The August Guide

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.


Yo-Yo Ma Wolf Trap

August 1 – August 3

Yo-Yo Ma
August 2, 8:15 p.m. The World’s most famous cellist performs alongside the National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Thomas Wilkins.
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Prince William County Fair

August 4 – August 10

Prince William County Fair
August 8-16, times vary. The largest county fair in Virginia will include animals, thrill rides, family rides, a baby contest, an open mic night, a truck and tractor pull, live music, and more. View all

Dairy Days

August 11- August 17

Diary Days at Sully Historic Site
August 15-29 on Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Children get a taste of 18th century life by churning butter and making their own ice cream at Sully Historic Site. View all

Run! Geek! Run!

August 18 – August 24

Run! Geek! Run!
August 24, 8-10 a.m. W2 Communications hosts the seventh annual Run! Geek! Run! 5K race. All proceeds will be donated to the Equal Footing Foundation, which is a non-profit charity that provides youth development and educational initiatives such as the Computer Clubhouse View all


August 25 – August 31

Films in the Park: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
August 29, 7 p.m. Enjoy the sleeper hit romantic comedy about a Greek American woman and her family’s involvement in her wedding to a non-Greek man.  View all


For food and wine events throughout the region, visit our Food & Wine Calendar.