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  • 08 Feb

    Civil War 2014 Family Day »

    Come out to learn about Marines in the Civil War and make Civil War-era medical kits.

  • 10 May

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 17 May

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 24 May

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 25 May

    Rolling Thunder – Motorcycle Rally in Washington DC »

    Rolling Thunder is an annual motorcycle rally that is held in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend to call for the government's recognition and protection of Prisoners of War (POWs) and those Missing in Action (MIAs).

  • 31 May

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 07 Jun

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 13 Jun

    Taste of Reston »

    Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and was voted 2012 and 2013 “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” by Virginia Living magazine.

  • 14 Jun

    Taste of Reston »

    Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and was voted 2012 and 2013 “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” by Virginia Living magazine.

  • 14 Jun

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 21 Jun

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 28 Jun

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 05 Jul

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 12 Jul

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 19 Jul

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 26 Jul

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 02 Aug

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 09 Aug

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 16 Aug

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 23 Aug

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 30 Aug

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 06 Sep

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 13 Sep

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 20 Sep

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 27 Sep

    Rockville Farmers Market »

    Every week the Farmers Market transforms as different fruits and vegetables become available during the season.

  • 18 Oct

    Rockville Antique & Classic Car Show »

    The grounds of Glenview Mansion are transformed when more than 550 antique and classic automobiles go on display.

  • 28 Nov

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 29 Nov

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 30 Nov

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 01 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 02 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 03 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 04 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 04 Dec

    National Christmas Tree Lighting »

    Since 1923, the United States has held a tradition of lighting a National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC. Join us this December as we continue to enjoy the tradition and come together to celebrate the holidays in the Nation's Capital.

  • 05 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 06 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 07 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 08 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 09 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 10 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 11 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 12 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 13 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 14 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 15 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 16 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 17 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 18 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 19 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 20 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 21 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 22 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 23 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 24 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 25 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 26 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 27 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 28 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 29 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 30 Dec

    ZooLights at The National Zoo »

    National Zoo

    ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights!

  • 03 Oct

    Fall Jubilee »

    Old Town Manassas

    Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Entertainment Children’s, Entertainment Free, Food, Music. visitmanassas.org

  • 03 Oct

    DC VegFest »

    Yards Park

    Compassion Over Killing is proud to host the annual DC VegFest in the nation’s capital (founded by the Vegetarian Society of DC in 1997). This FREE festival highlights the many benefits and joys of choosing plant-based foods. Join the fun! The DC VegFest is FREE and open to everyone – as a nonprofit organization, we...

  • 03 Oct

    Taste of Georgetown 2015 »

    Georgtown DC - under the Whitehurst Freeway

    Washington, D.C.’s most anticipated epicurean festival, the annual Taste of Georgetown, will celebrate its 22nd year on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11 am – 4pm with creative tastes from the neighborhood’s best restaurants, as well as an expansive Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion and live entertainment. The event will once again take place on...

  • 10 Oct

    Million Man March 20th Anniversary »

    National Mall

    Million Man March Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM The 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March 2015 – 20 Years Later and we’re headed back to D.C.’s National Mall 10-10-2015 justiceorelse.com

  • 10 Oct

    Oktoberfest Reston »

    Old Town Reston Center

    Oktoberfest Reston is produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and is Northern Virginia’s largest fall festival at Reston Town Center featuring the best in autumn brews with delicious traditional Oktoberfest fare from area restaurants. Enjoy food, wine, beer, live entertainment, and a carnival. oktoberfestreston.com

  • 11 Oct

    Clifton Day Festival »

    Old Town Clifton

    2015 Clifton Day Festival – A Family Outing The annual Clifton Day is a non-profit event, raising funds for a variety of local organizations. The festival includes arts and crafts, antiques, demonstrations, the Town Market, live music, children’s activities and lots of good food. Clifton Day is on the Sunday before Columbus Day (usually the...

  • 11 Oct

    Oktoberfest Reston »

    Old Town Reston Center

    Oktoberfest Reston is produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and is Northern Virginia’s largest fall festival at Reston Town Center featuring the best in autumn brews with delicious traditional Oktoberfest fare from area restaurants. Enjoy food, wine, beer, live entertainment, and a carnival. oktoberfestreston.com

  • 17 Oct

    Rappahannock Oyster Festival »

    Little Washington Winery

    FREE admission – just pay-as-you-go for what you consume Buy a platter of Chesapeake Bay Oysters or a BBQ picnic from the food trucks Enjoy Concerts all day – FREE – Bands TBD Fall foliage is predicted to be at it’s peak this weekend The Little Washington Winery deck was named best view of the...

  • 07 Nov

    Veteran’s Day Parade »

    Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade November 7, 2015 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Center Street Cost: Free Contact: Russ Keating (703) 930-7142 http://www.vetpar.org/ http://visitmanassas.org/event/greater-manassas-veterans-day-parade

  • 08 Nov

    Art Mirrors Culture »

    During this exhibit, area artists are exhibiting 3-dimensional pieces in a variety of media, including ceramics, sculpture, mosaics and fused glass, to celebrate the many facets of culture. In response to the question “How does art mirror culture in your work?” 3D artists will write a few words that will be placed in the glass...

  • 09 Nov

    Art Mirrors Culture »

    During this exhibit, area artists are exhibiting 3-dimensional pieces in a variety of media, including ceramics, sculpture, mosaics and fused glass, to celebrate the many facets of culture. In response to the question “How does art mirror culture in your work?” 3D artists will write a few words that will be placed in the glass...

  • 27 Nov

    Reston Holiday Parade »

    An annual tradition on the Friday after Thanksgiving since 1990, the Reston Holiday Parade has grown in every way! Macy’s-style balloons, musicians and marching bands, dancers, antique cars, community groups, and more make up this one-of-a-kind, one-hour procession welcoming the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus for the season. http://restontowncenter.com/holidays/parade.html

  • 04 Dec

    Merry Old Town: Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Parade »

    Christmas Parade (December 5) Merry Old Town: 70th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade December 5, 2015 10 am – 12pm Merry Old Town (December 4 – 6) Merry Old Town: Christmas Tree Lighting December 4, 2015 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Manassas Museum Lawn 9101 Prince William Street Cost: Free to attend visitmanassas.org/event/merry-old-town-69th-annual-greater-manassas-christmas-parade

  • 05 Dec

    Merry Old Town: Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Parade »

    Christmas Parade (December 5) Merry Old Town: 70th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade December 5, 2015 10 am – 12pm Merry Old Town (December 4 – 6) Merry Old Town: Christmas Tree Lighting December 4, 2015 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Manassas Museum Lawn 9101 Prince William Street Cost: Free to attend visitmanassas.org/event/merry-old-town-69th-annual-greater-manassas-christmas-parade

  • 05 Dec

    Scottish Christmas Walk Parade »

    For the 45th consecutive year come and see the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Enjoy marching units filled with the magnificent tartans of Scottish Clans, the stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers, reenactment groups, Scottie dogs, dignitaries, classic cars, Santa Claus, and much more. http://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/Detail.aspx?si=11460

  • 06 Dec

    Home for The Holidays- Main Street Community Band »

    Fairfax High School

    Christmas themed orchestra concert performed by the Fairfax Main Street Community Band. http://www.fairfaxband.org/about/venues.php