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Things to do and special events to celebrate spring in the Virginia and Washington DC region.

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 […]

Changing guard Arlington Tomb of the Unknown

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 […]

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 […]

Manassas Farmer's Market Virginia

Farmers Markets 2017 in Northern Virginia: Shop Local, Eat Fresh

Bookmark our great big list of Northern Virginia Farmers Markets 2017 Spring to shop local and eat fresh all week long. We love spring for the warm weather, outdoor fun, and beautiful blossoms it brings. Best of all, spring means local fruit, flowers, and produce are returning to farmers markets on the way to our table. Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2017 Wednesday […]

Rainy bluebells

April 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

From Easter eggs to bluebells, and National Parks to pirates, you’ll find fun April 2017 events for every age and interest as we celebrate the return of spring to Northern Virginia. Whether you want a chance to give back, tine with nature, cakes, flowers, art, antique cars, horses, eagles, or even pirates, you’ll find an event below. Easter Egg Hunts, Multiple […]

Bluebells at Riverbend Park, Great Falls Virginia

Spring Bucket List: 30 Fun Outings in Virginia DC and Maryland

Our spring bucket list will inspire a whole season of fun outings for every age and ability in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. Whether you are active or relaxed, adults only or family focused, we’ve got ideas for you. Just click the links for details on each destination, and check them off as you go. Spring Bucket List: Gardens and […]

Easter egg hunt

2017 Easter Egg Hunts in Northern Virginia

Bookmark our great, big round-up of 2017 Easter Egg Hunts for family-friendly celebrations of spring in Northern Virginia parks, farms, zoos, and towns. Many events that require registration fill up quickly, so reserve your spot soon. Parks and Historic Site 2017 Easter Egg Hunts Many of our county and regional parks are hosting 2017 Easter Egg Hunts in April. Several of […]

Meadowlark pink cherry blossoms Vienna Virginia

March 2017 Events In Northern Virginia

March 2017 events celebrate nature, annual festivals, family fun, and many opportunities to enjoy beautiful Northern Virginia as spring returns and the days grow longer. Here, in order of start date, are March 2017 events that offer fun for every age. Enjoy Cherry Blossom Beauty, Multiple Locations   With record warm temperatures throughout February, predicted to continue […]

Kwanzan cherry blossoms Frying Pan Park Virginia

Visit Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Visit cherry blossoms in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia with our list of popular and hidden bloom destinations, plus tips and websites to help you plan your visit. The Washington DC Tidal Basin is lovely, but it’s not the only option for enjoying the return of spring beauty to the area. There are several other delightful spots to visit cherry blossoms when you want […]

Reds Table patio Reston VA

25 Tasty Options for Northern Virginia Outdoor Dining

The patios and decks of these 25 tasty options for Northern Virginia outdoor dining give visitors a place to relax, indulge, and celebrate the return of warm weather. Restaurants are listed alphabetically by town. Southside 815, Alexandria   Recommended by Alexandria photographer Chris Militzer, Southside 815 offers great food and a welcoming patio frequented by locals. Chris […]