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The best fun & educational programs in Northern Virginia!

Check out our latest Camps and Programs Guide FULL of fun and educational things to do throughout Northern Virginia! Fall is the perfect time to visit a new park or sign up for a new program. Explore all that NOVA Parks has to offer!

Find the events that interest you, then click the registration link to go directly to the program for registration through our new ONLINE registration process. Once you are registered, you can use your login information for all of your programs and also for camp registration next year! If you have any questions, please contact the park where the program is being offered. 

Sep 18

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Sep 22

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace - Saturdays

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Our popular Tuesday Yoga now featured on select Saturday mornings! Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace. A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

10:00am to 11:00am
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Sep 25

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
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  • Sport, Fitness & Health
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Sep 29

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace - Saturdays

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Our popular Tuesday Yoga now featured on select Saturday mornings! Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace. A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

10:00am to 11:00am
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Sep 29

Mansion House Whiskey Tasting

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Join us for a unique and intimate evening with old friends and new as we taste extraordinary whiskeys paired with delectable food, harkening back to the days when the Mansion House Hotel stood on the property. This event includes an evening tour of the Carlyle House, 4 whiskeys, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Local historian, Rich Gillespie, will share stories of historic Virginia and guide you on your whiskey tasting journey.

6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Oct 2

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Oct 20
`fall color kayak

Fall Color Tour

Occoquan Regional Park , Lorton, VA

Experience the changing of the seasons and enjoy the open waters as we view the beautiful fall colors and the changing of the leaves. This is a very specific timeframe for ideal fall colors, so don't miss out on the opportunity. 

2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Oct 26
Zombies

Zombie Escape

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

The Zombie Apocalypse. DC was one of the first cities to fall when the apocalypse began. As such, Alexandria was a close second due to proximity. Now, you must navigate your way through zombie infested territory to claim what supplies are on your list and make it back to your base safely.

6:30pm to 10:00pm
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Oct 26

Ghostly Tales

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

On Friday join storytellers from Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past and on Saturday join storytellers from Carlyle House on the front lawn for ghostly tales of Alexandria's past. $5 per person. No registration required.

7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Oct 27
`fall color kayak

Fall Color Tour

Occoquan Regional Park , Lorton, VA

Experience the changing of the seasons and enjoy the open waters as we view the beautiful fall colors and the changing of the leaves. This is a very specific timeframe for ideal fall colors, so don't miss out on the opportunity. 

2:00pm to 5:00pm
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  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
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Oct 27

SOLD OUT- Escape the Sanderson Witches

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

25 years to the day, the Sanderson Sisters have returned; this time to a new city with new hopes of having clueless children at their beck and call. While they hunt for a new lease on life, your group must pass several obstacles to ensure the children in the city are safe. 

6:30pm to 10:00pm
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Oct 27

Ghostly Tales

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

On Friday join storytellers from Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past and on Saturday join storytellers from Carlyle House on the front lawn for ghostly tales of Alexandria's past. $5 per person. No registration required.

7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Oct 28
Outlander Scottish Tea

SOLD OUT - Outlander-inspired Scottish Afternoon Tea

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

Join us at historic Aldie Mill for an afternoon tea & program inspired by our favorite Scottish novels and television series, Outlander. Enjoy tea, trivia games, crafts, history commentary & more!

2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Oct 31
Trick-or-Treat Silhouette

Trick or Treat

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

On October 31st from 5-7pm join us on All Hallow’s Eve for good old fashioned trickery and treats! Bring your little ghosts, goblins, princesses and action heroes to one of Alexandria’s most haunted dwellings for a fun evening of FREE trick-or-treating, games, and crafts.

5:00pm to 7:00pm
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  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
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