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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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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Budget-Friendly Spring Travel Ideas in Fairfax County

Visit any major city in the US and it could cost you $20 per person just to visit their art museum. Visit Washington, DC, however, and you can tour major art galleries, all the Smithsonian museums, and the city’s iconic monuments for free. It’s a little-known, but budget-friendly, fact. And get…

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How to Celebrate International Women's Day in Virginia

International Women’s Day is March 8th, but in Fairfax County, we can’t help but celebrate it every day. Because everywhere you look in the county, you’ll find women who’ve changed history, preserved history, and broken all molds. America celebrated the centennial of the ratification of the 19th…

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Historic Homes of Fairfax: A 3-Day Itinerary

Virginia is known for its history, from the colonization of Jamestown to its key position during the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Commonwealth is even considered the “Mother of Presidents,” as four of the first five – and eight in total – U.S. presidents called Virginia home. In…

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Black History in #FXVA: The Story of Laurel Grove School

Today, it is well known that Fairfax County public schools are regarded as some of the very best in the country, teaching hundreds of thousands of students from a variety of diverse cultures and backgrounds. However, there was a time in the not-so-distant past when Black Americans who wished to have…

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