Special Events

COVID-19 Update: Non-Essential Events Canceled Until Further Notice

The Recreation and Parks programs, events, and classes will be canceled until further notice. This includes the annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival

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

2020 Date(s)
More Information
Farmers Market
Every Saturday
Open every Saturday,
year-round at City Hall.
Valentine's Day Tea
February 9, 2020
Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Celtic Music Concert
2020 EVENT
A lively evening of acoustic
Irish music in the Cherry Hill
Farmhouse parlor.
Leaf Mulching Day
2020 EVENT 
City of Falls Church staff use
heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles
with leaf mulch.
Cherry Hill Ice Cream
2020 EVENT
Cherry Hill celebrates the start
of its open house season with family
fun and homemade ice cream! 
Easter Egg Hunt

Turned into the Bunny Hop!
April 13, 2020
Cherry Hill celebrates the start 
of its open house season with family
fun and homemade ice cream! 

in 2020, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny drove
around the residential streets and
waved at their fans!
Spring Community 
Clean Up
2020 EVENT
Clean up the City and keep litter out
of our waterways.
Great for individuals, groups, and families. 
Arbor Day
April 25, 2020
The City celebrates Arbor Day with
a ceremony followed by a tree
planting in the neighborhood. 
Mothers Day Tea Sunday,
May 10, 2020
Special tea hosted by a
costumed docent at the
Cherry Hill Farmhouse. 
Bike to Work Day Friday,
May 15, 2020
Join 20,000 other bicycle commuters in
this regional event! 
Falls Church Civil
War Encampment
May 16, 2020
A community event that tells
the story of the people who lived
in the small farming village of
Falls Church during 1861-1865.  
Memorial Day
Parade & Festival

May 25, 2020
For more than 30 years,
the City has hosted an annual
Memorial Day Festival and
Parade on Memorial Day.
Concerts in the Park Thursdays in June, 
July, and August
Virtual concert- July 9
The series features local musicians
 of various genres every Thursday
 evening in the Summer. 
Tinner Hill
Music Fest
Postponed to 
June 2021
The Tinner Hill Music Fest
is the only three-day event in
Falls Church.
Sunset Cinema
To Be Determined:
If this event can be
held safely during
the COVID-19
pandemic, the City
will announce the
dates and movies.
Outdoor movies at
Cherry Hill Park.
July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2020
Independence Day
Falls Church Festival September 12, 2020
Features live entertainment, pony rides,
amusement rides, crafters, businesses,
civic organizations, and cuisine from 
local kitchens. (Formerly named the 
Taste of Falls Church at the Fall Festival). 
Farm Day
October 2020
This family event features
blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides,
pumpkin painting, scarecrow
making, and a petting zoo.
Fall Community 
Clean Up 
October 2020 Clean up the City and keep litter
out of our waterways. Great for
individuals, groups, and families.
Fall Recycling
October 2020 Recycling Extravaganzas are
special collection events held in
the spring and fall at the
Falls Church Recycling Center.
Halloween Literary
CANCELED Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for their 
annual Halloween Literary Evening. 
This year’s theme is “The Play’s the Thing…” 
Halloween Carnival
CANCELED For children 11 and under at
the Community Center.
Veterans Day

November 11, 2020
Every year the City honors
veterans with a ceremony
at the City of Falls Church
Veterans Memorial.

 A Very Victorian Christmas

2020 EVENT
Start your Christmas season off
with a visit to Cherry Hill Farmhouse 
to see how Christmas was 
celebrated during the 1860s.
Holiday Craft Show
2020 EVENT
More than 50 crafters and
merchants show their wares
at the Community Center
selling unique handmade items,
baked goods, and more.
Children's Holiday
2020 EVENT
Just across the park from the 
Holiday Gift & Craft Show, 
children can purchase and wrap
inexpensive gifts, aided by volunteers.

Watch Night
2020 EVENT TBD New Years Eve Celebrations in
downtown Falls Church. This
event is managed by volunteers
with some in-kind support from
the City.


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.