PBS series Coastal Cooking, and owner of the renowned Gertrude’s in Baltimore, as he shares his passion for the Chesapeake region and its outstanding cuisine.

A highlight of the evening will include the opportunity to work alongside John as he leads guests through the technique of opening their own steamed Maryland Blue Crab.  Shields will also offer tips on selecting and cooking the different parts of the Chesapeake’s legendary crustacean. The crab picking will be followed by three more courses created and prepared by Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq, and showcasing crab in a variety of uses, each paired with a selection from Oskar Blues Brewery Beer to complement the dish.


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Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jul 30, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25-$48
Grammy-winning jazz master Wynton Marsalis and an all-star orchestra hailed as the “finest big band in the world today.”—The Daily Telegraph

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On-Going Events

Garden and Landscape Tours

Apr 1 - Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds at Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees that are still standing, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.


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Slave Life at Mount Vernon

Apr 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2pm - 3pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George and Martha Washington.

 

 


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Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market

May 7 - Dec 17, Sherwood Library

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Oakton/Oak Marr Farmers Market

May 7 - Nov 26, Oak Marr Park and RECenter

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Wakefield Farmers Market

May 7 - Oct 29, Wakefield Park

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA
Times: 2pm-6pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Tour George Washington's Library

Jul 2, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Recurring daily
Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - Check website for specific available dates.
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

This one-hour guided tour takes visitors through the main floor of the Fred W. Smith National Library. View rare books and manuscripts, special collections and art, research resources, and one-of-a-kind design details such as custom-created busts of the Founding Fathers.


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Wine'd Down Wednesdays

Jul 2, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Sample Sommelier Vincent Feraud's hand selected wines by the glass or step up to the Fresh Market Seafood Station where you can create your own tasting of Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Claws, and Fresh Louisiana Oysters prepared right in front of you by our chefs.


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Glass Unpolished: an Exhibition on Explorations of Time, Nature, and Technology

Jul 12 - Sep 7, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for a glass art exhibition entitled Glass Unpolished: Explorations of Time, Nature, and Technology from July 12th to Sept 7th. Three artists from Virginia and Maryland use glass as a means to dig into the conceptual nature of discovery, time, fiction and experiment. All expert glass workers, these artists dive into theoretical ideas and challenge the viewer’s notion of craftsmanship, media, narrative and beauty. Artists include Charlotte Potter, the Glass Studio Manager and Programing Director at Chrysler Museum of Art, Bohyun Yoon Professor of Glass at VCU School of Art and David D’Orio, a Co-Founder of DC GlassWorks located in Maryland. Public Opening Reception is July 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This exhibition is free to the public and no tickets are required. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/glass-unpolished-explorations-time-nature-and-technology

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Signs of Summer: Painters and Photographers

Jul 12 - Oct 11, League of Reston Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 10780 Parkridge Blvd (Parkridge 5), Reston, VA

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) invites artists and photographers to enter works for the "Signs of Summer" exhibit. The show runs from July 12 through October 11 and will include original painting, mixed media, two-dimensional hangable art, and photography. The exhibition will be at the Parkridge 5 Building, 10780 Parkridge Blvd., Reston, VA 20191.


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WGMU Summer Radio Camp

Jul 21 - Aug 1, George Mason University

Recurring every week day
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
WGMU, George Mason University's radio station hosts a summer camp every year designed for students in grades 6-12 to experience hands on training in a professional radio environment. Students will: -get a chance to be a deejay and play music over WGMU, broadcasting around the world from our web site! -learn from broadcast professionals how radio works! -learn how to write and produce a commercial and newscast. -attend a field trip to an area radio station to give students a "behind the scenes" look at radio. · Dates and times: July 21-25 and July 28-August 1, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. Cost: $280 For more information or to enroll, call Rodger Smith at (703) 993-2874