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

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October 2018 Events in Northern Virginia

October 2018 events bring pumpkin patches, Oktoberfests, art, wine, and craft festivals, and more fall fun 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 when Halloween arrives. MPAartfest, McLean, Oct 7 MPAartfest is a community-wide celebration of the […]

Bay View Trail boardwalk Mason Neck SP

Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Fall in Northern Virginia

It’s fun to celebrate fall in Northern Virginia because the season brings cooler days, beautiful autumn foliage, and lots of Autumn festivals to the region. Our list of favorite fall activities in Northern Virginia  will keep you busy throughout the fall season. Whether you’re planning some fun with the kids, an outing for adults, or solo time to […]

Lovettsville Oktoberfest

September 2018 Events in Northern Virginia

September 2018 events in Northern Virginia pack every weekend with fun and festivals so it’s going to be tough deciding what to add to your calendar. Labor Day brings a close to summer break, then many annual festivals return with great gatherings and the start of fall fun. This article has been updated to include cancellations and schedule […]

Scottish Games and Labor Day Weekend 2018 Northern Virginia

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2018 in Northern Virginia

Labor Day weekend 2018 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 long weekend of summer fun. Labor Day Weekend 2018 Events Waterstock, Tim’s Rivershore, Dumfries, Aug 31 – Sep 3 […]

Kayaking the Potomac River at Riverbend Regional Park VA

August 2018 Events in Northern Virginia

August 2018 events in Northern Virginia fill the month with County Fairs, beer fests, a nostalgic drive-in, shopping and dining deals, and more summer fun. Bookmark this page and plan a month of summer fun in Northern Virginia. Dark Star Park Day, Arlington, Aug 1 Every year, on August 1 at 9:32 AM, Arlington’s first public […]

American flags

July Events in Northern Virginia: Fun Things to Do Near Washington DC

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

Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia at Mosaic District Fairfax

Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia 2018

2018 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). Our guide to outdoor movies in Northern Virginia includes […]

Burke Lake Marina

Father’s Day Events in Northern Virginia and Fun Things to Do with Dad All Year

We’ve rounded up special Father’s Day events in Northern Virginia, plus places to go and things to do in the Washington DC region for fun with Dad all year long. We have suggestions that are active or relaxed, kid-friendly or adult-focused, and even activities perfect for hard-to-please teens. Special Father’s Day events in Northern Virginia are listed first, […]