Fairfax County Weekender


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child holding fishFriday, June 17: Gone Fishin' 

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 and flashlight. S’mores are provided.  Bring fishing rods and tackle; bait provided. Fishing rods are available for rent (limited availability). Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Riverbend Park. $5/person. Registration is required. For information call 703-759-9018.

Also on Friday:

Café 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. Free. For information call 703-768-2525.

children playing in a waterparkSaturday, June 18: Avast Ye Landlubbers!

Enjoy the sights, sounds and fun of Pirate's Day, a special event filled with pirate re-enactors, great food, scavenger hunts, games and, of course, tons of fun at the waterpark! Bring the entire family for a day of fun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pirate's Cove Waterpark at Pohick Bay Regional Park. $7/person, $6/children ages 2 to 11 and seniors 55 and above. For information call 703-339-6104. 

Also on Saturday:

Watershed Friendly Home, Garden and Horse Farm Tour: Get inspired to create an environmentally friendly landscape at your home, school or business! Visit gardens throughout Fairfax County featuring vegetated roofs, rain barrels, backyard wildlife habitat, composting, native plant species and more. Local residents open their gardens and share their experiences landscaping with water resources in mind. 1 to 5 p.m. Various locations.pdf icon For information call call 703-324-1423.

Breeding Bird Survey: Hike with a naturalist and assist with a breeding bird survey in the park from 7 to 9 a.m. Learn about the different species that nest here as a variety of habitats is explored. Ages 13 and above. 7 to 9 a.m. Riverbend Park. $7/person. Registration is required. For information call 703-759-9018. 

Saturday Family Fun - Comedy with Mark Lohr: A unique blend of circus skills and physical comedy draws in audiences and leaves them howling with laughter. He juggles, he eats fire, he spins plates and he can leap tall shrubbery in a single bound! Faster than a punch line, more powerful than a 3 -year-old, it's Mark Lohr, Super Vaudevillian! 10 to 10:45 a.m. Town Square Park at Reston Town Center. Free. For information call 703-476-4500. 

antique carsSunday, June 19: Long May You Run

Make it a Father's Day to remember and bring dad to the 37th Annual Sully Antique Car Show, featuring foreign and American cars, trucks and specialty vehicles through 1981. More than 400 antique and classic vehicles fill the grounds.  Purchase the car of your dreams at the Car Corral, watch a Model T take-apart demonstration or find the perfect accessory or gift in the Craft, Antique and Auto Market. Live music, delicious food and a children's tent are also part of the fun. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sully Historic Site. $9/adults, $8/seniors, $6/children. Free parking on-site.  For information call 703-437-1794.

Also on Sunday:

Young Soloists Recital: The premier showcase for great chamber music in Northern Virginia. This week, enjoy the sounds of young pianists, violinists and cellists. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. Free.  For information call 703-790-0123.

Wood Carving Lessons: Skilled wood carvers lend their tools and expertise to help uncover your hidden artistic talent as you create a creature from a block of wood. Participants ages 8 and above are welcome. Noon to 4 p.m. Colvin Run Mill.  Free. (A nominal fee is charged for wood blanks.) For information call 703-759-2771.

  • 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.
  • A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
  • To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
  • TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.


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