POSH EVENTS : April – May 2019

Check out our events guide for the best in and around the Northern Virginia and Metro DC area.

Photo Courtesy: Ticonderoga
Farms

TICONDEROGA FARM SPRING FESTIVAL
April 1, 2019 – April 28, 2019
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Ticonderoga Farm,
26469 Ticonderoga Road Chantilly, Virginia 20152
Ticonderoga Farms holds an amazing Spring Festival every year in April. Every weekend in April the farm hosts three egg hunts daily divided into different age groups, each containing a special prize for the hidden Golden Goose Egg. Other activities include a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, giant hill slides, a huge jumping pillow, hayrides, animal feeding areas, pedal kart track, swinging bridge, and much more. Cost: $14.95 per child, $12.95 per adult. Visit ticonderoga.com for more information.

PETALPALOOZA
April 6, 2019
12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Wharf
1100 Maine Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20024
Petalpalooza is one of the signature events at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Featuring live music on multiple outdoor stages, a beer garden, all-ages activities, product giveaways, and much more along the piers of the Southwest Waterfront. Take in the half-mile-long stretch of The Wharf’s shops and restaurants as the National Cherry Blossom Festival transforms the waterfront community into a springtime spectacle for the day. The event ends with a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico at 8:30 pm. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.

FAMILY FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT
April 12, 2019
7:30 pm
Glyndon Park,
300 Glyndon Street, N.E.
Vienna, Virginia 22180
Enjoy a fun evening searching for eggs and prizes in the dark! Bring a flashlight and a basket. Jump like a bunny in the moon bounce, and don’t forget to bring your camera for a visit with the Easter Bunny. The hunt will begin at dark. Visit viennava.gov for more information.

EASTER EGG HUNT AT IDA LEE PARK
April 13, 2019
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ida Lee Park Recreation Center,
60 Ida Lee Drive, N.W.,
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
The Hunt is on for candy and prizefilled eggs at Ida Lee Park. After the hunt, enjoy family-friendly amusements and photos with the Easter Bunny. In addition to the egg hunts, there will be unlimited rides on a giant slide, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and much more. Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect your eggs. Cost: $10.00 per child. Visit idalee.org for tickets or more information.

Photo Courtesy: National Cherry
Blossom Festival

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PARADE
April 13, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Constitution Avenue,
7th Street to 17th Street N.W.,
Washington, DC 20044
From the National Archives to the Washington Monument, spectators can enjoy the pageantry and excitement of the nation’s premier springtime National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers march down the parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship. The parade viewing is free but special Grandstand tickets are available for $20.00. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for Grandstand tickets or for more information.

Photo Courtesy: Herndon Parks and
Recreation Department

AQUA HUNT AT HERNDON COMMUNITY CENTER
April 13, 2018
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Herndon Community Center,
814 Ferndale Avenue,
Herndon, Virginia 20170
Herndon Community Center hosts the unique Aqua Egg Hunt in their indoor pool where children will collect as many floating and sinking eggs as possible in the time allowed. Everyone receives a prize. Ages six and under will use the shallow area, while ages seven and up will hunt for eggs in the entire pool. A parent in the water must accompany ages 6 and under. Stay for the open swim after the last hunt. Cost: $10.00 per child. Visit herndon-va.gov to register or for more information.

MORVAN PARK EASTER EGG HUNT
April 20, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
17195 Southern Planter Lane,
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Celebrate Easter at the historic Morvan Park Gardens with games, crafts, egg hunts, and their favorite egg roll down the Davis Mansion lawn. The 4H Leaps & Squeaks Rabbit Club will be bringing rabbits to meet, and don’t forget to take your family photo with the Easter Bunny in their garden. Cost: $10.00 per child, $5.00 per adult. Visit morvenpark.org for tickets or more information.

Photo Courtesy: Clean Fairfax

SPRINGFEST
April 27, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sully Historic Site,
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Come to SpringFest and learn how to take action to make a healthier planet. Over seventy-five vendors, exhibitors, and food trucks will be at Sully Historic Site. Pet an alpaca, run through an environmental obstacle course, participate in ecological crafts and consult with master gardeners. Entertainment includes The Recycling Pirates puppet show, a petting zoo, Touch-a-Truck, and more. Admission is free. Visit springfestfairfax.org for more information.

Photo Courtesy: Town of Leesburg
Parks and Recreation

LEESBURG FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL
April 27-28, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This annual event features over one hundred vendors which include landscapers, gardening suppliers, plant sellers, outdoor living furniture, and more. Enjoy live music entertainment, activities for the kids, and delicious food. Stroll the streets and check out the amazing landscape displays, and vote for your favorite. Whether you are a novice or a green thumb, this festival has something for everyone. The festival is located in the heart of downtown Leesburg, on King Street, Market Street, and Cornwall Street. Visit flowerandgarden.org for more information.

