Posh Events: Aug. – Sept. 2019

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

CLAUDE MOORE PARK FALL FESTIVAL
September 21, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Claude Moore Park,
21544 Old Vestals Gap Road,
Sterling, Virginia 20164
Enjoy handmade goods from local crafters, pumpkin painting, demonstrations from the Foothill Spinners and Weavers, a petting zoo, live
music, food, and more. Visit loudoun.gov for more information.

BLUEMONT FAIR
September 21-22, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Bluemont Fair,
33846 Snickersville Turnpike,
Bluemont, Virginia 20135
Bring your family and friends to the annual Bluemont Fair and take a day to wander through this old village nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Browse the artisan crafters and watch them demonstrating their skills such as making pottery, knitting, making paper, or painting. Try your hand at weaving cloth. Take a ride on the barrel train, beer and wine tasting, bake sale, blacksmith demonstrations,
face painting, check out a train caboose, an Indian Village, a pickle and pie contest, a rope bridge, wagon rides and music on three stages. Breathe in some mountain air, have fun, and learn something new.
Cost: $7.00.
Visit bluemontfair.org for tickets or more  information.

RESTON MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
September 28, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lake Anne Plaza,
1609 Washington Plaza West,
Reston, Virginia 20190
The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of the diversity and community spirit that is found in Reston. This annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. Family, friends, and neighbors are treated to music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world. Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire from their cultural roots. Visit restoncommunitycenter.com for more information.

Photo courtesy of The Town of Leesburg

LEESBURG AIR SHOW
September 28, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Leesburg Executive Airport,
1001 Sycolin Road,
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Enjoy a fun-filled day of exciting aviation demonstrations at the annual Leesburg Airshow. The skies above Leesburg will come alive with thrilling aerobatic demonstrations, barrel rolls, nose dives, flying formations, military, and civilian aircraft. A display on the aircraft tarmac will showcase aircraft, educational aviation displays, and a variety of food vendors. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to relax on during the aerobatic portion of the event. There is a suggested donation of $3 per person, $5 per family. Visit leesburgairshow.com for more information.

Photo courtesy of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department

NATUREFEST
September 29, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Runnymede Park,
195 Herndon Pkwy,
Herndon, Virginia 20170
Explore various nature stations throughout the park, including butterflies, bees, life in the meadow, the web of life, and much more. Live animal shows throughout the day. Arts and crafts and fun for the whole family will be included. Visit herndon-va.gov for more information.
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PAST EVENTS:

THE LEGEND OF THE BANANA KID PUPPET SHOW
August 1, 2019
10:30 am
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road,
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods series presents the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers in this puppet show about Little Chucky who rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. With a fistful of bananas, what could go wrong? Ages 4 and up. Cost: $10. Visit wolftrap.org for tickets and more information.

KINETIC CREATURE SCULPTURES
August 3, 2019
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Oakton Library,
10304 Lynnhaven Place,
Oakton, Virginia 22124
Create and take home a kinetic sculpture that comes to life in the blink of an eye. Participants build creature machines that vibrate, wander around, or spin. Age 6-12. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov to register or for more information.

DINOMAN SPACE!
August 5, 2019
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Chantilly Regional Library,
4000 Stringfellow Road,
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Dinoman presents life-sized dinosaurs,meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish to give you a unique view of the heavens. Age 6-12. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

Taste Leesburg, photo courtesy of Town of Leesburg Department of Parks & Recreation

TASTE LEESBURG
August 10, 2019
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Leesburg,
10 Loudoun Street S.W.,
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Local restaurants, food trucks, and farm markets will be offering samples for a small fee. Walk up and down the streets, stop at food tents in the Marketplace, or food trucks at the Drive-In. Check out the unique shops, artisans, and merchants that will be exhibiting on the streets. Load up and then take a load off at the tables in the Eatery. Enjoy your bites and brews all while listening to live music from two stages. Visit tasteleesburg.com for more information.

