Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-8702
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12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Park Events Calendar

Upcoming Featured Events

Oct

17

6:00PM, (7-Adult) Wander with a naturalist to discover wonderful fall wildflowers that…

Oct

18

1:00PM, (Adult) Tour the glorious fall demonstration gardens with a master gardener…

Oct

18

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Take a trip through time as we examine Alexandria’s and the nation’s…

Oct

19

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Join our naturalist on a family-friendly hike at Lake Fairfax Park to…

Oct

19

6:00PM, (4-Adult) Families can bring a small pumpkin to decorate at Ellanor C. Lawrence…

Oct

19

7:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us for a night of campfire, s’mores and more at Lake Accotink…

Oct

20

8:00AM, Are you interested in birding?  Come see the colors and hear the sounds of a…

Oct

20

9:30AM, (Adults) Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers share…

Oct

20

10:00AM, Bring the family out to Lee District RECenter on October 20 from 10 a.m. -…

Oct

20

1:00PM, Fall into some fun at Lake Accotink Park’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday,…

Oct

20

1:00PM, (5-Adult) What stories can skulls, spines and teeth tells us about the life of…

Oct

20

1:00PM, (16-Adult) From the established tea gardens in Darjeeling where teas are known…

Oct

20

2:00PM, (6-12 yrs. & 13-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this weekly…

Oct

20

2:00PM, (5-Adult) Bring the family out to Burke Lake Park Campground. Camping with your…

Oct

20

6:00PM, (5-Adult) The crops have been harvested, and it’s the time of year when a mill…

Oct

20

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Several bat species flit in the Virginia sky. Look for them as we…

Oct

21

8:00AM, (13-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led birding trip by kayak. Lake Accotink is home…

Oct

21

10:00AM, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (1-5 yrs.) Bring…

Oct

21

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Oct

21

1:00PM, Back in 1998, one single person's idea spawned a musical program that has…

Oct

21

2:00PM, (3-12 yrs.) Create a spooky mobile of your favorite Halloween characters at…

Oct

21

7:00PM, The Plate Scrapers originated as a traditional bluegrass band five years ago in…

Oct

22

9:45AM, (2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult begin sharing nature’s…

Oct

22

10:00AM, Join us at Cub Run RECenter on Monday, October 22 at 10 a.m. for a 1-2 mile…

Oct

24

6:30PM, (7-Adult) Experience the full moon at Frying Pan Farm Park. Each full moon has…

Oct

25

7:30PM, (4-Adult) What is out there rotating around our sun? Come to Observatory Park…

Oct

26

8:00AM, Are you interested in birding?  Come see the colors and hear the sounds of a…

Oct

26

6:00PM, (2-Adult) Enjoy a night hayride along the creepy Cross County Trail looking for…

Oct

26

6:00PM, (3-8 yrs.) Celebrate the Halloween season with this variety event at Frying Pan…

Oct

27

9:00AM, Join us for VolunteerFest! Plant native trees and help restore our forests.…

Oct

27

9:00AM, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (5-Adult) Late…

Oct

27

10:00AM, (13-Adult) How deadly does your garden grow? A Master Gardener docent at Green…

Oct

27

1:00PM, (2-12 yrs.) Come to the pumpkin party at Historic Huntley. Bring a pumpkin to…

Oct

27

2:00PM, (6-12 yrs. & 13-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this weekly…

Oct

27

4:00PM, (5-Adult) In the 18th and 19th centuries, Virginians celebrated All Hallows Eve…

Oct

27

5:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween Adventure. A festive wagon…

Oct

27

5:00PM, (3-6 yrs.) This nocturnal wildlife and local lore program at Hidden Pond Nature…

Oct

27

5:00PM, (4-Adult) Amazing reptiles call Ellanor C. Lawrence Park home. Play games, test…

Oct

27

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a ghoulish ghost haunt at Burke Lake Park and ghost stories and…

Oct

27

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist for a learning adventure night hike at Hidden Oaks…

Oct

27

7:30PM, (5-Adult) Bring the family out to Observatory Park at Turner Farm for a sci-fi…

Oct

27

8:00PM, (6-12 yrs.) This nocturnal wildlife and local lore program at Hidden Pond…

