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Weekend Planner: Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Night, Springfield Days and More

Local events in our area Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3.

There are plenty of local events to choose from this weekend, including the start of the Fairfax County Summer Entertainment Series. 

Springfield Days

  • Where: Various Springfield area locations
  • When: Now through Sunday, June 3
  • Why Go: This annual weekend of events includes a carnival, walk/run race, “Party in the Park,” cardboard boat regatta and more.
  • Price:  Fees vary – most events are free

20th Annual Alexandria Armenian Festival

  • Where: Market Square, Old Town Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, June 2 from 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Why Go: Celebrate Armenian heritage with an afternoon full of food, live music, cultural exhibits and more.
  • Price:  Admission is free

Fourth Annual Taste of Del Ray

  • Where: Lot behind Virginia Commerce Bank at Mt. Vernon and E. Oxford avenues, Alexandria
  • When: Sunday, June 3 from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Why Go: Food lovers will enjoy sampling from each of the 15 featured local restaurants.  Celebrity chef Rock Harper will select the Judge’s Choice Award.  All ticket holders will get a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award. 
  • Price:  Adults $10; children under 12 are $5

Fairfax County Summer Entertainment Series Performances

  • Spotlight by Starlight presents Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Night at , Annandale.  Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. Free
  • Spotlight by Starlight presents City of Fairfax “Concert Band” at , Annandale.  Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Free

Library Events

  • Food Allergy Awareness at Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria.  Saturday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m.  For teens and adults.  Free – registration required.
  • Read to the Dog at Pohick Regional Library, Burke.  Saturday, June 2 starting at 1 p.m.  For ages 6 – 12.  Free – registration required.

Nature Highlights:

  • Family Fun: Wildlife Habitat Workshop at , Alexandria.  Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m.  For ages 5 and up.  $6 - $8 per person – registration required.
  • Hidden Oaks’ Treasures Hunt at , Annandale.  Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m.  For ages 3 and up.  $6 - $8 per person – registration required.  
  • Clean the Bay Day/National Trails Day at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m./10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Weekend parking fee is $4 per vehicle.
  • Safari Saturday – Spring at Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield.  Saturday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m.  For ages 3 - 6.  $6 - $8 per person – registration required.
  • Safari Saturday – Fishing at Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield.  Saturday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m.  For ages 3 - 7.  $5 - $7 per person – registration required.  
  • Historic Kayak Tours to the Town of Occoquan at Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton.  Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m.  $10 per person – reservations required.  
  • Stoneybrooke Reptile Talk and Safari at Stone Mansion, Alexandria.  Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m.  For ages 6 – 12.  $6 - $8 per person – registration required.
  • Stoneybrooke Bug Hunt at Stone Mansion, Alexandria.  Saturday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m.  For ages 6 – 12.  $6 - $8 per person – registration required.

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