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
2024 To Be Determined This special tea hosted by a costumed docent at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Leaf Mulching Day
2024 To Be Determined City of Falls Church staff use heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles with leaf mulch.
Mayors' Fitness Challenge March 2024 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
2024 Date To Be Determined Clean up the City and keep litter out
of our waterways. Great for individuals and groups!
Arbor Day
2024 To Be Determined The City celebrates Arbor Day with
a ceremony followed by a tree
planting in the neighborhood. 
Mothers Day Tea 2024 Date To Be Determined Special tea hosted by a costumed docent at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Registration required.
Memorial Day
Parade & Festival

Monday, May 27, 2023 The City hosts the 41st annual parade and festival, which includes a ceremony to honor those who gave all in service to our country.
Concerts in the Park 2024 Dates To Be Determined The series features local musicians of various genres on Thursday evenings in the summer.
Tinner Hill Music Festival Saturday, June 8, 2024 Tinner Hill Music festival celebrates and honors the African American legacy.
Farm to Farmhouse 2024 Date To Be Determined Sample historic recipes at Cherry Hill Farmhouse, such as cherry jam, pickled cucumbers, and peach marmalade.
Independence Day Celebration On or Near July 4, 2024 Stay tuned for details!
Sunset Cinema 2024 Dates To Be Determined Free outdoor movies in Cherry Hill Park. 
Falls Church Festival 
and the Taste of Falls Church
2024 Date To Be Determined Annual event usually features live entertainment, pony rides,
amusement rides, crafters, businesses, civic organizations, and cuisine from local kitchens.  
Farm Day
2024 Date To Be Determined
This family event features blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, and a petting zoo.
Fall Community 
Clean Up 
2024 Date To Be Determined
Clean up the City and keep litter out of our waterways. Great for 
individuals, groups, and families.
Fall Recycling
2024 To Be Determined
Recycling Extravaganzas are special collection events held in the spring and fall at the City's Recycling Center.
Halloween Carnival
2024 Date To Be Determined This holiday event is geared toward children 11 and under.
Veterans Day

Monday, November 11, 2024 Every year the City honors veterans with a ceremony.

 A Very Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 29, 2023
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 Celebrate New Year's Eve in The Little 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.