Oct

28

1:00PM, (3-5 yrs.) Preschoolers hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin in Nature…

Oct

28

4:00PM, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (5-Adult) Late…

Oct

28

5:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween Adventure. A festive wagon…

Oct

29

9:45AM, (2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult begin sharing nature’s…

Oct

30

7:45PM, Grab a friend and come GROOVE in the Dark with us at Oak Marr RECenter! On…

Nov

01

1:00PM, (13-17 yrs.) This program at Lake Accotink Park focuses on the natural and…

Nov

02

10:00AM, (Adults) Do you 'collect' Fairfax County historical markers? Discover local…

Nov

02

6:30PM, (7-Adult) Everyone loves dessert, a classic course that transcends generations…

Nov

02

7:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us for a night of campfire, s’mores and more at Lake Accotink…

Nov

03

9:00AM, (13-Adult) This 2.5-mile scenic hike is a journey back in time to Riverbend…

Nov

03

9:00AM, (13-Adult) Enjoy a new perspective on fall colors at Lake Accotink this season…

Nov

03

10:00AM, (10-Adult) What’s that chill in the air? How do plants and animals adapt to the…

Nov

03

1:00PM, (5-Adult) Wheat and corn were the two main crops grown at Sully Historic Site.…

Nov

03

1:00PM, (10-Adult) Learn how to use basic woodworking tools at Colvin Run Mill. Measure…

Nov

03

2:00PM, (6-12 yrs. & 13-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this weekly…

Nov

04

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Bring your child to Sully Historic Site for a story and craft to…

Nov

04

11:00AM, (All ages) Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and…

Nov

04

11:00AM, First Sunday of the Month April-July, and September-November No reservations…

Nov

04

2:00PM, (12-Adult) Hear a spellbinding tale of espionage, secret payments and the…

Nov

04

4:00PM, (5-Adult) Late October and early November is the perfect time to enjoy the…

Nov

04

7:00PM, Raised in Virginia in a bluegrass music-loving family, Gina performed with…

Nov

05

1:00PM, (Adults) A society matron, an enslaved wife and mother, a farmer’s daughter, a…

Nov

06

10:00AM, (8-Adult) Working with metal is both a challenging and rewarding skill. This…

Nov

06

4:30PM, (3-Adult) It’s dinner time at Hidden Pond Nature Center and worms and insects…

Nov

08

1:00PM, (13-17 yrs.) This program at Lake Accotink Park focuses on the natural and…

Nov

08

7:30PM, (4-Adult) Why are the stars seen differently around the world? Come to…

Nov

09

6:00PM, (5-12 yrs.) Kids Only. No parents allowed. Join us at Riverbend Park for an…

Nov

10

9:00AM, (5-Adult) Bring the family to Green Spring Gardens for a guided bird walk…

Nov

10

9:30AM, (Adults) Learn to see and compose great garden images beyond simple…

Nov

10

10:00AM, (6-Adult) Learn some basic scientific principles that can be tested with…

Nov

10

2:00PM, (6-12 yrs. & 13-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this weekly…

Nov

10

4:00PM, (5-Adult) Late October and early November is the perfect time to enjoy the…

Nov

10

7:00PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore at Burke Lake Park and learn about…

Nov

11

1:00PM, (7-Adult) Learn some hands-on basic camping skills at Colvin Run Mill before…

Nov

11

1:00PM, (Adults) What are the odds? Some coincidences seemingly changed the course of…

Nov

11

4:00PM, (5-Adult) Late October and early November is the perfect time to enjoy the…

Nov

11

6:00PM, (All ages) Donna Ulisse is a veteran songwriter and singer whose dual talents…

Nov

11

7:00PM, Donna Ulisse is a veteran songwriter and singer whose dual talents frequently…

Nov

12

9:45AM, (2-5 yrs.) Come to Frying Pan Farm Park throughout the fall to learn about…

Nov

14

2:00PM, (Adults) Enjoy an afternoon tea circa 1830 much as Betsey Mason would have with…

Nov

14

5:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a turkey hot dog supper roasted over a campfire at Ellanor C.…

Nov

14

5:45PM, (7-Adult) Join us at Hidden Pond Nature Center for a behind-the-scenes look at…

