Here’s a look at what’s happening throughout the area this weekend.
The Potomac Mills Spring Carnival runs through April 22 in Woodbridge. Parking and admission are free, but tickets are required for rides. An unlimited ride wristband is available for $30 or discounted wristbands can be purchased online. This is also the last weekend for the Annandale Carnival which will run all weekend and close Sunday at 9 pm.
The 2019 Spring Garden Market is this Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4 pm at River Farm, home of the American Horticultural Society. Vendors from across the Mid-Atlantic region will be selling a wide variety of plants and seeds, in addition to garden décor, accessories, books, and more. A food truck will be available, or you can bring your own picnic to eat while you enjoy the beautiful grounds overlooking the Potomac River. Leashed pets are welcome. Admission is $10 per car.
The 5th Annual Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival runs through this weekend in Fairfax. Visit the website for tickets and schedules.
The 7th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts is Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm in the Clarendon District of Arlington. This outdoor art show will feature works from over 150 artists. Admission is free.
Meet Alexandria residents from the past the 2nd Sunday of every month at Facetime with History at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in Old Town Alexandria. This Sunday museum guests will meet Albert Gallatin, Minister to France, who will discuss news of the day. This event runs from 1 pm to 4 pm and is included with general admission to the museum.
Arlington Palooza is this Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm at Alcova Heights Park in Arlington. This free event will feature live entertainment, free activities, games and more. A food truck will be on-site for food purchases.
Meet featured artists at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton Saturday from 6 pm to 9pm during Second Saturday Art Walk. This is a free event.
Sunday’s Free Book Talk at the Manassas Museum will feature author Alexander B. Rossino who will discuss his book, Six Days in September: A Novel of the 1862 Maryland Campaign. The discussion will start at 1:30.