The Best Events to Ring in August with a Bang in NOVA!

The Best Events to Ring in August with a Bang in NOVA!

August is the golden month of the summer – a time to wind down vacations, appreciate sunny days, and relish in the memories that have been made along your journey.Northern Virginia has plenty of vibrant events over the last few weeks of warm temperatures for families, couples or singles alike. Our guide breaks down all you need to know to ring in August with a bang so read on for more — you won’t want to miss out!
2023 Family Summer Picnic and Service Event

Friday, August 4 · 5 - 7:30pm EDT
Van Dyck Park 3720 Blenheim Blvd. Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Formed Families Forward invites you and your family to join us for our Family Summer Picnic! This event is the perfect opportunity to unplug, unwind, and connect with others in person. Whether you're looking to enjoy some delicious food, participate in a community service activity, or simply relax and have fun with your loved ones, we guarantee there is something for everyone. And the best part? You don't have to worry about the main dishes! We will be serving up pulled pork and chicken sandwiches and mac and cheese, so all you need to bring is a side dish or dessert to share. After dinner, young children can enjoy a magic show while older teens and young adults engage in an exciting activity of their own. We hope to see you there!
Fauquier Chamber of Commerce Young Professional’s First Friday Lunch

Friday, August 4 · 12 - 1pm EDT
El Jaripeo 623 Frost Ave Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
About the Event
Calling all young professionals! We invite you to join us for the upcoming First Friday lunch at Northside 29. This is a great opportunity to not only take a break from the hectic workweek, but also to expand your professional network. At this event, you'll have the chance to meet new members and reconnect with familiar faces in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Our growing community of Young Professionals is always in pursuit of building valuable relationships, and we want you to be a part of it. Don't miss out on the chance to enjoy lunch and conversation, all while expanding your network. We hope to see you there!
Operation Backpack "Stuff the Cruiser"

Friday, August 4 · 8am - 4pm EDT
IKEA 2901 Potomac Mills Cir Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
Do you want to help kids in need succeed and get ready for the new school year? Then come out to our first Operation Backpack® "Stuff the Cruiser'' event! Thanks to Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, IKEA Woodbridge, ABC7 News DC, F.H. Furr, and the Prince William County Police Department, we are able to bring this event to you. You can drop by anytime from 8AM to 4PM with brand-new backpacks and school supplies that kids need. By doing so, you'll make a positive difference in the lives of many children. As a bonus, you'll have a chance to win your choice of four admission tickets to Circus Vasquez or four VIP passes to 5 Wits Arlington. Let's show these kids that we care and that they can count on us to make a difference in their lives!
#YAY23… Young And Yielded conference 2023

August 4 · 6pm - August 6 · 9am EDT
17902 Main St 17902 Main Street Dumfries, VA 22026 United States
About the Event
Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with other young Christians from around the globe? Well, look no further than #YAY23! At this incredible event, you'll have the chance to come together with like-minded individuals who share your passion for Jesus and make a positive impact on the world. Our speakers are some of the most highly-regarded leaders in the industry, and they'll be sharing powerful insights and practical wisdom to help you grow in your faith and overcome the obstacles of daily life. Plus, you'll have plenty of chances for worship, led by some of the best musicians and worship leaders in the business. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss out on - join us at #YAY23 and become part of an amazing community!
Shop At Upscale - Exclusive Beauty Supply Store Experience
Friday, August 4 · 12 - 4pm EDT
4201 Dale Blvd 4201 Dale Boulevard Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States
About the Event
Welcome to our exclusive beauty supply store where you can indulge in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! Our top brands, including MIELLE, LA GIRL, MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL, SHE IS BOMB, KALEIDOSCOPE, and more, are available exclusively at our store. From Wednesday to Saturday, you can peruse our products from 12 PM to 6 PM. We pride ourselves on bringing you high-quality beauty supplies that cater to all skin types and hair textures. Discover new products and the latest trends that will enhance your beauty routine and boost your confidence. Visit us today and see what makes us the premier destination for beauty enthusiasts!
Friday Night Spiritual Healing Gathering
Friday, August 4 · 7:30 - 9pm EDT
The Healing Frequency 4386 Lakewood Drive Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
About the Event
Are you a spiritual seeker looking for connection and healing with others on the same path? Join us for a powerful gathering of communal healing in a safe and sacred space. Together, we will explore the transformative power of spiritual healing and how it can bring about positive change in our lives. During the event, we will be engaging in guided meditation and energy work, as well as offering the opportunity for participants to share their own experiences and insights. You'll have the chance to meet and connect with other like-minded individuals in your community and leave feeling refreshed, energized, and restored. So come join us on this journey of spiritual growth and healing!
Soulful Socials Dating
Friday, August 4 · 7 - 9pm EDT
Jirani Coffeehouse 9425 West Street Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
Tired of swiping left and right on dating apps without finding any real connections? Then it's time to step out of your comfort zone and join the Soulful Socials Dating event. This event is the perfect opportunity to meet other singles in your age group who are also looking for that special connection. For just $30, you'll get to enjoy appetizers and a drink while rotating in 6-minute meetings with 10 men and 10 women. And don't forget your business cards for a chance to win a gift certificate to Jirani's Coffee House! Even if you don't find love, this event is a great way to make new friends and business connections. So come out and try something new with Loudoun Counseling & Coaching, Pure Flow Productions, and Out the Box Productions.
Malakhi Lounge Reggae First Saturday
August 5 · 9pm - August 6 · 1am EDT
Malakhi Lounge & Jamaican Restaurant 8910 Mathis Avenue Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
Mark your calendars because the first Saturday of every month is all about Reggae! Get ready to dance the night away to your favorite Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Afro Beats and more. Malakhi Movements will be spinning the tracks, guaranteeing a good time for all. Make sure to arrive early to enjoy the festivities and bring your friends to join in on the fun. If you have a birthday coming up or just want to celebrate, this is the perfect spot to do it. Contact us at 703-420-2165 to reserve your table for birthday parties and get ready to jam!

