Special Events

The Recreation and Parks Department hosts numerous free events that attract thousands of people from all over the region. There's something for everyone all year-round in the city. We look forward to seeing you at these fun city events! Click here for a full list of all special events.

Annual Special Events

2021 Date(s)
More Information
Farmers Market
Every Saturday
Open every Saturday,
year-round at City Hall.
Valentine's Day Tea
Cancelled in 2021 Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Celtic Music Concert
Cancelled in 2021 A lively evening of acoustic
Irish music in the Cherry Hill
Farmhouse parlor.
Leaf Mulching Day
To Be Determined
for 2021
City of Falls Church staff use
heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles
with leaf mulch.
Cherry Hill Ice Cream
To Be Determined
for 2021
Cherry Hill celebrates the start
of its open house season with family
fun and homemade ice cream! 
Mayor's Fitness Challenge April 3 - May 28 Join us for this free eight week long 
Mayor's Fitness Challenge between 
the City of Fairfax, Town of Vienna and
City of Falls Church. Help us determine which jurisdiction is most fit! 
Easter Egg Hunt
Stay Tuned for
Socially Distant Details
Cherry Hill celebrates the start 
of its open house season with family
fun and homemade ice cream! 

in 2020, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny drove
around the residential streets and
waved at their fans!
Spring Community 
Clean Up
April 17, 2021 Clean up the City and keep litter out
of our waterways.
Great for individuals, groups, and families. 
Arbor Day
To Be Determined
for 2021
The City celebrates Arbor Day with
a ceremony followed by a tree
planting in the neighborhood. 
Mothers Day Tea 2021 cancelled Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse. 
Bike to Work Day 2021 cancelled
2022 TBD
Join 20,000 other bicycle commuters in
this regional event! 
Falls Church Civil
War Encampment
2021 cancelled A community event that tells
the story of the people who lived
in the small farming village of
Falls Church during 1861-1865.  
Memorial Day
Parade & Festival

2021 alternate
plans TBD
For more than 30 years,
the City has hosted an annual
Memorial Day Festival and
Parade on Memorial Day.
Concerts in the Park Thursdays,
June 17 & 24
July 1, 8, 15,
22 & 29
The series features local musicians
 of various genres every Thursday
 evening in the Summer. 
Tinner Hill Music Festival
Saturday, August 21,
Tinner Hill Music festival is the premier charity event that celebrates and honors the African American legacy, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's misson.
July 4, 2021
Go on a Historical Marker Scavenger
Hunt that ends in Cherry Hill Park, 
featuring live music and food trucks!  
Sunset Cinema Fridays, September 17 & 24, and 
October 1 2021
Free outdoor movies in 
Cherry Hill Park. 
Falls Church Festival Saturday, September 11
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
Saturday, October 9, 2021
This family event features
blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides,
pumpkin painting, scarecrow
making, and a petting zoo.
Fall Community 
Clean Up 
To Be Determined
for 2021
Clean up the City and keep litter
out of our waterways. Great for
individuals, groups, and families.
Fall Recycling
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Recycling Extravaganzas are
special collection events held in
the spring and fall at the
Falls Church Recycling Center.
Halloween Literary
Friday, October 29, 2021
Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for their 
annual Halloween Literary Evening. 
This year’s theme is “The Play’s the Thing…” 
Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 30, 2021 For children 11 and under at
the Community Center.
Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Every year the City honors
veterans with a ceremony
at the City of Falls Church
Veterans Memorial.

 A Very Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 27, 2021
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, December 4
Sunday, December 5, 2021
More than 50 crafters and
merchants show their wares
at the Community Center
selling unique handmade items,
baked goods, and more.
Children's Holiday
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Just across the park from the 
Holiday Gift & Craft Show, 
children can purchase and wrap
inexpensive gifts, aided by volunteers.

Watch Night
To Be Determined
for 2021
New Years Eve Celebrations in
downtown Falls Church. This
event is managed by volunteers
with some in-kind support from
the City.


Free parking for most events is available on side streets (please check signs for time limits), in two public parking garages, and at the Community Center:
223 Little Falls St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

Parking at City Hall is restricted until noon on Saturdays because of the Farmers Market.

Vendor Information 

The City of Falls Church offers a number of opportunities for vendors. Review the full list and read the Letter to Special Event Vendors.

Sponsor Information

We invite you to become a partner with the City of Falls Church in offering one or several of these special events. Gain exposure for your business in front of a large, varied audience and show your community support in the area where you do business. We look forward to partnering with you!

View our Special Events Brochure.