2022 June events in Northern Virginia welcome back popular, multi-day festivals and kick off summer fun with food, wine, music, fireworks, and more. Northern Virginia events in June also include opportunities to volunteer, compete, learn, and play throughout the Washington DC region.
Our list of June events includes things to do in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Alexandria, Arlington, and other Northern Virginia towns. The list includes plenty of kid-friendly things to do in Northern Virginia, as well as events geared to adults.
Events are listed below in order of date, with multi-day events listed first for each weekend. Follow the links for further details and updates on inclement weather policies, ticket pricing (where applicable), and pet policies.
2022 June Events in Northern Virginia
Enjoy carnival rides, art, hikes, wine, beer, food, and more as special events kick off a new summer of fun. This list of June events in Northern Virginia focuses on weekend activities but you'll find some mid-week activities as well.
Strawberry season starts in May and continues into early June in Virginia. Head to the field for family-friendly fun with our complete guide to Strawberry Picking in Virginia and U-Pick Farms Near DC.
Martha Washington's Birthday, Mount Vernon, June 2
Meet and take a photo with Lady Washington at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate to celebrate her birthday. 9:00 – 5:00; included with regular admission.
Herndon Festival, Herndon, June 2 – 5
The Herndon Festival is an annual favorite to kick off a summer of fun. Four festival days combine an outdoor concert series with a summertime carnival. This kid-friendly event includes a 4-day carnival, live entertainment on 3 stages, and more. Follow the link for schedule details.
Taste of Del Ray Food Festival, Alexandria, June 3 – 5
The Annual Taste of Del Ray Food Festival returns in 2022 with dine-in or carry-out tastings throughout the weekend. Top neighborhood restaurants will offer special $5 tastings, some with cocktail pairings. Ticket holders will receive the exclusive list of tastes plus a ballot for the People's Choice Award. Tickets $5 per tasting; register online.
Western Loudoun Art Studio Tour, June 3 – 5
Meet the artists and shop for local art works during the 15th annual Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour. This weekend-long self-driving event features more than 40 local artists. Free, 10:00 – 5:00 daily.
Riverfest and Craft Show, Occoquan, June 4 – 5
Head to scenic Occoquan for two days of music, games, activities, food, and loads of special activities on the river. Explore streets will be lined with craft booths, a wine and beer garden, family-friendly conservation activities, and more. Watch or join in kayak and SUP races and classes. Follow the link for schedule details.10:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
Frank Lloyd Wright Birthday Picnic, Pope-Leighey House. Alexandria, June 5
Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday at the Pope-Leighey House with a picnic party. Party fun includes games, music, and more. Tickets are $30/$15 for adults/children. 11:00 – 3:00.
National Trails Day, June 4
The American Hiking Society celebrates National Trails Day 2022 in every state across the country. Many Virginia State Parks have volunteer projects and events to help improve trails and waterways. Sky Meadows State Park and Mason Neck State Park will host volunteers to improve trails and waterways in the park.
Create your own National Trails Day outing with our guides to great hikes in and near Northern Virginia, and take a trash bag to pick up any litter you see during your hike.
Clean the Bay Day, Multiple Locations, June 4
In 2022, everyone can participate in a week-long Clean the Bay Day to clear trash from Chesapeake Bay waterways. Join one of the organized events on Saturday, June 4, or plan your own clean-up at smaller sites to pick up litter at public and designated private locations. Follow the link for details.
Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival, Centreville, June 4
Enjoy an afternoon of music, fun, and tasty beer, bourbon, and bbq in a new location at the Bull Run Events Center. You'll get a tasting glass to sample beer and bourbon plus enjoy bbq, bacon, biscuits, and more. Live entertainment and outdoor games add to the party vibe. Tickets start at $39 with VIP tix available. VIP noon – 6:00; general 2:00 – 6:00.
Manassas Heritage Railway Festival, Manassas, June 4
Celebrate rich railroad history at the 28th annual Manassas Heritage Railroad Festival. The day-long festivital features elaborate train displays, train memorabilia, specialty vendors, and live performances. Returning in 2022, special VRE train excursions to Clifton and back are available throughout the day ($10). The festival and parking are free. 10:00 – 3:00
Reston Pride Concert, Reston, June 4
Celebrate Pride Month at a free concert and festival at Reston's Lake Anne. Noon – 6:00.
The Winery at Bull Run 10th Anniversary, June 10
Join The Winery at Bull Run in celebrating its 10th anniversary in Northern Virginia. Special events include a free ribbon cutting and concert during the day on June 10, followed by an evening concert (tickets required).
Plan your visit: Manassas National Battlefield Loop Hike and The Winery at Bull Run.
Appalachian Trail Festival, Round Hill, June 11
Celebrate the AT and the great outdoors with a day of family-friendly music, food, live entertainment, and more. There will also be kids' activities including pony rides and nature-inspired crafts. Admission is free; 11:00 – 5:00.
The Appalachian Trail is one of our picks for Top 10 Must-Visit Northern Virginia Attractions Near DC.
