Fairfax County Weekender


Friday, July 6: Test the Waters

Get ready for an exciting adventure on a Moonlight Kayak Tour of the Pohick Bay Marsh. Glide by kayak while enjoying views of bald eagles, great blue herons and other wildlife. No experience necessary. Ages 8 and above welcome. (Participants ages 8 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult.) Pohick Bay Regional Park. $30/person. For information and reservations (required) call 703-339-6104.

Also on Friday:

Dairy Days at Sully: Churn butter, crank ice cream and play historic games for a taste of 18th-century life at Sully. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are suggested. 1 to 4 p.m. (ice cream and butter made at 1, 2 and 3) Sully Historic Site. $5/person. For information call 703-437-1794.

Saturday, July 7: I Scream, You Scream...

Bring the family, set up a picnic on the Workhouse Quad and enjoy a fun-filled, entertaining afternoon at the  4th Annual Ice Cream Social. You won’t want  to miss a visit by Fairfax County Fire Department Station #441 and pony rides by Tamarack Stables. For a $15 donation, you get your very own handmade bowl, created by a Workhouse student, instructor or resident artist. Local band, "State of Mind" also on hand to dish out their tunes. Noon to 4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. For information call 703-584-2900. 

Also on Saturday:

Lively Ladybugs: Join the fun and learn about a ladybug’s life. Activities and games reveal the ladybug’s secrets. Suited for ages 2 to 4. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $5/child. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

Summer Concert - The Taters: Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of The Taters, an eclectic mix of roots rock, power pop, country and Americana, a sound that's been described as "Country roots-pop with the genius songwriting of 60's & 70's power-pop, …a curious mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles." Billboard magazine calls it "American roots-rock with thoroughly modern, totally hip sensibilities." 7 to 9 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. $5 donation requested. For information call 703-528-5406. 

Sunday, July 8: To a Tea!

Local musician Jody Marshall returns to Green Spring to delight listeners with the hammered dulcimer’s mellow tones at a Sweet Summer Music Tea Party. Marshall will play and speak about this traditional and unique stringed instrument that has traveled the world and goes back to the days of early America. 1 to 3 p.m. Historic Green Spring. Ages 13 and up. $27/person includes an English tea program. To make a reservation call 703-941-7987.

Also on Sunday:

Birding for Beginners: Interested in birding? Here's a great way to get started! Learn about the birds of Huntley Meadows and some basic identification skills. The program begins with an indoor discussion. Children ages 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. 8 to 11 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park $6/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-768-2525.

Aloha Boys: Born and raised in Hawai'i and transplanted to the Washington, D.C., area, the Aloha Boys met in 1996 while playing music for their children at Halau O 'Aulani, a school of Hawai'ian culture in Maryland. Enjoy their performance as part of the Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series from the McLean Community Center. The Aloha Boys love to "kanikapila" or play an acoustic down-home, backyard-style Hawai'ian music - a style that includes everything from the very traditional to contemporary songs and styles. 5 to 6 p.m. McLean Central Park gazebo. Free. For information call 703-790-0123.

  • **Some events and facilities may continue to be impacted by last Friday's storm.
    Please call ahead to confirm your program will be held as scheduled.**
  • 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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