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Discover fun events, festivals, activities and things to do in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, from enjoying outdoor concerts, movies, and festivals; to exploring history at county, regional, and national parks and museums; to enjoying great deals and special events at area malls. Northern Virginia residents and visitors have many unique opportunities to play throughout the year.

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 […]

George Washington Birthday Parade, Photo credit: Tisara Photography

February 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

February 2017 events in Northern Virginia include Valentine’s and President’s Day celebrations, restaurant deals, family fun, and more. Whether you love winter’s chill or can’t wait for warmer times, you’ll find fun local events to keep you entertained during our shortest month. Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, Jan 30 – Feb 5 During Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, more than […]

Williamsburg Symphony Cabaret Orchestra, 2015

Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Presents The Music of Elton and Billy

Memory lane meets the Yellow Brick Road on January 28th in Williamsburg, Virginia, when The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents “Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy” at their third annual Cabaret and Cocktails Concert. Joining the WSO on stage is the nationally-acclaimed tribute group Piano Men.   Famous for forging the genre of piano rock in […]

winter Farmers Markets

Northern Virginia Winter Farmers Markets

When chilly days return, you can still find winter Farmers Markets in Northern Virginia offering fresh baked goods, meats, specialty items, and other local goodies. Bookmark our list of winter Farmers Markets, and eat fresh and local all year long. Vendors vary by location, but you’ll generally find local breads, meat, eggs, honey, and some produce at the markets. Many […]

First Night, photo: J Clifford for Visit Alexandria

January 2017 Events in the Northern Virginia Area

January 2017 events begin with New Year’s celebrations and First Day hikes, finish out the holiday festival season, offer special MLK Day celebrations, and deliver plenty of winter fun. First Night and New Year’s Day in Northern Virginia Finish 2016 strong and kick off January 2017 with First Day events featuring family fun, live entertainment, and fireworks, then work […]

Zoofari Chinese Lantern Festival Christmas tree

December 2016 Events: A Month of Holiday Fun in Northern Virginia

December 2016 events bring holiday lights, parades, markets, and festivals to Northern Virginia for a month of holiday fun. You’ll also find interesting Civil War history at area parks, and fun fireworks to finish the year. December 2016 Events in Northern Virginia Christmas Tree Lighting, Mosaic District, Fairfax, December 1 Celebrate the holidays with the Christmas […]

Chinese Lantern Festival pandas

Roers Zoofari Chinese Lantern Festival in Vienna Virginia

Roer’s Zoofari Chinese Lantern Festival lights the night in Vienna Virginia with a gorgeous display of animals from around the globe. The walkthrough exhibit transforms the zoo grounds with intricately constructed, life-size fabric animal lanterns representing every continent.   We loved the walkway lined with dolphins, which allows visitors to peek in at the barn animals tucked in […]

ICE! 2016 Gaylord National Harbor

ICE! 2016 and Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Harbor

Christmas on the Potomac with ICE! 2016 brings holiday fun on an impressive scale, back to Gaylord National Resort for the season. With a a walkthrough, carved ice display; massive indoor Christmas light show; and an extensive, special buffet; Gaylord National Resort gives area locals and visitors a memorable holiday experience.   ICE! 2016 brings their holiday extravaganza back to Gaylord […]