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An American Celebration

Mount Vernon salutes our first commander in chief with a dazzling display of made-for-daytime fireworks during its annual Independence Day event! Visitors will be treated to spectacular smoke fireworks in patriotic colors fired over the Potomac River. The event also includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens, military reenactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last), and a visit from the “first” first couple, “General and ...

Category:Festivals
DateJuly 4, 2016
VenueGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon

Clifton Film Fest

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Clifton Film Fest

Clifton Film Fest is an award winning indoor and outdoor film festival located in Northern Virginia showcasing original films made by the surrounding community at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. Enjoy live music, food, and the original films under the stars. There will be two award ceremonies: student awards and the 19+ category. Throughout the day there will be a showing in addition to a random selection of films in the evening. 

Category:Festivals
DateJuly 23, 2016
VenueWorkhouse Arts Center
D.C. Workhouse and Reformatory Historic District

The District of Columbia Workhouse and Reformatory Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in March 2006. The Historic District extends across 511 acres near the community of Lorton, Virginia. It encompasses the primary built features and a broad representative area of the agricultural and industrial lands that formerly comprised a Progressive era penal institution. The district includes numerous historic buildings, structures, sites and objects that survive from ...

Category:Museums
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
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate Museum & Gardens

George Washington's Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles south of Washington DC along the banks of the Potomac River. The historic estate includes not only the Mount Vernon Mansion - George and Martha Washington's home - but also a host of colonial era buildings, beautiful gardens, a working distillery and gristmill, and our museum and education center. There's so much more to see here. So buy your tickets online and save time and money.

Category:Museums

Grist Mill Park

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Grist Mill Park

Grist Mill Park is a large park in Alexandria, VA on the east side Route 1. The big red Barn and Silo is easily visible from the road and parking lot. Around the barn are community garden plots and a off leash dog park. The 75-acre park also has baseball fields, soccer fields and basketball courts. In addition to the sports facilities, the park has a large playground area equipped with large and small pieces of play equipment. There are restrooms in the form of porta potties near the parking lo ...

Category:Music
Lorton Fall Festival

Join the Merchants of Lorton Station Town Center for the 4th Annual Lorton Fall Festival, featuring a magic show, a photo booth with awesome props, pumpkin painting, games and prizes, vendors with crafts, art, and jewelry, and so much more! 

Category:Festivals
DateTBD
VenueLorton Station Town Center
Mount Vernon Colonial Market & Fair

The annual Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon features dozens of America’s finest craftspeople and plenty of family fun! Fifty colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares. "General Washington" will be on hand overseeing the lively Revolutionary War military drills and the 18th-century entertainment, including music, fireworks, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows, plus hearty specialty food for sale on site. This weekend only, 4 ...

Category:Festivals
DateSeptember 17-18, 2016
VenueGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour

Enjoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River while sampling wine from 16 Virginia wineries. Visitors learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors, enjoy live blues music, and meet “George and Martha Washington” on the Mansion's piazza. Guests experience an evening tour of the Washingtons’ home and are invited to visit the basement where he stored his wine.

Category:Festivals
DateOctober 7-9,2016
VenueGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Visitors can bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as they sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. 

Category:Festivals
DateMay 13-15, 2016
VenueMount Vernon

SpringFest Fairfax

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SpringFest Fairfax

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Springfest. This event is free fun for entire family at the Workhouse Arts Center. Enjoy pony rides, games, farmers market, environmental workshops and more. Over 75 vendors, exhibitors  and food trucks will be at SpringFest

Category:Festivals
DateApril 30, 2016
VenueWorkhouse Arts Center
Vietnamese Heritage Festival (VietFest)

The theme of VietFest this year is Vietnamese Americans: Past, Present, and Future. Through programming, decorations, and exhibits, the National Organization of Vietnamese American Leaders (NOVAL) will chronicle the journey that their community took from the moment they first arrived in this country to where they are today.

Category:Festivals
DateTBD
VenueThe Plaza at Tysons Corner Center
Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center, a program of the Lorton Arts Foundation, provides visual and performing arts studio and exhibition space as well as arts education programs. In 2002, the then Lorton Arts Foundation, Inc. put forward a plan to transform the former prison facility into a cultural arts center and, in July 2004, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning of a 55-acre portion of the former correctional facility to become the Workhouse Arts Center. In 2005, the site was ...

Category:Galleries
Workhouse Arts Center - W-3 Theatre

This onetime prison is now a 55-acre cultural center offering a wide range of arts classes & events. Intimate 100-seat W-3 Theater with individual stadium-style seating on collapsible bleachers. When bleachers are retracted it allows for the option of doing floor seating for chairs, with or without tables. Stage size is approximately 25' x 25'. Ideal for the following: Plays and small musicalsChildren's theaterFilm screeningsMusic and dance performances and recitalsTheater classes and wor ...

Category:Theatre

Workhouse BrewFest

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In partnership with Celebrate Fairfax, Visit Fairfax, and Fairfax County Government, the Workhouse is presenting its inaugural BrewFest. The event will feature nearly 100 craft brews by 30 breweries. We are excited to highlight many of our local brewers. The day will feature a dozen bands performing on three stages, numerous food trucks, lawn games, and of course, our artists will be in their galleries, which will be open for you to explore.

Category:Festivals
DateAugust 13, 2016
VenueWorkhouse Arts Center
Workhouse Carnival and Arts Party

The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting its annual Carnival + Art Party from June 2-5 2016. The excitement begins on Thursday, June 2 at 5p, with rides, games, music, vendors, carnival food, and family fun. Saturday and Sunday will also feature a number of delicious food trucks from around the region. This event will raise funds in support of the Workhouse’s arts, education and history programs

Category:Festivals
DateJune 2-5, 2016
VenueWorkhouse Arts Center
Workhouse Fall Arts Festival

The historic Workhouse Arts Center announce the 2nd annual Fine Arts Festival with more than 120 artists including 65 from around the nation and 60 resident artists on a repurposed historic campus.

Category:Festivals
DateSeptember 10-11, 2016
VenueWorkhouse Arts Center

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