Declaration Day, Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, June 11
Head to Gunston Hall for a historic event commemorating the anniversary of the ratification of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an afternoon of music and stories. Free; 1:00 – 5:00.
Portside in Old Town Festival, Alexandria, June 17 – 18
Kick off summer with a weekend of live music as the Portside Festival returns to Alexandria. Friday features great music at the 44th annual Alexandria Jazz Festival. On Saturday, celebrate summer with music, local food and drink, and fun for the whole family. Free; Fri 6:00 – 9:00, Sat 1:00 – 9:00; rain or shine.
Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display, Air and Space Museum, Centreville, Jun 18
The annual Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display, held during Father's Day weekend, returns to the Udvar-Hazy Center. More than 50 vintage, recreational, military, and home-built aircraft will be on display and pilots will be with their aircraft to answer questions. There will also be vintage cars on hand, paired with the planes of their decade, plus other interactive activities. Attendance is free; parking is $15. 10:00 – 3:00
This is a great opportunity to visit one of the Top 10 Must-Visit Northern Virginia Attractions Near DC.
Juneteenth, Multiple Locations, June 18
Juneteenth events commemorate the end of slavery in the United States when the enslaved people in Galveston Texas finally learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had made them free 2 years earlier. Special events and tours will celebrate Juneteenth in Northern VA.
- Juneteenth Celebration at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg: Enjoy performers, speakers, food, and other vendors. Noon – 6:00; $5 admission.
- Juneteenth Celebration at Frying Pan Park: Families are invited to enjoy live music, crafts, and food vendors that highlight African American cuisine. The event is free but online registration is required. Three one-hour sessions at 11:00, noon, and 1:00 on June 18.
- Under the Same Roof tour at the Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria: Learn about the house from the perspective of enslaved and free African Americans who lived there. June 18, 2:00; $10 ticket, purchase in advance.
Columbia Pike Blues Festival, Arlington, June 18
“Arlington's best block party” celebrates 25 years with a day of fantastic blues, R&B, funk beer, food and fun. A Kids Zone, Art Alley, and craft booths add to the festivities. Free; 1:00 – 8:30.
Father's Day, June 19
Father's Day 2022 is on June 19th. Find fun Father's Day weekend events here or plan your own special outing with our guide to Father’s Day in Northern Virginia and Fun Things to Do with Dad All Year.
Manassas Jazz Festival, Manassas, June 19
The annual Manassas Jazz Festival features headline jazz artists and Marcus Johnson's FLO wine. Spend an intimate and relaxing evening enjoying great jazz and wine. Tickets are $35/$90 for lawn/VIP seating. 4:00 – 9:00
Sully Antique Car Show, Chantilly, June 19
The annual Sully Antique Car Show, the largest car show in Northern Virginia, returns in 2022! The event features foreign and American cars, trucks, and specialty vehicles through 1990. More than 400 antique and classic vehicles fill the grounds, accompanied by live entertainment, a food court, activities, and tours of the historic house and outbuildings. Admission is $12/$10/$8 for adults/seniors/children. 10:00 – 3:30
Independence Day Fireworks, Mount Vernon, June 24 – 25
Celebrate our nation's founding with family fun and fireworks over the Potomac at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Live music, ice cream-making demonstrations, and picnic food options add to the fun. 6:00 – 9:45 nightly; $35/$40 includes mansion tour (other ticket options available).
Great American Campout, Sky Meadows State Park, June 25
At Sky Meadows State Park, camp out in the beautiful Historic Mount Bleak backyard during the Great American Campout. Park rangers will help set up campsites and tents. Fun programs include a campfire, nature hikes, and more. Space is limited; $30 per campsite includes dinner and breakfast. Special activities begin Saturday at noon.
Ongoing June Events and Fun in Northern VA
Here are more ways to celebrate summer fun throughout June 2022.
Beat the summer heat with our big round-up of waterparks and pools in Northern Virginia. Why not visit them all this year?
Check our round-up of Northern Virginia summer concert series for outdoor music throughout the summer. Many concerts begin in June, and most are family-friendly and free to attend.
Outdoor movies in Northern Virginia begin in May and June, and most are family-friendly and free to attend.
When warm weather returns we know that area farmers markets will be back with delicious fresh produce, meats, plants, and specialty items. Our expanded round-up of Northern Virginia farmers markets covers over 50 local markets, many of which kick off in May.
Here are more fun ways to celebrate June in Northern VA:
- Enjoy a meal on the patio at these local restaurants.
- Go for a hike on one of the many beautiful Northern Virginia trails.
- Take a scenic drive with fun and interesting stops along the way.
- Tackle a paved or off-road bike trail.
Plan a Summer Getaway in and Near Northern Virginia
Find beautiful and unique places to stay in and near Northern Virginia with our guides:
- 17 Amazing Northern Virginia Airbnb and Vacation Rentals
- 17 Fantastic Northern Virginia Wine Country Vacation Rentals
- 21 Fantastic Weekend Getaways In and Near Northern Virginia
- 22 Fabulous Romantic Getaways from Washington DC
Whichever June events in Northern Virginia you choose to attend, we wish you a fun-filled start to summer!