June 8: Celebrate Good Times!
Get ready for fun, as Celebrate
Fairfax! returns with more than 300 exhibitors,
vendors, crafters and
interactive activities, along with live concerts on eight
Children's Avenue, a petting zoo,
the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival
rides, and great festival
foods. Nightly fireworks are a
highlight. Festival headliners include The Legends
of Hip-Hop, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and The
Legwarmers. 6 p.m. to midnight. (10 a.m. to midnight on
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.) Admission (only) is
$12/adults, $5/children ages 3 to 10. For information call
Also on Friday:
Riverside Campfire - Fishing Fun: Fish from the
riverbank and learn about the fish world. Come early if you
want to bring a picnic or hot dogs to toast. Bring a toasting
stick, blanket, flashlight, fishing rods and tackle; bait
provided. Fishing rods available for rent. Children must be
accompanied by a registered adult.6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Riverbend
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
June 9: It's an Art
2nd Saturday Art Walk showcases the diverse work of
more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue,
creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse
themselves in the richness of this creative community. Guests
can tour seven studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists
and buy original works of art, all while enjoying light
refreshment and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly
art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or
girl's night out, as well as for art collectors and art
appreciation groups. 6 to 9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free.
For information call 703-495-0001.
Also on Saturday:
A Propensity to
Dig: Learn about plants and their uses in the Federal
Era during a visit to the Sully House and the garden of
Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first congressman.
Hear about Mrs. Lee and her propensity to dig, and her
brother Zaccheus, a merchant and noted botanist in
Philadelphia. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sully
Historic Site. $7/adults, $6/students and $5/seniors
and children. A guided tour is included in the fee. For
information call 703-437-1794.
The Frog Bride: Boy marries frog. Boy loses frog.
Boy finds true love. And a human bride! This Russian fairy
tale engages the imagination and opens the heart,
incorporating great music (Prokofiev), great art (Kandinsky)
and hip storytelling (David Gonzalez). 8 p.m. McLean
Community Center's Alden Theatre. $20/person.
($15/McLean Community Center district residents.) For
information call 703-790-0123.
Mount Vernon Nights at the Workhouse: Featuring
Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra.
Bring a picnic and a comfy lawn chair or blanket and
enjoy Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution
Orchestra, a 12-piece explosion of righteousness that blends
New Orleans party music, soul in the style of Ray Charles and
Al Green and a good helping of jam-bandy roots rock. and a
righteous splash of secular gospel.Come early and stroll
through the gallery! 7 to 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center.
Free. For information call 703-584-2900.
10: Catch the Buzz
Beekeepers Marian Villasenor and Bob Becker share the story
in pictures of their first year of beekeeping at a special
Green Spring tea -- The Apiarists'
Tale. Their experiences will entertain, fascinate and
inform. After tea participants will visit the hives.
Participants age 13 and above are welcome. 1 to 3 p.m. Green Spring
Gardens.$27/person (includes a full English afternoon
tea.) For reservations call 703-941-7987.
Also on Sunday:
Kayak Tour: Moonshine and Mayhem: What is now Riverbend
Park was once a safe haven for illegal whiskey-making
operations during the 1920s. Journey by kayak past river
islands and discover its shady past. This is not a whitewater
tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided. 9 to
11 a.m. $55/person. Register
online. For more information call 703-759-9018.
Gardener Magazine Photo Exhibit Opening Reception:
Winning photographs from this year’s Washington Gardener
Magazine photo contest will be on display through August.
Light refreshments offered at reception. Reservations not
required. 4 to 6 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
Free. For information call 703-255-3631.
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
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.