POSH EVENTS : February-March 2019

Photo Courtesy: City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation

CHOCOLATE LOVERS FESTIVAL
February 1-3, 2019
City of Fairfax,
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
The annual Chocolate Lovers Festival, located in the heart of the City of Fairfax, offers a variety of familyfriendly activities and events that will more than satisfy anybody who has a love of chocolate. Activities include a liquid chocolate tent featuring chocolate beverages, a chocolate challenge contest featuring homemade cakes by local professionals and amateurs on display for judging, and of course the Taste of Chocolate that provides plenty of opportunity to sample hundreds of different types of chocolate. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.

CELEBRATION AT TYSONS CORNER CENTER
February 2, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tysons Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22102
Enjoy cultural performances and participate in arts and crafts that celebrate the Year of the Pig at Tysons Corner Center. Activities take place in the fashion court, on the lower level outside of Nordstrom. Visit tysonscornercenter.com for more information.

Photos Courtesy:The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL AT LUTHER
JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
February 2, 2019
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042
This indoor event, sponsored by Asian Community Service Center (ACSC), includes cultural performances such as the dragon and lion dances, delicious Asian foods, workshops on Chinese cooking and language, health and business booths, children’s activities, and much more. Visit chinesenewyearfestival.org for more information.

CHINESE NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE
February 9, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Patrick Henry Library
101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Virginia 22180
Come and enjoy crafts, foods, and fun for all in a celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. See performances by the Chinese opera and a Lion Dance performance. The open house continues until 2:00 pm. Patrick Henry Meeting Room. All ages. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

DC CHINESE NEW YEAR’S PARADE
February 10, 2019
2:00 pm
6th Street between H and I Street, NW, Washington. DC 20001
Enjoy celebrating the Year of the Pig at the largest Chinese New Year Parade in the area. The parade features the traditional lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, firecrackers, live music, marching bands, and much more. Take metro to Gallery Place/ Chinatown station. Visit dcparade. com for more information.

DIY TEENS VALENTINES AND CHOCOLATE-DIPPED PRETZELS
February 12, 2019
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Gum Spring Library
24600 Millstream Drive,Stone Ridge, Virginia 20105
Come out and design a valentine card, and then make some chocolate-dipped pretzels for that special someone. Ages: 12-18. Visit library.loudoun.gov to register or for more information.

KIDS CLUB THURSDAYS AT DULLES TOWN CENTER
February 14, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dulles Town Center
21100 Dulles Town Circle,Dulles, Virginia 20166
Come to Dulles Town Center every Thursday for free children’s entertainment. Kids Club occurs every Thursday outside Macy’s department store. Ages 0-5. Visit shopdullestowncenter.com for more information.

Photo Courtesy: George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY PARADE
February 18, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Old Town Alexandria
Fairfax and Royal Street,Alexandria, VA 22314
Watch the nation’s largest parade honoring George Washington’s birthday wind its way through a one-mile route along the streets of Old Town on Presidents’ Day. Visit washingtonbirthday.com for more information.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: PADDINGTON
February 20, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined. After he meets the kind Brown family, they offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rare bear catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. All Ages. City of Fairfax Meeting Room. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

HARRY POTTER ESCAPE ROOM-FAMILY HOUR
February 23, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dolley Madison Library
1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean, Virginia 22101
It’s all fun and games until the birthday boy goes missing. Come solve the mystery – or end up in Azkaban. It is recommended you be familiar with the whole series. Ages: 9-12, accompanied with an adult. Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes before this event begins; latecomers may not be permitted into the room. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov to register or more information.

Photos Courtesy: Town of Leesburg

SPRING BLING FINE ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW
March 2, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
60 Ida Lee Drive, N.W., Leesburg, Virginia 20176
The Spring Bling features the most current trends in fashion accessories and the latest designs in jewelry, handbags, scarves, and much more. Browse for the finest in home décor, candles, personal care items, fine art, woodcrafts, and other one-of-a-kind gifts. Visit leesburgva.gov for more information.

Photos Courtesy: The Ballyshaners, Inc.

Photos Courtesy: The Ballyshaners, Inc.
Photos Courtesy: The Ballyshaners, Inc.

THE BALLYSHANERS ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
March 2, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia 21620
The City of Alexandria and the Ballyshaners will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in celebration of Irish American heritage. The Ballyshaners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Irish history and culture. Enjoy Irish dancers, dignitaries, and marching bands down the streets of Old Town Alexandria. Visit ballyshaners.org for more information.

FAIRFAX CITY RESTAURANT WEEK
March 3-9, 2019
Fairfax City, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Take a bite out of Fairfax City, and get to know the diverse culinary scene in the area. Participating Fairfax City restaurants will offer special values on three-course meals as well as other dine-in specials. Some will offer additional entertainment. Visit fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com for more information.

WINNIE THE POOH
March 9-10, 2019
2:00 pm
The Alden
1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Virginia 22101
Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of his friends on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. There is a reason this beloved story has become a classic for all ages, the themes are universal and the characters are silly, yet charming. Performed by talented McLean area youth. Cost: $15.00. Visit mcleancenter.org for tickets or more information.

Photos Courtesy: The St. Patrick’s Parade
Committee of Washington, D.C.

THE WASHINGTON D.C. 49TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S PARADE
March 10, 2019
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Between 7th and 17th Street,
Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20037
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held annually in Washington, D.C., since 1971, and has grown from what was little more than a leisurely stroll by a few hundred participants to a mile long celebration of Irish culture. Come watch the ornate floats, marching bands, traditional pipe bands, Irish dancing, military processions, police and fire departments, and much more. Visit dcstpatsparade.com for more information.

NOWRUZ FESTIVAL AT TYSONS CORNER CENTER
March 17, 2019
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tysons Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22102
The Nowruz Festival is one of the largest events in the area for the Iranian-American community that celebrates the Persian New Year. It showcases Iranian culture, traditions, arts, crafts and foods. The outdoor festival includes live performances, music, dance, and local artists. The Nowruz Bazaar offers dozens of booths selling a variety of Haft-Sin items and sprouts, Persian traditional sweets and pastries, crafts, and food. The event is held at Tysons Corner Center outside of Bloomingdale’s. Visit tysonscornercenter.com for more information.

Photos Courtesy: Sugarloaf Mountain Works

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
March 22-24, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly features more than two hundred of the nation’s most accomplished fine artists and craft designers offering decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography, and fine art. The festival also includes delicious gourmet foods, music, interactive children’s entertainment, and live demonstrations by talented artists. Cost: $10.00. Visit dullesexpo.com for tickets or more information.

Photo Courtesy: National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc.

OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
March 23, 2019
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004
Kick off the National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as they welcome springtime to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States. The Opening Ceremony celebrates the season through a showcase of spirited traditional and contemporary performances of American and Japanese talent in the historic Warner Theatre. Cost: $5.00. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for tickets or more information.

JBF SPRING CONSIGNMENT SALE
March 30, 2019
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dulles Sportsplex
21610 Atlantic Boulevard, Sterling, Virginia 20166
One of the largest consignment sales in the area, this event sells gently used children’s clothing, toys, infant supplies, books, strollers, car seats and more all at discounted prices. Tickets can be purchased for early entry before the sale opens to the public. Visit loudoun.jbfsale.com for tickets or for more information.

Photo Courtesy: National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc.

CHERRY BLOSSOM KITE FESTIVAL
March 30, 2019
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Washington Monument
2 15th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20024
The eighth annual Cherry Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the United States and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly. Kites will also be available for purchase onsite. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for tickets or more information.

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