Enjoy the Weekend with NOVA's Top Picks

Enjoy the Weekend with NOVA's Top Picks
Weekend vibes are here! What’s on your weekend list? Unwind and explore! Whether you’re into art walks, local eats, or scenic hikes, NOVA’s got you covered. Dive into NOVA’s top events and make unforgettable memories. Share your plans below! From sunrise to sunset, NOVA is buzzing with excitement! Check out our top picks for the weekend and join the fun. 

Halal Ribfest Virginia

Fri, Jun 21, 2024 2:00 PM - Sun, Jun 23, 2024 10:00 PM EDT
Springfield Town Center
6500 Springfield Mall Springfield, VA 22150 United States
About the Event
Calling all foodies! The Halal Ribfest is back and better than ever before! This festival is all about bringing people together to celebrate the unique flavors of Virginia's renowned Halal cuisine. From finger-licking ribs to inspired street food, prepare to have your taste buds tantalized by this year's incredible lineup of vendors! But the fun doesn't stop there - this is a community event that welcomes everyone, regardless of faith or background. Over three days, you can expect fun activities for all ages, including live performances, shopping, and competitions. Plus, with a promise of ethical and sustainable practice in every dish, you can enjoy your food with peace of mind. Don't miss out on this immersive celebration of food culture in Virginia!

Litha Spell and Sound Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Friday, June 21 · 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT
Mage & Mane
773 Station Street #Studio A Herndon, VA 20170 United States
About the Event
Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate the Summer Solstice? Join us for our Litha Spell and Sound event, where you can experience the magic and energy of the longest day of the year. Our evening festivities will begin at 6:30 PM on June 21st 2024, and will include the soothing vibrations of sound bowls, meaningful ceremony, and more. Embrace the energy of the summer season and connect with like-minded individuals as we welcome this auspicious time of year together. This is a celebration you won't want to miss!

Crafternoon: Mini Frame Magnets

Friday, June 21 · 4 - 6pm EDT
Bards Alley Bookshop
110 Church Street Northwest Vienna, VA 22180 United States
About the Event
If you're looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend your afternoon, look no further than Bards Alley Bookshop's Crafternoon session. We're thrilled to invite you to create your own adorable mini frame magnets in this fun and creative class. With all the materials provided, all you need to bring is your imagination and your eagerness to create something special. Whether you're already a seasoned crafter or are just looking to try out a new hobby, this session is perfect for anyone and everyone. Come unwind, socialize, and create your own one-of-a-kind magnets that you're sure to love and proudly display on your fridge or anywhere else that magnets are welcome. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to enjoy a little bit of creativity and fun!

Across the Miles: Ultra-Distance Adventure Run

Friday, June 21 · 10am - 12pm EDT
10201 Parkgate Drive Nokesville, VA 20181 United States
About the Event
Are you a true adventurer at heart? Do you crave new challenges, and love to push yourself to the limits? Then the Across the Miles: Ultra-Distance Adventure Run is the ultimate event for you! Take on miles of varied terrain and test your endurance, mental toughness, and grit in a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Whether you're a seasoned ultra-runner or looking to step up your game, this event promises to be a true test of your limits, taking you through breathtaking landscapes and pushing you to new heights. And, with the added camaraderie of the running community, there's no better way to embrace the thrill of the unknown, and prove your mettle. Are you ready to lace up your shoes and take on the challenge of a lifetime at the Across the Miles: Ultra-Distance Adventure Run?

People Who Care Make a Difference Awards

Saturday, June 22 · 2 - 4pm EDT
The Winery at La Grange
4970 Antioch Road Haymarket, VA 20169 United States
About the Event
Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate and recognize the incredible individuals in Prince William County who have made a positive impact on the community. This celebration will take place at the beautiful La Grange Winery in Haymarket, where we'll enjoy complimentary wine tastings and light refreshments while listening to inspiring stories of people who care. The four honorees - Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano, Judy Gallagher, Joyce Hudson, and Julie Flanagan - have all worked tirelessly to make our country a better place, whether through community partnership, conservation efforts, or raising awareness for overlooked causes. Space is limited, so please make sure to register to attend this uplifting event. Special thanks to La Grange Winery for sponsoring this event and helping to make it possible. Your ticket price will go toward supporting similar community events in the future.

