Events for those that like to get up and get active

These fall festivals are aimed at keeping their visitors both entertained and in motion.

plane pull
Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Virginia
Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull
Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dulles International Airport hosts several competitions where teams of 25 get together and attempt to pull real airplanes a distance of 25 feet. Kids can get in groups to do the same with a red dump truck, and everyone will get to look at a collection of airplanes, cars and trucks spanning hundreds of years. Proceeds go to Special Olympics Virginia, and 5Ks and 10Ks will be held as well. // Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles

NoVa Wellness & YogaFest Retreat
Oct. 6-8

Relax and reconnect with yourself at the NoVa Wellness & YogaFest Retreat, hosted at Morven Park in Leesburg. Certified yoga instructors will lead meditation and wellness workshops for three days to help both experienced practitioners and those who are new to the relaxation technique. In the first year of the festival, founder Miriam Nasuti says she hopes to help Virginians escape the hectic world around them and find their inner peace. // Morven Park, Leesburg

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Virginia
Fit Well Expo
Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

For the first time, Dulles Town Center will be hosting the FitWell Expo with an all-day focus on fitness and wellness services and products. There will be demonstrations, workshops, products and classes lead by area experts. // Dulles Town Center Mall

Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival
Oct. 20-22

The Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival draws over 700 bikers from all over the East Coast every year, giving cyclists a choice of nine different routes with views of the Virginia countryside, small towns and historic battlefields. In addition to three days of biking, the festival hosts street parties in downtown Staunton with live music and a taste of local restaurants and bars. // Staunton

(October 2017)