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Calendar

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, Smithsonian 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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La Sandia's Chile Relleno Festival

Aug 1 - Sep 16, La Sandia Tysons Corner

Recurring daily
Address: 7852L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
Times: all day
Phone: (703) 893-2222

Chile Relleno, or "stuffed chile," originated in Puebla, Mexico in the 16th century. Traditionally the dish calls for a poblano pepper that is stuffed, battered in egg or masa flour and fried. Today, the fillings, sauces, and even the peppers used in this dish can vary by region and personal taste. Chef Richard Sandoval introduces guests to La Sandia's 3rd Annual Chile Relleno Festival, where he puts a fresh, modern spin on this traditional dish with vibrant flavors, interesting ingredients and bold sauces. Check La Sandia's website for the menu.


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Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre presents "Legally Blonde - The Musical"

Aug 15 - Aug 24, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Most shows 7:30pm; Some weekends at 2pm. Check website for schedule.
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $20
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre presentation of Legally Blonde - The Musical. Based on the 2001 novel by Amanda Brown and the hit film, this Broadway musical follows the story of Elle Woods, as she goes on a mission to find love (and herself) at Harvard Law School. After discovering how the law can be used to help others, Elle finds herself using her new found skills to defend a workout-queen caught in a murder trial! Performances are: August 15 at 7:30pm August 16 at 2pm & 7:30pm August 17 at 2pm August 20 at 7:30pm August 21 at 7:30pm August 22 at 7:30pm August 24 at 2pm & 7:00pm For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/legally-blonde-musical

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Josh Groban with Wolf Trap Orchestra

Aug 19 - Aug 20, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $40-$125
Multiplatinum vocalist charms with inspirational pop ballads and lush arias such as “You Raise Me Up,” “You’re Still You,” and “You Are Loved”

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Paradise Fears + Nick Thomas (of the Spill Canvas) + William Beckett + Just Another Scene

Aug 20, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15-18
Paradise Fears are an American alternative, pop-rock band from Vermillion, South Dakota. On June 14th, 2011, the band released their debut full length "Yours Truly" and set out promoting themselves on several major US pop-rock tours. In six months, they sold 24,000 total records, peaked at number 9 on Billboard's Uncharted Chart, and generated a powerful and active digital following. This landed them tours with All Time Low, The Ready Set, The Cab, The Summer Set, and Forever the Sickest Kids. During the summer of 2012, the band sold out headlining shows in eight major US markets. They have since released their most recent EP "Battle Scars". Along with their original music, the band has released several covers on Youtube, including a cover of Payphone by Maroon 5 which has accumulated over 2.8 million views. In just over a year, they went from promoting in lines, to sharing the stage with some of their favorite bands, as well as owning the stage, all without assistance from management or a label. Paradise Fears has toured with the bands like All Time Low, The Ready Set, Parachute, The Cab, The Summer Set, and played shows with Macklemore, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, and Marianas Trench.

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Rocknoceros (Songs)-Hunter Mill Melodies

Aug 20, Visitor Center at Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 10AM-11AM
Contact: Yvonne Johnson
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Free
Outdoor concerts at Frying Pan Farm Park run from 10-11 am; bring chairs or a blanket. Lots to do while you’re at the park. Pick up fresh produce or baked goods at the Farm Stand (8-12:30), visit the farm animals, have a wagon or carousel ride, picnic and create wonderful family memories.

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Virginia Brewers Party

Aug 20, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Come party as we feature craft beers from our fellow Virginia Breweries - Bold Rock, Devils Backbone, Forge, Legend, Starr Hill, and 3 Brothers.

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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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4th Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition

Aug 2 - Sep 7, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The Workhouse Arts Center will be presenting the 4th Annual Clay National Ceramics Exhibition on it's campus at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton from Aug 2 to Sept 7th. This exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Ceramic Artist -Richard Notkin juried nearly 500 images to select 54 pieces of art which incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as a technical mastery of the material. The show is a rare opportunity to see a variety of styles and techniques which encompass the field of contemporary ceramic arts. For more information, please visit: http://workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/4th-annual-workhouse-clay-national

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Historical Site & Wine Tasting Tour

Aug 7, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: M-F, 11:30am & 1pm; Sat & Sun, 11am, 12pm, & 2pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $25 for 40-minute tour & 9-wine tasting
The Winery at Bull Run is now offering a historical site tour and tasting 7-days a week. TWABR's roots are woven throughout monumental times in the Civil War and other parts of American history. Enjoy a full 9-wine tasting while exploring the remarkable Hillwood Ruins & our vivacious vineyard along with the stunning surrounding battlegrounds & vistas seen from the property. Get hands on with some of the recovered battleground relics and enjoy a true taste of our history... & of course our award winning wines!

 


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