2024 Hat & Tea Lunch Scholarship Fundraiser - Tomorrow's Cultivating Youth

Saturday, June 22 · 12:30 - 3:30pm EDT
Comfort Inn Near Quantico Main Gate North
16931 Old Stage Road Dumfries, VA 22025 United States
About the Event
Join us in celebrating the phenomenal women in our community! Tomorrow's Cultivating Youth Inc.'s Annual Empowering Women Hat & Tea Lunch Fundraiser is just around the corner, and this year's event promises to be extra special. We will be honoring an exceptional woman who has dedicated her life to inspiring, leading, and uplifting youth in our community. Do you know someone who fits this description? Nominate her for the Phenomenal Woman Award and give her the recognition she deserves! This exciting event is not to be missed, and all proceeds will benefit TCYouth Inc.'s Scholarship Fund. Tickets are just $55 per adult, and youth ages 10-13 can attend for only $40. Children ages 6-9 even get a special rate of just $30. Don't wait - reserve your tickets today and join us for a truly inspiring afternoon!

Virginia Blue and White Cookout

Saturday, June 22 · 3 - 7pm EDT
Laurel Hill Park Central Green
8780 Lorton Road Lorton, VA 22079 United States
About the Event
Looking for a fun way to spend some time outdoors with great food, good music, and even better company? Look no further than the Blue and White Cookout at Laurel Hill Park! This event, held by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated- Commonwealth of Virginia, is the perfect way to spend a summer day. With delicious food options like fish, hamburgers, and veggie burgers (along with all the classic cookout sides), you'll be sure to find something you love. Plus, the music will be on point thanks to DJ Idea. Just be sure to grab a ticket ahead of time and bring your own chair - this is an adult-only event. We can't wait to see you there!

LevelUpLaughs LIVE Woodbridge

Saturday, June 22 · 8 - 10pm EDT
Veterans Growing America
15001 Potomac Town Place #Space 130 Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
If you're ready for a night of laughter and fun, you don't want to miss LevelUpLaughs LIVE at VGA! This pop-up comedy club is guaranteed to level up your comedy game with some of the funniest comedians in town. On June 22nd, be entertained by the hilarious lineup featuring comedian Cerrome Russell and his friends. Russell's comedy career began while serving in the United States Marine Corps and he has since performed all over the world. This event promises to be epic, so grab your friends and get ready for good vibes and great humor. Get ready to level up your laughs!

Sunflower Bouquet Cupcake Decorating class

Saturday, June 22 · 2:30 - 4:30pm EDT
Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Have you ever wanted to impress your dinner guests with not only a delicious dessert but a beautiful centerpiece as well? Look no further than Laura Larson's class on how to decorate and construct a sunflower cupcake bouquet. Laura, a professional cake decorator and owner of Laura's Custom Cakes, will guide you step-by-step with in-person instruction on how to create this stunning dessert. But that's not all! You'll also receive potting soil and sunflower seeds so you can grow your own sunflowers, making this class not only a treat for your tastebuds but for your eyes as well. And as an added bonus, on the day of the class, you'll receive a 5% discount on purchases of supplies and tools at Fran's Cake and Candy. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a true expert and leave with a delicious and beautiful creation.

Juneteenth Fairfax County Celebration at Frying Pan Farm Park (2024)

Saturday, June 22 · 10am - 1pm EDT
Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 United States
About the Event
Join us at Frying Pan Farm Park in Fairfax County as we celebrate Juneteenth in 2024! Hosted by the Black Student Fund, this festival promises to be a day filled with excitement and celebration of African-American culture. Enjoy delicious food, shop for one-of-a-kind treasures, and entertain yourself with our first-rate entertainment. Plus, your kids will have a blast jumping in our moon bounce, participating in art projects, and so much more! Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience of fun, culture, and history!

Family Paint Party

Saturday, June 22 · 1 - 3pm EDT
Ornery Beer Company Fairfax
3950 University Dr Suite 106 Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Looking for a fun evening that combines creativity, beer and music? Look no further than Paint Nite with Dunia Barekzey at Ornery Beer Company Fairfax! This event is the perfect way to spend some quality time with your friends while unleashing your inner artist. You can sip on some of Ornery's finest craft beers while enjoying live music from Dunia Barekzey. The best part? You don't need to worry about bringing any supplies because we've got you covered. Trust us, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to create a truly unique painting. So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and come join us for a night of painting, beer, and music that you're sure to never forget.

