It’s Time to FALL into Fun! How To Enjoy The First Weekend of Autumn in Northern VA (SEPT 23-35)

It is officially fall time! So what’s there to do locally to celebrate? We’re glad you asked! From restaurants and bars to parks and museums, there's something for everyone in this list. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore your local community!


Awaken the Dream

Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 7:00 PM –

Sat, Sep 24, 2022, 10:00 PM EDT


12780 Darby Brook Court

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Is there a dream asleep on the inside of you? Have you tried to let it rest and let it go, but it's still there? It's time to awaken it!


About this Event

Awaken the Dream: Business Builders Intensive is the place where dreams are revived.


Whether the dream inside of you looks like business, stepping into your ministry, or dusting off old desires and visions, this weekend is designed for you!


Each speaker is tailored to speak to the different facets of awakening the dreams within you. Expect to leave with confidence, clarity, and strategy to continue to live a life full of purpose and power.


Community Fall Festival at The King's Chapel 2022

Sat, September 24, 2022

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


The King's Chapel

12925 Braddock Rd

Clifton, VA 20124


Fun for everyone, join us for our annual Community Fall Festival!


About this Event

Join The King's Chapel at our annual Community Fall Festival … there’s something for everyone Enjoy fun games, good food, and activities for children & adults in an outdoor safe environment.

**Check-in at the Welcome Table near the balloon arch by the church front doors for your chance to win a $50 gift card!** (ETW is only available to people who register on Eventbrite. The gift card winner will be annouceed at 6pm.)



  • Moon Bounce Obstacle Course

  • Playground

  • Gaga Ball

  • Fire Truck

  • Police Car

  • Bike Parade

  • Preschool Games

  • Games for Elementary school age kids


  • Live Music

  • Pies for dessert

  • Volleyball

  • Cornhole Tournament & Prizes! Must be signed in by 5pm to get on the bracket board!

  • Moon Bounce Obstacle Course

  • Family Wheelbarrow race


Goat Yoga

Sun, September 25, 2022

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT


Little Goat Farm at the Lake

8954 Burwell Road

Nokesville, VA 20181


About this Event

An event like no other. Morning stretching while little goats prance on your back:) This is a total de stress experience.

Join in the fun of goat yoga. You need not know any yoga, as this is a beginning level yoga class. taught by an Alliance Yoga Instructor. There will be plenty of time for snuggling a baby goat and pictures. Although all instructors and even our handler are Alliance Registered and keep an eye out for you. Babies are born throughout the year, so infant goats are often sleeping nearby.

Feel free to check in half an hour earlier to find your spot and bring your wine coolers. the sunset on the lake is beautiful, and you can hold a baby goat while taking it all in.

This will be an outside class. If it rains we will hold class in our rain or shine shelter.


Parent & Me Class: Nailed It Style Cake Decorating Competition & Class

Sat, September 24, 2022

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies

10927 Main Street

Fairfax, VA 22030


Come compete in this Nailed It-style Cake Competition with celebrity pastry chef Dawn Alston of Ravy Cakes, a participant in Food Network's The Wedding Cake Championship!


After seeing a cake decorating demonstration, the parent and child teams will have opportunity to practice their cake piping talents. Chef Dawn will also demonstrate other piping techniques and decorating abilities. Following this practice, a cake will be provided to each team, and they will have exactly 30 minutes to design and decorate their cake. On the day of class, the cake's topic will be disclosed. (The subject of this class changes each time we meet.)


The winning team will receive a prize! Join us to see who will take the winning title home!

Appropriate for kids ages 7 to 13 when accompanied by a parent or other adult. Please wear clothes that can withstand a little buttercream or bring an apron because this class can become a little sticky.

For usage exclusively during the session, all materials and tools required for decorating will be given. On the day of class, Fran's offers a 5% discount to all students on all purchases. For their cake to be transported home, each team will be given a box.

1 adult and 1 child are included with each ticket. There will be an additional $30 fee if you intend to enroll more than 1 child in the class. To be sure we can accommodate an additional child, please get in touch with Fran's directly before purchasing your ticket.

2022 Officer Down Memorial Ride

Sat, September 24, 2022

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT


Bull Run Harley-Davidson

9321 Center Street

Manassas, VA 20110


About this Event

Register as a Spirit Rider or for a ride in person. More details are provided below.


Hundreds of law enforcement motorcycle enthusiasts and supporters from throughout the nation come together for this event, which is sponsored by the Officer Down Memorial Page (, to honor America's fallen heroes and spread awareness of line-of-duty fatalities on a national level. All earnings go toward ODMP's goal of commemorating the deceased.


If you are unable to join us that day in person, you can still participate in spirit by signing up to ride as a Spirit Rider and paying tribute to slain law enforcement heroes from wherever you are!

All registrants will receive the annual event shirt, a limited-edition ODMR decal, one raffle entry, and a first-run ODMR poster with the winning entry from our very first ODMR graphic design competition, which was created by Laura Houser.


Shirt Guarantee


Riders who register on-site: ODMP will try its best to ensure that all in-person registrants receive shirts, regardless of the registration date. For registration on race day, shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.


