Get Out! Weekend Planner

Fun weekend events in and around our area

  • WHAT: Bring a lawn chair and listen to the music of The English Channel.
  • WHEN: Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • HOW MUCH: Free

  • WHAT: A monthly bridge group that is hosted by Aldersgate
  • WHEN: Friday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE:
  • HOW MUCH: Free

  • WHAT: An opportunity to see a wide variety of begonias, including subtropical species.
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 27,  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 28, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312
  • HOW MUCH: Free

  • WHAT: A guided canoe or kayak tour around the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve with a National Park Service Ranger
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • HOW MUCH: $3 launch fee


  • WHAT: A nature walk through the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve discussing native plants and their pollinators
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • WHERE:
  • HOW MUCH: Free

  • WHAT: Learn about owls while toasting marshmallows over a campfire
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA 22003
  • HOW MUCH: $5


  • WHAT: A two-hour session to teach children how to ride a bicycle
  • WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 9 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • WHERE:
  • HOW MUCH: Free


  • WHAT: Bring a picnic and enjoy the music of the Occoquan Heavy Metal Tuba Quintet.
  • WHEN: Sunday, August 28, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • WHERE:
  • HOW MUCH: Free


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