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National Get Outdoors Day

Pack a picnic and bring the whole family on one of these local adventures.

Summer 2013: Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free in Colonial Williamsburg

Just a short drive from Northern Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg is the perfect destination for summer fun for the whole family. From June 14-Aug. 29, 2013, take advantage of the four day/three night Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free Package.

Delaplane Strawberry Festival

Don’t miss out on plenty of wholesome family fun, including hay rides, field games, animal interactions, face painting, pony rides, crafts, a corn hole tournament and much more.

Spraygrounds in Northern Virginia for the Pint-Sized Crowd

Does the thought of taking a toddler or preschooler to a full-fledged water park sound too overwhelming? Luckily, the NoVA area has a bounty of delightful, free spraygrounds and play fountains that pack in a splash of fun for kids.

Spring Farm Day at Frying Pan Farm Park

Bring the whole family to Frying Pan Farm Park this Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to participate in a day dedicated to spring fun.

Family-Friendly Fishing in Northern Virginia

With nice weather on the horizon, fishing is a fantastic and affordable activity for family fun. The lakes, rivers, and streams in Northern Virginia offer a variety of fishing experiences for all ages. Here’s our exclusive list of the best family-friendly fishing spots in the area.

SpringFest Fairfax

This weekend, SpringFest Fairfax will be a humongous celebration of Earth Day, Arbor Day, and community efforts striving for a greener, cleaner Fairfax.

An Outing to the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Located in the heart of Old Town Winchester, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is the perfect place for a day trip with the whole family.

Never Vegetating: ‘The Great Zucchini’

Eric Knaus, “The Great Zucchini,” has been entertaining children in the D.C. area for over a decade, performing at many festivals, charity events, the White House, and a weekly stint at Jammin’ Java. He continues to be a sought-after local favorite with a successful track record. Northern Virginia Magazine was happy to catch up with Mr. Knaus for a quick chat.

Addicted to Obscurity: Try the DEA Museum

Tucked away in the Pentagon City area is an obscure museum that is not on everyone’s must-see list. The DEA Museum is a hidden gem, highlighting the history of prescription and illegal drugs in America with hands-on and multi-media exhibits.

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