Bring a picnic, comfy lawn chair or blanket and
enjoy the sounds of traditional Mexican folk
music as Mariachi Los Amigos takes the
stage as part of the
Mount Vernon Nights summer concert series.
The group, founded in 1979, shares a passion for
the lively sounds of mariachi music. 7 p.m.
Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For
information call 703-584-2900.
Also on Saturday:
Celebrating Begonia Diversity:
Johanna Zinn, begonia aficionado, introduces you to the
many varieties of begonia, their growing environments
and strategies for successfully rooting these
treasures. Take the starters home to expand your own
tropical collection. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Green
Spring Gardens. $18/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
The Widow Spy - My CIA Journey: Meet
Martha D. Peterson, author of "The Widow Spy: My
CIA Journey from the Jungles of Laos to Prison in
Moscow." Book signing to follow. 2 to 3 p.m.
Kings Park Library. Free. For information call
Family Fun Concert Series -
Rocknoceros: Coach Cotton, Williebob and
Boogie Woogie Bernie are Rocknoceros, the Washington,
D.C. area's award-winning band that makes very cool
music for children of all ages. Don't miss this fun
show. 10 a.m. Reston Town Square Park. Free. For
information call 703-476-4500.
Sunday, July 29: Still Waters...
Explore the widest part of the Occoquan Reservoir with
expert guides during Paddle
the Occoquan. Tours will focus on the natural
and cultural history of the reservoir. Both canoes and
kayaks are available for these tours. Appropriate for
ages 12 and above. Children ages 12 to 15 must be
accompanied by an adult. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fountainhead
Regional Park. For reservations (required) and more
information call 703-250-9124.
Also on Sunday:
Farmers Market: From May to November,
Fairfax County's 11 farmers markets come to life with a
feast for the senses. The vibrant colors of freshly
picked fruits and vegetables, the fragrant perfume of
cut flowers, savory artisan cheeses. In addition to
fruits and vegetables, you'll find fresh eggs, meats
and other edible delights along with gardening plants
of all sizes. All products sold are produced by vendors
within 125 miles of Fairfax County. On Sundays stop by
Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the
Market page for days, times, locations and
more on all of the markets.
Summer Sunday Concerts - Kinobe: Born
in Uganda, Kinobe is a gifted multi-instrumentalist,
vocalist and composer whose early abilities in
traditional African music quickly garnered acclaim on
the world stage. Enjoy his performance as part of the
Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series from the
McLean Community Center. 5 to 6 p.m. McLean Central Park
gazebo. 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 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
To request this information in an alternate format,
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.