Fairfax County Seasonal Event Calendar

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Fairfax County Seasonal Event Calendar

There are many special events happening all around the county as the seasons change. Browse below to find one that speaks to you!

Featured Events

National Memorial Day Parade

May 26, Downtown DC

Address: Constitution Avenue & 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 2:00 p.m.
The National Memorial Day Parade was launched in 2005 by the American Veterans Center in Washington, D.C. In each subsequent year, the parade has grown in both size and scope. Since 2008, the parade has been televised and broadcast live to our troops stationed around the globe. It is the largest Memorial Day event in the nation; a testament to the public's desire to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom on this sacred day.

On Monday, May 26, 2014, the National Memorial Day Parade will commence at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. Participants will pass by the nation's monuments, museums, and hundreds of thousands of spectators waving their flags and cheering for our country's heroes - the men and women who wear the uniform of our armed forces.

From the American Revolution up to present day conflicts, the Parade will commemorate the American spirit and the sacrifices of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve so we can live in the Land of the Free. The parade will include floats, high school marching bands, veterans, service members, local and national celebrities, service organizations and clubs, and much more!

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One-Day Events

Tree Planting Ceremony for Arbor Day

Apr 24, Vienna Community Center

Address: 128 Center S., Vienna, VA
Times: 4pm; Expo: 6:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 255-6360
Admission: Free
The Town of Vienna and the Community Enhancement Commission invite the public to attend the annual Arbor Day ceremony on Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m. The tree planting ceremony will be held next to the Parks and Recreation Department's community learning garden, located behind Vienna Elementary School, 128 Center Street S.

 

After the ceremony, the public is invited to attend the 6th annual Vienna Green Expo at the Vienna Community Center on Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Vienna Green Expo is a juried showcase of local and regional earth friendly exhibitors educating the public on how to achieve a green lifestyle.


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Arbor Day Tree Planting

Apr 25, Town of Herndon

Address: Town of Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 787-7300

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia Celebration

Apr 26 - May 3, Gunston Hall

Recurring daily
Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.
Examine the original landscape designed by George Mason. Re-discover the plantation grounds, including the original boxwood allée and a commanding view of the Potomac River.

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House & Garden Tour

Apr 26, Hollin Hills

Address: Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA
Times: 12pm - 6pm
Admission: $25 advance, $30 day of
Hollin Hills, the award-winning mid-century modern neighborhood in Alexandria, VA., will host a House & Garden Tour on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The self-guided walking tour will showcase stunning examples of mid-century modern architecture and landscape. The Tour Committee is now finalizing many exciting plans, for the tour itself, as well as pre-tour lectures and events. Additional details will be available in the coming months, so please check back periodically.

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SpringFest Fairfax

Apr 26, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 10am - 4pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
Participate in a day full of free, environmentally focused and family-friendly activities, games and more at this year's SpringFest Fairfax. The annual celebration will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Presented by Clean Fairfax in partnership with Fairfax County, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Fairfax County Park Authority, and Workhouse Arts Center, SpringFest is Fairfax County's premier celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day and is the place to be for entertainment, games, activities and learning opportunities for residents of all ages to celebrate Fairfax County's natural environment.

Last year over 3,000 residents attended SpringFest, and this year promises to be an even better event with on-stage performances by Billy B., Reptiles Alive, and Under the Sea. There will also be live animals, pony rides, a climbing wall, bounce house, and a wide range of hands-on activities and games to highlight some of the most interesting aspects of our local environment. Attendees will find native tree saplings, flowers, and vegetables at the SpringFest plant sale and tasty treats at the food court.

Celebrate Arbor Day with Fairfax County's Tree Commission Friends of Trees Awards and the annual presentation of the Arbor Day Proclamation, which ensures Fairfax County continues to be a Tree City USA site.

Please bring donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, rice, and cereal for our community partner - Lorton Community Action Center - and get a free reusable bag while supplies last. Admission and parking are free.


