Seasons & Holidays

Fairfax County is beautiful during all four seasons of the year. In fact, each season showcases the area in a different and unique way, allowing for a varied experience for those who choose to come back and visit more than once a year.

In spring, cherry blossom trees, Virginia bluebells, and wildflowers sprout throughout the county’s natural landscapes. In summer, waterparks and mini-golf courses are filled with the sounds of children’s laughter. During autumn, the air is crisp and the trees don a jaw-dropping cloak of fall’s best sunset-colored hues. And winter brings festive holiday celebrations, snowy sledding hills, and cozy settings.  

Our helpful seasonal and holiday guide to Fairfax County, Virginia can assist you in planning the perfect trip to the Washington, DC region – no matter what season or holiday you are spending your time here.



Breathe in that fresh spring air as flowers and greenery come to life all around you! From the National Cherry Blossom Festival to spring break vacation ideas, the spring season is one of the most popular times of year to visit Northern Virginia.


The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and the vacations are beckoning! Enjoy splish-splashing in area waterparks, check off some bucket list attractions, slide those kayaks into the river, or attend one of the area’s top summer fairs and festivals for a memorable family vacation this summer.


Virginia has a reputation for stunning fall colors for a reason. The air is crisp, the pumpkin spice is abundant, and the scenery is spectacular. Book a trip this Fall to rejuvenate your spirit before the cold winter months and enjoy fall festivals, colorful fall foliage along numerous hiking trails, and pumpkins galore!


Bundling up has never been so fun! From ice skating and sledding to holiday events and dazzling Christmas lights, winter is a hidden gem of a time to travel to Northern Virginia. Rent a cozy cabin, unwind at a spa, or warm up with hot cocoa using chocolate handmade in Fairfax County.


No matter the holiday you are celebrating, we guarantee there are fun events and activities happening in Fairfax County. Fireworks, haunted hayrides, Christmas concerts, parades, egg hunts, and more await you throughout the year.

Memorial Day Weekend Events

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Veterans Day

We should be grateful for our military personnel and veterans every day, but this year (and every year) on Veterans Day we can help…

Black Friday

Shoppers far and wide are counting down the days until the epic retail event commonly known as Black Friday, the official start of the…

Holiday Light Shows

Each year Fairfax County, Virginia welcomes in the wintery holiday season with fantastic light shows, and decorations and displays that…

New Years Eve

Ring in the New Year in style with one of the many fantastic events in and around Fairfax County. We've compiled a list of all the…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Where better to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all of his incredible contributions to Civil Rights than in the National…

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Chinese New Year around Fairfax County, Virginia and the Capital Region at these fun events. 

St. Valentine's Day

Whether you're looking to rekindle the spark with your special someone or show the kids what unconditional love is all about, there…

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras season is upon us! Fairfax County's numerous establishments host great parties, events and specials for the special…

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is always an exciting time in the National Capital Region so find fun St. Patrick's Day events and things to…


Spring in Fairfax County brings blooming flowers, sunshine, and time spent in the great outdoors with the whole family. Spring also…

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