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

2018 Date(s)
More Information
Farmers Market
Every Saturday
Open every Saturday,
year-round at City Hall.
Valentine's Day Tea
February 11, 2018
Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Celtic Music Concert
March 10, 2018
A lively evening of acoustic
Irish music in the Cherry Hill
Farmhouse parlor.
Leaf Mulching Day
TBD City of Falls Church staff use
heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles
with leaf mulch.
Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 2018
For children 11 and under,
held in Cherry Hill Park.
Cherry Hill Ice Cream
April 7, 2018
Cherry Hill celebrates the start 
of its open house season with family
fun and homemade ice cream! 
Spring Community 
Clean Up
Saturday, April
14, 2018
Clean up the City and keep litter out
of our waterways.
Great for individuals, groups, and families. 
Arbor Day
April 21, 2018
The City celebrates Arbor Day with
a ceremony followed by a tree
planting in the neighborhood. 
Bike to Work Day
May 18, 2018
Join 20,000 commuters in a
celebration of bicycling to work!
Mothers Day Tea Sunday,
May 13, 2018
Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse. 
Memorial Day
Parade & Festival

May 28, 2018
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 August
The series features local musicians
 of various genres every Thursday
 evening in the Summer. 
Tinner Hill
Blues Festival

June 8-9, 2018
The Tinner Hill Blues Festival
is the only three-day event in
Falls Church.
Songs of War Friday, June 15, 2018 Cherry Hill Farmhouse hosts an
an evening of live music from the 1860s .
Sunset Cinema
Fridays in September
Outdoor movies at
Cherry Hill Park.
July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2018
Independence Day
celebrations, including Fireworks.
Falls Church Festival
September 15, 2018
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 6, 2018
This family event features
blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides,
pumpkin painting, scarecrow
making, and a petting zoo.
Fall Community 
Clean Up 
October 13,  2018
Clean up the City and keep litter out
of our waterways. 
Great for individuals, groups, and families. 
Fall Recycling
October 13, 2018
Recycling Extravaganzas are
special collection events held in
the spring and fall at the
Falls Church Recycling Center.
Halloween Literary
October 26, 2018
Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for their 
annual Halloween Literary Evening. 
This year’s theme is “The Play’s the Thing…” 
Halloween Carnival
October 27, 2018
For children 11 and under at
the Community Center.
Chocolate and Tea Sunday, 
October 28, 2018
A special tea at the Cherry Hill
Farmhouse, hosted by a costumed
docent. Reservations required. 
Veteran's Day

November 11, 2018
Every year the City honors
veterans with a ceremony
at the City of Falls Church
Veterans Memorial.

 A Very Victorian Christmas

November 24, 2018
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 1 -2,
More than 50 crafters and
merchants show their wares
at the Community Center
selling unique handmade items,
baked goods, and more.
Children's Holiday
December 1, 2018
Just across the park from the 
Holiday Gift & Craft Show, 
children can purchase and wrap
inexpensive gifts, aided by volunteers.

Watch Night
December 31, 2018
New Years Eve Celebrations in
downtown Falls Church.


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.