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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

Reston Town Center Carnival rides

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

June events in Northern Virginia include the return of popular, multi-day carnivals and festivals. Northern Virginia events in June also include opportunities to volunteer, compete, learn, and play throughout the Washington DC region. Enjoy carnival rides, art, hikes, wine, beer, food, and more as special events kick off a new summer of fun. Our list of fun things to do in Northern […]

Summer Concerts in Northern Virginia

2018 Outdoor Concerts in Northern Virginia

2018 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia begin in May and continue to offer free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment throughout the summer season. Bookmark this round-up of more than 25 venues to enjoy 2018 outdoor concerts in Northern Virginia all season long. You’ll find evening concerts in a variety of musical styles, and a collection of morning concerts perfect […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Events in Northern Virginia

Memorial Day Weekend events in Northern Virginia honor the fallen with ceremonies and salutes. The long weekend also kicks off the summer with festivals and fireworks. Our guide to Memorial Day weekend events in Northern Virginia covers 2018 activities in and near Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties. This article has two sections. First are […]

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Beyond Brunch: Mother’s Day Outings in Northern Virginia

Here are fun Mother’s Day outings in Northern Virginia that make a nice alternative to the standard Mother’s Day brunch. For each activity we suggest two alternates: one requires more walking and activity, and one is for groups with limited mobility or children in strollers. Plus. we’ve rounded up unique Mother’s Day gifts and weekend getaways in […]

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May 2018 Events in Northern Virginia

May 2018 events offer something for every age, with celebrations of history, art, strawberries, Mother’s Day, Kids to Parks Day, nature, and more. Close out the month at Memorial Day gatherings that honor America’s fallen heroes. Our round-up of May 2018 events includes things to do in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Alexandria, and other Northern […]