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Roundhill Hometown Festival

This free, family-friendly event features over 50 exhibits highlighting education, art, music, and sports, live entertainment, and activities for children of all ages…

Oatlands Strawberry Festival

The Oatlands Strawberry Festival, hosted at the Oatlands Historic House & Gardens, will provide a beautiful backdrop for a day of family fun…

Whitehall Farm Spring Festival

Come out to the farm for hayrides, animal encounters, face painting, moon bounces, yard games, and more…

Carnival of Kindness

Free fun including moon bounces, face painting, arts and crafts, games and prizes, and so much more…

Free & Cheap Summer Movie Series

With a little bit of everything for everyone, including drive-in theaters featuring classic movies and animated favorites under the stars — you’ll enjoy a summer full of family entertainment…

Rolling Thunder: First Amendment Demonstration Run

The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run serves as a unique, somber, and beautiful reminder of this holiday’s true meaning…

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day weekend is full of opportunities in Northern Virginia…

Mason Neck Eagle Festival

Spend the day exploring the park while also enjoying live animal shows, activities, music, food, and so much more…

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Kids Skate Free

Skate for free at select skating centers locally and nationally…

Cool Off & Have Fun at Local Spray Grounds

NOVA is home to many spray grounds and water parks, all guaranteed to help you cool off without having to travel to the beach…

Free on Tuesdays: The Butterfly Pavilion

This enclosed, indoor garden is full of butterflies of all sizes, shapes, and colors flying around…

Top 25 Baby Names by State (2016)

As parents, our children’s names has special meaning…

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Learning from Mistakes: Why We Need to Let Children Fail

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