Fairfax County Weekender


Saturday, April 7: Great Egg-Spectations!

Easter egg hunts abound throughout the county!  Hop on over to Nottoway Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt Celebration. Children will be divided by age group to hunt for treats and special prizes, and enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny. Walk-in registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $7/child. An Easter Egg Hunt at the South Run RECenter will take place rain or shine in the field house from 10 to 11 a.m. The fun will also include arts and crafts, face-painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $10/child. To register (required) call 703-866-0566. The Easter Egg Hunt at Mason District Park includes a traditional egg hunt, a moonbounce, snacks and more. Hunts are separated by age group with staggered start times beginning at 10:15 a.m. Register online or walk-in.  

Also on Saturday:

American Shakespeare Center on Tour: Called “shamelessly entertaining” by the Washington Post, ASC doesn’t just make Shakespeare accessible, it makes it engaging and, yes, even fun. ASC’s endlessly energetic, tremendously talented casts draw the audience into their performances — you can even snag a seat onstage to be truly a part of the action. Come early and hear the cast play everything from The Beatles to Weezer in a musical pre-show. "The Winter's Tale" at 2 p.m. $30/person ($20 McLean Community Center district residents.) "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 8 p.m. $30/person ($20/McLean Community Center district residents.) For information call 703-790-0123.

Green Spring Garden Markets: Local growers will offer shrubs, native plants and wildflowers, ornamental grasses and unusual perennials and annuals. Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) receive 10 percent off in the Garden Gate Plant Shop. The Green Spring Master Gardeners are available at each Garden Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Also April 14, 21.) Green Spring Gardens. For information call 703-642-5173.

Spring Wildflowers of Scotts Run: Walk the trails in search of spring beauty--Dutchman’s breeches and other ephemerals in these rich woods. Meet in the west parking lot. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Scotts Run Nature Preserve. $6/adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Sunday, April 8: A Walk in the Park

Through an indoor timeline and a short walk through the park, the Potomac Overlook Heritage Program brings history alive by highlighting the seamless ties between our area’s human and natural history. How did geology influence the settlement of Washington, D.C.? Why are some trees found only to the west or east of Arlington? Learn the answers to these and other questions at this program suitable for adults and children 10 and above. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Call 703-528-5406 to make a reservation or for more information.

  • Information was correct at time of publication.  Please contact individual event sites to confirm programs are being held as scheduled. 
  • The Fairfax County Weekender highlights a selection of county events taking place each weekend. Many more events and activities can be found at the Parks and Library pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website. Additionally, the towns of Herndon and Vienna as well as the city of Falls Church offer many arts, entertainment and recreational opportunities.  
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