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Fair Oaks Mall’s Annual Lunar New Year Festival

One of the largest events of its kind in the country, Fair Oaks Mall’s annual Lunar New Year Festival is expected to once again attract close to 200,000 people to the award-winning retail center over the course of the two-day celebrations. Come see more than 300 performers participate at Fair Oaks Mall’s Lunar New Year event, representing various nationalities. The celebration features traditional Chinese dragon dances, music and dance performances, daring martial arts demonstrati ...

Category:Festivals
DateFebruary 6-7, 2016
VenueFair Oaks Mall
Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center (old Fairfax Public School)

The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., in the heart of Northern Virginia. The Museum & Visitor Center and the City of Fairfax provide a strategic base for visiting the District, Manassas, Tysons Corner and Northern Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley and Skyline Drive. The visitor center provides general visitor information for both tourists and residents, including lodging, restaurants, transportation a ...

Category:Museums
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transportation made local train depots a thing of the past. The Station was an important supply and m ...

Category:Museums
Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church

The annual Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church is held each September in Cherry Hill Park. Features include live entertainment, pony rides, amusement rides, crafters, businesses and civic organizations, and cuisine from city kitchens. The children's activity tent offers face painting and craft projects. The Fall Festival is held rain or shine.

Category:Festivals
DateSeptember 17, 2016
VenueCommunity Center
Fall Festival, City of Fairfax

What started out as a small market for artisans to display their wares has grown to a festival with over 500 arts, crafts, information, food & gourmet food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. Even though the festival has grown up, it retains its hometown character.

Category:Festivals
DateOctober 8, 2016
VenueHistoric Downtown Fairfax
Fall for Fairfax / Kidsfest

Enjoy exciting, interactive and education programs, entertainment and activities. Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is specially designed for families with elementary & Pre-K aged children. Activities include scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, public safety and recycling-themed exhibits, pony rides, petting zoo, model trains, instrument petting zoo, and the KidWay MidWay (with more than a dozen rides and attractions). And more than 75 exhibits, activities, and great festival food!

Category:Festivals
DateOctober 2016
VenueFairfax County Government Center

Fall for the Book

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Fall for the Book

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners. The festival hosts writing workshops or readings for 1st-12th grade students; showcases literary events that includes skits, dance, storytelling and more; and connects readers and authors at all leve ...

Category:Festivals
DateSeptember 25 -30, 2016
VenueGeorge Mason University; see website for other location...
Falls Church Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival

Memorial Day Parade and Festival is an annual tradition in Falls Church. The parade is one of the highlights with marching bands, live music, amusement and pony rides, arts and crafts, food, civic and business booths, a 3K run and so much more.

Category:Festivals
DateMay 30, 2016
VenueCity Hall
Falls Church Arts

Falls Church Arts (FCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, community arts organization that promotes the visual, performing, literary, and applied arts. Its primary location, Falls Church Arts Central Gallery (700 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046) is home to multiple exhibits a year, well as workshops and classes, demonstrations, films, and FCArts Critique sessions. FCA also manages shows at the G-1 Gallery at City Hall and partners with Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church to present exhibi ...

Category:Galleries
Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display

Join the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for a new program dedicated to past, present, and future innovations in aviation and space. See military, recreational, and home-built aircraft as well as classic automobiles. Enjoy presentations, demonstrations, special tours, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Category:Festivals
DateJune 18, 2016
VenueSteven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

First Stage

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First Stage

The theater, located near Leesburg Pike and the Dulles Toll Road, is the creation of a group of teachers, artists and actors in Fairfax County who wanted to bring professional theatre to Tysons Corner and, in doing so, give local artists an opportunity to grow in their careers. In its first two seasons, 1st Stage debuted the talent of nearly 30 actors, designers and directors.

Category:Theatre
Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest

MWR hosts one of the most anticipated events of the year, Fort Belvoir's 20th Annual Oktoberfest at Fremont Field! Oktoberfest is a four-day festival, highlighting authentic German food, beverages, music and dancing!  Enjoy an exciting carnival, the Krazy Krieger 5K challenge, the Volksmarch 10K Walk, kinder korner activities, prize raffles at sponsor tables and more.  A fun-filled weekend for the whole family!

Category:Festivals
DateOctober/TBD
VenueFremont Field

Franconia Museum

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Franconia Museum

Looking across six lanes of traffic on Franconia Road, it is difficult to imagine that it was once a rural "rolling road" for Virginia tobacco on its way to the port city of Alexandria. Before it was a bedroom community, Franconia was the birthplace of the first Virginia governor from Northern Virginia, witness to a Mosby raid, and a thriving Afro-American community called Carrolltown. The Franconia Museum preserves the past, present, and future of the Franconia area in pictures, artifacts, and ...

Category:Museums
Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn are located on the same grounds in Alexandria, Virginia and are sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The site is open March through November and offers guided tours of both historic houses, programs and events. A private, non-profit membership organization, NTHP is dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities.

Category:Museums
Freeman Store and Museum

Established by the Vienna Town Council in 1976, dedicated to preserving and promoting Vienna's heritage.

Category:Museums
Frying Pan Farm Park

Frying Pan Farm Park is part of the Floris Community in western Fairfax County, known as Frying Pan from 1726 to 1892 when the name was changed to Floris. Today, the park preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.

Category:Museums
Frying Pan Farm Park

Frying Pan Farm Park is part of the Floris Community in western Fairfax County, known as Frying Pan from 1726 to 1892 when the name was changed to Floris. Today, the park preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.

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