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

Event
2017 Date(s)
More Information
Farmer's Market
Every Saturday
Open every Saturday,
year-round at City Hall.
Valentine's Day Tea
February 12, 2017
Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Celtic Music Concert
March 11, 2017
A lively evening of acoustic
Irish music in the Cherry Hill
Farmhouse parlor.
Leaf Mulching Day
April 1, 2017
May 6, 2017
City of Falls Church staff use
heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles
with leaf mulch.
Easter Egg Hunt
April 15, 2017
For children 11 and under,
held in Cherry Hill Park.
Arbor Day April 22, 2017 The City celebrates Arbor Day with
a ceremony followed by a tree
planting in the neighborhood. 
Mother's Day Tea
May 14, 2017
Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Civil War Day
May 20, 2017
Learn how the Civil War
affected Falls Church as
re-enactors portray civilians
and soldiers.
Memorial Day
Parade & Festival

May 29, 2017
For more than 30 years,
the City has hosted an annual
Memorial Day Festival and
Parade on Memorial Day.
Tinner Hill
Blues Festival

June 9 - 11,
2017
The Tinner Hill Blues Festival
is the only three-day event in
Falls Church.
Sunset Cinema
Summer Fridays
at 7:45 p.m.
Outdoor movies at
Cherry Hill Park.
July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2017
Independence Day
celebrations, including Fireworks.
Recycling Extravaganza
(Fall event)
TBD Recycling Extravaganzas are
special collection events held in
the spring and fall at the
Falls Church Recycling Center.
Baby Bazaar September 30, 2017 Buy or sell pre-loved and newly crafted 
items for babies, toddlers, and 
expectant moms! 
Farm Day
October 7,
2017
This family event features
blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides,
pumpkin painting, scarecrow
making, and a petting zoo.
Halloween Carnival
TBD For children 11 and under at
the Community Center.
Veteran's Day
Ceremony

November 11,
2017
Every year the City honors
veterans with a ceremony
at the City of Falls Church
Veterans Memorial.
Holiday Craft Show
December 2 -3,
2017
More than 50 crafters and
merchants show their wares
at the Community Center
selling unique handmade items,
baked goods, and more.
Civil War Christmas
TBD Start your Christmas season
off with a visit to Cherry Hill
Farmhouse to see how Christmas
was celebrated during the Civil War.
Watch Night
December 31,
2017
New Years Eve Celebrations in
downtown Falls Church.

Parking


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.