Northern Virginia is Home to Over 100 Festivals

Festival Name Location Date
Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Reston Jan 18-20
McLean Chocolate Festival McLean Jan 26
Chinese New Year Gala Fairfax Jan 31
Annual Lunar New Year Festival Fairfax Feb 1
Chocolate Lover’s Festival Fairfax Feb 1-2
DC ReelAbilities Film Festival Multiple Feb 6-13
HUB Play Fest Reston Feb 22-23
Nowruz Festival Reston Mar 16
Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival Multiple Mar 20-30
Persian New Year Festival Centreville Mar 31
Reston Founders Day Reston Apr 5
Bluebells at the Bend Celebration Great Falls Apr 12
Annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival Fairfax Apr 25-May 17
Annual Fairfax Civil War Day Fairfax Apr 26
Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival Reston Apr 26-27
SpringFest Fairfax Lorton Apr 26
Taste of Vienna Vienna Apr 26
Fairfax Fine Art Festival Fairfax May 3
Taste of Merrifield Merrifield May 3
Heritage India Festival Chantilly May 11-12
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Reston May 16-18
Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour Mount Vernon May 16-18
Chantilly Day Chantilly May 17
Claude Moore Colonial Market Fair McLean May 17-18, July 19-20, Oct 18-19
McLean Day McLean May 17
Bluebell Music Festival Centreville May 18
Israel Street Festival Fairfax May 18
Sunset Celebration Mount Vernon May 24-25
Viva! Vienna! Vienna May 24-26
DMV Punjabi Mela Festival Centreville May 25
Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival Falls Church May 26
Herndon Festival Herndon May 29-June 1
Springfield Days Springfield May 31
Great Tastes of Tysons Tysons Corner May 31-June 1
Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival Centreville May 31- June 1
Celebrate Fairfax Fairfax June 6-8
Lake Anne Chalk Festival Reston June 7-8
Taste of Reston Reston June 13-14
Tinner Hill Blues Festival Falls Church June 13-15
Art in the Courtyard Lorton June 14
Sully Annual Antique Car Show Chantilly June 15
Clifton Wine Festival Clifton June 21
An American Celebration Mount Vernon July 4
Herndon 4th of July Celebration Herndon July 4
Independence Day Celebration Fairfax July 4
Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Falls Church July 4
Vienna July 4th Festival and Fireworks Show Vienna July 4
Annual Ukulele Festival Reston July 13
Clifton Film Fest Lorton July 19
Annual Pakistan Festival USA Centreville Aug 24
Lake Anne Jazz Festival Reston Aug 30
Clifton Car Show and Labor Day Festival Clifton Sept 1
Herndon Labor Day Festival Herndon Sept 1
Burke Centre Festival Burke Sept 6-7
Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival Reston Sept 6-7
Fall for the Book Fairfax Sept 11-18
Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church Falls Church Sept 13
Tysons World Music Festival Tysons Corner Sept 13
Irish Folk Festival Fairfax Sept 20
Mount Vernon Colonial Market & Fair Mount Vernon Sept 20-21
Paint Herndon Herndon Sept 20
Tysons BBQ, Bourbon and Beer Tysons Corner Sept 20
KORUS Festival Centreville TBD
Reston Multicultural Festival Reston TBD
Viginia Indian Festival Great Falls TBD
Ft Belvoir Oktoberfest Ft Belvoir Oct 2-5
Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour Mount Vernon Oct 3-5
Vienna Oktoberfest Vienna Oct 4
MPA Art Fest McLean Oct 5
Centreville Day Centreville Oct 11
Fall Festival Fairfax Oct 11
Reston Fine Art Festival Reston Oct 11-12
Herndon Arts Week Herndon Oct 11-17
Clifton Day Festival Clifton Oct 12
Tysons Harvest Festival Tysons Corner Oct 18-19
Fall Crush Festival Centreville Oct 19
Washington West Film Festival Multiple Oct 22-26
Annandale Fall Festival Annandale Oct 25
Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest Fairfax TBD
Merrifield Fall Festival Fairfax TBD
Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest Centreville TBD
Oktoberfest Reston Reston TBD
Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival Multiple TBD
City of Fairfax Festival of Lights & Carols Fairfax TBD
Tysons German Christmas Market Tysons Corner TBD
Wolf Trap Sing-a-Long Vienna TBD
ArtSpace Herndon New Year’s Eve Celebration Herndon Dec 31

Source: “Festivals,” Arts Council of Fairfax County (May 16, 2014)

The Reston Town Center hosted the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
The Reston Town Center hosted the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

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