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

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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2017 in Northern Virginia

Labor Day weekend 2017 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 weekend of no school freedom. Labor Day Weekend 2017 Events Waterstock, Tim’s Rivershore, Dumfries, Sep 1 – 4   Head […]

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August 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

August 2017 events in Northern Virginia fill the month with County Fairs, beer fests, a nostalgic drive-in, shopping and dining deals, and more summer fun. We also celebrate the Great American Eclipse (even though we won’t get the full effect here). Bookmark this page and plan a month of summer fun in Northern Virginia. 69th Annual […]

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July 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

July 2017 events in Northern Virginia offer the chance to celebrate with fireworks, parades, music, wine, beer, food, history, acrobatics and more. Catch a parade and fireworks, relax to live entertainment, head to a watery circus, sip Virginia brews and wine, immerse yourself in history, and enjoy summer fun throughout the area. Some events require tickets that sell out […]

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Outdoor Summer Fun In and Near Northern Virginia

Outdoor summer fun is back and that means performances under the stars, water activities, hiking, dining, drink, and getaways that take advantage of long days and warm nights. Our round-up of things to do in and near Northern Virginia will keep you busy all season long. Whatever your mood, we’ve found outdoor summer fun for […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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June 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

June 2017 events include the return of popular, multi-day carnivals and festivals, along with opportunities to volunteer, compete, learn, and play throughout Northern Virginia. Enjoy carnival rides, art, hikes, wine, beer, food, and more as special events kick off a new summer of fun. Herndon Festival, Herndon, June 1 – 4 The 37th Annual Herndon Festival returns with four days of fun, combining an outdoor concert […]

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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 […]