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Ways to Commemorate Juneteenth

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 Galveston, TX…

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7 (Safe) Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend may look a little different this year, but it shouldn’t keep us from remembering what the day is really all about: honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. Their sacrifices pave the way for our continued freedoms as American citizens. In addition to…

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20 (New) Things To Do In 2020

Ok people. We're entering a new year, a new decade, and a new mindset. It's time to get out there and see everything there is to see. Lucky for you, here in Fairfax County there are a lot of fun new adventures to be had that weren't around just one short year ago. So get your to-do list out, and see…

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Uncovering the Secrets of The Barns at Wolf Trap

I can’t remember the first concert I ever attended at the celebrated Filene Center, presented by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. But I remember my first concert at The Barns at Wolf Trap in clear detail. The group was Eddie From Ohio. From the outrageous acoustics to the warm, intimate…

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Workhouse Arts Center Celebrates 50 Years of LOVE

Throughout the summer of 2019, Fairfax County's first permanent “LOVEwork” sign has been on tour and traveled around to some of our most popular attractions that represent the eclectic visitor experiences found here. We're now on the final tour stop, the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. Here, the…

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Frying Pan Farm Park Celebrates 50 Years of Love

Throughout the summer of 2019, Fairfax County's first permanent “LOVEwork” sign is on tour and is set to travel around to some of our most popular attractions that represent the eclectic visitor experiences found here. We're now on tour stop number 10, and soon, the sign will find a permanent home…

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50th Anniversary of Moon Landing: Where to Celebrate

50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon. The Washington, DC area is buzzing with activities to celebrate this momentous occasion, from major events downtown to special local park events and more. There are also several places…

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Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
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Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
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Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More