The Ultimate Guide to Planning the Perfect Weekend in Nova April 14-16

The Ultimate Guide to Planning the Perfect Weekend in Nova April 14-16
Looking for something to do this April weekend in Northern Virginia? Check out these awesome events! From fun outdoor activities and artsy entertainment, there is plenty of excitement happening all around the NOVA area. Discover it now - perfect experiences are awaiting you!
WOCO HIKE Spring Festival Pick Your Own Tulips
Saturday, April 15 · 9am - 2pm EDT
Burnside Farms 11008 Kettle Run Road Nokesville, VA 20181 United States
About the Event
Spring is officially here and we invite you to take part in a fantastic day-trip experience! Gather your friends, family members of all ages on this amazing journey that includes transportation, entrance into the spring festival & tulip fields plus picking tools. Immerse yourself while enjoying catered lunch or bring some snacks with you - either way delicious treats will be available throughout the day. Don't miss out on an unforgettable opportunity filled with blooming beauty and memories made together!
We will meet at the parking ride at 8:30am, Loading the shuttle at 8:45am and leaving from the parking ride at 9:00am SHARP. Burnside Farm is located 11008 Kettle Run Rd, Nokesville, VA 20181 just outside of Manassas The trip is about 1 hour and 25 minute trip.
10:30 - 12:00pm
Upon arrival we will give you a run down of the area and go over with a staff member of the farm the Do's and Don't of flower picking. Soon after you are free to explore the fields, pick your flowers, enjoy the games and other activities that the farm has available.
We will gather to enjoy lunch together and reflect on our experience as the wonderful sounds of the flute, crystal singing bowls and harmonic vocals tranquilize our bodies, minds and seal the entire experience.
We will return to the shuttles and head home arriving at the same parking ride in where we originally departed from. Upon registration and payment, more details will be provided including meet up location and lunch options. Save 10% when you purchase 2 or more tickets when you order on our website! COUPON CODE: PYO2023
$80pp | $144 for two | $216 for three | $290 for four There are no refunds or exchanges. We truly are so excited to have you join in on this adventure!
Big Lick Comic Con - NOVA
April 15 · 10am - April 16 · 5pm EDT
Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
About the Event
Don't miss THE event of the year - Big Lick Comic Con- NOVA! Celebrate all things nerdy, geeky and awesome on April 14th and 15th at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. With a massive 100k sq ft main hall this 2 day show will be bigger than ever before with amazing exhibitors, sensational celebrity guests and some legendary comic creators & artists performing live. So mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss—get more info now at www.blccnova/com!
Pinot Patio Party
Saturday, April 15 · 4 - 7pm EDT
Out of the Blue Crabs & Seafood 5005 Wellington Road Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
Get ready to celebrate the delightful surprise of spring with an amazing wine flight at our patio opening! Join us for an exclusive four-varietal tasting experience, featuring Rose, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio and richly crafted Pinot Noir. With each delectable sip comes knowledge from one of our local oenology experts alongside complimentary hors d'oeuvres like Cucumber Ahi Tuna Tartare and Shrimp Tempura. All this luxury awaits you on April 15th between 4:00pm – 7:00pm—all it takes is just $22 per person (includes tax)! Plus don't miss out on a special 10% discount off your meals if you decide to stay in after the eventful evening.
David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach live at Drum & Strum
Saturday, April 15 · 8 - 10pm EDT
The Listening Room @ Drum & Strum Music 102 Main Street Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
About the Event
The Music Alliance is thrilled to bring award-winning duo David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach to Gloria's Listening Room! These two musical wizards have been creating an electric live show for the past 10 years, playing a mixture of everything from humorous blues tunes with subversive lyrics, lyrical ballads and even wild rock & roll. Don't miss this opportunity to experience their infectious energy - tickets are only $20 or children 12+ under can come with parent/guardian free admission. Secure yours now before it’s too late as seating is limited!
