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

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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, […]

Burke Lake Marina with Dad

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 […]

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2017 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Northern Virginia

2017 Memorial Day Weekend events honor the fallen with ceremonies and salutes, and kick off the summer with festivals and fireworks in Northern Virginia.  Annual Memorial Day gatherings remember the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The long weekend also marks the unofficial start of summer with pool openings and festivals. 2017 Memorial Day Weekends […]

Summer Concerts in Northern Virginia

2017 Northern Virginia Summer Concerts

2017 Northern Virginia summer concerts in  begin in early May and continue to offer free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment throughout the warm-weather season. Bookmark this round-up of more than 25 venues to enjoy 2017 Northern Virginia summer concerts, including a collection of morning concerts perfect for the little ones, all season long. We’ll be updating the list with new […]

Fit Foodie Festival and 5K fun; photo: Fast Forward

Run, Eat, Drink at the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K

The most delicious run EVER returns to Fairfax, June 3, 2017! The mouthwatering festival and 5K proves that a calorie burned is a calorie earned and brings the pages of Cooking Light and Health alive. The Fit Foodie celebrates the balance of delicious, healthy food and a fun, active lifestyle in a morning filled with […]

Revolutionary War Weekend photo credit George Washingtons Mount Vernon

May 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

May 2017 events offer something for every age, with celebrations of history, art, strawberries, Mom, nature, and more. Close out the month at Memorial Day gatherings that honor America’s fallen heroes. Whatever May 2017 events you choose, we wish you a very happy month! Big Truck Days, Public Works Complex, Herndon, May 4 – 5 Herndon’s annual Big Truck Days is […]