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Falls Church, VA Events and Things to Do

Looking for something to do in Falls Church? Whether you’re a local, or just cruising through — Falls Church has got loads of great events happening.

This guide also features some things that are widely popular and some that you can do for free as well. All of these are our editors’ top picks in the area.


Special Update for COVID-19

In the light of the Corona pandemic worldwide, it is suggested that you call and confirm the timings of some of these. Since these events happen every year, you can still catch these next year if you miss them this time around.

For most of these, the exact dates are mentioned but it is advised to check with the organizers beforehand. Some non-essential events and attractions have been shut down for the time being — so practice discretion.

Annual Special Events

Event
2020 Date(s)/estimated dates/days for
More Information

Farmers Market

Every Saturday Open every Saturday,
year-round at City Hall.

Valentine’s Day Tea

Sunday,
February 9, 2020
Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse.

Celtic Music Concert

Saturday,
March 14, 2020
A  lively evening of acoustic
Irish music in the Cherry Hill
Farmhouse parlor.

Leaf Mulching Day

2020 Date TBD City of Falls Church staff uses
heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles
with leaf mulch.

Cherry Hill Ice Cream

Social

Saturday,

April 4, 2020

Cherry Hill celebrates the start

of its open house season with family

fun and homemade ice cream!

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday,
April 13, 2020
Cherry Hill celebrates the start
of its open house season with family fun and homemade ice cream!

Spring Community
Clean Up

2020 Date TBD Clean up the City and keep litter out

of our waterways.

Great for individuals, groups, and families.

Labor Day

Saturday,
April 25, 2020
The City celebrates Arbor Day with

a ceremony, followed by a tree

planting in the neighborhood.

Mothers Day Tea

Sunday,
May 10, 2020
Special tea hosted by a

costumed docent at the

Cherry Hill Farmhouse.

Bike to Work Day

Friday,
May 15, 2020
Join 20,000 other bicycle commuters in
this regional event!

Falls Church Civil
War Encampment

Saturday,
May 16, 2020
A community event that tells
the story of the people who lived
in the small farming village of
Falls Church from 1861-1865.
Memorial Day
Parade & Festival
Monday,
May 25, 2020CANCELED
For more than 30 years,
the City has hosted an annual
Memorial Day Festival and
Parade on Memorial Day.
Concerts in the Park Thursdays in June,
July, and AugustCANCELEDVirtual concert- July 9
The series features local musicians

of various genres every Thursday

evening in the Summer.

Tinner Hill
Music Fest
Postponed to

June 2021

The Tinner Hill Music Fest
is the only three-day event in
Falls Church.
Sunset Cinema Fridays in September Outdoor movies at
Cherry Hill Park.
July 4th Celebration July 4, 2020
CANCELED
Independence Day
celebrations. 2020 location TBD.
Falls ChurchFestival September 12, 2020 Features live entertainment, pony rides,

amusement rides, crafters, businesses,

civic organizations, and cuisine from

local kitchens. (Formerly named the

Taste of Falls Church at the Fall Festival).

Farm Day October 2020 This family event features
blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides,
pumpkin painting, scarecrow
making, and a petting zoo.
Fall Community

Clean Up

October 2020 Clean up the City and keep litter out

of our waterways.

Great for individuals, groups, and families.

Fall Recycling

Extravaganza

October 2020 Recycling Extravaganzas are

special collection events held in

the spring and fall at the

Falls Church Recycling Center.

Halloween Literary

Evening

October 2020 Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for their

annual Halloween Literary Evening.

This year’s theme is “The Play’s the Thing…”

Halloween Carnival Friday, October 30

2020

For children 11 and under at
the Community Center.
Veterans Day
Ceremony
Wednesday,
November 11, 2020
Every year, the City honors
veterans with a ceremony
at the City of Falls Church
Veterans Memorial.
 A Very Victorian Christmas November 28, 2020 Start your Christmas season off

with a visit to Cherry Hill Farmhouse

to see how Christmas was

celebrated during the 1860s.

Holiday Craft Show Saturday & Sunday
December 5 & 6, 2020
More than 50 crafters and
merchants show their wares
at the Community Center
selling unique handmade items,
baked goods, and more.
Children’s Holiday

Shop

Saturday,
December 5, 2020
Just across the park from the

Holiday Gift & Craft Show,

children can purchase and wrap

inexpensive gifts, aided by volunteers.

 

 

Sources-

https://www.fallschurchva.gov/500/Special-Events