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40th Annual Walk On the Hill

Apr 27, Vienna’s Windover Heights Historic District

Address: Windover Avenue NW, Vienna, VA
Times: 2PM - 5PM
Phone: (703) 938-5187
Admission: FREE
Historic Vienna, Inc. and the residents of Vienna's Windover Heights Historic District welcome visitors to the 40th Annual Walk On the Hill through the District, from 2 to 5 on Sunday, April 27 (Rain date is May 4th).  Streets will be closed to vehicles from 2 to 5 pm and visitors are welcome to walk through any yard with an "Open" sign. The Vienna Community Band will play at 3 pm. During the Walk, the Ayr Hill Garden Club will present a Small Standard Flower Show, "The Harmonious Garden: Interpreting Music with Flowers" at 307 Windover Avenue NW.  All  events are free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided by the residents and HVI.

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Earth Day Pub Crawl

Apr 27, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Every year in honor of Earth Day, we host a pub crawl where we meet in Clifton and walk to the winery, cleaning up our roads along the way. Participants are then treated to a special tasting reception at the winery upon completion.


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Historic Garden Week in Virginia: Vienna Home & Garden Tour

Apr 29, Meet at Wolf Trap for shuttle

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10am - 4pm
Contact: Chris Kugler
Admission: $25 advance; $30 door

Ranked 3rd in Money magazine's 2013 list of "America's Best Places to Live" of America's small towns, the Town of Vienna is situated in the Northern Virginia suburbs, near the regional shopping magnet of Tysons Corner Center with direct metro connections into Washington, D.C. Originally known as Ayr Hill, Vienna has preserved the historic feel of its original main street, now known as Church Street, with brick sidewalks, wrought iron lampposts and its own collection one-of-a-kind eateries and retail stores. The region's famed 45-mile W&OD Trail for walkers and bikers traverses Church Street near Vienna's preserved historic area boasting the former W&OD Train Depot and Caboose, the War Memorial, the Town Green, where summer concerts are held on the grass, and the Town store and museum, The Freeman House. Our partial walking tour of less than half a mile features four homes and gardens in Vienna's oldest neighborhood, Ayr Hill, and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, which is 2.7 miles away.


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Spring Bock Festival

May 3, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Spring Bock Festival

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Taste of Merrifield

May 3, Mosaic District

Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 12pm - 8pm
A food festival featuring the best of Merrifield with live music and children's activities throughout the day and celebration of Derby day the race will be played on the outdoor screen.

 


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Family Fun: Mother Nature's Day

May 10, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1-2pm
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $6/person
Celebrate Mother's Day by creating a nesting box for feathered moms. Learn about birds and the different ways they raise their young, look for bird nests in our gardens and take home your nesting box for feathered moms in your yard.

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Garden Sprouts: Mother Nature's Day

May 10, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11-noon
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $6/child
Celebrate Mother's Day nature-style. Hear a story about feathered moms and how they take care of their chicks. Look for bird nests in our gardens and take home materials to help bird moms make their nests.

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Ticonderoga Farms Spring Mothers Day Weekend

May 10 - May 11, Ticonderoga Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 327-4424
Admission: Moms & grandmas are FREE! All others $10.95.

Mom's and Grandma's are FREE! All others $10.95 per. Under 2 free. Crafts, Vendors, and activities that will allow "Mom" to have a great day to remember. More detail on vendors and crafts to be posted soon.


Come to see the view of over 12 varieties of bulbs bursting into the blanket of tens of thousands blooms. In addition to have chance to pick your own, we also have pre-cut bunches at our Farm Market.


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Lake Anne Summer Film Festival

May 11 - Sep 14, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday
Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia
Times: Sundown (rain or shine). Check the Lake Anne Plaza website for approximate sundown times each movie night.
Admission: Free
Lake Anne Plaza is pleased to announce the return of the Lake Anne summer film festival on the waterfront. The free mini-film festival will take place the second Sunday of every month from May - September transforming the Plaza into a free outdoor movie theatre.

