By Greg Hambrick
The last day of summer is Sept. 21. Or, you can look at it this way: The first day of fall is Sept. 22. Patch has found something for you to do each day as we count down until summer passes us by.
Check our events calendar to see what’s happening in our community, and add your own events!
The Herndon Labor Day Festival runs from noon until 6 p.m. on the Town Green, with music and crafts, as well as a wine and microbrew tasting. Entertainment includes Ducky Duke & The Vintage and Blue Label, among others. There will also be several cooking demonstrations, including “Get Your Kids Cooking!” Admission is $10 for the festival and $20 if you add the wine and microbrew tastings. The Town Green is at 777 Lynn Street.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church brings its 38th annual International Festival to the Mount Vernon community from noon until 6 p.m. today at the church. The Labor Day tradition includes ethnic dishes and drinks, as well as live entertainment and children’s games. There will also be an artisan row, a bingo and a raffle with a grand prize of $10,000. The festival raises money for the Shepherd’s Gate grant program. The church is at 8710 Mt. Vernon Highway. Shuttle service will be provided from Mount Vernon High School.
What’s your favorite summer festival? Share it with us in the comments section.
More Days of Summer:
22 Days of Summer: Time for Free Jazz and Blues
21 Days of Summer: Time for an Outdoor Movie
More summer resources:
Sept. 5, Wagon Ride.
Wagon Ride. Scavenger hunt for birds, butterflies and blossoms. (also, Sept. 18)
Sept. 6, Rocket Launch
When: Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Sept. 7, Indian Festival
Virginia Indian Festival Returns to Riverbend Park
Fall Festival/Taste of Falls Church
When: Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coverage/Directory: Will appear on Falls Church Patch later this week.
Doggy Swim at Great Waves Park
When: Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4th Annual Doggie Paddle at Signal Bay Waterpark
When: Sept. 7 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coverage/Directory: Advance story coming Sat. Aug. 31
Burke Centre Festival
When: Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8
Coverage/Directory: (2013 guide will be posted this week) 2012 coverage: http://burke.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/burke-centre-festival-opens-saturday
Sept. 8, Triathlon
30th annual Reston triathlon
Coverage/Directory: None yet; big splash next week. Annual real-deal regional triathlon
Sept. 9, Feed Animals
Feeding Day at E.C. Lawrence Park.
Sept. 11, 9/11 commemoration
When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Sept. 12, Farm Family Fun
Junior Farmer Family Fun
Sept. 13, Fishing
Fishing Fun at Riverbend Park
Sept. 14, Sunset concert
Outdoor concert celebrating end of Summer featuring the music of Broadway, live performance by award-winning vocalists.
What: Third Annual Native Plant Sale, Vienna
When: Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to noon.
Coverage/Directory: Will write preview for Sept. 9.
Stonebridge Fall Fest and 5K, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=585789524814287&set=a.172862106107033.43895.172841996109044&type=1
When: Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sept. 21, RiverFest
Rappahannock RiverFest 2013,
Andrea Kauffman Sprint Four the Cure 5K
When: Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.