Fairfax County Weekender


 Friday, June 14: Summer Serenade 

Come for an evening of fun, friends, good music and a chance to mingle with the cast, crew and volunteers who support and celebrate the Workhouse Arts Center’s Performing Arts program. Performers from the popular cabaret series will entertain in a concert featuring the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. From 7 to 10 p.m. on the Quad at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free, suggested donation of $20/person. No tickets required. Raffles for future tickets and activities at the Workhouse will be available for purchase. Cash bar and light refreshments available. For information call 703-584-2900.

Also on Friday:

Farmers Markets in McLean and Kingstowne: Enjoy the freshest of summer’s bounty from 8 a.m. to noon in McLean’s Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road and from 4 to 7 p.m. at 5935 Kingstowne Town Center. A wide variety of fresh produce, flowers and other items are available for purchase. For information call 703-642-0128.

 Saturday, June 15: Plants, Produce, Parks and More

Look at creative ideas for plant labels from frugal to decorative and then use your creativity to make some stylish ones to take home during DIY Plant Markers. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 18 and up. $35/person. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Also on Saturday:

Farmers Markets in Burke and Reston: Purchase fresh-from-the farm produce, flowers and other items from 8 a.m. to noon at the Burke VRE parking lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway and in Reston at Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore Drive. For information call 703-642-0128.

Park Manager Walk and Talk: Join the park manager on a walk to find out about the wetland restoration project and learn about the park’s wildlife. From 5 to 7 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Free, no registration required. For information call 703-768-2525.

Mount Vernon Nights 2013: Enjoy the gypsy music of Black Masala, an eclectic nine-piece group that draws its inspiration from Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, indie rock riffs and a bit of Appalachian twang.  Bring your picnic, lawn chair or blanket (outside alcohol not permitted). From 7 to 8 p.m. on the Quad at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free, no tickets required. For information call 703-584-2900.

Cool Cow Comedy: Comedian Bengt Washburn is featured. His credits include Comedy Central and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10:30 p.m. in the W3 Theatre at the Workhouse Arts Center. $15/person. Buy tickets online. For information call 703-584-2900.

 Sunday, June 16: Celebrate Dad

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Antique Car Show at Sully Historic Site. More than 400 antique and classic cars fill the grounds. Buy the car of your dreams at the Car Corral or search for the perfect accessory in the flea market with more than 100 vendors. Treat dad to a delicious lunch and get your toes tapping to music reminiscent of the heyday of these classic automobiles. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Tour of the first floor of the 1794 house included in the fee of $10/adult, $8/senior and $7/child, pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.

Also on Sunday:

Father’s Day at Colvin Run Mill: Treat dad to a free woodcarving lesson with the Northern Virginia Carvers (nominal charge for wood blanks). Free tours of the mill given to dads accompanied by their children. Hand-crank ice cream and sample your efforts for $1.50 a cup. From noon to 4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Mill tour cost is separate: $7/adult, $6/student and $5/seniors and children; pay at site. For information call 703-759-2771.

Farmers Market in Lorton: Savor the sights and smells of this wondrous display of nature’s best and pick your produce and other items at the Lorton market. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Virginia Railway Express parking lot, 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard. For information call 703-642-0128.

Grinding Demonstration: The miller will be grinding from noon to 3 p.m., conditions permitting, at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Tour is $7/adult, $6/student and $5/seniors and children; pay at site. For information call 703-759-2771.

Snake and Turtle Feeding: Enjoy a presentation and demonstration by animal caretaker staff; see four snakes and four turtles plus other reptiles. Learn what makes a reptile different from an amphibian and learn to identify the county's only venomous snake, the northern copperhead. At least one snake, two turtles and a toad will be fed. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Ages 4 and up. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

  • 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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