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Mother's Day at Gunston Hall

May 11, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission. Mothers and grandmothers free.

Enjoy a visit to the historic Mansion where tours will highlight the roles of women at leisure in the Mansion and at labor in the hearth kitchen.


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Mother's Day Tea

May 11, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1p-3p
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $29
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while we tell you about some of the remarkable mothers who raised children in the Historic House from the 1780s to the 1960s. They lived in the same house but their stories, reflecting very different eras, are unique.

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Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

May 16 - May 18, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA

Sample wine from 16 Virginia wineries while enjoying the one-of-a-kind view from Washington's lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father's wine endeavors, and meet "George and Martha Washington" on the Mansion's piazza.


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Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair

May 17 - May 18, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Admission: Adult: $6; Children aged 3-12: $3; Children under three: Free; Seniors $3
Celebrate spring at the first Market Fair of the season. Purchase herb and flower plants and shop for the latest fashions in clothing, jewelry, potions and lotions. Play games and watch a children's puppet theatre. Order nails from the Blacksmith or watch the Potter make pots on his wheel. Lunch might be fresh vegetables, roast chicken, sausages and bread. Lemonade and sugar cakes from the Sweets stand and wine or ale from the Tavern provide a break from shopping and the other business of the Fair.

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McLean Day 2014

May 17, Lewinsville Park

Address: 1659 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Times: 11am - 5pm

Save the date! McLean Day 2014, now in its 99th year! Festival and rides from 11am - 5pm.

McLean Day is the day when the whole town comes out to Lewinsville Park to celebrate their community! It's a day the kids can't wait for and anticipate for months. There is no admission fee to the festival itself and shuttle buses run all day long to get you there with minimal hassle.
Spend the day outside with the McLean Community (nonprofit groups, crafters, local businesses) and enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment and delicious food. The Alden will provide live entertainment on the McLean Day Stage. The kids will love the carnival rides throughout the park, midway with games and free pony rides for the little ones. 


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Spring Garden Day - The Big Plant Sale

May 17, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 9am - 3pm
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
More than 40 vendors of rare and unusual plants descend on Green Spring Gardens to fill your spring gardening needs! Friends of Green Spring members receive 10% off plants in the Garden Gate Plant Shop. Don't miss this exciting annual tradition!

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Memorial Day Weekend at Paradise Springs

May 23 - May 26, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring daily
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Celebrate the holiday at Paradise Springs with Rocklands BBQ, Live Music and Movie Night #2.


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The 16th Annual Ride of the Patriots® Celebration Weekend

May 23 - May 26, Fairfax Blvd to the Pentagon

Recurring daily
Address: 9739 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
The 16th Annual Ride of the Patriots® to Rolling Thunder® XXVII is the largest open ride to Rolling Thunder. Traditionally, nearly 5000 motorcycles have joined the Ride of the Patriots to remember and honor those in uniform who serve bravely to protect our nation and our liberty. The ride orgininates from Patriot Harley-Davidson in the City of Fairfax and has become the signature event for the Fairfax, VA Chapter. The community continues to work cooperatively with this event to bring a safer, more enjoyable and more meaningful event to everyone involved.
The event also provides an organized staging area and safe trip for riders to the Pentagon and Rolling Thunder.

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Jazz and Wine at the Winery at Bull Run

May 24, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Contact: Brandon Cosby
Phone: (703) 246-3184
Admission: $50
Come join O.A.R. (Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources) to celebrate Memorial Day and raise funds for an important organization. O.A.R. rebuilds lives and breaks the cycle of crime for thousands of individuals and families. We provide support to families and opportunities for citizens to successfully return to the community after involvement with the criminal justice system. O.A.R. keeps our community safe. Those in attendance can expect a glorious celebration in a historic setting with a live jazz band and award winning wine. Guests are encouraged to dress in seersucker suits and sundresses to create an alluring ambiance and unique experience. The fundraiser is being held Memorial Day weekend and will take place just steps away from the historic Manassas National Battlefield. We will honor and thank O.A.R. supporters, families, and friends who serve or have served in our military.

