The Celebrate Great Falls float makes its way down Columbine Street during the annual Great Falls Fourth of July parade.
Photo by Alex McVeigh.
Here’s your top ten list of events to check out this summer.
Spring into Summer. May 31. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tysons West, 1500 Cornerside Blvd, Tysons. Hang out in Tyson’s newest hub with playful activities for all ages, plug goodies, sidewalk chalking, hopscotch and a Bouncy House. Bring bikes for donation to Bikes for the World. Free. Rain or shine. 703-476-9377. www.tysonswest.com
Great Tastes of Tysons. May 31- June 1. 1-6 p.m. Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, 8025 Galleria Drive, at the Tysons Corner Metro stop (between Tysons Corner Mall and the Galleria). Enjoy a festival of all sorts of food, right in the crossroads of Tysons. www.tastetysons.com
Great Falls Studios Spring Art Show & Sale. May 31, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; June 1, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 790 Walker Road, Great Falls. Find 25 Great Falls Studios member artists – painters in oil acrylic, watercolor and mixed media, potters, photographers, jewelers, fiber artists, a weaver and one who works in glass – all in one place at the GFS Spring Art Show & Sale. http://www.greatfallsstudios.com/calendar.php
Concerts on the Green. Sundays; June 1- Aug. 17. 6-8 p.m. Great Falls Village Green. Come out with your picnic baskets and chairs for an entertaining evening of live, free music. Find the schedule at http://www.gfvcca.com/concerts.htm
Annual Golf Tournament. June 2. 7:30 a.m. Hidden Creek Country Club, 1711 Clubhouse Rod, Reston. What’s a summer without a swing on the golf course? Participate in this community event, with proceeds benefiting local elementary schools. Register online at www.celebrategreatfalls.org
2nd Annual Tour de Tysons Bicycle Races. June 29. 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p. m. Jones Branch Drive, Tysons Corner. Come delight in the fanfare with 10 bicycle races, food trucks and vendors. The Tour de Tysons is a fun experience for the whole family - compete or simply enjoy. http://www.tysonspartnership.com/
Great Falls Fourth of July Celebration. July 4. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Falls Village Centre, 776 Walker Road, Great Falls. Celebrate Independence Day this year with parades, patriotic festivities, and food. Fireworks at Turner Park Farm on July 6. www.celebrategreatfalls.org
Vienna 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show. July 4. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. In the heart of Vienna, celebrate Independence Day this year with live musical entertainment, arts and crafts for kids, and an antique and classic car show! Fireworks at sundown. http://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?nid=894
Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair. July 19- 20. 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Sit in the shade and savor roast chicken and spicy sausages, enjoy dancing and singing with the fiddler, and test your water color and writing skills with Mr. Andrews at the Stationer. A day at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a realistic jump back in time. http://1771.org/?page_id=940
Tysons World Music Festival. Sept. 13. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Tysons Square Tysons II, Tysons Boulevard. Calling all music lovers to a full day of local and national performers, fine arts, and charity benefit. Continue your summer fun here, just at the turn of the season. http://www.tysonspartnership.com/
Tysons BBQ, Bourbon, and Beer. Sept. 20. 12- 6 p.m. Tysons Townsquare at the Tysons Corner Silver Line Metro stop. We welcome this traveling festival to Tysons for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. http://www.beerandbourbon.com/tysons/show-info