Fairfax County Weekender



Saturday, Dec. 31: Hit the Ground Running

End 2011 on a high (and fast) note, with the 6th Annual Bull Run 5k. The course features a combination of pavement, gravel and hardpack, and offers lots of great spectating options for family and friends. Water and food will be provided for racers and a gift drawing will take place at the end. 3 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park. For information call 703-631-0550.

Also on Saturday:

Workhouse Arts Center Exhibitions: Don't miss the last day of the Workhouse Artists Association and Art of Fiber exhibitions. Members of the Workhouse Associates are exhibiting a variety of works in Gallery W-16, and the Art of Fiber exhibition features the beauty and creativity of the fiber arts, showcasing pieces from around the country and around the world.  For information call 703-495-0001.

Sunday, Jan. 1: Let There Be Lights

It's the last week to catch a glimpse of the winter wonderland that awaits at the Bull Run Festival of Lights, now on display at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.  Over 130,000 people visit every year to experience this enchanted world of giant toy soldiers, snowmen, Santa and his reindeer, and so much more.  5:30 to 9:30 p.m. ( Additional dates and times.) $15/car or van. For more information call 703-359-4633.

Also on Sunday:

New Year's Day HikeJoin a naturalist on a two-mile hike in the park to celebrate the new year. A range of natural history topics will be covered, and hot drinks and snacks will be served after the walk! Adults and children age 6 and older. 1 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Call 703-528-5406 to make a reservation or for 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 opportunities.  
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