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Memorial Day Commemoration

May 24, Antietam National Battlefield Park

Address: 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD
Times: Time Varies
Phone: (301) 432-5124
Admission: See website

Watch one of the oldest, continuous Memorial Day parades in the Town of Sharpsburg followed by a commemoration held in the National Cemetery


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Special Naturalization Ceremony

May 24, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 11am - 1pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Free admission and mansion tours until 1pm.

Gunston Hall, in partnership with the Washington District Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, invites you to celebrate with naturalization candidates as they become U.S. citizens. Sponsored by the NSCDA, DC Society.


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Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon

May 24 - May 25, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 6pm - 9pm
Admission: Adults, $19; Children (6-11), $13. Free for children 5 and under.

Mount Vernon invites visitors to an unforgettable evening experience! Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, an event over Memorial Day weekend, offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation and costumed residents like the charming "Lady Washington" and her granddaughter "Nelly" interact with visitors. Watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe!


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ViVa! Vienna! Festival

May 24 - May 26, Historic Vienna

Recurring daily
Address: 245 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA
Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-10pm; Monday 10am-6pm
Phone: (703) 255-4742
Admission: Free to attend; Food and Rides cost extra
ViVa! Vienna! - a family and community oriented celebration of Memorial Day and the greater Vienna Community spirit.  Amusement rides, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment - fun for all ages!  Vendors include handcraft artisans, retail vendors, professionals, political parties and candidates, and community and non-profit organizations.  50,000 guests and over 300 vendors.  100% of proceeds go to charitable, community and humanitarian organizations.

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Wolf Trap Summer Blast Off!

May 25, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 PM
Phone: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: Free
The park for performing arts kicks off the summer season with a free performance by the U.S. Marine Band followed by fireworks. The Filene Center gates open at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early because the park closes once capacity is reached.

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"Hold Ourselves in Readiness" Memorial Day Celebration

May 26, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission. $25 family admission. Free for active military personnel, veterans and their families.

George Mason created the Fairfax Independent Militia to protect the rights of local citizens. Mansion tours highlight Mason's role in securing Virginia's independence.


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Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival

May 26, Waterfront Park

Address: 1 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va
Times: 1pm - 7pm
Admission: Free
The annual event features big band, swing, and contemporary jazz music. Picnics are allowed and food and beverages will also be for sale. In case of inclement weather, the festival will be relocated to the Lee Center's Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. Admission is free.

Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival

May 26, City Hall

Address: 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Admission: Free
This day includes a 3K fun run, Veterans Ceremony, crafts, civic and food booths, games, pony rides, and much more. For information call 703-248-5178. 

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Memorial Ceremonies

May 26, Downtown DC - National Mall

Address: National Mall, Washington, DC
Times: Various
Admission: FREE
Many Washington, DC landmarks and memorials will hold special wreath laying ceremonies or other memorial ceremonies throughout the day. Some of these spots include the Navy Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, etc. 

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26, Memorial Amphitheater

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Phone: (877) 907-8585
Admission: Free
About 5,000 visitors attend each of the two major annual remembrance ceremonies in the Memorial Amphitheater. They take place on Memorial Day and Veterans Day and are sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

Many military organizations also conduct annual memorial services in the amphitheater. In addition, organizations also host memorial observances and events at Arlington. All ceremonies and special events are free and open to the public.


