Fall for Local Arts Around Fairfax

Fall for Local Arts Around Fairfax

Fall for Local Arts Around Fairfax

Fall for Local Arts Around Fairfax

Fall is here, and there’s no better season to support local arts! In this blog, we have listed events that showcase local artists and artisans. Whether you’re an avid crafter, an art enthusiast, or a budding artist yourself, this fall promises an array of delightful opportunities. Prepare to indulge in fun activities, savor delicious culinary delights, explore captivating artworks, and discover unique handcrafted treasures.


Under an outdoor tent a rustic metal display holds cut paper flowers. Behind the display is a table covered with books, cards, and other items for sale
Courtesy of the Town of Occoquan

Occoquan Fall Festival & Craft Fair
September 23, 2023

River Mill Park, 407 Mill St, Occoquan Historic District, VA 22125

Visit the Town of Occoquan alexon the 23rd of September for a memorable experience! Over 10,000 visitors come every year to enjoy the festivities. With 200+ arts and crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, and the best music from the 80s to today, Collective is thrilled to be back for a second year. Catch them live at the picturesque River Mill Park, located right by the water. Plus, it will be conveniently situated in the beer and wine garden. Don’t miss out on this amazing event – come join the fun!


Old Town Manassas Art Show & Craft Fall Fair
September 23, 2023

Manassas Lawn Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas, VA 20110

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this must-attend annual fair! With over 60 local artisans, crafters, independent consultants, and small businesses, you’re in for a treat. And the best part? It’s completely free to enter! Discover a wide range of goodies, including stunning paintings, art photography, exquisite handmade jewelry, beautiful glass and wood products, stylish home decor, trendy clothing, and even accessories for both you and your furry friends. Don’t miss out on this family-friendly event that’s bound to have something for everyone on your list!



The viewer looks over the shoulder of a patron wearing a khaki jacket and hat as they look at a work of art
Courtesy of Alexandria Old Town Art Festival

Alexandria Old Town Art Festival
September 30 and October 1, 2023

300 John Carlyle St. in Alexandria, VA

Discover the vibrant allure of John Carlyle Square, a thriving mixed-use community in the heart of Alexandria’s Eisenhower East district. Experience the allure of high-rise living, world-class hotels, and trendy retail destinations all within walking distance. Immerse yourself in the charm of historic Old Town, where you’ll find a diverse selection of natural open spaces, inviting parks, and a bustling retail and entertainment center. Explore Alexandria, a renowned artistic hub that showcases the finest juried artwork from talented artists across the nation. Don’t miss out on this captivating cultural experience with free admission and is rated among the top 100 art shows in Sunshine Artist Magazine.


October 1, 2023

McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.

Get ready for a day of art, music, and fun at the McLean Project for the Arts’ annual MPAartfest! Celebrating its 17th year, MPAartfest is a must-attend event where you can explore mini art galleries, discover contemporary pieces, and even purchase artwork that catches your eye. But that’s not all – you’ll also be treated to live music from some of the DC-area’s top musicians, a special Children’s Art Walk, delicious food options, and so much more.Best of all, admission to this exciting day is absolutely free! Don’t miss out on MPAartfest 2023 – mark your calendar and enjoy a memorable day of creativity and culture.


The photo looks down at a vendor display with three walls is covered with colorful canvases as patrons look at the art
Courtesy of Capital Art and Craft Festivals

Capital Art & Craft Festival
October 13-15, 2023

Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Virginia

Visit the Capital Craft Fair on October 13-15, 2023 in Chantilly, VA. This event, held at the Dulles Expo Center, is open to the public and offers exhibitors the chance to showcase their Arts, Crafts & Gifts to a diverse and enthusiastic audience. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your products and services to a wide regional audience at the Capital Craft Fair. Take advantage of this ideal platform to gain exposure, connect with potential customers, and network with industry professionals and potential partners.


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