Nov

14

7:30PM, (9-Adult) The roll-top observatory at Turner Farm holds a classroom seminar and…

Nov

15

9:00AM, (18 years and older) 9 a.m. (Shotgun Start), Greendale Golf Course. Join us for…

Nov

15

1:00PM, (13-17 yrs.) This program at Lake Accotink Park focuses on the natural and…

Nov

15

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Take a trip through time as we examine Alexandria’s and the nation’s…

Nov

15

7:30PM, (9-Adult) The moon is as old as the Earth, and its surface is marked by craters…

Nov

16

10:00AM, (2-3.5 yrs.) Children and their parents learn about plants, animals, and their…

Nov

16

7:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us for a night of campfire, s’mores and more at Lake Accotink…

Nov

17

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Bring your child to Sully Historic Site for a story and craft to…

Nov

17

4:30PM, (6-Adult) Discover the secret world of owls at Huntley Meadows Park. Learn what…

Nov

17

4:30PM, (2-Adult) Join us for an early evening tour of the lake at Burke Lake Park.…

Nov

17

7:30PM, (9-Adult) This class at Observatory Park at Turner Farm covers basic meteor…

Nov

17

8:00PM, (6-Adult) Take advantage of this unique opportunity and stay out late with us…

Nov

18

11:00AM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a ride on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad at Lake Fairfax…

Nov

18

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece to make your dining table…

Nov

18

1:00PM, $32 (program + tea)/ $12 (program only) (Adult) Black Friday marks the start…

Nov

18

2:00PM, (3-Adult) Celebrate happily-ever-after with the princesses and their nature…

Nov

19

7:00PM, Book: The Upside of Stress, by Kelly McGonigal Also Recommended: Reclaim Your…

Nov

21

10:00AM, (2-5 yrs.) Wild turkeys still roam in Great Falls. Find out about this shy bird…

Nov

22

10:00AM, (7 - adult) 10 a.m. shotgun start, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Teams…

Nov

23

10:00AM, (2-Adult) Come to Frying Pan Farm Park for fun and discovery with puppets.…

Nov

23

12:00PM, (3-7 yrs.) Visit the Sonoran Desert in a puppet show about a coyote, jack…

Nov

23

2:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by our animal caretaker…

Nov

23

5:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire at Riverbend Park and learn what ancient cultures…

Nov

24

10:00AM, (3-Adult) Discover the wild turkey’s habits and secret ways during a walk in…

Nov

24

12:00PM, (2-Adult) Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa in front of a real,…

Nov

24

4:15PM, (6-Adult) Sip hot cocoa and join a naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park for a…

Nov

24

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center calling in these…

Nov

26

10:00AM, (2-3.5 yrs.) Children and their parents learn about plants, animals, and their…

Nov

26

5:00PM, (5-10 yrs.) This Hidden Pond Nature Center program deals with rocks and…

Nov

30

7:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us for a night of campfire, s’mores and more at Lake Accotink…

Dec

01

10:30AM, (3-Adult) Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet and take…

Dec

02

12:00PM, (All ages) Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the gardens, featuring…

Dec

02

1:00PM, (2-Adult)  Register in advance for a festive, holiday puppet show by a…

Dec

02

3:00PM, (2-Adult)  Register in advance for a festive, holiday puppet show by a…

Dec

06

4:00PM, (13+) Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving.…

Dec

08

10:30AM, (3-Adult) Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet and take…

Dec

08

3:00PM, Book: The Mindful Mom-to-be, by Lori Bregman Also Recommended: Pregnancy for…

Dec

08

4:00PM, (13+) Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving.…

Dec

09

4:00PM, (13+) Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving.…

Jan

27

7:00PM, This band delivers shockingly good bluegrass harmonies and impressive…

Feb

10

7:00PM, Grammy Award-winning musician and two-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year,…

Feb

24

7:00PM, Quoting from the band's website, “From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, comes…

Feb

24

7:00PM, Nothin' Fancy is one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre and…

Mar

24

7:00PM, This new band is a beautiful Phoenix rising from the ashes of two dearly-…

Apr

14

7:00PM, The Becky Buller Band promises to be the highlight of our season, and what a…

 

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