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July 2017
$5

Fireflies in the Meadow July 26

July 26 @ 8:30 pm
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park,
5040 Walney Rd
Chantilly, VA United States
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On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, see fireflies light up the meadow at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in a program designed for participants age two to adult. Fireflies in the Meadow Bring a plastic jar with a lid to catch these blinking wonders. Get a close-up look and then release them. The cost of the program, held from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., is $5 per person. Meet at Cabell’s Mill, and wear long pants, socks and closed shoes. Flashlights and insect…

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Free

Evenings on the Ellipse July 27: Zydeco A-Go-Go (Zydeco)

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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I am pleased to announce another exciting season of the Evenings on the Ellipse concert series this summer. On Thursday evenings from July 6th through August 24th, the backyard of the Fairfax County Governments Center will be alive with fun music and good company. Employees, nearby residents and music lovers can stop by after work with lawn chairs and picnic blankets to relax in Wolf Trap-esque style! I hope to see you this summer. Sincerely, Sharon Bulova Chairman, Board of…

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$6

Goodnight Walk: Night Sky July 28

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hidden Oaks Nature Center,
7701 Royce St.
Annandale, VA United States
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Bask in starlight at Hidden Oaks Nature Center on Friday, July 28 and enjoy a Goodnight Walk that focuses on the night sky.   Goodnight Walk: Night Sky    Take a stroll in the woods and to a field to learn about night-sky wonders. Enjoy a story and craft, and learn how to continue your own moon and star exploration at home. This program runs from 8 to 9 p.m. Bring one flashlight per family and dress for an outdoor walk.…

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$8

Campfire & Night Senses (6-Adult) July 28

July 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Fairfax Park,
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr.
Reston, VA United States
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At Lake Fairfax Park on Friday, July 28, enjoy a campfire and program all about Night Senses.    Campfire & Night Senses (6-Adult)   Join in activities that show how the night affects our senses, and learn how animals adapt to the dark. This program for participants age six to adult runs from 8:30 to 10 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Lake Fairfax Park is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA. For more information, please call 703-471-5414…

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August 2017
Free

Evenings on the Ellipse Aug. 3: Incendio (Latin)

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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I am pleased to announce another exciting season of the Evenings on the Ellipse concert series this summer. On Thursday evenings from July 6th through August 24th, the backyard of the Fairfax County Governments Center will be alive with fun music and good company. Employees, nearby residents and music lovers can stop by after work with lawn chairs and picnic blankets to relax in Wolf Trap-esque style! I hope to see you this summer. Sincerely, Sharon Bulova Chairman, Board of…

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Free

Evenings on the Ellipse Aug. 10: The United States Navy “Commodores” (Jazz)

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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I am pleased to announce another exciting season of the Evenings on the Ellipse concert series this summer. On Thursday evenings from July 6th through August 24th, the backyard of the Fairfax County Governments Center will be alive with fun music and good company. Employees, nearby residents and music lovers can stop by after work with lawn chairs and picnic blankets to relax in Wolf Trap-esque style! I hope to see you this summer. Sincerely, Sharon Bulova Chairman, Board of…

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$40

2017 Workhouse Brewfest on Aug. 12 Offers Craft Brews, Bands, Food and Art

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lorton Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA United States
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It’s not too late to buy early bird tickets for the second annual Workhouse Brewfest on Aug. 12, 2017, from 1 to 8 p.m. You can purchase discounted tickets starting at $40 until Tuesday, Aug. 8, and prices increase after this date. The festival, which takes place at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, will feature: 15 Virginia craft breweries, including ones located in Fairfax County 5 distilleries 1 cidery 12 bands Local food trucks Lawn games Art for sale…

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Free

Cultural Heritage Night Aug. 12 Features Taiwanese Entertainment

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ossian Hall Park,
7900 Heritage Dr
Annandale, VA United States
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This year’s Summer Entertainment Series features a wide array of free and culturally diverse performances. From across the continents, performers provide a taste of the unusual and allow us to understand the differences between us as well as the joys of that diversity. Join us for Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Night at Ossian Hall Park on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Enjoy a different view of the Orient from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ossian Hall Park is located at 7900 Heritage Park,…

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Evenings on the Ellipse Aug 17: The Hula Monsters (Hawaiian/Swing)

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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I am pleased to announce another exciting season of the Evenings on the Ellipse concert series this summer. On Thursday evenings from July 6th through August 24th, the backyard of the Fairfax County Governments Center will be alive with fun music and good company. Employees, nearby residents and music lovers can stop by after work with lawn chairs and picnic blankets to relax in Wolf Trap-esque style! I hope to see you this summer. Sincerely, Sharon Bulova Chairman, Board of…

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Free

Nottaway Nights Presents The Seldom Scene on Aug. 17

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nottoway Park,
9537 Courthouse Rd
Vienna, VA United States
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The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series welcomes high-caliber artists and entertainers throughout the summer and offers Fairfax County residents the chance to experience performers in a small venue, up-close and personal at these free concerts. One of the most sought-after and popular shows is coming to Nottoway Park next month! The Seldom Scene has long been one of the most progressive bands in bluegrass and one of this musical genre’s finest acts. Widely acclaimed as “America’s greatest bluegrass…

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$7 - $12

Prepare for the Eclipse through Programs in Fairfax Parks

August 20 - August 21

It’s time to plan for the astronomical event of the year. A total solar eclipse crosses the United States on August 21, 2017, and Fairfax County residents will see about 80 percent of the sun shadowed by the moon. The Fairfax County Park Authority has several programs designed to make your eclipse experience safe and memorable. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (ECLP) and Sully Historic Site in Chantilly will host Darkness at Noon preview programs. The programs will be held on…

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Free

Evenings on the Ellipse Aug 24: Eilen Jewell (Alt-county/Roots-rock)

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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I am pleased to announce another exciting season of the Evenings on the Ellipse concert series this summer. On Thursday evenings from July 6th through August 24th, the backyard of the Fairfax County Governments Center will be alive with fun music and good company. Employees, nearby residents and music lovers can stop by after work with lawn chairs and picnic blankets to relax in Wolf Trap-esque style! I hope to see you this summer. Sincerely, Sharon Bulova Chairman, Board of…

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