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Memorial Day Observance

May 26, Chestnut Grove Cemetery

Address: 831 Dranesville Rd, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 481-1200
Admission: Free
Town of Herndon Memorial Day Observance

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National Memorial Day Concert

May 27, West Lawn of the United States Capitol

Address: First St. NW, Washington, DC
Times: 8pm
Admission: Free
PBS sponsors a free concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert features actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, and other guest artists along with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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34th Annual Herndon Festival

May 29 - Jun 1, Historic Downtown Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, Virginia
Times: Thursday 6-10pm, Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 10am–11pm, Sunday 11am–6pm
Contact: Herndon Parks and Recreation
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free
The 34th Annual Herndon Festival, a community wide celebration will be held from Thursday, May 29 thru Sunday, June 1 in and around downtown Herndon’s Municipal Center complex and historic Town Hall Square. The Festival, produced by the Town of Herndon Parks & Recreation Department with assistance from area civic organizations and businesses, is one of Northern Virginia’s top FREE outdoor events, which attracts over 80,000 people over the four days. The event features a carnival all four days, three stages of entertainment, a 10K/5K Race & Fitness Expo, children’s hands on art area, kids alley, business expo, two nights of fireworks, arts and crafts vendors, and an assortment of food vendors. Visit www.herndonfestival.net for detailed information. Free parking and shuttle bus from Worldgate Shopping Center and Herndon High School.

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33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival

May 31 - Jun 1, Bull Run Regional Park

Recurring daily
Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Phone: (703) 631-0550
Admission: $30+ (see website for details)

Taking place at the historic Bull Run Regional Park Special Events park, just 20 minutes from Washington DC, Vintage Virginia offers a one-stop-shopping environment, where you can taste before you buy! Take advantage of the opportunity to meet your local winemaker ...or better still, reserve a spot in the Top 5 Tasting Tent. There you will have the next-step-up experience, sitting at a table while taking a personalized guided tasting tour of Virginia's finest wineries. Stroll the grounds and shop from over one hundred artisans and crafters, indulge in cuisine ranging from Maryland crab cakes to Italian bruschetta while you soak up the funky sounds of various stage performers... All this and more at Vintage Virginia - don't miss it!


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Northern Virginia Magazine's Annual Slice is Right Food Event

May 31, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)

Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia
Times: 2pm
More details to come.

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Unmentionables: 19th Century Undergarments

Jun 1, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1p-3:30p
Contact: Green Spring Gardens
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $35 (program + tea); $15 (program only)
By popular request, artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein returns to display and discuss her extensive collection of Victorian undergarments. Learn about the outrageous hidden paraphernalia that women were obliged to wear. Corsets, stockings, bustles, hoops, and many other not-to-be-seen items will be on full view!

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Celebrate Fairfax

Jun 6 - Jun 8, Fairfax County Government Center

Recurring daily
Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday 6pm-12am; Saturday 10am-12am; Sunday 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 324-3247
Admission: See website for ticket pricing details

Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginia's largest community-wide celebration, arrives June 6-8, 2014 to the Fairfax County Government Center. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run.

The 25-acre site is magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds of more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, crafters and interactive activities. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on eight stages, ExxonMobil Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, and great festival foods. Another fun activity for kids is the Inova Train Ride.

Nightly fireworks, presented by Leidos, are a highlight of the festival, and one of many great family programs. This year's Bud Light Main Stage features top national headline performers: The All American Rejects, Cheap Trick and The Hunts.

For more information on any of the festival's programs, or to become a part of the festival as a volunteer, sponsor, performing artist, or simply to attend, please browse our website, or contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).

 


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Take a Break Concert Series

Jun 12 - Aug 28, Lake Anne Plaza

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 11404 Washington Plaza W, Reston, VA
Times: 7pm - 9pm
Admission: Free
Take a Break with this outdoor concert series at Lake Anne Plaza. See website for weekly lineup.

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Taste of Reston 2013

Jun 13 - Jun 14, Reston Town Center

Recurring daily
Address: 11811 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA
Times: Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm
Phone: (703) 707-9045
Admission: Free (food & drink tickets do incur a cost)

Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and was voted 2012 and 2013 "Northern Virginia's Best Food Festival" by Virginia Living magazine. Join us this June at the Reston Town Center for two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, a carnival, the Family Fun Zone! and our Wine ‘n Dine area.