Free Self Defense Seminar: Introductory to Krav Maga

Saturday, August 5 · 12 - 1pm EDT
9223 Sudley Rd 9223 Sudley Road Old Town Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
Are you interested in learning how to properly defend yourself in any situation? Look no further than our introductory seminar on the Israeli martial art form of Krav Maga! Whether you're a seasoned martial artist or completely new to the world of self-defense, our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of Krav Maga. From avoidance to hands-on defenses, we will teach you everything you need to know in a comfortable and welcoming environment. So come as you are, whether it's in a T-shirt, sweatpants, or leggings, and be prepared to have a great time learning this invaluable skill. All adults are welcome, so don't hesitate to sign up and start your journey towards self-protection today!

Bonfire Fundraiser

Saturday, August 5 · 5 - 11pm EDT
"Hidden Creek" Farm 7443 Keith Road Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
About the Event
Come join us for a night of warmth and community at our Bonfire Fundraiser! As the sun sets and the stars come out, sit around the fire and indulge in great conversation with like-minded individuals who truly care about the world. This event offers a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Pay It Forward and the causes we support, while also providing the chance to sign up as a member. Whether you're a long-time supporter or a curious newcomer, this fundraiser promises to be a unique and uplifting experience. So don't hesitate to come out to our Bonfire Fundraiser and connect with us and your community!
Ranjit Bawa Live in Concert

Starts on Saturday, August 5 · 7pm EDT
The Michael & Son Sportsplex at Dulles 21610 Atlantic Boulevard Sterling, VA 20166 United States
About the Event
Get ready to experience the electrifying energy of Ranjit Bawa as he takes to the stage on his brand new Punjab Bolda tour! This Punjabi sensation has been captivating audiences around the world with his unique style and passion for music. His live shows are renowned for their high-energy performances and dynamic stage presence, leaving audiences in awe. Don't miss your chance to see this talented artist perform his latest hits and classic favorites live in concert. Get your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable night of music and entertainment!
Boba & Pizza with the Tolbert Team

Sat, Aug 5, 2023 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Kokee Tea South Riding 25739 Branch Rail Drive #suite 100 South Riding, VA 20152 United States
About the Event
Looking for some free delicious boba, pizza, and giveaways? Look no further than the Tolbert Team's event at Kokee Tea! We'll be hanging out on the covered patio, ready to treat you to some tasty goodies. Pop in for a few minutes or stick around for a while and chat with us - we'd love to get to know you better. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to indulge in some free treats and giveaways. See you there!
August 5 · 10pm - August 6 · 2am EDT
17650 Possum Point Rd 17650 Possum Point Road Dumfries, VA 22026 United States
About the Event
If you're looking for a night out with your friends complete with great tunes and a lively atmosphere, look no further than TEMPO SATURDAYS at the Tempo Lounge & Event Venue. This new hotspot offers an upscale, music-themed lounge experience in Dumfries, Virginia that comes complete with delicious food, drinks, and hookah service. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking to let loose, Tempo Saturdays is the perfect excuse to dance the night away. If you want to take things up a notch, you can secure a VIP section for your group on a first-come, first-served basis. So, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to make some memories at TEMPO SATURDAYS - it's sure to be a night you won't forget!
Barnes & Noble Storytime with Local Author Valerie Johnson

