POSH SEVEN EVENTS: June – July 2018

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

HERNDON FESTIVAL
May 31-June 3
herndonfestival.net
This four-day festival will feature entertainment on three stages, a carnival, and fireworks on Saturday. Also visit Kids Alley, (where children can create artwork) an arts and craft show, a business expo, and a variety of food vendors. The Herndon Festival is free and open to the public, although there is a charge for some activities.

CELEBRATE FAIRFAX! FESTIVAL
June 8-10, 2018
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, Virginia 22035
celebratefairfax.com.
Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is one of the largest festivals in Northern Virginia. The Fairfax County Government Center is magically transformed and filled with the fascinating sights and sounds of more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, and interactive activities. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on eight stages, a petting zoo, carnival rides, and great festival foods. A fun free activity for kids is the Fairfax Express Trackless Train Ride. Nightly fireworks are a highlight of the festival. Cost: $15 adults, $5 children.

MARINE CORPS SUNSET PARADE
June 12, 2018
7:00 pm
Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, Washington, D.C. 20037
barracks.marines.mil
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.

TASTE OF RESTON
June 15-16, 2018
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street, Reston, Virginia 20190
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce presents Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor food festival, featuring samples from local restaurants, live music, beer and wine gardens, and much more. Admission is free, but tasting tickets must be purchased on site or in advance. For more information or to purchase tasting tickets, visit restontaste.com

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
June 15, 2018
8:00 pm
Loudoun County Courthouse
18 E. Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
idalee.org
Enjoy the movie Leap! at this summer outdoor movie series in Leesburg. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her orphanage for Paris, where she passes for someone else and ascends to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Movie starts at dusk.

REGAL SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
June 19-20, 2018
10:00 am
Regal Fox Stadium 16
22875 Brambleton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20148
Enjoy the movie Storks or Mr. Peabody and Sherman during the Regal Summer Movie Express program. All summer long, Regal Cinemas play favorite children’s movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays, for only $1.00. Both movies play on both days. For summer schedule or for more information, visit regmovies.com

HERNDON FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!
June 22, 2018
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
E Herndon Town Green
777 Lynn Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170
njoy the local cover band Keeton at the popular outdoor summer concert series Friday Night Live! Keeton plays a wide variety of your favorite ‘90s alternative hits such as songs by Pearl Jam and Weezer. Friday Night Live! features popular local and regional bands from all over the East coast. Most bands play rock ’n’ roll covers from classic to modern rock. For a schedule or more information, visit  herndonrocks.com

MUSIC WITH THE MILKSHAKE DUO
June 18, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ashburn Library
43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, The Milkshake Duo features great rock music for kids, and has won over preschoolers with their authentic rock ‘n’ roll spirit. The rock duo encourages kids to be a part of the band by interacting with the audience and inspiring with their music. To register or for more information, visit library.loudoun.gov.

THE GIANT TURNIP PUPPET SHOW
June 30, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am
E.C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Road  Chantilly , VA 20151
fairfaxcounty.gov
During the summer, Fairfax County Park
Authority brings together family entertainment and the fascinating world of the performing arts as they host their Arts in the Parks series, at various parks throughout the county. Enjoy the story of “The Giant Turnip” by Beech Tree Puppets. An old man and his wife who, after lovingly preparing and tending their garden, grow a vegetable so large they can’t pull it up by themselves.

AROUND THE AMERICAS WITH 123 ANDRÉS
June 25, 2018
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place,
Sterling, VA 20165
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés brings joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism, and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English. Sing, dance and tap out rhythms as you learn a little geography and practice some Spanish words with this Latin Grammy winner. Meeting Room B. Ages birth to five years.

To register or for more information, visit library.loudoun.gov

LANDSDOWNE CELEBRATES AMERICA
July 1, 2018
6:00 pm
Landsdowne Resort and Spa
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176
Celebrate America’s most patriotic holiday at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. Dance the night away to the sounds of a local DJ playing top forty and the best music from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Be sure to arrive early, as tables and spots on the grassy areas are first come, first serve only. A spectacular Zambelli Fireworks display at dusk.
Cost: $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for children.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
For tickets or more information, visit destinationhotels.com/lansdowne-resort

VIENNA JULY 4TH CELEBRA- TION AND FIREWORKS SHOW
July 4, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street
S.E. Vienna, Virginia 22180
viennava.gov
The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department invites you to the Sprinklers and Sparklers event in front of the Vienna Community Center. Children can enjoy inflatable water slides, games, crafts, a magician, a balloon artist, snow cones, a photo booth and more.
Fireworks show held at Southside Park, 1315 Ross Drive, S.W., Vienna, at dusk.

