Things to Do This Weekend in Northern Virginia Aug 12-14


The PWC Fair is back! A family tradition since 1949. Virginia’s largest and most popular fair is right here in Northern Virginia. There is no shortage of great things to do and see – whether you are young or old – or some place in between. With your family, friends, and friends you are about to meet. But the real reason everyone loves the County Fair in Manassas VA is because of the singular focus to make the fair the best reason why you love summer!


The Prince William County Fairgrounds hosts a large variety of events including but not limited to: Festivals, Auctions, Car Shows, Horse Shows, Craft Shows, Dog Shows, Auctions, Gun Shows, Motocross, Demolition Derby, Rodeo, Concerts, Benefits, Banquets, Family Reunions, Office Picnics, Employee Training, Expos, Festivals, Continuing Education, just to name a few!

Available at the Fairgrounds. Storage for your RV or boat is available at the Prince William County FairGrounds. We offer affordable rates and easy access to your belongings. Keep your craft under a roof all winter with covered Boat Storage available Nov 1 – March 16. Outdoor Storage is available year round at the best rates going.


Herndon Friday Night Live!

777 Lynn Street

Herndon, VA 20170


Come celebrate summer with the most popular outdoor concert series in the DC area! Friday Night Live! is a free outdoor concert series on the Town Green in Herndon. We feature the most popular local acts from up and down the East Coast. Most of our bands play rock and roll covers from classic to modern rock. Food, beer, and wine available onsite. Concessions open at 6:00pm 8/12/202.


Floyd | Susannah

The Barns at Wolf Trap

1635 Trap Road

Vienna, VA 22182


This heartbreaking retelling of the biblical tale of “Susannah and the Elders” is considered the quintessential American opera. Set in the Appalachian Mountains, Susannah innocently incites the lust of the town elders, who demand their minister force her to repent sins for which she is not guilty. Carlisle Floyd’s use of idiomatic American folk song throughout the score captures the essence of Susannah’s plight and creates effective melodrama and lyrical storytelling solidifying Floyd’s place in the canon of great American composers. Wolf Trap Opera premiere. A free pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at The Barns.


Storytime for Little Historians

Reston Museum

1639 Washington Plaza

RESTON, VA 20190


The second annual Storytime for Little Historians program returns this summer. Reston Museum invites our youngest visitors to the Reston Museum every Friday at 11 am to listen to a story about Reston or one of Reston’s founding principles. Books for the program come from the Reston Museum and Reston’s Used Book Shop. Program is offered free of charge and each child will receive a goodie bag. Storytime begins June 24 and will run through August 26. Program is recommended for children under 7.


Sully Historic Site Tours

Sully Historic Site

3650 Historic Sully Way

Chantilly, VA 20151


Tour fees are $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for children, seniors, and students; and children under 5 free. Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Walk-through house tours are available Thursdays through Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.Forgotten Road Tours are available Thursdays through Sundays at 2 p.m. This is a one-hour, outside walking tour of the original outbuildings and slave quarters.Tickets are released each Sunday for tours that begin the following week.Meet at the main house for reserved tickets. Allow 10 minutes for check-in, temperature check, and quick health screening


Exhibit: "Equality for All" by Sunny Mullarke


Workhouse Arts Center

9518 Workhouse

 WayLorton, VA 22079


The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to be the permanent home of Sunny Mullarkey’s tribute to the Women’s Suffrage Movement, “Equality for All.” This monumental mural was commissioned by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The WSCC hired South Carolina-based artist Sunny Mullarkey to create artwork honoring women’s long battle for the ballot and the generations of activists who led the way toward equality.

The mural depicts suffrage leaders Carrie Chapman Catt, Mary Church Terrell, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells amid silhouettes of marching suffragists. The portraits of these trailblazing women are surrounded by 36 yellow roses, a symbol of the victory of the movement. At the center of the piece stands a mythological woman, inspired by historic suffrage artwork, holding a banner with the words “Equality for All.”


“Once the site of a prison where suffragists were jailed for their peaceful protests, today the Workhouse Arts Center is a vibrant complex of galleries and museums celebrating art, honoring history, and building community. We are thrilled to bring the Equality for All mural to our space as a visual tribute to the women who sacrificed and persevered throughout the suffrage movement,” said Elena Romanova, Chief Development Officer at the Workhouse Arts Center.

“Equality for All” is on display in the lobby of W-16.


Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition

Tysons Corner Center

1961 Chain Bridge Road

Tysons, VA 22102


Price:$21 - $84

Time:11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Recurrence:Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Dates:May 25, 2022 - August 28, 2022

The highly anticipated walk-through documentary offers an unparalleled peek into Princess Diana’s life and legacy with larger-than-life images, bespoke art installations, and never-before-heard stories from her Official Royal Photographer and trusted companion.


Named one of the "Top 12 Immersive Experiences Around the World You Need to Visit” by CNN, it has sold out in each of the previous cities it has visited. Since launching in 2021, it has become a fan-favorite event, being featured in People Magazine, Access Hollywood as well as the LA Times and has accumulated a 4.9 out of 5-star guest rating on Google. 


The Exhibition takes guests through an elaborate, yet intimate, experience that pairs the photographs — some world famous, and some brand new to the public eye — with first-hand narration from her photographer, Anwar Hussein. The complimentary audio guide reveals never-before-told stories and context of the moments behind the photographs of what he witnessed in person, both in public and private, from over four decades of working closely with the Royal Family.


The Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition is located on the Ground Floor of Tysons Corner Center. Enter via Barnes & Noble, across from H&M. Park at Parking Garage C or take the Metro Silver Line to Tysons Corner Station. 

TCC SummerFest Event Series

Tysons Corner Center

1961 Chain Bridge Rd

Tysons, VA 22182



Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


The property’s annual SummerFest activities will keep visitors entertained all summer with a variety of programs for everyone every week. The SummerFest lineup includes:


? 6 pm-8 pm: Ping Pong, Bingo, and Cornhole Happy Hour tournaments on Tuesday nights


? 11 am - 12 pm: Kids Concert Series, second Wednesday of the month


? 5 pm - 7 pm: Earl’s Happy Hour on The Plaza on Wednesday nights


? 6 pm - 7 pm: Tysons Fit Club hosted by US Fitness on Thursday nights


? 7 pm: Outdoor family movies on Friday nights, one per month


? 6 pm - 8 pm: Live acoustic/DJ music on The Plaza, Friday - Sunday evenings (5 pm- 7 pm Sundays)


All events are free to attend.


Saturday Summer Fun

Reston Museum

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA 20190



Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Dates: July 2, 2022 - August 27, 2022


Reston Museum is launching new summer programming for kids! Every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, visit the Reston Museum to participate in fun and creative activities inspired by Reston’s history. Program is free and everyone will receive an Explore Reston packet.


Funding for this program has been provided to Reston Museum from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. NEH is committed to Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).


2nd Saturday Art Walk

Workhouse Arts Center

9601 Ox Rd.

Lorton, VA 22079


The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

Guests can tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshments and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or girls' night out, as well as for art collectors and art appreciation groups alike. These monthly events are also perfect for family art outings.


A tour of the heart Moontower, Phangs

Jammin Java

227 Maple Avenue, East

Vienna, VA 22180


Moontower is an electro-pop trio combining left-of-center pop melodies with French House-inspired production. At the center of the group is a high-energy live show that has solidified Moontower as one of the most promising new artists in alternative music. Fresh off two national support tours with Weathers and The Driver Era, 2022 will see Moontower embark on their first co-headline tour with the incredibly talented Phangs, as well as the release of Moontower’s debut album.

Electrifying up and coming pop act, PHANGS, is back with the right vibes for sunny days, rainy nights, and everything in between. Hailing from Nashville, PHANGS adds a swirl of synths atop bombastic rhythms to turn a room full of wallflowers into a family that accepts all. A touring machine that has shared the stage with acts like NIGHTLY and Tessa Violet, PHANGS is receiving critical praise across the industry, validating him as a rising act!


RTC Street Fest

Reston Town Center

11900 Market St.

Reston, VA 20190

Time:4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Dates: August 13, 2022


Join the fun and festivities at RTC Street Fest! Featuring mini train rides, axe throwing, mini golf, hoop shots, face painting, magicians, jugglers, street music and more! Bring your furry friends for pet portraits and nail trimming services. Presented in partnership with Reston Town Center Association.

Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta

Lake Anne Plaza

1609 Washington Plaza N.

Reston, VA 20190


Time:12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Dates:August 13, 2022


The Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta is a community event designed to foster a sense of Reston pride, celebrate the family-friendly atmosphere of historic Lake Anne Plaza, and support the Reston Historic Trust & Museum. Participating teams of all ages will construct and decorate their own life-size cardboard boats. These boats will then take to the water in timed heats with team members rowing out to a designated buoy and back to the docks at Lake Anne Plaza.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

1700 Tysons Boulevard

McLean, VA 22102


Price:Varies from $45 - $66/person

Recurrence: Saturday & Sunday, seatings at 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge

Enjoy the timeless ritual of Afternoon Tea served at Entyse Lounge. Treat someone special to this enduring tradition honored in a luxurious setting while being pampered with the legendary Ritz-Carlton service.

To start, enjoy a lavish selection of tea sandwiches including egg salad, grilled vegetable tart, classic English cucumber, and smoked salmon rosette. An assortment of fresh fruits, flavorful scones, and a sumptuous display of sweets are a delicious complement.


Our tea selection includes traditional Earl Gray, as well as Chamomile, Green Tea and English Breakfast as well as many other varieties. Add a glass of French Sparkling Rose Wine for a royal treat.


Pepe Aguilar presents Jaripeo Sin

George Mason University - EagleBank Arena

4500 Patriot Circle

Fairfax, VA 22030


Iconic Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Pepe Aguilar announces his return to the stage with a new tour including a stop at the Save Mart Center! Be sure and catch Pepe Aguilar as he returns with family for his 2022 Jaripeo Sin Fronteras USA Tour!

Back-To-School Get Together

Springfield Town Center

6500 Springfield Mall

Springfield, VA 22150

Price: free

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Dates: August 13, 2022


Join us for our Back To School Get Together on Saturday, August 13th from 11 AM - 2 PM on the Lower Level of Grand Court. We are celebrating school shopping in style with music, face-painting, balloon animals, notebook decorating, crafts, games, snacks, prizes, and more! Don't miss out on appearances by characters - Mirabel, Isabela, and Luisa, as well as Spiderman and Captain America. Grab a photo with them at our Back To School Selfie Station! Special performance by Mirabel, Isabela, and Luisa happening at 12:30 PM.


This Back-To-School shopping season we are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area to collect school supplies for students in need! Bring a donation item to the event, and you'll get to spin the Springfield Town Center prize wheel!

An Evening with Elizabeth Lane

Jammin Java

227 Maple Avenue, East

Vienna, VA 22180


Price:Starting at $15

Dates: August 14, 2022


Elizabeth Lane is an Alexandria, VA based singer & songwriter. Her 2021 self-released EP Summer Passed, and its standout single “Mediocre at Best,” solidified her place among the region’s most promising new artists. Lane joined Baffin Records in 2022 for the production and release of her new single, “Ghost Town” released on all platforms July 1, 2022. See Elizabeth Lane on August 14th at Virginia’s iconic Jammin Java and hear several unreleased original songs as well as crowd favorites from Summer Passed!




2910 District Avenue

Fairfax, VA 22031


Time: 9:45 AM

Recurrence: Recurring daily


Mosaic Skateland invites you to get up, boogie and celebrate a summer of love. Mosaic Skateland welcomes four-wheeled enthusiasts and beginners alike for a spin around the rink for the ultimate disco revival.



Adult Admission (includes Skate Rental) – $17

Child Admission (includes Skate Rental) – $15

Group Admission (Groups of 10+, includes Skate Rental) – $14

Locker – $10

Skate Aids – $10 *not sold online

Socks – $3 *not sold online

Guests are welcome to bring their own skates



David Gray

Wolf Trap

1551 Trap Road

Vienna, VA 22182



Time:8:00 PM

Dates:August 14, 2022


Singer/songwriter David Gray celebrates the 20th anniversary and global success of his breakthrough album White Ladder. The success of the album, which features the hits “This Year’s Love,” “Babylon,” and “Sail Away,” spawned a new wave of acoustic singer/songwriters that can be directly traced from David Gray to Ed Sheeran. At this performance, Gray performs White Ladder in its entirety plus his greatest hits.


Dyke Marsh Sunday Morning Bird Walks

6401 George Washington Memorial Parkway

Alexandria, VA 22307


Friends of Dyke Marsh organizers lead bird walks every Sunday morning. Meet at 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the Belle Haven picnic area. Walks are led by experienced birders and everyone is welcome to join us.


NOVA Central Farm Market

7731 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043


The market features fresh local pork, chicken, fish, cheeses, produce, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods to go, eggs, flowers, and ice cream. During non-COVID times, the market also has table seating, live music each week, kids club activities, chef demos, special events and much more!

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