Starts on Saturday, August 5 · 11am EDT
Barnes & Noble 15000 Potomac Town Place #160 Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
Join us at Barnes & Noble (Woodbridge, VA) on Saturday, August 5 at 11:00 AM for Children's Storytime with local author and retired educator, Valerie Johnson. Get ready to step into a world of adventure as Valerie reads her book, 1 2 3 Count with Me on Granddad's Farm. Follow a young girl as she spends her day with her grandfather, experiencing farm life through chores, tractor rides, and a big family dinner. As the family comes together to celebrate the farm's bounty and the love they share, you'll get to experience the joy and warmth of familial bonds. This event is free and open to the public- an exciting opportunity for children and adults to enjoy a captivating story and meet a local author. Don't miss out on this fun-filled day!
Burg Charcuterie Workshop at Full Distance Brewing

Saturday, August 5 · 12 - 1:30pm EDT
Full Distance Brewing 650 Corporate Drive #101 Stafford, VA 22554 United States
About the Event
Come join us for an unforgettable evening at Full Distance Brewing where we will be hosting the Burg Charcuterie Workshop with the talented owner, Jen. Jen will guide you step by step in creating the ideal charcuterie board, from selecting the perfect ingredients to arranging them on a beautiful 10” biodegradable board for 2 people. This event is perfect for foodies, craft beer enthusiasts, and those who simply enjoy a fun, social night out. Do not miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience and pre-register today, as tickets will not be sold at the brewery the day of the event. Get ready to indulge and savor a night full of delicious bites and refreshing brews.
Team Nailed It Style Cake Decorating Class & Competition

Saturday, August 5 · 4 - 6pm EDT
Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies 10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
If you've ever dreamed of competing on a baking show, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best! Dawn Alston, of Ravy Cakes, LLC, is inviting you and your Cake Bestie to a unique cake decorating class and competition. Inspired by hit show Nailed It!, this team-based event will challenge you to create the perfect wedding cake while adding your own personal touch. With Chef Dawn's guidance, you'll learn pro-tips for piping and decorating. Then, it's up to you and your partner to wow the judges with your skills, and your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned baker or simply want to have some fun in the kitchen, this event promises to be a blast. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
Rolling to Remember

Saturday, August 5 · 10am - 5pm EDT
Yamasaki Academy Woodbridge 1940 Daniel Stuart Square Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
Join the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community of Northern Virginia as they come together for a good cause. The Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation is hosting their "Rolling to Remember" event on Saturday August 5, 2023, at Yamasaki Academy in Woodbridge VA. This event aims to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. Through their efforts, they hope to provide much-needed resources to advance brain tumor research and outreach programs. In addition, participants can also take part in the "Last Man Standing Endurance Grappling" competition. This event promises to be a fun-filled day of athleticism and camaraderie while supporting an important cause. Be sure to mark your calendars and show your support for the Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation.

Saturday, August 5 · 8:30 - 9:30am EDT
Neabsco Boardwalk 15125 Blackburn Road Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
Join us for a morning of empowerment, outdoor exercise and some much-needed self-care! Our Women's Wellness Walk & Talk event is the perfect place for women looking to connect with others while promoting their own well-being. We understand the importance of nourishing both the body and mind, and our event will provide just that. Located in one of the most picturesque parks in Woodbridge, attendees will have the opportunity to take in some fresh air and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the environment. Don't forget to arrive early as this will give you an opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns before we embark on our refreshing and rejuvenating walk. One great way to do this is to start your day by stepping outside to soak up the morning sun and breathe in some fresh air. Taking in the sights and sounds of nature can help align our senses and calm our minds. And if you want to take things a step further, head up to the observatory deck for a guided meditation or women's wellness chat. Here, you'll learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, boost your self-esteem, and find balance in your busy life. So make some time for yourself, snap a pic, and enjoy this peaceful moment. We can't wait to see you there!
Sunny Summer Sugar Cookie Decorating Class

