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October 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

October 2017 events bring pumpkin patches, Oktoberfests, art, wine, and craft festivals, and more fall fun back to the Northern Virginia region. Cooler weather and autumn foliage offer a beautiful backdrop to fun celebrations all month long, leading to a spooky finish as Halloween approaches. Fort Belvoir’s Oktoberfest, Fremont Field at Fort Belvoir, Sep 28 […]

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15 Fun Things to Do on a Winchester Virginia Getaway or Day Trip

A Winchester Virginia getaway or day trip offers tasty dining and craft beer, beautiful scenery, interesting history, and unique fun for every age group. The walkable downtown features a pedestrian mall lined with restaurants, shops, historic architecture, museums, and even a brewery or two. Within a few blocks are more fun and funky places to […]

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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 […]

Canoeing on Burke Lake

Northern Virginia Boating and Fun on the Water

Warm weather means the return of Northern Virginia boating and fun on the water to the beautiful lakes, rivers, and bays of the Washington DC region. Whether you’re looking for a casual float, an active paddle, or fishing fun, we’ve found facilities perfect for a summer day. The Potomac and Occoquan Rivers, estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and several lakes […]

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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 […]