TOP 15 EVENTS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA THIS WEEKEND: August 6 and 7, 2022
TOP 15 EVENTS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA THIS WEEKEND: August 6 and 7, 2022
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of the top 15 events in Northern Virginia! There is something for everyone, including art shows, food festivals, and concerts. No matter what you're into, you're sure to find an event that interests you. So get out there and have some fun!
2709 West Ox Rd.
Herndon, VA 20171
It’s back better than ever! Here comes the fair and carnival, one of summer’s most iconic events and popular family traditions, returning Thursday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Join in the celebration brought to you by the Fairfax County Park Authority, Frying Pan Farm Park, The Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park, the Park Foundation, Fairfax County 4-H, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Neighborhood and Community Services.
You and your friends and family can enjoy carnival rides, games and food trucks on the farm! Learn about the Fairfax County 4-H Youth Development program and more. Over the next few weeks, more details will be released about wristband sales and discounts, the Big Truck Night and farm demos, plus a list of food vendors that make this such a delicious event. Free admission; purchase carnival tickets in advance or at the door.
See schedule of events below.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Carnival 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4-H Static & Animal Exhibits 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Educational Community Tables 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
Carnival 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4-H Static & Animal Exhibits 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Educational Community Tables 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil presents "KURIOS: A Cabinet of Curiosities
8025 Galleria Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
Critically acclaimed the world over, KURIOS—Cabinet of curiosities astonishingly revisits the signature Cirque du Soleil style of performance by weaving jaw-dropping acrobatics with a refreshing touch of poetry, artistry and humour. A mind-boggling escape from reality, KURIOS unveils a festive, steampunk-inspired universe where the unexpected lies at every corner.
In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world—a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination.
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MOUNT VERNON
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Included in regular admission. Purple Heart recipients receive free admission 365 days a year to Mount Vernon. Members of the military receive a discount on daytime admission. August 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM
Pay tribute to the oldest military decoration in the U.S. at the home of its founder, George Washington. The estate's official National Purple Heart Day Ceremony on the East Lawn overlooking the Potomac River begins at 10:30 a.m. (weather permitting). Attend a wreath laying at George Washington’s Tomb and a commemoration ceremony, featuring members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the National Museum of the United States Army.
4300 Chantilly Shopping Ctr, Ste 1H
Decorate your own cake (or cupcakes!) during our open studio sessions — choose from a large assortment of decorations including fondant, buttercream, sprinkles and candy to create your very own edible work of art! Not feeling creative? Start from one of our pre-designed kits, which include written instructions. This is a fun and unique activity for ALL ages! Boxes provided so you can show off your masterpiece to all your friends & family. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
BURNSIDE FARMS SUMMER OF SUNFLOWERS
11008 Kettle Run Rd.
Nokesville, VA 20181
During the Summer of Sunflowers, Burnside Farms opens more than 50 acres of u-pick sunflowers for 6 weeks of picking. Bring the kids because Burnside also hosts one of the best sunflower mazes in the Washington DC area. Leashed dogs are also welcome, and the farm is a photographer's paradise, especially during special Sunflower Sunsets evenings.
PEACH DAZE FUZZTIVAL
Great Country Farms
4345 Snickersville Turnpike
Bluemont, VA 20135
Admission Tickets: $12/child & $14/Adult ~ Peaches sold separately by the pound.
Children 2 years and under, Farm Club FAN & MEGA Members do not pay admission
Celebrate Peak Peach Picking Season! Come and enjoy peaches in great food and drink at this full collaboration between Bluemont Vineyard, Dirt Farm Brewing, Henway Hard Cider, and Great Country Farms, all located in Bluemont, VA.
Kick off the morning with fresh apple cider donuts and Red Rooster Coffee in Knead It Bakery.
What’s the Fuzz? Get the whole family involved in the Peach fun with our Peach Eating Contest, Peach Pit Spitting Contest, and Family Water Games starting at 2 p.m.
After picking your own peaches, enjoy peach slushies, peach ice cream in our Knead It Bakery or grab lunch at the Roosteraunt concession stand now featuring Henway Hard Cider. Try Henny’s new frozen Hard Cider ~ For Adults Only ~ The coolest buzz with no fuzz around! Bask in the effervesce! There is something special about the light bubbles in our peach cider crafted with apples and peaches now available at The Roosteraunt from 11am-4pm
Saturday Summer Fun
1639 Washington Plaza
Reston, VA 20190
Starting July 26, the Reston Museum will host the Virginia Museum of History and Culture’s traveling exhibit: Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality.
Determined traces four centuries of Black history in Virginia through stories of extraordinary individuals who struggled for equality and, in the process, profoundly shaped the nature of American society and the meaning of our collective ideals. Their stories help us to understand the origins of today’s problems and to reckon with the painful legacies of slavery, segregation, and white supremacy. These determined individuals also inspire us to create a better future.
Along with the Determined exhibit, the Reston Museum will feature artifacts from the Reston Museum’s collection showcasing Reston’s founding as a diverse community and how Restonians continued to pursue equality for all members of their community.
