Northern VA Community Events

Northern VA Family oriented events. We feature free events and fundraisers for local schools and charities. To get your event listed, please contact us. If you are looking for ways to promote your family oriented, for-profit event, please check out our list of PR Resources! We look forward to supporting these events in our community.

Jun 162015
2015 Summer Reading Guide to NOVA

Books, books, books! Great readers are made by GREAT BOOKS, and there is no better time for great books than summertime. Find your nearest summer reading program and get your kid excited to build good reading habits all summer long. Here is your roundup of NOVA summer reading programs. They are all FREE, they are all FUN, and they almost all include incentives to reward your kiddo’s accomplishments!

Jun 052015
Summer Entertainment: Free Shows, $1 movies, and more

The beauty of summer is that no school activities means more time for family fun. Here’s a roundup of free- or mostly free- summer entertainment for your family. Outdoor movies, music, puppets, and more!

Apr 142015
Reithoffer Carnival at Landmark Mall

Through Sunday April 19. $2 entrance fee. Get full details including times and prices for ride tickets here. The rides are all clearly marked as to who can ride them- some restrict how tall a child must be to ride at all and some how tall to ride without an adult. There are rides appropriate [...]

Apr 142015
Alexandria Native Plant Sale- New location for 2015

The big Native Plant Sale (formerly held on 3601 Valley Drive) is renamed the “Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale” and will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This is the 24th occurrence of this twice-a-year, non-profit, community plant sale.  Fifteen vendors from four states will be hosted. Please note that the event has been moved to The [...]

 April 14, 2015  Posted by at 3:44 pm Alexandria Playgroup, Northern VA Community Events No Responses »
Mar 192015
Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival Deal #Ad

Converging in Oronoco Bay Park for one day, the Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival brings the area’s best wine producers together in one spot, along with many of the local restaurants and food purveyors. Admission to the festival is free, so visitors can walk around before purchasing something to eat or a full glass of wine from one of the many wineries.

Feb 132015
ScoutStrong 5K Race and Fun Run-Walk

ScoutStrong 5K Race and Fun Run-Walk 4/11/2015 09:00 Map this event » Camp William B. Snyder 6100 Antioch Road Haymarket, Virginia  20169 United States Registration Information Online registration is available until: 4/9/2015 Register / RSVP » Details The Old Dominion District is holding its third ScoutStrong run/walk at beautiful Camp Snyder on April 11, 2015. Check-in: 9:00 a.m. - [...]

Feb 072015
Register your free Seaworld/Bush Gardens Preschool Pass

Thank you Jen D. for this hot tip! Double your fun.
Introduce your little ones to their favorite characters at Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ or take them to Land of the Dragons® to discover a magical playland at Busch Gardens®. Splash over to Water Country USA® where kids can play in our interactive splash zones like H2O UFO® and Cow-A-Bunga®. Throughout both parks, you’ll find lots of KIDsiderate® rides, slides and attractions created for our youngest guests. The 2-Park Preschool Pass offers unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for children ages 3 – 5, through Sept. 7, 2015.
Hurry, passes must be registered and redeemed by May 31, 2015.

 February 7, 2015  Posted by at 9:24 am Northern VA Community Events No Responses »
Jan 312015
Resurrection Children's Center Preschool accepting applications

Looking for a local and loving preschool for your 2.5 – 5 year old child? Resurrection Children’s Center is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. RCC is a non-sectarian, non-profit, cooperative preschool. The school admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities. RCC is an inclusion preschool. Children with special educational needs or disabilities are included in each class. It is located at 2280 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

 January 31, 2015  Posted by at 3:58 pm Alexandria Playgroup, Northern VA Community Events No Responses »
Jan 262015
Everybody deserves a family.

FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED For Children’s Sake of Virginia is seeking families and individuals who are interested in fostering local children in need of loving homes. If you are interested in fostering or would like more information, please contact Mary Anna Edmonds (703) 817-9890 or email to

Dec 192014
Tickets Now Available for Monster Jam® in Washington, D.C.

Feld Motor Sports® announced today that tickets for Monster Jam® at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. are now on sale. Monster Jam is the world’s premier Monster Jam truck series, and features favorite trucks such as Grave Digger and Iron Man.. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $25 for adults and $10 kids (ages 2-12). Pit Party Passes for Saturdayand Sunday are also available for purchase. Tickets are available at the Verizon Center box office, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000.

 December 19, 2014  Posted by at 8:57 am Northern VA Community Events 1 Response »
Oct 252014
Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!

Disney on Ice presents Frozen surprised me by being even MORE visually spectacular than other Disney on Ice presentations I’ve seen. From the incredibly detailed costumes to the incredibly vibrant color palette, the show was eye candy from start to finish. The iconic costumes were, obviously, interpreted for freedom of movement, so if you have an active princess on your hands, you might want to fuel her imagination with one of these versions, if you can.