Special Events


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

Event
2021 Date(s)
More Information
Farmers Market
Every Saturday
Open every Saturday, year-round in the City Hall parking lot.
Valentine's Day Tea
Friday, February 12, 2022 This special tea hosted by a costumed docent at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse.
Celtic Music Concert
Cancelled in 2022 Enjoy a  lively evening of acoustic Irish music in the Cherry Hill Farmhouse parlor.
Leaf Mulching Day
2022 To Be Determined City of Falls Church staff use heavy equipment to
load open bed vehicles with leaf mulch.
Cherry Hill Ice Cream
Social
2022 To Be Determined
Cherry Hill celebrates the start of the open house season with family fun and homemade ice cream! 
Mayors' Fitness Challenge March 19 through May 7, 2022 Join this eight-week long community wellness challenge with local jurisdictions!
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16, 2022 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 2, 2022 Clean up the City and keep litter out
of our waterways. Great for individuals and groups!
Arbor Day
2022 To Be Determined The City celebrates Arbor Day with
a ceremony followed by a tree
planting in the neighborhood. 
Mothers Day Tea Sunday, May 5, 2022 Special tea hosted by a costumed docent at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Registration required.
Bike to Work Day 2022 To Be Determined Join 20,000 other bicycle commuters in
this regional event! 
Falls Church Civil
War Encampment
2022 To Be Determined 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

Monday, May 30, 2022 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 23-August 4, 2022 The series features local musicians of various genres on Thursday evenings in the summer.
Tinner Hill Music Festival Saturday, June 11, 2022 Tinner Hill Music festival celebrates and honors the African American legacy.
Independence Day Celebration Monday, July 4, 2022 Stay tuned for details on this year's event.
Sunset Cinema Friday, September 23, 30 & October 7, 2022 Free outdoor movies in Cherry Hill Park. 
Falls Church Festival 
and the Taste of Falls Church
Saturday, September 17, 2022 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
Saturday, October 8, 2022
This family event features
blacksmith demonstrations,
horse-drawn hayrides,
pumpkin painting, scarecrow
making, and a petting zoo.
Fall Community 
Clean Up 
To Be Determined
for 2022
Clean up the City and keep litter
out of our waterways. Great for
individuals, groups, and families.
Fall Recycling
Extravaganza
2022 To Be Determined
Recycling Extravaganzas are
special collection events held in
the spring and fall at the
Falls Church Recycling Center.
Halloween Literary
Evening
2022 To Be Determined
Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for their 
annual Halloween Literary Evening. 
This year’s theme is “The Play’s the Thing…” 
Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 29, 2022 This holiday event is geared toward children 11 and under.
Veterans Day
Ceremony

Friday, November 11, 2022 Every year the City honors veterans with a ceremony.

 A Very Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 26, 2022
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 3 & 4, 2022 More than 50 crafters and merchants show their wares at the Community Center selling unique handmade items, baked goods, and more.
Children's Holiday
Shoppe
Saturday, December 3, 2022 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
Saturday, December 31, 2022 This New Years Eve celebrations is managed by volunteers.

Parking


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.