Since USPS delivery times will vary, ODMP advises pre-registering before August 31, 2022, in order to receive your packet by race day. Spirit riders: Virtual packets will be distributed domestically. Unfortunately, beyond September 1st, ODMP cannot guarantee delivery by race day.


2022 Manassas Latino Festival

Sat, September 24, 2022

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


Harris Pavilion

9201 Center St

Manassas, VA 20110


The Latino Festival highlights the culture, food, music, and arts of the Manassas and DC area’s LatinAmerican communities.


About this Event

The Manassas Latino Festival, an initiative of Abriendo Puertas, Inc., is a yearly celebration of the cultural heritage and contributions of the Latin American communities to our City, to Virginia, and to our country. It features live music, dance performances, a variety of foods, and other enjoyable activities for the whole family. The event is open to the public and is free.


At the Harris Pavilion in historic Manassas on September 24, 2022, the Manassas Latino Festival will take place. The entertainment and activities run from noon to seven o'clock.


Pumpkin decorating party 2.0

Sat, September 24, 2022

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT


Axes and O's

21680 Ridgetop Circle

#Suite 125 Sterling, VA 20166


During this event we'll learn how to pour Acrylic! This takes no artistic ability and you will be left with a pumpkin masterpiece & a canvas

About this Event

Come grab a beer/mixed drink at the awesome venue Axes and O's. During this event you will be taught the art of acrylic pouring. You will make a 9 inch pumpkin, Two 2' pumpkins and an 8x10 canvas.

UPC Saturdays @Cirque du Soleil (KURIOS)

Sat, September 24, 2022

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT


Lerner Town Square at Tysons II

8025 Galleria Drive

Tysons, VA 22102


Join UPC as we head to the Circus for a night of intricate and interesting staging elements mixed with spectacularly executed performances!


About this Event

Check out the website for more info:


Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

This is a 2 hour event (with a 25 min intermission break) so please plan accordingly.

Tickets can be purchased at this link:

UPC will reserve only a very few tickets so that we can all sit close to each other and you will be covered if you decide to purchase through us. Early arrival is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! The show will start on time and we plan to be seated when the curtains open.

African Heritage Month Celebration

Sun, September 25, 2022

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


Historic District

9101 Prince William Street

Manassas, VA 20110


About this Event

We are thrilled to announce that Virginia Delegate Michelle Maldonado, State Senator Jennifer McClellan, and Delegate Glenn R. Davis Jr. will co-host our first-ever African Heritage Month celebration on September at Manassas Museum Lawn with the Virginia African Diaspora Committee (VADC).

Please join us on this momentous occasion. To highlight our varied cultures, we are looking for African food, apparel, other vendors, and performances (musical, dance, or narrative). If you are interested in being a vendor or performer, or if you know of anyone else who might be, please let me know. All vendors must pay a $100 registration fee and obtain a permit from the state of Virginia (vendors must apply at least 10 days prior to the event, for more information about permits

Frozen Show & Meet/Greet

Sun, September 25, 2022

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Mason District Park Amphitheater

6621 Columbia Pike

Annandale, VA 22003

Bring the family to this fun experience! Elsa Anna Kristoff & Olaf - costume changes and your favorite songs for all ages!


About this Event


We are excited for this Frozen show with your favorite characters and songs, interaction and a meet and greet. Elsa Anna Olaf and Kristoff will change into multiple costumes throughout the show! Bench seating. Stroller accessible. Follow signs when entering the park!

Civilian Railroad Spike Knife Class at War Horse Forge

Sun, September 25, 2022

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT


19Hands 81 Whispering Pines Lane

Stafford, VA 22556


You will use a railroad spike to forge a knife in this class.

About this Event

You're invited to our farm in Stafford, Virginia to study ancient blacksmithing methods. You will forge a knife in this class using a railroad spike and customize the design. The class has a maximum enrollment of 6 civilians. Each participant must register separately and be at least 18 years old. It costs $125.

Our NGO 19Hands Inc.'s blacksmithing program is called War Horse Forge. Veterans, active military members, first responders, and those who support them are all eligible for our free hands-on programs. Our non-heroic classes contribute to the cost of their education.


Sun, September 25, 2022

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT


Bull Run Special Events Center

Centreville, VA 20121

Dashain Tihar Fest is an outdoor festival that will showcase Nepali food, handicraft, art, culture, music and more.


About this Event


Dashain Tihar Fest (DTFest) 2022 is an outdoor festival that will showcase Nepali food, handicraft art culture, music and all in a family friendly environment.

Here are the few highlights of the event.

  • Kite Festival.

  • FOOD

  • Art & Craft

  • Vendors

  • Kid's Activities.

  • Face Painting.

  • Cultural activities.

  • Live Concert and much more.


Join us and make it an exciting and enjoyable event!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore your local community! There's plenty to do in Nokesville, so you're sure to find something that interests you. Don't let boredom get the best of you! Get out there and have some fun!

This list should help get rid of any boredom you may have. If not, check back for more great ideas of things to do around your town! 


12923 Fitzwater Dr. Nokesville, VA 20155 

(703) 594-3800 |

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