The Art of Stir Fry

Saturday, June 22 · 11:30am - 1:30pm EDT
100 Bowls of Soup Kitchen
279 Sunset Park Drive Herndon, VA 20170 United States
About the Event
Have you ever tried stir-fry, the ultimate one-pan dish? It’s a simple and nutritious way to create a flavorful meal with any combination of ingredients you have on hand. In this demo and hands-on class, you’ll learn how to master the art of stir-frying. Prepare healthy and delicious meals using simple techniques and gluten-free ingredients. You’ll also find out how to choose the right pan, no wok necessary, and avoid soggy veggies. This class will be part demonstration and part hands-on, as you get the chance to try out your stir-frying skills with different proteins, veggies, and noodles. Join us and become a stir-fry pro!

Live Comedy at Fair Winds Brewing Co.

Starts on Saturday, June 22 · 7pm EDT
Fair Winds Brewing Company
7000 Newington Rd Suite K&L Lorton, VA 22079 United States
About the Event
Looking for a night of laughs that'll have you in stitches? Mark your calendars for June 22nd, when Fair Winds Brewing Co. is hosting a live stand-up comedy showcase featuring some of the top comedians from the DMV. The event promises to be a real side-splitter, with a lineup of talented performers sure to leave you in hysterics. And what better way to complement an evening of laughs than with a cold, refreshing craft brew? Your first beer is included in your ticket purchase, so sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Just be sure to leave Fido at home, as this adults-only event is for 21 and up.


Saturday, June 22 · 5:30 - 8:30pm EDT
Mage & Mane
773 Station Street #Studio A Herndon, VA 20170 United States
About the Event
Have you ever felt unsure of yourself or disconnected from your intuition? Have you struggled to make decisions or trust your inner voice? It's time to ground yourself in self-trust with the power of Human Design and the Akashic Records. Britta is here to guide you on this journey towards understanding your unique energetic blueprint and exploring the rich library of experiences and emotions that make up your past, present, and future. By tapping into these powerful resources, you'll be able to live your life in deeper alignment, staying true to your authentic self and embracing the undefined nature of the universe. Plus, with a personalized reading from Britta, you'll emerge with a clear vision of your path forward, empowered to confidently make choices and trust your instincts.

Kickboxing Introductory Seminar

Saturday, June 22 · 10 - 11:30am EDT
43800 Central Station Drive Suite 125 Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
About the Event
Get ready to feel empowered and energized at Premier Martial Arts' Krav Maga and Kickboxing training session! Whether you're a teen or an adult, everyone is welcome to join in the fun! No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn how to protect yourself and get a great workout in the process. Meet other like-minded members of our community while practicing skillsets from the worlds of boxing, muay thai kickboxing, and defensive techniques. Our Krav Maga program teaches situational awareness, de-escalation techniques, principles of Krav Maga, and much more. In addition to training combative strikes on targets, we'll also walk through a few scenarios to help you stay safe. With the commuter lot and VRE opening, now is the perfect time to come together as a community to learn how to protect yourself on-the-go. Start your journey towards feeling stronger and more confident with Premier Martial Arts!

Historic Main Street Walking Tour

Saturday, June 22 at 11:00AM - 12:00PM
The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail 10 Ashby Street Warrenton 20186
About the Event
Step back in time with a walking tour led by one of our knowledgeable guides to explore the fascinating history of Warrenton's entrepreneurial past. From the stories of local businesses to the impact of the railroad, this tour is sure to spark your curiosity. As you stroll through the streets, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes so that you can fully enjoy the experience. Don't miss this chance to delve into the town's unique past. Tickets are available now at the Fauquier History Museum or by calling the museum directly, and we recommend reserving your spot early because group size is limited. Whether you're a history buff or just looking for a unique adventure, this tour is not to be missed.

Let's Go Hiking!

Saturday, June 22 at 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Sky Meadows State Park 11012 Edmonds Lane Delaplane 20144
About the Event
Are you ready for an adventure? The historic area beckons with its hidden gems waiting to be discovered by the intrepid explorer in you. It all starts with taking your first steps on the path to adventure. If you're new to hiking or just want to brush up on your skills, Let's Go Adventure has got your back. Join their staff on a 1-2 hour program where you'll learn all the basics, from what to pack to trail etiquette. And the best part? You'll be walking on easy terrain, so you can relax and take in the breathtaking scenery around you. So grab your gear, bring along your furry friend or your loved ones, and let's take that first step on the path to adventure.