Saturday, August 5 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies 10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Summer just wouldn't be complete without some sweet treats to indulge in! If you're looking for a fun-filled activity to do with friends or family, then you won't want to miss out on this class! Come join Mayra Garcia from celebrateMe!, as she teaches you how to decorate sugar cookies with Royal Icing. These Sunny Summer Sugar Cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while unleashing your creativity. The class includes 8 pre-baked theme cookies like Ice Cream Cones, Beach Balls, and Sun Glasses. Plus, you'll have a box to take them all home in! Keep in mind, this class can get a little messy, so bring your own apron. This class is open to students ages 13 and up, and children ages 10-12 who are accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled.
Farm Experience Interactive Tour

Sunday, August 6 · 2 - 3:30pm EDT
Silver Key Ranch 11311 Barnes Road Catlett, VA 20119 United Statess
About the Event
Welcome to Silver Key Ranch! Come and experience the joys of farm life as you get up close and personal with our chickens, goats, cows, and farm dog Tess. But that's not all, there is so much more to this interactive experience, from bottle feeding a baby goat and collecting eggs to feeding the piggies, cows, and of course Tess. Our friendly and knowledgeable host will guide you through this unforgettable adventure, ensuring your safety while on the farm. Learn about the rich history of the farm and marvel at the unique and quirky personalities of our beloved animals. Don't forget to sample some of our farm products, which range from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, honey, and more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Outdoor Yoga at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm, all levels welcome!

Sunday, August 6 · 9 - 10am EDT
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm 8769 Old Dumfries Road Catlett, VA 20119 United States
About the Event
Looking for a way to start your Sunday off on a peaceful note? Look no further than Seven Oaks Lavender Farm's outdoor yoga event! Taking place every Sunday throughout the end of July and into August, this session welcomes yogis of all levels to come together and find tranquility amongst the farm's picturesque views. Delight in the natural beauty of your surroundings as you stretch and breathe in unison with your fellow participants. With the guidance of experienced instructors, you'll leave feeling revitalized and ready to take on the week ahead. So why wait? Clear your mind and join us this Sunday at 9:00 AM for a true oasis in the heart of Catlett, VA.
Trivia Game Night | SIN Sundays - TGI Fridays Woodbridge VA - SUN 7p

Sunday, August 6 · 7 - 9pm EDT
TGI Fridays 13237 Worth Avenue Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
Are you looking for a fun Sunday night out with friends or colleagues and great food and drinks? Then come down to TGI Fridays in Woodbridge VA for their weekly SIN Sundays and Trivia Game Night! Every Sunday at 7p, assemble your team and play an interactive trivia game. With a competitive mix of questions including image and music rounds and a live and super fun Game Host, the night is sure to be a blast. Use your phone to play along and submit answers to earn points, and check out the Leaderboard to see how you rank against other teams. And of course, there are prizes for the top teams! So come on down to TGI Fridays for an exciting night of games, fun, food, and drinks!
Malakhi Lounge Present Jamaica Independence Party

August 5 · 8pm - August 6 · 1:30am EDT
Historic District 8910 Mathis Avenue Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
Join us for an unforgettable night at Malakhi Lounge as we celebrate Jamaica's Independence Day with one of the hottest bands in Virginia. Come ready to dance and have a good time as we vibe out to the irresistible beats of this talented group. The doors will be open for everyone to come and enjoy the festivities, so grab your friends and make your way down to the lounge. Tickets are available at the door for just $15.00, so don't miss out on the chance to be a part of this amazing celebration. Let's come together and honor Jamaica's rich cultural heritage while enjoying great music, company, and an overall unforgettable experience at Malakhi Lounge.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to celebrate August in Northern Virginia. From outdoor music festivals to grape stomping competitions, there’s something here for every taste. Whether it’s a fun night out for the entire family or an adults-only evening activity, Northern Virginia is ready to provide you with good times this summer. And don’t forget: In August, sunblock isn’t just an option—it’s a necessity! So make sure you have some before venturing outside as our temperatures climb ever higher. With these great events and more, August is starting off on the right foot in Northern Virginia. What does the rest of your summer have in store?

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