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Special events, festivals, and family fun in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington DC region.

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2017 Pumpkin Patch Fun in Northern Virginia

2017 pumpkin patch fun returns to Northern Virginia with slides, tunnels, swings, corn mazes, and Autumn festivals guaranteeing happy times for all. From the multi-acre, happy mayhem of Cox Farms, to the laid-back pumpkin displays at local garden centers, there is a fun fall experience for every age. Many garden centers offer a scaled down, more accessible version […]

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September 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

September 2017 events in Northern Virginia are packed into every weekend so it’s going to be tough deciding where to enjoy your fun. Labor Day brings a close to summer break, then many annual festivals return with great gatherings and the start of fall fun. Labor Day Weekend Fun in Northern Virginia, Sep 2 – 4 Celebrate the last long weekend […]

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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2017 in Northern Virginia

Labor Day weekend 2017 brings the unofficial end of summer to Virginia so finish strong with these fun, friendly events in Northern Virginia. Festivals and car shows, waterparks and pools, parks and markets are all ready for one more weekend of no school freedom. Labor Day Weekend 2017 Events Waterstock, Tim’s Rivershore, Dumfries, Sep 1 – 4   Head […]

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August 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

August 2017 events in Northern Virginia fill the month with County Fairs, beer fests, a nostalgic drive-in, shopping and dining deals, and more summer fun. We also celebrate the Great American Eclipse (even though we won’t get the full effect here). Bookmark this page and plan a month of summer fun in Northern Virginia. 69th Annual […]

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Experience the 2017 Great American Eclipse In Northern Virginia

Experience the 2017 Great American Eclipse in Northern Virginia with special events and programs during the afternoon of August 21st. For the first time in over a century a partial solar eclipse will be visible over the entire United States. Some lucky areas will experience a total eclipse, but coverage will only reach 80% in the Washington […]

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July 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

July 2017 events in Northern Virginia offer the chance to celebrate with fireworks, parades, music, wine, beer, food, history, acrobatics and more. Catch a parade and fireworks, relax to live entertainment, head to a watery circus, sip Virginia brews and wine, immerse yourself in history, and enjoy summer fun throughout the area. Some events require tickets that sell out […]

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2017 Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia

2017 outdoor movies in Northern Virginia offer the chance to relax and enjoy a fun flick under the stars. Free summer screenings begin in May and ramp up with additional venues over the summer. Wolf Trap also offers a selection of paid movie and music performances during the summer (details below). 2017 Summer Concert Series are also underway, offering lots of free, […]

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Summer Fun with Dad and Father’s Day 2017 in Northern Virginia

We’ve rounded up special Father’s Day 2017 events plus anytime ideas for fun Northern Virginia outings with Dad all year long. We have suggestions that are active or relaxed, kid-friendly or adult-focused, and even some activities that are great for hard-to-please teens. Adults Only? Active Hikes with History, Wine, and Food Combine a little history, a shady hike, and […]

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June 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

June 2017 events include the return of popular, multi-day carnivals and festivals, along with opportunities to volunteer, compete, learn, and play throughout Northern Virginia. Enjoy carnival rides, art, hikes, wine, beer, food, and more as special events kick off a new summer of fun. Herndon Festival, Herndon, June 1 – 4 The 37th Annual Herndon Festival returns with four days of fun, combining an outdoor concert […]