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Things to Do this July in Fairfax County

Summer is officially in full swing, and July has a full slate of fun lined up for Fairfax County! Between big holidays and momentous anniversaries, there is a myriad of ways to spend your summer days and nights in the nation’s capital region. Here's our roundup of things to do this month. Here are 7…

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Your Guide to Waterfront Restaurants in Fairfax County

Summer in Fairfax County brings a much-needed wave of outdoor concerts, warm weather, and an al fresco dining scene that makes this season a truly special one. From cozy lakeside coffeehouses to "gourmet dive bars," you’ll find caught-that-day seafood and flavorful cuisine at our award-winning…

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Where to Watch Independence Day Fireworks in the DC Area

Nobody does Independence Day better than the National Capital Region. It's more than just the fireworks, concert, and parade on the National Mall, though. Between our community parades and celebrations, early fireworks shows, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Capital Region celebrates…

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Where to Find the Best Sushi In Fairfax County

Sushiholic? I'm right there with you! With its bright colors, fresh flavors, and variety of choices, everything is to love about this popular Japanese dish. So, let the good times roll with your favorites - from the California Roll to the Spicy Tuna Roll. Like white on rice, we're all over these…

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Navigating Fairfax County By Car

Growing up, my family’s life was dominated by the “best way” to get from Point A to Point B. My dad was an Air Force navigator, so it makes sense. He’d spend hours studying maps, figuring out the fast route, the scenic route, the interesting route, etc. It prepared me well for living in the…

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Ways to Commemorate Juneteenth

Updated 2022 It is known as “America's Second Independence Day.” Yet there is no battle marking that day. No birthday of a new nation. Not even an anniversary of a document. Rather Juneteenth, the commemoration of freedom from slavery, commemorates June 19, 1865 - the date federal troops arrived in…

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Fairfax County's Surprising Connection to D-Day

June 6 marks the anniversary of the first day of the Invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. Often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history and laid the foundations of the Allied Forces decisive victory. But did you know that Fairfax County has a surprising…

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Where to Go Hiking in Fairfax County

Magnificent waterfalls, wildflower-speckled meadows, bustling wildlife habitats, and breathtaking scenery. One of Fairfax County's greatest assets is the over 900 miles of hiking trails that showcase the undeniable natural beauty of our region. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself on a full…

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