WALK ON THE HILL AND GREEN EXPO
April 28, 2019
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Windover Heights Historic District,
Windover Avenue, Vienna, Virginia 22180
Held each spring since 1974, residents open their gardens offering self-guided tours through approximately fifty participating yards in Vienna’s historic Windover Heights neighborhood. Come to Walk on the Hill to enjoy lovely gardens, live entertainment, and refreshments. Visit viennava.gov for more information.

HERNDON BIG TRUCK DAYS
May 2-3, 2019
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Town of Herndon Department of Public Works,
1479 Sterling Rd.
Herndon, Virginia 20170

The Town of Herndon Department of Public Works will host this fun opportunity for children and parents to see some of the town’s big trucks and heavy equipment up close, and learn more about their operation. Light refreshments will be served, and souvenirs will be provided to children. They will be collecting non-perishable food items for the less fortunate. Visit herndon-va.gov for more information.

SESAME STREET LIVE! MAKE YOUR MAGIC
May 4-5, 2019
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Eagle Bank Arena, George Mason University,
4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event. But there is one problem; Elmo does not know how to do magic. Watch as Elmo teams up with Abby and Justin, embarking on an amazing journey where Elmo will discover that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream. Cost: $20.00 – $60.00. Visit eaglebankarena.com for tickets or more information.

CHILDREN’S FUNDAY MONDAY
May 6, 2019
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Old Town Hall,
3999 University Drive,
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Every Monday this program offers music, movement, and interactive storytelling programs. Enjoy live music, singing, and dancing with Mr. Skip. Funday Monday is open to all ages but focuses on toddlers and preschoolers. Free. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.

ROCK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BANDS TOUCH-A-TRUCK
May 11, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rock Ridge High School,
43460 Loudoun Reserve Drive,
Ashburn, Virginia 20148
Touch-A-Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types including emergency, construction, towing, and garbage trucks all in one place. Children will be allowed to touch their favorite cars, get behind the wheel, beep the horn, and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community. Food trucks, face painting, train rides, and other activities will also be part of the day’s fun. All proceeds go to supporting the band program. Cost: $6.00 per person visit rockridgetrucks.com for tickets or more information.

FAIRLAKES SPRINGFEST
May 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12500 Fair Lakes Circle,
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
Enjoy this outdoor festival featuring live entertainment, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, carnival games, moon bounces, face painting, food trucks, a photo booth and more. Fairfax County will feature a touch-a-truck event with various firetrucks, police and emergency vehicles to explore. Visit fairlakes.com for more information.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
May 17-19, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Reston Town Center,
11900 Market Street,
Reston, Virginia 20190
The annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival highlights skilled artisans who utilize both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques to create original works of art available for purchase. One of the highlights of visiting the festival is having the opportunity to interact directly with the participating artists.
Participate in free hands-on art activities for children in Family Art Park. Visit restonarts.org for more information.

Photos Courtesy: McLean Community Center

MCLEAN DAY
May 18, 2019
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lewinsville Park
1659 Chain Bridge Rd.,
McLean, Virginia 22101
Bring the family and have fun at McLean’s most popular annual event. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, carnival rides, costumed characters, games, laser tag, rock climbing wall, petting zoo, and more. Visit mcleancenter.org for more information.

VIVA VIENNA!
May 25-27, 2019
10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Vienna Presbyterian Church
124 Park St, NE,
Vienna, Virginia 22180
ViVa Vienna! is a family and community oriented celebration of Memorial Day and the Vienna community. Amusement rides, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment. Vendors include handcraft artisans, retail vendors, professionals, political parties and candidates, and community and non-profit organizations. Navy Federal Credit Union will be providing free recycling services for personal computers, keyboards, printers, and phones to help protect our environment. Visit vivavienna.org for more information.

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
May 27, 2019
11:00 am
Arlington National Cemetery,
1 Memorial Drive, Arlington,
Virginia 22211
About five thousand visitors attend this major annual remembrance ceremony in the Memorial Amphitheater. The celebration is sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. The ceremony honors all American service members who serve or have served to maintain our freedom. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Visit arlingtoncemetery.mil for more information.

Photos Courtesy: American Veterans Center

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
May 27, 2019
2:00 pm
Constitution Ave between
7th &17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
The National Memorial Day Parade draws thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly honoring our fallen heroes. The parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. The event features more than forty military, high school and college bands from states across the U.S., historical reenactors, veteran’s organizations, and more than one thousand active duty military personnel. The family-friendly event is aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes. Visit americanveteranscenter.org for more information.