STARLIGHT CINEMA- HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
August 10, 2019
6:00 pm
Trinity Centre,
5860 Trinity Parkway,
Centreville, Virginia 20120
Enjoy this free drive-in outdoor movie sponsored by Fairfax County Park Authority. When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World,” a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy the movie under the stars. Children’s games, live entertainment, and food available before the movie. The film starts at
dusk. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

ONE LOUDOUN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – BYE FELICIA
August 10, 2019
7:00 pm
One Loudoun,
20626 Easthampton Plaza,
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Enjoy this cover band that plays everything from nineties rock and hip hop to the newest dance hits at this summer concert series. Bye Felicia performs an energetic live show while still staying true to the soul of the music they perform and will keep you on the dance floor
moving. Visit oneloudoun.com for more information.

REGAL SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
August 13-14, 2019
10:00 am
Regal Fox Movie Theatre,
22875 Brambleton Plaza,
Brambleton, Virginia 20148
Enjoy Regals summer movie express program playing family-friendly movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Each day features Kung Fu Panda 3, and Lego Ninjago Movie.
Cost: $1.00. Visit regmovies.com for more information.

MARIACHI LOS AMIGOS
August 15, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center, 1
2000 Government Center Parkway,
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Enjoy this upbeat Mariachi band during the Evenings on the Ellipse summer concert series at the Fairfax County Government Center. Music lovers are invited to stop by, relax, and enjoy some fun music on select summer evenings. Paradise Springs Winery and the Winery
at Bull Run will be providing generous tastings and sales of their premium reds and whites. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

Photo courtesy of 123 Andres

123 ANDRES
August 21, 2019
10:00 am
Frying Pan Visitor Center,
2739 West Ox Road,
Herndon, Virginia 20171
This beloved Latin Grammy-winning music duo sings catchy songs for kids, in Spanish and English. 123 Andrés combines their tunes, and
humor to create an interactive show that transforms the park into a full family dance party. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

JUNKFOOD
August 31, 2019
7:30 pm
Arrowbrook Centre Park,
2351 Field Point Road,
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Gather with your friends, family, and neighbors to picnic under the stars at this free public concert series featuring a variety of musical acts ranging from folk to funk and everything in-between.  JunkFood is a pop-rock band that plays anything from classic to current hits from all genres as well as original favorites. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

LABOR DAY CAR SHOW
September 2, 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
SunTrust Bank,
4020 University Drive,
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
This open show will include antiques, classics, foreign, customs, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, and motorcycles. All proceeds will benefit local charities. D.J. music will fill the air with vendor booths, raffles, and lots of good food from the Clifton Lions and Fairfax area restaurants. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.

Photos courtesy of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department

HERNDON LABOR DAY FESTIVAL
September 2, 2019
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Herndon Town Green,
777 Lynn Street,
Herndon, Virginia 20170
Downtown Herndon is celebrating Labor Day at this festival featuring Virginia wine tastings, craft beers, great music, a craft show, lawn games, and delicious food vendors.
Cost: $25.00. Designated driver or concert only $5.00. Visit herndon-va.gov for more information.

THE LEGWARMERS
September 07, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tarara Winery,
3648 Tarara Lane,
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Grab your friends, a chair or a blanket, and enjoy your favorite popular eighties hits while enjoying a glass of wine at this popular summer concert series at Tarara Winery. Bring a dinner picnic or purchase something to enjoy at one of the food trucks during the show while grooving to some tunes under the stars. Cost: $10 under 21, $20.00 over 21. Visit tararaconcerts.com for tickets or more information.

FALL COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE
September 14, 2019
8:00 am
South Riding Community,
43055 Center Street,
South Riding, Virginia 20152
All of the South Riding Community will be participating in a huge yard sale. Stop by and visit this neighborhood to find some treasure at reasonable prices. Visit southriding.net for more information.