Two-Tiered Buttercream Glam Cake Decorating Class
Saturday, April 15 · 2:30 - 6pm EDT
Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies 10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Get ready to have some fun with Celebrity Pastry Chef Dawn Alston of Ravy Cakes, who recently competed on Food Networks The Wedding Cake Championship! Learn the craft of cake decorating from an experienced food pro and get hands-on experience building a two tier buttercream glam cake. Each student will receive 5 inch and 7 inch layers for their tiers - plus plenty of helpful tips & techniques on how best stack your cakes as you apply finishing touches like tinted buttercream or embellishments like silk flowers. With everything wrapped up tight in a tall box at the end, students can take home what they create and impress friends & family alike!
All the necessary materials, tools, and even an apron if needed will be provided. Plus there's a 5% discount with Fran's when you join us – not bad at all! Each group of four-to-six participants can take home their decorated creation in their very own box. Don't miss out on perfecting that piping technique - sign up now before seats run out!

2023 Casino Night: Derby After Dark
Saturday, April 15 · 7 - 11pm EDT
Hilton Springfield 6550 Loisdale Road Springfield, VA 22150 United States
About the Event
Unwind with the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. of Fairfax County this summer at their Derby After Dark Casino Night! You'll enjoy an evening filled with casino classics like Black Jack and Roulette, live band performances and more - all while supporting the Sorority's Scholarship Foundation. Get your tickets now for only $540 to secure 4 seats on “Millionaires Row” plus 500 in zeta bucks for gaming use - giving you multiple chances to win awesome prizes throughout the night. Don't miss out: get ready to dance, bid on silent auction items & join them August 29th for fun-filled nights that make sure everyone's winners!
2023 Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge
Saturday, April 15 · 10am - 1pm EDT
James W Robinson, Jr. Secondary School 5035 Sideburn Road Fairfax, VA 22032 United States
About the Event
Students are the best judges when it comes to school food, and each year they have an opportunity to influence what's served in their cafeterias. The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge gives them a chance to show off their culinary flair by responding creatively to this year’s theme: “Fresh Take on Tradition!” From all across the Greater Washington Region, students will create plant-forward dishes that celebrate local cultures and demonstrate how tradition can be reinterpreted with delicious results.  It's time to get creative with school lunch! Students from all over the DMV are challenged each year in the Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge to create yummy and healthy meals that fit USDA guidelines and budgeting. An esteemed panel of local chefs, food professionals, culinary students & more judge the unique taste creations- if you win your meal is featured across schools throughout the whole region! Join today and make a difference by crafting healthier menu options accessible to hundreds of thousands of kids.
Stone Ridge Spring Community Yard Sale & Shred Event
Saturday, April 15 · 8am - 12pm EDT
Greenstone Pool 41995 Greenstone Drive Stone Ridge, VA 20105 United States
About the Event
Get ready for a Spring Cleaning event like no other! The Stone Ridge Association is bringing back the Community Yard Sale with all your favorite items to buy and sell- toys, books, clothes & furniture. Plus we have added something new this year - free document shredding services with live camera viewing so you can watch as everything gets shredded securely. To top it off Bach to Rock will be providing some fun entertainment too; the kids will love getting up close at our 'Instrument Petting Zoo'. Bring along your Stone Ridge ID and get ready for an awesome day of shopping AND cleaning out those closets! Don't miss out on the extra fun at this year's Brew Republic Beer Fest! Join us for our after party in the taproom, where you can sample some of your favorite brews. But buy tickets early to save - getting a VIP ticket before May 1st is only $59, or General Admission and Wine are just $39! Kids 12 & under get their own discount too - they're always free with an adult purchase. Hurry though—VIP sold out weeks ahead last time around so don't wait until it's too late!