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Tinner Hill Blues Festival

Jun 13 - Jun 15, Various Locations Around Falls Church

Recurring daily
Address: Downtown, Falls Church, VA
Times: See Website for Details (Event Times Vary)
Phone: (703) 241-4109
Admission: Many festival events are free, but some are ticketed events
The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is the only three-day event in Falls Church. There will be all kinds of blues for all ages, all weekend, all over town!  

Drive in and stay the entire weekend. Falls Church is only 2.2 square miles making everything very convenient and highly walkable.

There will be live musical performances and special events at dozens of local businesses.


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Become a Pilot Family Day and Aviation Display

Jun 14, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $15.
See 50 visiting vintage, recreational, military, and homebuilt aircraft, on display outside the Center for one day only. Talk to pilots and find out what skills are needed to fly. Inside the Center, test your piloting skills in flight simulators, talk to aviation experts, and enjoy story time and hands-on activities with the kids. Combined with Sully Historic Site's Antique Car show, this event is part of a "Wings and Wheels Weekend". 

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5th Annual Father's Day Pig Roast

Jun 15, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 2pm. Food served at 3pm.
Phone: (703) 830-9463

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Father's Day at Gunston Hall

Jun 15, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission. Fathers and grandfathers free.

Enjoy a visit to the historic Mansion where tours will highlight the role of George Mason as both patriot and widower parent to nine children.


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Clifton Wine Festival

Jun 21, Children's Park in Historic Clifton

Address: Chapel Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 11am-6pm
Admission: See website for details
Trattoria Villagio is proudly hosting the 8th Annual Clifton Wine Festival! While other wine festivals are held in sprawling pastures, the annual Clifton Wine Festival is held amongst the beautiful shady oaks and quaint buildings of historic Clifton, VA. Come be a part of this charming event which brings Virginia vineyards and wineries in to our town for your tasting and buying pleasure. **Wine Tasting - Music all Day - Arts and Crafts - Children's Fun - Gourmet Cuisine**

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Herndon 4th of July Celebration

Jul 4, Bready Park

Address: Bready Park, Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30pm, fireworks at dark
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Join the Town of Herndon on Friday, July 4, 2014 for a family-fun event featuring games, arts & craft activities, bingo, food face painting, balloon artists and more. Events take place in Bready Park at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. At 6:30pm face painting, balloon sculpturing, bingo and crafts begin - all for free! Festival foods will be available for sale. 7:15pm - Entertainment - to be announced. Our fabulous fireworks show is choreographed to music and begins at dark, approximately 9:30 pm.

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair

Jul 19 - Jul 20, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Admission: Adult: $6; Children aged 3-12: $3; Children under three: Free; Seniors $3
In the summer, sit in the shade and savor roast chicken and spicy sausages, enjoy dancing and singing with the fiddler, test your water color and writing skills with Mr. Andrews at the Stationer. Muster with the militia and re-outfit your home in furniture from the Cabinet Maker. Only at Market Fair can you catch up on the latest news from the frontier, and trade stories with while enjoying local ale and porter at the Tavern. Try hands-on crafts such as spinning and dyeing, and shop for goods from the finest merchants in the colonies.

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Herndon Labor Day Festival

Sep 1, Historic Downtown Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 12-6pm
Contact: Herndon Parks and Recreation
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Wine and Microwbrew Tastings and Entertainment - $20; Entertainment Only (no alcohol) - $10
Join us in downtown Herndon for the 26th annual Labor Day Festival which includes great music, a craft show, food, twelve wineries and micro-brews and culinary demonstrations. Sorry, no pets allowed.

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Tysons Harvest Festival

Oct 11, Town Square Tysons II

Address: Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 11am - 11pm
Crafter exhibits, cider, pumpkins, country music, tastings, farm mart and kids fun zone.