Great American Campout

Saturday, June 22 at 12:00PM - 12:00PM
Sky Meadows State Park 11012 Edmonds Lane Delaplane 20144
About the Event
Get ready for an exciting weekend and an opportunity to revel in the beauty of historic Mount Bleak. Are you tired of the daily grind and searching for an escape to nature? Gather your family or friends and join us at Sky Meadows for an unforgettable overnight camping experience. From hiking trails to fishing, we have a variety of activities to keep you engaged all weekend. Our experienced park rangers will assist you in setting up your tent and campsite, making your stay hassle-free. And don't forget to indulge in s'mores and special presentations with your loved ones. Reserve your spot today as space is limited, and you won't want to miss this adventure.

Artist Talk: Ephemeral Installation Art

Saturday, June 22 at 2:00PM - 4:00PM
ARTfactory 9419 Battle Street Manassas 20110
About the Event
Ephemeral art is a unique form of artistic expression that is deeply rooted in the notion of impermanence. This art form is intended or destined to disappear, deteriorate, or decompose over time, creating a special kind of magic that can only be experienced in the moment. While many types of art can be considered ephemeral, this term is often used to describe works that occur only once and cannot be incorporated into a lasting museum or gallery display. For artists working in this medium, the challenge lies in creating something that is both meaningful and beautiful, knowing that it will eventually disappear. Ephemeral installation art, in particular, requires a high level of skill and dedication, as artists must be able to work intuitively and with great intensity to bring their visions to life. With the right mindset and approach, however, the results can be truly unforgettable.

DNYP - PawAsana on Tap at Eavesdrop!

Sunday, June 23 · 10:30 - 11:30am EDT
Eavesdrop Brewery
7223 Centreville Road Yorkshire, VA 20111 United States
About the Event
Get ready for a pawsitively delightful yoga experience! Operation Paws for Homes is teaming up with Eavesdrop Brewery in Yorkshire, VA for a mixed level yoga class with a twist - adorable rescue pups at your paws! For 45 minutes, you'll flow through your yoga moves while sweet doggos roam freely and cuddle up to you. Prepare for some snuggasana time immediately following the class, where you'll get to snuggle up with the furry little friends. And if you're over 21, you'll enjoy a complimentary Eavesdrop pint with your ticket. Don't wait too long to order your Pawssport, as space is limited and interest is high! A portion of the ticket proceeds will go towards aiding Operation Paws for Homes. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and get ready for a doggone good time!

Kitten Yoga PRIDE Flow

Sunday, June 23 · 10:30 - 11:30am EDT
Humane Society of Northern Virginia
17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza Dumfries, VA 22026 United States
About the Event
Imagine yourself doing a downward facing dog, and a furry friend comes up and snuggles with you! That's the experience you'll get at Cat & Kitten Yoga. This fun and playful yoga session welcomes all levels, so don't worry if you're new to yoga or a seasoned pro. Not only will you be surrounded by cute and cuddly cats and kittens, but you'll be supporting a great cause as well! Cat & Kitten Yoga is a donation event that supports A3P Rescue. After the yoga session, you'll have time for snuggles, playtime, and even a tour of the space. Remember to bring your own mat and arrive early to secure a spot. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on this unique and adorable experience!

Motorbike Riding

Sunday, June 23 · 3:30 - 6:30pm EDT
Potomac Mills Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Have you ever dreamt of feeling the wind in your hair while cruising on a motorbike? Well, it's time to make that dream a reality! This adventure is perfect for those wanting to learn the basics of motorbike riding and tick it off their bucket list - and what's better than doing it together? The course will be three to four hours of all riding, no boring classroom lectures. Everything you need will be provided, including motorcycles, helmets, and lightweight gloves. You'll have one coach per every three students, so support is always there. Plus, the required riding apparel is easy: eye protection, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy pants, and over-the-ankle, sturdy shoes. Come join us and experience the thrill of cruising on a motorbike!

With so much to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which event to attend, but rest assured that whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed. So why not gather your friends and family this weekend and make some unforgettable memories in NOVA? As author Martin Buxbaum once said, “The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations,” and I believe that applies perfectly to the amazing experiences waiting for you in NOVA this weekend! So go out and embrace all that this wonderful city has to offer – you won't regret it. Happy exploring!
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