Friday, June 15: Down by the
Bring camping gear, flashlight, toasting sticks and dinner
to cook on those sticks over a campfire alongside the Potomac
Riverside Camping overnight program is
a great way to kick off Father's Day weekend. S'mores
and a light breakfast will be provided. 6 p.m. Riverbend Park. $16/person.
online. For more information call 703-759-9018.
Also on Friday:
2012 Summer Entertainment
Series: The Fairfax County Park Authority, in
partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors,
presents a summer-long calendar of shows, concerts and movies
appropriate for you and your family. These concerts are the
perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn
chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers.
Performances range from children's puppet shows to big band,
jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and world music. For those
who love a classic, enjoy a nostalgic return to the good old
days and the drive-in theatre where you can view classic
movies on a large, outdoor screen from the comfort of your
car. Events take place Wednesday through Sunday. More
information and performance details are available online.
Cattail: Enjoy a relaxing evening applauding
community talent. Musicians, dancers and poets are encouraged
to share their arts with a nature theme. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. Free. For information call 703-768-2525.
Saturday, June 16: Lights, Camera,
The Workhouse Film Institute is showcasing films
during the month of June as part of the Workhouse Urban
Art Film Series.
"Bomb It" is the explosive new
documentary from award-winning director Jon Reiss
investigating the most subversive and controversial art
form currently shaping international youth culture:
graffiti. Through interviews and guerilla footage of
graffiti writers in action on five continents, the film
tells the story of graffiti from its origins in
prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion
in New York City during the '70s and '80s to today. The
film tracks down the most innovative and pervasive
street artists as they battle for control over the
urban visual landscape. You'll never look at public
space the same way again. 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts
Center. Free ($7/person suggested donation). For
information call 703-584-2900.
Also on Saturday:
Manager Walk and Talk: Join Huntley
Meadows Park Manager Kevin Munroe on a free walk. Find
out about the wetland restoration project and learn
about wildlife. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park. For
information call 703-768-2525.
Cruises: Soak up the sunset as you
cruise the beautiful shoreline of Lake Accotink. You
may spot a heron settling in for the night or a deer
coming down to water's edge for a late drink. Sit back
and listen while your tour guide shares interesting
facts about local wildlife and some of the fascinating
history of the park. Keep an eye out for the park's
resident eagles. Beverages served on board.
Participants age 18 and above are welcome. 7 to 8 p.m.
Park. $6/person. For reservations and more
information call 703-569-0285.
Run Creek Exploration: Explore Bull Run
Regional Park's largest creek. Join a naturalist on a
netting excursion to learn about creek life, catch
crayfish, aquatic insects and fish. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bull
Run Regional Park; park in the Atlantis Waterpark
parking lot and meet at the camp store. Free. For
reservations and more information call 703-631-0550.
Sunday, June 17: Little
Celebrate Father's Day with Sully's Annual Antique
Car Show. 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 the
music of Jumpin' Jupiter. A tour of the first floor of
the 1794 Sully House is included. 10 a.m. to 3:30
Historic Site. $10/adult, $8/seniors,
$7/children. For information call 703-437-1794.
Also on Sunday:
Children's Musical Adventure - Who's on First
Bass?: Bring the whole family for an
interactive concert based upon music by Rossini,
"Duke" Ellington, plus the new "Concerto
for Basketball!" Learn what sports and music have
in common. Participants age 5 and above are welcome. 1
to 2 p.m. Green
Spring Gardens. $2/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Run Trail Hike: Take a two-hour hike on the
Bluebell Trail. Bring good hiking shoes, water and
prepare to get muddy. Be on the lookout for signs
of forest creatures and identify the types of trees
found in the park. Park in the Atlantis Waterpark lot
and meet at the camp store. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bull Run
Regional Park. Free. For information call
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
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
A complete list of county calendars is also available
To request this information in an alternate format,
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.