Celebrate the fall season with Fairfax County Park Authority. As the weather cools and the leaves change color, head outside to enjoy events big and small.
Family Fall Festival
Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens
Come enjoy the gardens among friends! This annual festival includes a wide variety of family activities, plant sales, silent auction, music and more!
Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Visit the Green Spring Gardens website for more information or call 703-642-5173.
View the Family Fall Festival flyer
Saturday, Oct. 7, noon to 5 p.m., at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
The whole family is invited to a celebration at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park that is becoming a community tradition. Join friends to shop local from artists and artisans, makers and bakers. Enjoy delicious food and drink from Ono Brewing Co. and DC Steakholders.
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is located at 5049 Walney Road, Chantilly. Visit the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park website for more information or call 703-631-0013.
Farm Harvest Days and Carnival
Oct. 13 - 15, at Frying Pan Farm Park
Have fun on the farm and bring the whole family to Frying Pan Farm Park for the Farm Harvest Days and Carnival. Enjoy Big Truck Night on Oct. 13; watch the cider press in action, milk a cow, shell corn, peel apples and play old-fashion games on Oct. 14-15; and enjoy food, games and rides at the carnival all weekend long! Admission is free; carnival ride tickets are available for purchase.
Purchase carnival ride tickets
Frying Pan Farm Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Visit the Frying Pan Farm Park website or call 703-437-9101 for more information.
Solar Eclipse Extravaganza
Saturday, Oct. 14, at multiple locations
Join our experts to view the partial annular solar eclipse. At noon, watch as the moon partially eclipses the sun as they both travel across the sky. A limited number of eclipse viewing glasses and sun spotting scopes will be available to view the eclipse. As we await the eclipse and after it has passed, enjoy various themed games, activities and demonstrations.
Partial Solar Eclipse Celebration, noon to 2 p.m., at Burke Lake Park
Partial Solar Eclipse Celebration, noon to 2 p.m., at Sully Historic Site
Safely See the Partial Eclipse, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Historic Huntley
Visit the Astronomy website for more information.
Register for eclipse viewing programs
Skate the Wake
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Wakefield Skate Park
Enjoy a day filled with skating, music and all-around fun at Skate the Wake. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and enjoy food, music, vendors, and fun activities. Skateboarders are invited to bring their gear to learn new tricks from the professionals in the Learning Zone and compete in the Best Trick Contest.
Visit Skate the Wake webpage for more information.
Wakefied Skate Park is located at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. For more information, visit the Wakefield Skate Park website.
Whatever your event "flavor," the Park Authority has you covered this season!