Check out our events guide for the best in and around the Northern Virginia and metro DC area.
June 1-4, 2017
777 Lynn Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
Come join the fun in this annual outdoor festival featuring musical
entertainment on four different stages, carnival rides, art vendors, business vendors, food and a firework display on Saturday night. Visit Kids Alley to make unique crafts, get your face painted, watch children’s shows, or to see the model train display. Festival admission is free, additional cost for rides and food. Visit herndonfestival.net for more information.
VINTAGE VIRGINIA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
June 3-4, 2017
12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Drive,
Centreville, VA 20121
Vintage Virginia offers an opportunity to taste wines from over thirty local wineries. Come try your favorite wines, find new favorites, and purchase bottles to take home and enjoy all summer. Experience DC’s hottest food trucks, live music from great regional bands, and family friendly kids activities. Cost: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 the day of the festival. Visit vintagevirginia.com for tickets or more information.
CELEBRATE FAIRFAX! FESTIVAL
June 9-11, 2017 Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway,
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Celebrate Fairfax! showcases more than three hundred exhibitors, food vendors, and interactive activities. Enjoy live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children’s Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, great festival foods, and the Fairfax Express Trackless Train Ride. Nightly fireworks are a highlight of the festival. This year’s Bud Light Main Stage will feature top national headline performers: Bush and Everclear.
Cost: $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for children.
Visit celebratefairfax.com for tickets or more information.
MARINE CORPS SUNSET PARADE
June 13, 2017 7:00 pm
US Marine Corps War Memorial Arlington, Virginia 22209
Tuesdays throughout the summer months, the Marine Corps performs a one hour Sunset Parade featuring the music of “The Commandant’s Own”, The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and a precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. The Sunset Parade is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show. Visit barracks. marines.mil for more information.
TASTE OF RESTON
June 17, 2017
12:00 pm-11:00 pm
Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street, Reston, Virginia 20190
This outdoor food festival features samplings from the region’s restaurants, live entertainment on four stages, community vendors, Family Fun Zone, and a Wine ‘n Dine area. Taste of Reston is free to enter but tickets are required to purchase food, beer, or wine at the event. Visit restontaste.com to purchase tasting tickets in advance or for more information.
June 19, 2017
20626 East Hampton Plaza,
Ashburn, VA 20147
Come enjoy the bright melodies from this popular children’s rock band at the One Loudoun Kids Summer Concert series Mondays during the summer. Visit oneloudoun.com for more information.
June 21, 2017
Wolf Trap Filene Center
1551 Trap Road, Vienna,
Sheryl Crow has earned nine Grammy Awards, sold more than thirty five million albums worldwide, and broke the Platinum barrier with five albums. Watch as she performs some of her unforgettable hits such as “All I Wanna Do” as well as some tracks from her new album “Be Myself”. Cost: $39.50- $74.50. Visit wolftrap.org to purchase tickets or for more information.
LAKE FAIRFAX FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
July 1, 2017
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Virginia 20190
Come enjoy a full day of food, fireworks, family, and fun! Live music, vendors offering a variety of foods, a carousel, and other activities. The Water Mine waterpark will be open before at an additional cost. Admission to the park is free but there is a $10.00 fee per car for parking. Fireworks display at approximately 9:15pm. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.
FAIRFAX INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
July 4, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Downtown Fairfax Historic District,
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22033
Come enjoy this colorful parade through the historic streets of Old Town Fairfax. Participating in this year’s parade are eight high school marching bands, horses, clowns, armed forces color guard, City of Fairfax fire department, and large inflatable parade balloons. Meet and take photographs with your favorite superheroes in the Suntrust parking lot after the parade. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.
FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL FIREWORKS
July 4, 2017
6:00 pm-10:30 pm
3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
As the sun sets, enjoy music during the evening show at Fairfax High School. There is entertainment on a stage with a spectacular fireworks display that follows. This year’s entertainment includes City of Fairfax band, Party Like Its…, and the Hacken’s Boys. Fireworks 9:30pm. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.
LEESBURG INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
July 4, 2017
Ida Lee Park
60 Ida Drive, N.W., Leesburg, VA 20176
Put on your patriotic best and join your friends and neighbors to celebrate Independence Day in Historic Downtown Leesburg, beginning at 10:00am. Back this year is the American Originals Fife and Drum Corps, adding a patriotic sound to the parade and a favorite among parade viewers. Enjoy a night of great music with Sub-Radio and the Robby Limon Band performing favorites from the 70’s era. Gates open at 6:00pm. A full food court will be onsite with funnel cakes, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, and so much more. Fireworks will conclude the day at Ida Lee Park, beginning at 9:30pm, choreographed to patriotic music. Visit leesburgva.gov for more information.
NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
July 4, 2017
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street,
Washington DC 20037
Thousands spectators come out to celebrate this patriotic tribute to our Nation’s Capital. The parade includes bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, horses, drill teams, VIP’s, and national dignitaries. Visit july4thparade.com for more information.
LIVE FROM THE NATION’S CAPITAL: A CAPITOL FOURTH
July 4, 2017
8:00 pm-9:30 pm
West lawn of the United States Capitol 1st St. and Constitution Ave., Washington, DC 20003
A Capitol Fourth is a huge concert broadcast live by PBS on the west lawn of the United States Capitol, and puts viewer’s front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth always includes legendary Grammy Awardwinning singers, performers, and members of Armed Forces. The finale of the show always concludes with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon fire simultaneously with the fireworks. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. Visit pbs.org for more information.
LEESBURG’S FIRST FRIDAY
July 7, 2017
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Stroll around historic downtown Leesburg on the first Friday of each month and enjoy numerous live music performances throughout the town, art exhibits, wine tastings, lectures, and so much more. Over forty five shops and restaurants are open late, and many offer free refreshments. Visit leesburgfirstfriday.com for more information.
HERNDON FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!
July 14, 2017
6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Herndon Town Green
777 Lynn Street,
Herndon, Virginia 20170
Friday Night Live! is one of the most popular outdoor summer concert series in the northern Virginia. Friday Night Live! features the most popular local and regional bands from all over the east coast. Most of the bands play rock and roll covers from classic to modern rock. Visit herndonrocks.com for a schedule or more information.
SOUTH RIDING OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
July 18, 2017
South Riding Center
42420 Unicorn Dr.,
South Riding, Virginia 20152
Come enjoy the new LEGO Batman movie outside on the big screen. Admission is FREE! Movie will start at sunset. Don’t forget your chairs or blankets to sit on under the stars. No alcohol please. Visit southriding.net for more information.
ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN
July 22, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Town Hall Green,
25 West Market Street,
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Enjoy this free summer concert series Saturdays during the summer months in front of Leesburg Town Hall. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. Picnics are encouraged. No alcoholic beverages or pets permitted. Visit acousticonthegreen. com for schedule and more information.
LOUDOUN COUNTY FAIR
July 24-29, 2017
17558 Dry Mill Road,
Leesburg, Virginia, 20176
Best known for its Kiss-APig fundraiser, the Loudoun County Fair has many other highlights. Attractions include a carnival, rodeo-bull riding, horseback demonstrations, magic acts, live musical entertainment, and a special dinner each evening. All proceeds from the fair are dedicated to agricultural projects in the county. Cost: $10 per adult, $5.00 per child. Visit loudouncountyfair.com for tickets or more information.