Independence Day 2013
Day 2013: Celebrations are scheduled at Lake
Fairfax Park, Langley High School and the Workhouse Arts
Center. Concerts, picnics and much more are among the
Friday, July 5: What's on the
Strange Nature: Disgusting Diets: Nuts and
berries aren't the only things wildlife will munch on. Find
out what weird food sources animals find appetizing. From
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Hidden
Pond Nature Center. Ages 6 to 12. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Also on Friday:
Dairy Days: Make
Ice Cream and Churn Butter: Discover the dairy
whey! Churn butter, crank ice cream and play historic games.
From 1 to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site.
Ice cream and butter made at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $5/person. Tour
cost separate: $7/adult, $6/student (16 and up with student
I.D.), $5/senior (65 +), $5/child (age 5-15).Wagon ride/$2.
Pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.
Saturday, July 6: Strike a Pose
Free Yoga on the Quad: Enjoy free,
early-morning, drop-in yoga classes the first and second
Saturday of July. Bring your own yoga mat. Classes open to
all and held outside, so please dress accordingly. From 8 to
8:45 a.m. on the Quad at
Arts Center. Free, no registration required. For more
information contact Art of Movement program manager Lesley
Spalding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on Saturday:
Arts in the
Parks: Spend your Saturday morning with a
variety of acts at one of four parks. From 10 to 11 a.m. at
Mason District Park
for the Blue Sky Puppet Theater; Burke Lake
Park Amphitheater for Paul Hadfield “General Foolishness”
E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater for The Great Zucchini
(comedy/magic); and Lake Fairfax Park
Amphitheater for the Nicolo Whimsey Show (music/juggling).
Free, no registration required. More information.
Turtle Survey: See turtles close up and
learn how to identify different species. Search for them at
the pond from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. Ages 2 and up. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Concerts: Experience the bluegrass sound of
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Workhouse
Arts Center or Santi Budaya for Indonesian Cultural
Heritage Night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park.
Free, no registration required. Note: fireworks will follow
the concert at the Workhouse Arts Center. If there’s a threat
of bad weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to
the start of the concert for updates. More information.
Sounds of the Night Campfire: Learn to
identify nocturnal animal calls, enjoy stories of local
creatures of the night around a campfire and make s’mores.
From 8 to 9 p.m. at Hidden Oaks
Nature Center. Ages 4 and up. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Sunday, July 7: It's for the Birds
Birding for Beginners: Interested in
birding? Learn some basic identification skills from 8 to 11
a.m. in Huntley
Meadows Park. Ages 12 and up. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Sunday:
Lessons: The wood carvers lend their tools and
expertise to uncover your hidden artistic talent as you
create a creature from a block of wood. From noon to 4 p.m.
at Colvin Run Mill Historic
Site. The lesson is free; a nominal fee is charged for
wood blanks. Pay at site. For information call 703-759-2771.
Sunday Summer Concert in the Park: What
happens when you distill the ‘30s sound of Doc Scantlin and
his Imperial Palms to its purest form? You get the Palmettos!
Doc, Chou Chou and a pint-sized band kick off a musical time
warp. From 5 to 6 p.m. at the McLean Central Park Gazebo
(Route 123 and Old Dominion Drive); parking available at the
Community Center. Free, no registration required. For
information call 703-790-0123.
Starlight: Come hear the country sound of
David Peterson Oldtime Country. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mason District Park.
Free, no registration required. If there’s a threat of bad
weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the start
of the concert for updates. 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
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.