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Things to Do This February in Fairfax County

Goodbye January, and hello February! We’re officially into our second month of the decade, and with it comes a new wave of must-see attractions and events in Fairfax County. Between Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and more, there’s plenty of excitement in the area. The…

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Best Places to Spot Wildlife This Winter

Compiled by the Fairfax County Park Authority staff. Whether you’re a nature photographer or simply an animal lover, winter is a great time to spot wildlife in county parks. With the leaves down, birds and animals are easier to see, and some migrating species only call Fairfax County home during the…

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Things to Do this January in Fairfax County

New decade, new year, new month. What does January have in store for you? Between federal holidays, new year celebrations, annual restaurant weeks, and special winter activities, Fairfax County fun continues in January 2020 with even more activities and events! From things to do this weekend all the…

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5 Festive Cocktails to Close Out 2019

The year – and decade – may be coming to a close, but we wanted to leave you with some fun and festive cocktails to celebrate with on New Year's Eve (or any time of year, really!). Several local Fairfax County mixologists and bartenders have selected some of their favorite holiday cocktail recipes…

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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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Where To Find Santa In Fairfax County

It's that time of year where Santa pays an early visit to all the boys and girls of the world and sees who has been naughty and who has been nice before he returns to the North Pole to make final preparations for his Christmas Eve trek. But where can you catch a glimpse of the jolly old elf to give…

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Things to Do this December in Fairfax County

'Tis the season in Fairfax County! There are plenty of things to do in Northern Virginia in December. Check out these activities and events in the Washington, DC area that embrace winter and the holidays. Whether you want to be inside staying warm or enjoying the extra twinkle outside, here is your…

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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