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How to Spend Memorial Day In The Capital Region

Updated for 2024 Memorial Day Weekend is one of the best times to visit Fairfax County and the U.S. Capital Region. And it's also a great time for us to take a moment to remember what the day is really all about: honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. The sacrifices…

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Where to Find Outdoor Live Music this Summer

The return of live music is back in full force in Fairfax County! There are hundreds of upcoming shows happening this summer that are perfect for a fun family outing, a date night, or just a nice way to spend time with friends. And while you can still catch big-ticket performances at renowned…

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Mother's Day & Father's Day Gift Guide: Made in Fairfax

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are quickly approaching, and we know you’re looking for some unique ideas beyond the standard flowers for Mom and grilling equipment for Dad. Fairfax County is home to an incredible and diverse group of artisan makers, many of which are part of the growing Made in…

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Things to Do This May in Fairfax County

There are plenty of reasons to be excited for May. The warmth of the sun, an abundance of blooming flowers, and of course, the kickoff to outdoor events and fun in Fairfax County. It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here! Festival season, holiday celebrations, one-of-a-kind experiences…

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Best Events in Fairfax County

¡​Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Fairfax County is the perfect location to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, thanks to its mosaic of different cultures and heritages that make it a unique and diverse place to explore. Embark on a cultural exploration where nearly every corner of the county offers a new culinary…

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5 Ways to Be Very McLean

Each neighborhood in Fairfax County has a unique appeal that makes it an attraction all its own. Alexandria/Mount Vernon area has its historic significance. Reston has its artsy vibe. And Falls Church has its Vietnamese food. And McLean? McLean has its location. McLean may not be as glitzy or as…

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9+ Paved & Unpaved Trails to Bike in Northern Virginia

Bike riding is a heart-pumping way to get to know any destination you visit and Fairfax County's endless trails - both paved and unpaved, steep and flat, kid-friendly and expert-level are ready for your wheels to traverse. Here is a selection of the best trails in each category, no matter if you…

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