Posh Events | April – May 2020

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

Ticonderoga Amazing Farm Fun
March 21, 2020 – April 19, 2020
10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm
Ticonderoga Farm
26469 Ticonderoga Road
Chantilly, Virginia 20152
Enjoy Easter Egg Hunts weekends at this family-friendly farm full of fun activities. Bring your basket. Egg hunts are divided by age groups. Enjoy other activities at the farm, such as giant slide hills, jumping pillows, pedal carts, hayrides, farm animals, swinging bridge, and more. Cost: Adults $12.95. Children $14.95. Visit ticonderoga. com for more information.

Photo courtesy of Reston Community Center

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
April 4, 2020
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Virginia 20191
The Easter Bunny is missing hundreds of eggs, and they have been found floating in the Reston Community Center pool. Come splash, swim, and hunt for eggs. Some treats will float for little ones, and others will sink for those seeking a little more adventure. Each participating child will receive a goody bag upon completion of the event. Register to ensure your spot assisting the Easter Bunny to recover his eggs. Ages: 1-9 years. Cost: $4.00. Visit restoncommunitycenter.com to register or for more information.

Ida Lee Easter Egg Hunt
April 4, 2020
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 prize-filled eggs at Ida Lee Park. After the hunt, enjoy family-friendly amusements such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, a jumbo slide, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Be sure to bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny and a basket to collect your eggs. Families are invited to bring lunches to enjoy a picnic at their favorite spot in the park. Cost: $10 per child. Visit idalee.org to register or for more information.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
April 4, 2020
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center
46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, Virginia 20164
Hunt for eggs and enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Kids will decorate a keepsake to take home. Coffee and a light breakfast provided for adults. Cost: Children $10.00. Adults are $5.00. Ages 1-12. Visit loudoun.gov to purchase tickets or for more information.

Eggstreme Teen Egg Hunt
April 9, 2020
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Historic Blenheim
3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Enjoy a fun evening searching for eggs and prizes in this glow-in-the dark-themed egg hunt. Bring a flashlight and a basket. Jump like a bunny in the moon bounce and visit with the Easter Bunny. The hunt will begin at dark. Ages: 10-14. Cost: $5.00 per hunter. Visit fairfaxva.gov to purchase tickets or for more information.

Baskets & Bunnies Egg Hunt
April 11, 2020
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039
Hop on down to Burke Lake Park to visit Sunny the Bunny. After the egg hunt, ride the hippity-hoppity train to catch a peek at the blossoms, take a spin into spring on our carousel, get egg-cited for crafts and games, or play a round of mini-golf. Additional cost for park activities. Cost: $16.00. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov to register or for more information.

Petalpalooza
April 11, 2020
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Capitol Riverfront
355 Water St S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Celebrate spring at Petalpalooza for a full day of live music and engaging activities. This familyfriendly celebration brings art, music, and play to the Capitol Riverfront. Petalpalooza features live music on multiple outdoor stages, interactive art installations, a beer garden, hands-on activities, and more, along the banks of the Anacostia River. The evening is capped by a dazzling fireworks show set to music. This event is free and fun for all ages. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.

Occoquan Peep Show
April 11, 2020
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Village of Occoquan
314 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia 22125
Spend the day in Occoquan shopping, dining, and looking at all the creative marshmallow Peep dioramas. Vote for your favorite and enter the drawing for a chance to win a Peep Swag Bag. You might even catch sight of the Easter Bunny hopping through town as you enjoy your day. This event is free and open to the public. Start at Town Hall and pick up your ballot, and visit the photo booth to view the entries of the Occoquan Community Peep Contest. Find dioramas in town to vote on at businesses flying yellow balloons. Return your Peep ballot to Town Hall to enter the drawing. Town Hall Open between 11 am and 4 pm. Visit occoquanva.gov for more information.

Easter Sugar Cookies at Fran’s Cake and Candy Supplies
April 11, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fran’s Cake and Candy Supplies
10927 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Treat your friends and family this Easter with festive Sugar Cookies. In this class, learn how to make the perfect frosting to fill and outline your cookies. Each student will receive ten pre-baked Easter-themed cookies ready to be decorated. Some of the designs included are easter eggs, bunnies, spring flowers, and Easter baskets. The workshop will last for two hours and will include a box to take your treats home in. This class can be a little messy, so please bring your apron. Ages: 10 and up. Cost: $85.00. Visit franscakeandcandy.com to register or for more information.

Photo courtesy Town of Leesburg Parks and Rec.

Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival
April 18 – 19, 2020
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Town of Leesburg,
King Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20175
This annual event features over one hundred craft and garden vendors on the streets of historic downtown Leesburg. Amazing landscape displays, garden plants, delicious food, live kids entertainment, craft area, beer and wine garden, and great music on the main stage. Whether you are a novice or a green thumb, this festival has something for everyone. Visit flowerandgarden.org for more information.