CBD, LIGHT YOGA & SOUND BATH WORKSHOP
7505 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22042
Are you curious about CBD oil? What is it? How can it benefit your health and wellness? These questions and more will be answered at this informative, relaxing, and sound healing workshop. Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Dates: August 6, 2022.
Join Michelle and Christina as they team up to bring you the benefits of CBD, a light yoga flow, and vibrational sound therapy with gongs and singing bowls for an experience in wellness bliss! Bring your yoga mat, any additional comfort items for the sound bath: bolster, neck pillow, water bottle, eye mask, additional comfort padding and a FRIEND! You will have the opportunity to sample CBD before the sound bath. You may also purchase products after the session.
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079
The popular Community Market has returned to the Workhouse! Family friendly shopping experience in the center of our unique and historic grounds. This outdoor venue is great for both vendors and guests. Enjoy artists studios and galleries the Lucy Burns Museum and more!Group tours are available at The Lucy Burns Museum and can be scheduled for adult and youth groups at any time. $10 per person for adult groups and $5 for youth groups (children ages 5-12).
HARMONY: A TEXTILE EXHIBIT
5641 General Washington Dr,
Alexandria, VA 22312
Broadway Gallery, an Alexandria purveyor of Fine Art, Art Installation and Framing, presents Harmony, a Textile Art Exhibition in collaboration with Sacred Threads, June 1 through August 31, 2022.
Artists selected for the show use the theme “Harmony” as a jumping off point for their pieces. In a time when our world feels chaotic, we look for Harmony in our lives. Curated by Lisa Ellis and Barbara Hollinger of Sacred Threads, submissions considered will use the construct of size as a unifier and follow the Studio Art Quilt Association definition of the medium of textiles: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure”.
Broadway Gallery, established in 1978 in Northern Virginia, has provided fine art to the wholesale industry for over 40 years. Working directly with artists for representation to the public, focusing on architectural firms, interior designers, major corporations, foundations, and law firms throughout the D.C. Metropolitan region and beyond.
Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood. A biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.
THE SEAGULL SHOW
VRTC takes a summer sojourn to the lake with its vibrant production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. This production will have live virtual performances on July 30th, 31st, August 6th and 7th.
VRTC is earning rave reviews for its mesmerizing production and with only two performances left, make sure you don’t miss out on the magic! Final Performances are: Saturday, August 6th at 8:30pm EST/5:30 PM PST; and Sunday, August 7th at 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST. Tickets are available for all performances and cost $10 on sale online at the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/334627187927
Staying safe and sound inside provides a much-needed reprieve from so many of the stresses of our current day and age. A live virtual theatre performance allows you to enjoy the arts from your own home or homes - whether for a date night, a way to spend time with friends or just enjoy something for yourself, live virtual theatre experience is always a fun treat.
The Virtual Repertory Theatre Collective was founded on December 29, 2020. We are a fully virtual, bicoastal theatre company. We exist to provide a safe place for performers to work, to empower actors with creative input and to use the new technology tools to deliver art to the people. We are interested in challenging the status quo for what it means to be a theatre, how actors choose their work and what theatre in the 21st century looks like.
NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK
All Fairfax County Farmers Markets are open and the Annual National Farmers Market Week is a great time to visit and support local farmers. Check our complete list of Northern Virginia Farmers Markets to find a market near you.
Northern Virginia Farmers Markets for the 2022 Season
This complete guide to 2022 Northern Virginia Farmers Markets includes over 50 listings for markets throughout the week and region. Our guide will help you shop local, so you can cook and eat fresh all week long. All of the farmers markets in Northern Virginia on our list are open for in-person shopping and some offer online ordering options.
Our guide to 2022 Northern Virginia Farmers Markets is organized by county and day of the week. We've listed each market's location and hours plus seasonal market opening dates. Visit these markets below:
FALLS CHURCH FARMERS MARKET
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043
Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Metro accessible from the East and West Falls Church Metro stations, Falls Church City's Farmers Market boasts over 50 vendors during peak season and 40 during the winter months. Unique to the Falls Church Market is the monthly Chef Series, which brings chefs from area restaurants in to develop recipes and share tastes using local, seasonal food.
The market strives to support local farmers while also helping protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands.
BURKE FARMERS MARKET
5671 Roberts Pkwy.
Burke, VA 22015
If you love fresh produce and home baked goods, we have some great news for you. Whether it's honey straight from the hive, fresh cut flowers or pasture-raised meat, you will find it all at the open air Farmers Market of Burke. The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.
GREEN SPRING GARDENS AND HORTICULTURAL CENTER
4603 Green Spring Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22312
For millions of years, fig trees have shaped our world, influenced our evolution, nourished our bodies, and fed our imaginations. Join Dr. Jafar Vossoughi as he presents a comprehensive coverage of this small, unusual fruit, including its history, botany, biology and the cultivars suitable for our region. Then, take some time to explore the fig trees in our fruit garden. Dress for the weather. $24 per person. Code POU.EZVK.
What are your plans for this weekend? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to share this article with your friends so they can see all of the great things happening in Northern Virginia as well! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy all that Northern Virginia has to offer this weekend!
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