eventThe August Calendar
Our online events calendar features a week-by-week rundown of the region's music, theater, dance, art, comedy and festival events, as well as special events specifically for kids.

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NoVA Happy Hours

We’ve compiled a list of happy hour hot spots that offer more than just your average drink specials.

Guides: Farmers Markets

These outdoor markets provide a unique opportunity to shop, sample and help area farmers, all while saving money…


Guides: Biking and Jogging Trails

As the beautiful weather continues, take advantage of the warmth to skip the gym and get outside for your exercise routine. The following biking and jogging trails offer a beautiful respite from stuffy gyms…


Public Parks

Whether small, passive green spaces in urban areas, or more expansive acres offering activities, there are plenty of NoVA parks available.



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Standing Up

A single act of determined, non-violent heroics by one of Alexandria’s native sons marks the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Virginia.


Unlikely Warrior

One Woman’s fight from Northern Virginia against Iran’s oppressive policies.

Torpedo Factory’s anniversary mural brings the center “Outside the Lines”

Commissioned piece is just the beginning of the changes at the art center.

Summer in the City

Here’s how to explore Washington, D.C., from outdoor concerts to site-seeing to shopping there is always something cool to do for all ages.


Prince William County Poet Laureates Robert Scott and Alexandra “Zan” Hailey.

Robert Scott and Alexandra “Zan” Hailey

Prince William County’s first-ever poet laureates on their role of bringing culture into everyday life.


Erin Perkins, editor of The Scout Guide Northern Virginia.

Shaping Our Local Synergy

Erin Perkins, current editor of The Scout Guide Northern Virginia, shares her go-to items for transitioning from lunch meetings at the Waterfront Market & Café to hitting the streets to discover and connect local businesses.


Golf ball in roses

The Perfect Golf Date for Your Golf-Free Relationship

Planning a golf date when your partner isn’t into golf can be a challenge. Here’s what to look for, and where to go.


City Sprawl by Susan Anspach.

Run Ragged

I am a runner—whether the rest of them like it or not.


Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission' HistoryMobile.

Burning Railcars and Moving Museums in Manassas this Weekend

Flames will light the night sky this Saturday in Manassas during the railroad car burning for Civil War Weekend.

Dairy Days

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for No Screens

Sully Historic Site hosts Dairy Days, where children and their families can get a taste of electronics-free 18th century life.

Front of the SmithsonianNASM Udvar-Hazy Center Photo By Dane Penland

3. 2. 1. Go. – New interactive game teaches kids about The Cold War

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will be adding the new interactive game, TechQuest: Eye in the Sky, to their kids’ programs starting Aug. 8 and 9.

Courtesy of Theo Kossenas, Media4Artists

Virginia Ballet’s “Precedence” is truly an all-ages show

A mix of young and old make up the performers of Virginia Ballet’s “Precedence.” The August 10 performance is more of a “concert” rather than a ballet according to artistic director Tish Cordova.


LGBT & Straight Friends Socials Kick Off at IOTA Club Tonight

New event for socializing and awareness.