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair

Oct 18 - Oct 19, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Admission: Adult: $6; Children aged 3-12: $3; Children under three: Free; Seniors $3
In the fall, warm yourself by the fires and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples, warm savory meat pies and hearty breads. Let Market Fair entertainers, tradesmen, and the militia amuse and educate you. Allow Mistress Barrow and Mr. John to entice you with their goods at the Dry Goods and the Gentlemen's Goods stands. Learn to dip candles or turn a piece of wood on the carpenter's lathe. Stop by the tavern for a cup of mulled wine before you begin your holiday shopping at the many tradesmen's and merchants' stalls.mple the foods and merchandise of the Market Fair.

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Spooktacular

Oct 24, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $8 advance, $11 day of
Enjoy ghoulish games, a spooky craft and a children's show.  Fee covers all activities, show and a treat bag. Get more boo for your buck and register early; parents must accompany children at the event. 

Children's show is MAGIC of SPEED
The High Energy Magic of Speed is one of the east coast's premiere magic acts. Speed is the hyperactive, fast talking slick magician, while Curl is the fun loving, bubbly stage assistant. This combination leads to a fun, exciting and mystifying illusionist team!

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Annandale Fall Festival and Parade

Oct 25, Safeway Shopping Center at Little River Center

Address: 7414 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: The Annandale Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (703) 256-7232
Admission: none
ANNANDALE FALL FESTIVAL SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: Over 100 Gift Vendors On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a spectacular Fall Festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike. This is the largest public event in Greater Annandale attended by over 10,000 people. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Annandale Fall Festival will offer something for everyone in the family, and will be held in conjunction with the annual parade for a fun-filled day! In the Food & Entertainment Zone, Rock, County, & Jazz Bands along with costumed international dancers, will entertain. Japanese, Thai, Nigerian, Caribbean, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin cuisines will be represented along with the perennial favorites such as barbeque, Philly cheese steaks, burgers and fried chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones, home baked good, cotton candy, Kettle Corn, and Jaguar Joe Coffee. In the Community Market there will be one hundred vendors to include numerous artisan handcrafts. The ever popular Pet Vendors will again feature a broad range of clever pet accessories, dog trainers & walkers, and gourmet pet food. Children’s books & toys, endearing marionettes, herbal wraps & wreaths, garden accessories, quality giftware from major manufacturers, silks, handbags, exquisite hair jewelry, fashion accessories, and professional stylists will fill-out the Community Market. The Kids Zone will host rides and interactive games appropriate for all ages. Bungee jumps, an Obstacle Course, the Giant Slide, and Toddler Play in Lil’ Pirates Cove are just a small sampling of what is planned. Finally, antique & classic cars, fire trucks, and the Nationwide NASCAR & simulator, sponsored by Burke & Burke Insurance, await your exploration. Vendor, Volunteer, Entertainment, and Sponsor Forms along with the parade entry form can be found at www.annandalechamber.com under OUR EVENTS. Don't delay; space fills quickly at both the festival and parade. Festival Parking available at the Bowling Alley AND at the Annandale Swim and Tennis Club, 7530 Little River Tpk. next to Wendy's. The Annandale Parade Cited in 2013 as one of, "THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA" The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am. Marching along Columbia Pike from the historic white church near Gallows Road all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-four year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year.

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Veteran’s Day Observance

Nov 11, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 481-1200
Admission: Free

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov 11, Memorial Amphitheater

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Phone: (877) 907-8585
Admission: Free
About 5,000 visitors attend each of the two major annual remembrance ceremonies in the Memorial Amphitheater. They take place on Memorial Day and Veterans Day and are sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

Many military organizations also conduct annual memorial services in the amphitheater. In addition, organizations also host memorial observances and events at Arlington. All ceremonies and special events are free and open to the public.