FAIRFAX INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
July 4, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Come celebrate Independence Day with the 52nd annual parade in the city of Fairfax. Watch as high school marching bands, large inflatable parade balloons, floats, horses, and clowns create a colorful parade through the historic streets of Old Town Fairfax. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.

FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL FIREWORKS
July 4, 2018
5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
fairfaxva.gov
As the sun sets, enjoy music and dancing throughout the evening, at Fairfax High School. Children can enjoy activities such as inflatables, face painting, and balloon artists. On-stage entertainment begins at six with the Rockets, a high energy cover band that gets people up and onto the dance floor. The City of Fairfax Band plays before a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm.

LEESBURG INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
July 4, 2018
10:00 am
Ida Lee Park
60 Ida Drive N.W.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Put on your patriotic best and join your friends and neighbors: celebrate Independence Day in Historic Downtown Leesburg. The parade will start at Ida Lee Park. The American Originals Fife and Drum Corps add a patriotic sound to the parade, and is a favorite among parade viewers. The group will perform at the intersection of King and Market Street as a prelude to the parade. Conclude the evening at 6:00 pm and enjoy music, food, and a fireworks show at Ida Lee Park. Visit leesburgva.gov for more information.

LIVE FROM THE NATION’S CAPITAL: A CAPITOL FOURTH
July 4, 2018
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
West lawn of the United States Capitol
1st Street & Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20003
pbs.org
A Capitol Fourth is a huge concert on the west lawn of the United States Capitol, also broadcast live by PBS, and puts viewer’s front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth always includes legendary Grammy Award-winning 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 simultaneous fireworks and live cannon fire. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary

NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
July 4, 2018
11:45 am
Constitution Avenue & 7th Street
Washington DC 20037
july4thparade.com
Thousands of spectators come out to celebrate this patriotic tribute to our Nation’s Capital. The Parade includes bands, a fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, equestrians, drill teams, national dignitaries, and celebrity participants.



NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
July 4, 2018
11:45 am
Constitution Avenue & 7th Street
Washington DC 20037
july4thparade.com
Thousands of spectators come out to celebrate this patriotic tribute to our Nation’s Capital. The Parade includes bands, a fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, equestrians, drill teams, national dignitaries, and celebrity participants.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA SUMMER KIDS CAMP
July 9, 2018
10:00 am
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
20575 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147
Enjoy the family favorite movie Monsters vs. Aliens during the Alamo Drafthouse Summer Kids Camp program. All summer long, enjoy family-friendly movies for children ages 3-12 at this movie theatre located at One Loudoun in Ashburn. Suggested donations of $1, $3, or $5 for the movie benefit local schools and non-profits organizations. For the schedule or more information, visit drafthouse.com.

BRADDOCK NIGHTS SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT SERIES PRESENTS THE REFLEX
July 20. 2018
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Royal Lake Park
5344 Gainsborough Drive
Fairfax, VA 22032
fairfaxcounty.gov
Enjoy this ‘80s tribute band, part of Fairfax County Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series. The Reflex rewinds time to re-create the sounds, look, and intensity of the best songs the ‘80s has to offer, such as Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Journey, Prince, Heart, and many more!

CHARLIE PUTH AND HAILEE STEINFELD AT WOLF TRAP
July 25, 2018
7:00 pm
Wolf Trap, Filene Center
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Following the success of smash-hit singles “How Long,” “Attention,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” and “Marvin Gaye,” multi-platinum artist Charlie Puth makes his Wolf Trap debut on his biggest North American tour, to date, promoting his highly anticipated new album Voicenotes. Rising star Hailee Steinfeld of “Love Myself,” and “Starving,” makes her return to Wolf Trap, opening for Puth.
Cost: $35-$75. For tickets or more information, visit wolftrap.org

MARSHA AND THE POSITRONS
July 28, 2018
10:00 am -11:00 am
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
fairfaxcounty.gov
Enjoy this lively children’s music show by Masha and the Positrons in the outdoor amphitheater in Burke Lake Park, hosted by Fairfax County Park Authority. This family-friendly, upbeat show is filled with creative children’s songs that will get your little one jumping, dancing, and singing.
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