Earth Day Festival
April 25, 2020
10:00 am
Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way,
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Come out to celebrate Earth Day with Fairfax County Park Authority. Enjoy a fun day packed with entertainment, activities, food vendors, Touch-A-Truck, prizes, and more. Learn more about how we can all support our planet and all that Fairfax County is doing to support environmental sustainability. This year’s theme is “Healthy People – Healthy Planet.” Cost: $10.00 per vehicle. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Park Authority

SpringFest Fair Lakes
May 2, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dick’s Sporting Goods at 12501 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, Virginia 22033
This annual fun-filled event is designed to bring together the Fair Lakes community and will include lots of fun for the whole family. Inflatable slides, interactive games like corn hole, classic hula hoops, a life-sized connect four, tasty food trucks , Touch-a-Truck section for the kids, strolling characters, live D.J., face painting, balloon twisters, photo booth, and more. Community vendors with plenty of giveaways. Free admission. The event is located at the office park across from Dick’s Sporting Goods. Visit fairlakes.com for more information.

Spring Farm Day
May 2, 2020
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Frying Pan Park
2709 West Ox, Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171
Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations. Participate in handson farm activities such as cow and goat milking. Enjoy crafts, games, and get an up-close introduction to the baby farm animals. Walk-ins welcome. Cost: $8.00 Visit fairfaxcounty. gov for more information.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
May 3, 2020
2:00 pm
George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall,
4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Witness the impossible with top illusionist Bill Blagg in his new mind-bending and hilarious magic show. The whole family will rub their eyes in disbelief as he makes objects disappear, teleports across the theater, levitates in mid-air, and so much more. Don’t miss your chance to experience this thrilling, action-packed, and interactive show that will leave you and your family breathless. Recommended for ages eight and up. Cost: $15 adults; $10 children. Visit cfa.gmu.edu for tickets or more information.

Big Truck Days
May 7-8, 2020
9:00 am
1479 Sterling Road, Herndon, Virginia 20170
This fun event, hosted by the Herndon Department of Public Works, allows children and parents to see some of the town’s big trucks and heavy equipment up close. Children can learn more about how they operate by the workers who use them. Light refreshments will be served, and souvenirs will be provided to children. They will be collecting non-perishable food items for those less fortunate in the area. Please help by bringing a donation to share with others. Visit herndon-va.gov for more information.

Hands On Science
May 11, 2020
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dolley Madison Library,
1244 Oak Ridge Avenue,
McLean, Virginia 22101
Conduct interactive science experiments and activities. Ages: 6-12. Visit fairfaxcounty. gov to register or for more information.

Antique Car Show
May 16, 2020
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fairfax City Hall
10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Admire the biggest collection of antique cars lining the streets of downtown Fairfax in the area at this antique car show. Marvel over all types of historic cars from as early as the 1930 Fords Sedan, to a 1986 Jaguar AJ6, and a variety of models in between. Live music and many activities for children. The City of Fairfax Police will host a bike rodeo, where they will inspect bikes for safety and have an obstacle course children can ride through. The Fire Department will have their trucks on-site to teach about fire safety. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.

Viva Vienna!
May 23-25, 2020
10:00 am – 10:00 pm
245 Maple Avenue West, Vienna, Virginia 22180
ViVa Vienna! is a family and communityoriented 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. The Washington Capitals Street Caps will be sponsoring a children’s hockey rink, games, and giveaways while promoting the game of hockey. Visit vivavienna.org for more information.

Strawberry Jubilee Fest
May 23-24, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Country Farms,
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, Virginia 20135
Visit the longest-running strawberry festival in Loudoun County. This festival is packed with live music, farm contests, wagon rides, great food, and fun games for the whole family. To celebrate this delicious fruit, they will be serving donut strawberry shortcake and chocolate dipped strawberries, hand-dipped ice cream, and baked goods, including strawberry rhubarb pies. Cost: $10 per child, $12 per adult. Visit greatcountryfarms.com for more information.

Annual Ride of the Patriots to Rolling Thunder
May 24, 2020
8:00 am
Patriot Harley Davidson Store,
9739 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Every year on Memorial Day weekend, over 400,000 motorcycle riders from across the United States assemble at the Pentagon to ride through Washington DC to originally pay tribute to those who fought in Vietnam, but now also honor all servicemen and women who serve or have served our nation and defend our liberty. Watch as many of those riders assemble in Fairfax, Virginia, for Ride of the Patriots and are police escorted to the Pentagon to join those participating in Rolling Thunder. The Ride of the Patriots begins with an opening ceremony at 8:00 am. Visit rideofthepatriots. com for more information.

Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
May 25, 2020
12:00 pm
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22211
This ceremony honors all military members who serve or have served to maintain our freedom. A full-honor wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to be followed by an observance program in Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater. Both the wreathlaying ceremony and the observance program are free and open to the general public. Visit arlingtoncemetery.mil for more information.

National Memorial Day Parade
May 25, 2020
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 re-enactors, 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.

Leesburg Memorial Day Ceremony
May 25, 2020
10:00 am
Loudoun County Courthouse
18 East Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 This annual observance will commemorate those who have lost their lives in battle, serving the United States, as well as recognize the brave military men and women who serve our country today. Held at the Loudoun County Court House, this ceremony is highlighted by a guest speaker and the reverent laying of the wreaths at several war memorials. Visit leesburgva.gov for more information.

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