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

2023 Date(s)
More Information
Farmers Market
Every Saturday
Open every Saturday, year-round in the City Hall parking lot.
Valentine's Day Tea
Sunday, February 11, 2023 This special tea hosted by a costumed docent at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Celtic Music Concert
2024 To Be Determined Enjoy a  lively evening of acoustic Irish music in the Cherry Hill Farmhouse parlor.
Leaf Mulching Day
2024 To Be Determined City of Falls Church staff use heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles with leaf mulch.
Cherry Hill Ice Cream
2023 To Be Determined
Cherry Hill celebrates the start of the open house season with family fun and homemade ice cream! 
Mayors' Fitness Challenge March 18 through May 13, 2023 Join this eight-week long community wellness challenge with local jurisdictions!
Egg Hunt
2024 To Be Determined Children ages 1 to 11 will love hunting for eggs and getting their photo taken with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny!
Spring Community 
Clean Up
Saturday, April 15, 2023 Clean up the City and keep litter out
of our waterways. Great for individuals and groups!
Arbor Day
2023 To Be Determined The City celebrates Arbor Day with
a ceremony followed by a tree
planting in the neighborhood. 
Mothers Day Tea Sunday, May 14, 2023 Special tea hosted by a costumed docent at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Registration required.
Bike to Work Day 2023 To Be Determined Join 20,000 other bicycle commuters in
this regional event! 
Memorial Day
Parade & Festival

Monday, May 29, 2023 The City hosts the 40th annual parade and festival, which includes a ceremony to honor those who gave al in service to our country.
Concerts in the Park Thursday, June 22-August 10, 2023 The series features local musicians of various genres on Thursday evenings in the summer.
Tinner Hill Music Festival Saturday, June 10, 2023 Tinner Hill Music festival celebrates and honors the African American legacy.
Farm to Farmhouse Saturday, June 17
Saturday, July 8
Saturday, August 12
Sample historic recipes at Cherry Hill Farmhouse, such as cherry jam, pickled cucumbers, and peach marmalade.
Independence Day Celebration Sunday, July 2, 2023 Location: 121 Mustang Alley (Meridian High School). Gates open at 6 p.m. Live music at 7 p.m. Fireworks 9:20 p.m. Arrive early. No general onsite public parking. 
Girl Scout Day: Making Games Saturday, July 8 Program fulfills "Making Games" badge for Brownie scouts. 
Sunset Cinema Friday, September 29 & October 6, 13 2023 Free outdoor movies in Cherry Hill Park. 
Falls Church Festival 
and the Taste of Falls Church
Sunday, September 24, 2023
For updates with the 2023 date change, go here.

Annual event usually features live entertainment, pony rides,
amusement rides, crafters, businesses, civic organizations, and cuisine from local kitchens.  
Farm Day
Saturday, October 7, 2023
This family event features
blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides,
pumpkin painting, scarecrow
making, and a petting zoo.
Fall Community 
Clean Up 
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Clean up the City and keep litter
out of our waterways. Great for
individuals, groups, and families.
Fall Recycling
2023 To Be Determined
Recycling Extravaganzas are
special collection events held in
the spring and fall at the
Falls Church Recycling Center.
Halloween Literary
2023 To Be Determined
Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse and the Victorian Society for their 
annual Halloween Literary Evening. 
Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 28, 2023 This holiday event is geared toward children 11 and under.
Veterans Day

Saturday, November 11, 2023 Every year the City honors veterans with a ceremony.

 A Very Victorian Christmas

2023 To Be Determined
Start your Christmas season with a visit to Cherry Hill Farmhouse to see how the holiday was celebrated in the 1860s.
Holiday Gift & Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2023 More than 50 crafters and merchants show their wares at the Community Center selling unique handmade items, baked goods, and more.
Children's Holiday
Saturday, December 2, 2023 Just across the park from the Holiday Gift and Craft Show, children can purchase inexpensive gifts and have them wrapped by volunteers in this fundraiser for Cherry Hill Farmhouse.

Watch Night
Sunday, December 31, 2023 This New Years Eve celebrations is managed by volunteers.


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.