Saturday, April 15 · 11am - 12pm EDT
Keller Williams Realty 4310 Prince William Parkway Suite 200 Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
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Fred Lynn Comic Con 2023
Saturday, April 15 · 10am - 3pm EDT
Fred M Lynn Middle School 1650 Prince William Parkway #Unit E Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
Get ready for an unforgettable day of geeky fun - Fred Lynn Middle School is hosting its very first Comic Con on April 15th, 2023! From 10 AM to 3 PM students in Prince William County can join us at Woodbridge, VA and express their creativity amongst like-minded peers. Not only will there be amazing artwork from budding student artists to check out, but the event also features a range of enjoyable activities everyone can enjoy – all completely free of charge. If you're interested in being either an artist or vendor please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions directly by emailing Scott Markley ([email protected]). Don't miss your chance for this unique experience – see you there!
Giant Paper Flower Workshop
Saturday, April 15 · 3 - 5pm EDT
Craftspace 3675 Concorde Parkway Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
About the Event
Learn how to make a stunning, show-stopping flower that'll last for years! Impress your friends and family with incredible floral arrangements or create the perfect backdrop for parties and photoshoots. Host Trupti More will teach you all the basics of crafting these beautiful blooms so you can keep at it in the comfort of home. We've got all materials covered but feel free to bring cardstock along if there's something special stuck in mind - we recommend 65lbs/176gsm paper stock as a good starting point.
Case 143: Sugar Rush
Saturday, April 15 · 12 - 5pm EDT
Vivi Bubble Tea 9974 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 United States
About the Event
Get ready for an amazing event - we have multiple time slots available, and when you arrive at your chosen one with a ticket in hand, you'll receive a freebie plus the ultimate accessory: your wristband! Plus, if that's not enough to get excited about already...we're also offering two types of awesome goodie bags loaded with goodies from all the idols. For only $10 (PayPal Friends & Family or CashApp), they can be yours upon arrival. Further details are coming soon on our social media channels - so don't miss out and join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable night!
Virginia Birth Worker Meet-up
Saturday, April 15 · 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Porter Branch 2001 Parkway Boulevard Stafford, VA 22554 United States
About the Event
You won't want to miss this event! Join RIL Doula Services on April 15th for a spring-filled celebration of the wonderful world of birth work. This meetup is an opportunity to connect with likeminded professionals, learn from one another and share your business knowledge while enjoying homemade appetizers. From doulas and midwives to obstetricians, nurses, lactation consultants, photographers & more - everyone who works in support pregnancy or birthing people is welcome at our gathering! Come prepared with some snacks in hand – you're sure to have an egg-cellent time!
NOVA Cider Festival
Saturday, April 15 · 11am - 4pm EDT
Bull Run Special Events Center Bull Run Special Events Center Centreville, VA 20121 United States
About the Event
Join us this Saturday, April 15th for a fantastic cider celebration! The Virginia Cider Festival (NOVA Edition) is coming to Chantilly's Bull Run Special Events Center with an incredible variety of hard ciders from local producers as well as others around the country. Add in some live music on the main stage and delicious grub available at nearby food trucks, and you've got one amazing day planned out - rain or shine. Be sure to dress according weather conditions—and don't forget that parking is free! Don't miss your chance to experience one-of-a-kind flavors coupled with great vibes; cheers to seeing you there soon!
Makeup Class
Sunday, April 16 · 2 - 4pm EDT
Craftspace 3675 Concorde Parkway Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
About the Event
Ready to turn heads with a beautiful makeup look you did yourself? Join Melissa at My Mascara Girl for the ultimate 20-minute makeover class! Enjoy personalized color matching and use high-end Younique products in an environment where everyone is free to have fun, learn new skills, and gain confidence. Plus, the included registration cost comes with special surprises like a kabuki brush, eyeshadow brush and 4D mascara - all yours to keep when you’re done! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity - secure your spot soon!
