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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 ...

DateJuly 4, 2016
VenueGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon
Annandale Fall Festival

The Annandale Fall Festival will offer something for everyone in the family and will be held in conjunction with the annual parade for a fun-filled day! Watch as storybook characters, marching bands, clowns, antique cars, and international dancers make their way from the historic white church in Columbia Pike and the Annandale Shopping Center near Gallows Road to the Bowling-Alley Safeway. There will be one hundred vendors including numerous artisan handcrafts in the Community Market and th ...

DateOctober 22, 2016
VenueSafeway Parking Lot
Annual Pakistan Festival

The celebration features a fun-filled day for all ages. Activities include cultural performances by noted and popular artists from Pakistan, ethnic Pakistani cuisine, handicrafts, boutiques, sports, and childrens entertainment.

DateAugust 14, 2016
VenueBull Run Special Events Center
Annual Ukulele Festival

July marks the annual ritual when ukulele fans head to the waterfront at Lake Anne and enjoy the tranquil tunes when the plaza hosts its popular Lake Anne Ukulele Festival.  The free festival, in its 6th year, features performances by several internationally known and local ukulele musicians, music demonstrations, an open to the public jam session, festival vendors, and other family friendly activities.  This festival is the only ukulele festival in Northern Virginia, and it ...

DateJuly 9, 2016
VenueLake Anne Plaza
ArtSpace Herndon New Year's Eve Celebration

The New Year’s Eve celebration is one of ArtSpace Herndon’s signature events which includes family-friendly activities, a community bonfire, and entertainment. In 2013, children and families helped create a “Dale Chihuly” style “glass” chandelier to drop at midnight. This activity was led by local arts enthusiast Bill Davis, who portrayed the famed artist. In 2014, Herbie D & the Dengermen led an African Drum and Band Workshop followed by a drum circle around a bon fire. 

DateDecember/ TBD
VenueArtSpace Herndon
Bluebells at the Bend Celebration

Join the fun at Riverbend Park for Bluebells at the Bend, a celebration of the blossoming of Virginia Bluebells as they blanket the banks of the Potomac River. Bring the entire family for a wonderful day including games, music, wildflower walks and wagon rides. Meet live animals, hear the soulful tunes and have your face painted. Most of all enjoy nature's bountiful gift as these iconic wildflowers paint the woods blue. Bluebells bloom from March through June, releasing nectar that attracts loca ...

DateApril 16, 2016
VenueRiver Bend Park
Car Show and Labor Day Festival

The Clifton Labor Day Car Show is an open show featuring street rods, foreign, customs, antiques, trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and more! Join the fun in historic City of Fairfax, Virginia, for great cars, food, and music. There will be raffles as well as "Participant Pick" awards and specialty trophies. The first 250 show vehicles receive dash plaques.

DateSeptember 5, 2016
VenueHistoric City of Fairfax

Celebrate Fairfax

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Celebrate Fairfax

Celebrate Fairfax! is Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration. The annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run. The 25-acre site at the government center is magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds of more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, crafters and interactive activities. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on eight stages, ExxonMobil Children’s Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, a ...

DateJune 10-12,2016
VenueFairfax County Government Center

Chantilly Day

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Chantilly Day

The annual Chantilly Day festival celebrates the Chantilly community. The event will include a business expo, children's fair, performance stage, Taste of Chantilly and more. The event will benefit the local schools, including Chantilly High and Westfield High.

DateChantilly Day 2016 Postponed Unfortunately, Chantilly D...
VenueKmart Shopping Center Parking Lot
City of Fairfax Festival of Lights & Carols

Enjoy live holiday music, hot cider, s'mores by the Yule log, a petting farm, a ferris wheel, caroling, and the lighting of the Christmas tree in the winter wonderland on the grounds of the Kitty Pozer Garden. Activities continue throughout the day with the tree lighting ceremony held in the early evening.

DateDecember 3, 2016
VenueMultiple, see website for specific event locations
Clifton Day Festival

The annual Clifton Day is a non-profit event raising funds for a variety of local organizations. The festival includes arts and crafts, antiques, demonstrations, the Town Market, live music, children’s activities, and lots of good food. Clifton Day is on the Sunday before Columbus Day, usually the second Sunday of the month.

DateOctober 19, 2016
VenueDowntown Clifton
Curtis “Mr. Blues” Mailloux

The You Can Write a Blues Song! Cross-curricular Artist Residency Program  uses songwriting in the American blues style to integrate music, social studies and creative writing. Using acoustic roots music, primarily the blues, artist in residence and blues musician Curtis, “Mr. Blues” Mailloux shows how American Roots Music of 1910-1945 reflected the changing lives of Americans, particularly African Americans of that era.By analyzing songs from the era, students gain an understanding of and ...

DMV Punjabi Mela Festival

The DMV Mela Festival offers a welcoming environment for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy the open air event featuring essential aspects of the local Indian & Pakistani heritage and culture. Guests will enjoy high energy Bhangra, Gidha, and contemporary dances in colorful costumes, interactive performances, Indian and Pakistani food, children's games, and crafts from local vendors.

DateMay 21, 2016
VenueBull Run Park Special Events Center
Emmanuel (Kofi) Dennis

The Study-Beat All Around: African Drumming Polyrhythms Artist Residency Program introduces students to West African culture through the experience of West African polyrhythmic drumming. In their exposure to this unique musical form, they discover how this art of drumming is used to express empathy in response to a variety of human experiences. Throughout the program, students work to create, practice, and perform original works and ultimately respond to their learning in meaningful ways.Student ...

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 ...

DateFebruary 6-7, 2016
VenueFair Oaks Mall
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.

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.

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!

DateOctober 2016
VenueFairfax County Government Center
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.

DateMay 30, 2016
VenueCity Hall

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