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Things to Do this October in Fairfax County

October is one of the most fun-filled months in Fairfax County, filled to the brim with special events, fall festivals and harvest days, month-long celebrations, spooky Halloween activities, and absolutely stunning fall foliage drive tours and viewpoints. We don’t blame you if your calendar fills up…

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Fairfax County from A - Z

School may be back in session, but no matter the time of year, there is always something happening in Fairfax County. Bookmark this list of all things Fairfax from A-Z. Note that some of these ideas may be seasonal, so always be sure to call ahead or check hours before heading out. A nimal life at…

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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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Why Travel Matters in Fairfax County

We pass popular tourist sites like George Washington’s Mount Vernon every day, but we may not even think about how it supports our community. But Mount Vernon and others like Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, Great Falls Park, Tysons Corner Center, Wolf Trap…

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia

What is it? This year marks the 86th anniversary of Historic Garden Week in Virginia – hosted by the Garden Club of Virginia. For a week in April, more than 150 homeowners throughout the Commonwealth will open their garden gates and doors. Can I find a tour in Fairfax County? This year, Virginia…

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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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Family-Friendly Fairfax

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