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Gobbler Scramble

Nov 22, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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"A Chanticleer Christmas"

Nov 30, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

A cherished annual tradition at the Hylton Center, Chanticleer kicks off the Christmas season with its Thanksgiving weekend concert, "A Chanticleer Christmas," on Nov. 30. This Grammy Award-winning male a cappella group displays its mastery of more than a thousand years of vocal literature by performing ancient hymns, venerated sacred songs and contemporary works, as well as a selection of festive American and European carols and spirituals.




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Annual Tree Lighting and Sing-Along

Dec 6, Town Hall Square

Address: 730 Elden Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 5-6pm
Phone: (703) 437-5556

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Herndon Holiday Homes Tour

Dec 6, Town of Herndon

Address: Herndon Homes, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: 703-435-6800 x2222

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Towne Square Singers Holiday Concert

Dec 6 - Dec 7, ArtSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, 7:30pm ; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
The Herndon Towne Square Singers, which is sponsored by the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, numbers 25 strong for the upcoming concert.  Many members hail from the Town of Herndon and others come from surrounding communities in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

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"Christmas in Camp" - Civil War Living History

Dec 7, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
Discuss Civil War-era holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.

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Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Dec 7, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free
Over 70 artisans and craftspeople will exhibit and sell their work at this annual arts and crafts show sponsored by the Town of Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation. A variety of handcrafted items and fine art will be on sale including wreaths, quilts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, decorations, original artwork, photography, stained glass, and more. Visitors are encouraged not to bring strollers inside the building during show hours due to limited space.

Free admission and parking.  Additional parking at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season"

Dec 12, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The joy and magic of the holiday season come alive when the American Festival Pops Orchestra takes the Merchant Hall stage under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello on Dec. 12 to present a festive concert titled "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season," featuring cherished Christmas carols, holiday favorites, guest soloists and the popular audience sing-along.





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"Four Centuries of Virginia Christmases"

Dec 14, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Join author Mary Miley Theobald to explore Virginia Christmas customs and their evolution from pagan, British, German, and Dutch precedents.

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A Storybook Holiday Brunch

Dec 14, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $14
Bring your child to enjoy holiday fun. Children will prepare a craft, enjoy a visit from Santa and in addition, a special guest appearance who will read the ever popular Elf on the Shelf storybook. Fee also includes brunch for one parent and one child.

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Clint Black - "A Clint Black Christmas"

Dec 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Country music legend Clint Black brings a heartwarming concert of original Christmas music and beloved hits from throughout his 25 years in country music to the Hylton Center with "A Clint Black Christmas" on Dec. 14. Black has won over countless country music fans with his authentic and traditional sound, as well as his numerous Triple Platinum-selling albums and Billboard chart-topping songs, including his breakout hit, "A Better Man."





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Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays

Dec 15, Homes in Herndon

Address: Homes in Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: Judging 6-8pm
Phone: 7034356800x2222

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Herndon's New Year’s Eve Bonfire and Celebration

Dec 31, ArtSpace

Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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New Year’s Eve Scramble

Dec 31, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Valentine's Day Pops"

Feb 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

American Festival Pops Orchestra returns once again for a concert of popular love songs to enjoy with your sweetheart on Feb. 14. Under the baton of Anthony Maiello, this acclaimed ensemble that includes some of the finest musicians from the greater D.C. area performs "Valentine's Day Pops," featuring timeless love songs and romantic standards from the Great American Songbook.







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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond"

Mar 1, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Canadian fiddling couple Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - who have each graced the Merchant Hall stage separately - team up for an exciting performance on March 1. "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond" sees these two ferocious fiddlers and step dancers joined onstage by their children, demonstrating that this next generation has undoubtedly inherited many great talents.








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On-Going Events

Turkey Trot 5K Race

Nov 22, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Held at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue

All canned food will be donated to LINK

Course takes you through Herndon Centennial Golf Course grass and paved paths, parts of the WOD paved trail and vehicular paved road.

 


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