What’s happening in Northern Virginia: Events occurring August 1st – 8th, 2015

August 1, 2015

As we head towards the last leg of summer break, the magic of Summer doesn’t stop in Northern Virginia. Check out our weekly guide that will keep your children up and about. Many events are free and for all ages. Be sure to visit the websites for rain dates.

  1. Loudoun County Fair – Carnival, animal rides, petting zoo, Rodeo bull riding, live music and entertainment. All Ages.
    July 27th– August 1st
    17558 Dry Mill Road
    Leesburg, VA 20177
    (703) 777-3835
  1. 4-H Fair and Carnival – Rides, animal shows, live entertainment, big truck night and 4-H exhibits. All ages.
    July 30th– August 2nd
    Frying Pan Farm Park
    2709 West Ox Road
    Herndon, VA 20171
    (703) 437-9101
  1. Brick Fair Lego Expo – View thousands of Lego models on display. Few models are interactive and there is a separate stay and play area for kids and parents. $15 per person and 3 years old and under are free. All ages. Strollers are not allowed.
    August 1st – 2nd– 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Dulles Expo Center
    4320 Chantilly Center
    Chantilly, VA 20153
  1. Friendship Firehouse Festival – A family event, this festival features antique firehouse displays, craft booths, live music and more. You can also visit the Friendship Firehouse Museum. Admission is free. All ages.
    August 1st – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    107 South Alfred Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 549-7662
  1. Knick Knack – Free music performance for kids at Reston Town Center Pavilion (Next to Cylde’s). Admission is free.
    August 3rd – 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    11900 Market Street
    Reston, VA 20190
    (703) 579-6720
  1. Arlington County Fair– Carnival, Live entertainment, animal shows, food and much more. All ages.
    August 5th – 9th
    Thomas Jefferson Community Center
    3501 Second St South
    Arlington, VA 22204
  1. Herndon Farmer’s Market Fun Days – enjoy the farmers market and family fun performances every Thursday 10:30am- 11:15 am. Admission is free. All ages.
    August 6th – Rocknoceros
    Town Green
    730 Elden Street
    Herndon, VA 20170
  1. Totally Trucks – Touch a Truck Event. Admission is free. All ages.
    August 7th – 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    12250 Sunset Hills Road
    Reston, VA 20190
  1. Arts in the Parks – Free live entertainment for young audiences in parks across Fairfax county. Performances are held on Wednesday and Saturday morning. Admission is free. All ages. Check out the website for performance schedule and parks.
  1. Sully District Starlight Cinema – Drive in Movies along with free children’s games and rides. Food and drinks available for purchase. Admission is free. All ages. Gates open at 6pm, movie starts at dark.
    August 1st– “The Sting”
    August 8th– “How to train your Dragon 2”
    Trinity Centre
    5860 Trinity Parkway
    Centreville, VA 20120
    (703) 324-7469

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