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Northern Virginia Weekend Events – November 9

System - Friday, November 9, 2018

Here’s a look at what’s happening in our area this Veteran’s Day Weekend. Thank you to all the veterans who have served and to everyone who is currently serving.

Take a trip back to the 18th century at the Colonial Market and Fair at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate in Alexandria.  While shopping for traditional wares you can enjoy colonial crafts, music and performances. The Colonial Market and Fair is included with regular admission.

The Alexandria Film Festival continues through this weekend. Enjoy ticketed and free screenings of independent films from around the world. Screenings will occur at AMC Hoffman Theater and at Beatley Library. There will also be post-screening discussions. 

There will be free 90-minute tours at Fort Ward in Alexandria this Saturday at 10 am and 2 pm. Led by a Union veteran interpreter, you will learn about army life during at the fort that defended Washington during the Civil War.

The United States Navy Concert Band will be performing a free Veterans Day Weekend performance this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at The Athenaeum in Alexandria.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the National Park Service is offering free admission to all National Parks on November 11, 2018!

Fairfax County is offering free RECenter admission to veterans and current active duty personnel and their families on Veteran’s Day.

It’s hard to believe winter is around the corner and two winter light displays open this weekend:

Light Up Fest – Ashburn, VA – Open daily starting 11/10/18 5:30 to 10:30 pm. Tickets $29.99 ages 13-64, $19.99 children ages 3-12, with various discounts available for seniors, students,  and free admission every Tuesday for active duty military, police officer, and fire fighters.

Winter Walk of Lights – Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna – Open daily starting 11/9/18 5:30 to 10 pm. Tickets $14 regular admission, $8 children ages 2 - 12

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