JMabe Spring Festival
Sunday, April 16 · 9am - 5pm EDT
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville Haymarket 7921 Gateway Promenade Place Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
JMabe Cosmetics is thrilled to announce their upcoming Spring Festival! The vendor fair will have something for everyone, featuring a fantastic selection of small businesses. You'll find everything from cosmetics and jewelry to other unique items--and never fear, it's free and open to the public with some exclusive deals only available at this event! So don't miss out on your chance: head over on May 15th between 9am-5pmto take advantage of all our special offers at the lovely Springhill Suite By Marriott in Gainesville (7921 Gateway Promenade PL). If you or someone you know has a business they'd like to contribute as a vendor, please email [email protected] - we can't wait for an awesome day full of discovering amazing products with friends old and new alike!
Bull Run Republican Women’s Club Spring Fashion Show & Hawaiian Luncheon
Sunday, April 16 · 12 - 3:30pm EDT
Dominion Valley Country Club. 15200 Arnold Palmer Drive Haymarket, VA 20169 United States
About the Event
Get ready to say "Aloha" as you join us at the Bull Run Republican Women's Club Fashion Show, Hawaiian-Themed Luncheon and exciting Spring Silent Auction! We are thrilled to be donating proceeds of our event this year directly towards supporting the Haymarket Food Pantry - a cause near and dear to all of us. Make sure you grab your tickets soon; we're ending sales April 7th so don't miss out on discounted prices when purchasing tables for 10 or paying by check. Come have some fun with friends while contributing something special!

Step Up Beauty Academy - Volume Refresher Training
Sunday, April 16 · 12:30 - 5pm EDT
1329 Horner Rd 1329 Horner Road Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
Are you ready to uplevel your lash game? This course will teach you the special techniques for creating beautiful volume sets, taking into account a client's eye shape and length. Learn how to accentuate eyes with dark lines, create diverse textures through different curls and lengths of extensions – even try out wets sets! Get all this knowledge from me in an interactive training session - don't miss it!
Dulles, VA - IRUSA Grand Iftar
Sunday, April 16 · 6 - 10pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Dulles 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard Herndon, VA 20171 United States
About the Event
Feel confident in taking your lashing skills up a notch with this comprehensive hands-on course! Whether you're looking to master subtle eye shape variations, create statement fans, or find the perfect dark lash line - we have it all covered. Plus learn how to unlock hidden depths of possibilities and take wets sets into bold new territory – guaranteed to wow any client every time.
Trek Fairfax Ride and Wrench
Sunday, April 16 · 10am - 12pm EDT
Trek Bicycle Fairfax 10937 Fairfax Boulevard Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Are you ready to rev up your riding experience? Join us at our Ride and Wrench event for a leisurely group ride, followed by an enlightening basic bike maintenance clinic. Trek Bicycle Springfield, Alexandria South, and Vienna are participating - so come on over! During the event we will be providing free tools (while supplies last) as well snacks and refreshments. Don't forget to bring a helmet; lights optional but recommended. See you there!
Paint Night and Social!
Sunday, April 16 · 4:30 - 7pm EDT
American Legion Post 364 3640 Friendly Post Lane Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
Join us and Natalia from Uncork & Color for an amazing afternoon of painting a gorgeous hummingbird with flowers! Alongside your ticket, you'll receive one beverage (additional beverages available to purchase), the chance to win fabulous door prizes, AND be part of something bigger- all proceeds will go towards charitable contributions made by the Auxiliary. Doors open at 3pm but don't wait too long; come early so that you have time for some pre-painting libations and fun! Be sure to also keep in mind our last paint night's images if need some inspiration as well. Get ready everyone - it’s going to be a great day!

With the spring weather arriving, it's a great time to explore all there is to do in Northern Virginia. From outdoor concerts and hikes to markets and art shows, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some family fun or an adventure with friends, April has got you covered! So pack your bags and take off for everything Northern Virginia has to offer this weekend – you won't be sorry! Be sure to check online calendars for more events and plan ahead so you can make the most of your weekend in NOVA. And don't forget - get outside and get exploring! There’s nothing like fresh air, sunshine, and some (safely distanced) company to brighten everybody's mood!

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