Saturday/Aug. 3-Sunday/Aug. 4
County 4-H Fair and Frying Pan Farm Park Show at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Road, Herndon. Farm animals, rides, displays, horse and dog shows, the tractor pull, children’s crafts and face painting and live music. http://www.4hfairfax.org/.
National Night Out. Strengthen community connections and heighten crime-prevention awareness in the City of Fairfax.
Arlington County Fair. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. South. Indoor and outdoor activities. Visit arlingtoncountyfair.us.
28th Annual Ballyshaners Irish Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Old Town Alexandria. A day full of Irish culture provided by the Ballyshaners features musical groups, dancers and vendors of authentic Irish foods and crafts. All proceeds go to pay the cost of Alexandria’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Visit http://www.ballyshaners.org/festival/index.htm.
27th Annual Pakistan Independence Day Festival USA. noon., at 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville. The Pakistan Independence Day Festival includes musical performances, rides and games. http://www.pakistanfestivalusa.com.
Wednesday/July 31-Sunday/Sept. 8
2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition. at McGuireWoods Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd, Lorton. View the breadth of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the USA during the Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition. http://www.workhousearts.org/
King Street Art Festival. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., on King Street, Alexandria. In a burst of vibrant color and activity, the 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival transforms the city’s historic main street into a world-class outdoor art gallery.
Burke Centre Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Conservancy Festival Grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway. Enjoy face painting, food, rides, and other amusements at the Burke Centre Festival. http://www.burkecentreweb.com/sub_category_list.asp?category=37&title=Annual+Festival.
Reston Triathlon. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston. Swim, run and bike at the annual Reston Triathlon. http://www.restontriathlon.org/tri/.
Burke Centre Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Conservancy Festival Grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway. Enjoy face painting, food, rides, and other amusements at the Burke Centre Festival. http://www.burkecentreweb.com/sub_category_list.asp?category=37&title=Annual+Festival.
Dulles Day Plane Pull. Dulles International Airport, Dulles. The 2013 Dulles Day Family Festival & Plane Pull is a full day of excitement with airplane and auto exhibits, the children’s zone and bus pull, varied displays and activities, vendors, food and entertainment. http://www.planepull.com.
Sunday/Sept. 22-Friday/Sept. 27
Fall for the Book Festival. 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Enjoy literature and hear authors give readings at the Fall for the Book Festival. http://fallforthebook.org/#.
Clarendon Day Run. 7-9:30 a.m., Corner of North Highland Street and Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Kick off the Clarendon Day Festival with a 10K, 5K, and a Kids Dash. $10-$55. https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=QT2VCJ7
Reston Multicultural Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. The Reston Multicultural Festival celebrates all the entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world that are all here in Reston. http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/MulticulturalFestival.shtml
Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 5-7 p.m., at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Help raise money and support for treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. http://act.alz.org/.
Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Dedicated to showcasing the very best of the visual and performing arts in the City of Fairfax. At a varitey of venues in and around the city. Visit www.visitfairfax.com/category/spotlight.
Taste of Vienna at The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. The VVFD will host the 3rd annual Taste of Vienna to showcase the many restaurants that the Vienna area has to offer. Visit www.tasteofvienna.org.
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Springfest 2014. This event is free fun for family at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/environment/earthday/ for more Earth Day events.
Earth Day Weekend
Alexandria Earth Day 2014. Alexandria's 21st Annual Earth Day celebration takes place at Ben Brenman Park. Visit www.alexearthday.org.
Spring for Alexandria. A multi-day celebration where the focus is on philanthropy and service to Alexandria—“Where we work, play, live and give.” All City facilities, including libraries and recreation centers. Visit http://volunteeralexandria.org for individual events.
Chantilly Day. At Sully Center on Metro Tech Drive. The chamber has created a community day to highlight the wonderful faces of Chantilly with fun for families. Visit www.chantillyday.com.
Pet Fiesta. At Reston Town Center. The Pet Fiesta draws local businesses, rescue groups and thousands of pet owners for a day of interactive activities, demonstrations, exhibitions and animals galore Visit www.petfiesta.org.
Clifton Charity Homes Tour. The Clifton Community Woman's Club presents its 42nd Annual Clifton Charity Homes Tour, Marketplace and Silent Auction. Lunch available at Clifton eateries, and the Paradise Springs Winery will offer lunches with a prior RSVP at 703-830-9463. Visit www.cliftoncwc.org.
Film Festival. Fridays at dusk through August, in Arlington’s Gateway Park. Visit www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/film-festival.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. At Reston Town Center, the three-day event attracts more than 50,000 patrons and provides an interactive experience to view, purchase, and experience art directly from the artists who have created it. Visit http://northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org.
McLean Day. A day of festival and rides at Lewinsville Park.
ViVa! Vienna! Vienna’s largest festival, ViVa! Vienna!, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greater Vienna, returns to the historic Church Street corridor for three days of family fun, including carnival rides, diverse food, live entertainment for children and adults and more than 300 vendors selling crafts, services, jewelry, children’s toys and books, novelties. Admission to the festival is free, rides are not. Visit www.vivavienna.org.
Herndon Festival. The Town of Herndon’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual Herndon Festival. This is a town-wide event and attracts more than 80,000 people from the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. There is no admission fee to enter the Herndon Festival. Visit www.herndonfestival.net.
Monday/May 26 (Memorial Day)
Community Fun Fest. At Fairfax Baptist Temple at 6401 Missionary Lane in Fairfax Station. Visit fbtministries.org.
Alexandria Armenian Festival. At Market Square, 301 King St. Vendors, entertainment, food and more. Free admission. Visit www.alexandriaarmenianfestival.com.
Crystal Screen: Blockbusters. Movies begin after sunset at 1851 S. Bell St. Rain or shine. Free. Runs through August. Visit www.crystalcity.org.
Relay for Life. Centreville and Chantilly Relay for Life will take place at the nZone, 14550 Lee Road in Chantilly. Call 703-937-1903 or email Brandi.Steward@cancer.org.
Taste of Reston. At Reston Town Center with food and drinks, live entertainment, carnival rides, Family Fun Zone and Wine ‘n Dine area. Visit www.restontaste.com.
Fridays in June
Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park. Fridays in June from 6-10 p.m.
Concerts on the Green. 6-8 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August on the Great Falls Village Green. Visit http://www.gfvcca.com/concerts.htm.
Clifton Wine Festival. In Children’s Park in historic Clifton, with wine, food, music and arts and crafts. Rain or shine. Visit www.cliftonwine.com.
Great Falls Fourth of July Celebration. At the Great Falls Village Centre. Walk/run, parades, festivities, fun and food. Fireworks at Turner Farm Park on Saturday, July 6. Visit www.celebrategreatfalls.org.
Independence Day Celebration. Co-sponsored by the City of Fairfax and the Independence Day Celebration Committee, the day’s events begin with a colorful parade through the historic streets of Old Town Fairfax. Visit www.visitfairfax.com.
USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration. Enjoy a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, birthday cake, food and fireworks. The evening culminates in Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Concert at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 at Oronoco Bay Park. Free.
Obon Festival. Highlighting Japanese culture at Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lakehaven Lane in Fairfax Station. Visit www.ekoji.org.