Special Events

Looking for fun things to do with friends? Jump into community fun with family events or arts and crafts for kids at McLean Community Center. From camps for kids to performing arts, we host community events that excite patrons of all ages.

August 2023
Decorated holiday house

Light Up McLean Holiday House Decorating Contest

Contest and Voting Runs December 18-January 2 The Light Up McLean Holiday Decorating Contest is your opportunity to show off your home in all its holiday splendor! Think your holiday decorations are the best? Enter the competition and prove it! Your McLean neighbors will vote for the top two winners in the following categories: 1. […] ...
Monday, Aug 14 - Tuesday, Jan 2
All Day
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
October 2023

The McLean 5k

Join the McLean Fun Run! Registration, PPU, Warmup begins at 7 a.m.; Race begins at 8 a.m. Hosted by the McLean Community Center with the support of sponsors, Century 21 New Millennium and the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, the race features a USATF certified course through the heart of McLean and is designed to […] ...
Saturday, Oct 7
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
McLean Square Shopping Center
6631 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va. 22101


Monday, Oct 9, 10 a.m.-Noon Free Admission Registration required for Sensory Friendly Touch-A-Truck Experience only. Join us during the Fairfax County Public Schools’ holiday for this FREE event that gives kids and families the chance to see, touch and explore some of their favorite vehicles. New this year! Families can now come see and touch the […] ...
Monday, Oct 9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101

McLean Pet Fest

Free Admission Have fun at the park and bring your furry friends (leashed, please)! Enjoy free music, Fido’s Bone Bar, a photo booth, pet tricks, gourmet food trucks, giveaways and demonstration shows. Find valuable pet-related resources including pet rescue, adoption, pet sitters, groomers and trainers. Costumes are welcome for the Pet Parade at 3 p.m. […] ...
Sunday, Oct 15
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102

OFC’s Festival of Frights and Trunk or Treat

Free for all participants. Preregistration is required. Calling all families of ghouls and goblins! Come join the Old Firehouse in your best Halloween costumes for a night of live music, games, food, contests and tons of candy! Families who wish to volunteer themselves and their vehicles for Trunk or Treat should submit an email request […] ...
Saturday, Oct 28
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Old Firehouse
1440 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101
November 2023

McLean Antiques Show & Sale

It’s Back & Better Than Ever! Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $10, Free for children 17 or younger. Admission price is good for both days. Print this page for $1 off admission. Discover fine antiques, art and collectibles from scores of reputable dealers at this highly celebrated […] ...
Saturday - Sunday, Nov 11 - 12
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101

Snack & Paint Night

Friday, Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. $15/$10 MCC district residents. Preregistration is recommended. 4704.223 Whether you are a beginner or an expert, love snacks or want to get your hands dirty with some paint, come on down to the Old Firehouse for our Snack & Paint Night. Led by a professional art teacher, you and your […] ...
Friday, Nov 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Old Firehouse
1440 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101
December 2023
Art & crafts festival logo

McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival

Friday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $5 (for all three days of the show) Free admission for children 12 and younger. Experience seasonal cheer at this delightful three-day indoor juried show featuring approximately 80 talented regional artisans. Celebrating more than 40 years, […] ...
Friday - Sunday, Dec 1 - 3
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101

Holiday Gingerbread House Decorating

Thursday, Dec 7, 6:30-8 p.m.$45/$35 MCC district residents4505.223 Celebrate the holidays with us! Families decorate a gingerbread house making their own one-of-kind designs. We’ll supply a pre-built house, frosting and traditional and not-so-traditional toppings. Please Note: Parental supervision is required for children ages 12 years or younger. Products may contain, dairy, gluten, eggs and other […] ...
Thursday, Dec 7
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
Various hands clasping

American Red Cross Blood Drive

McLean Community Center is helping the American Red Cross with Diverse Blood Donations! Blood Drive hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is urgent for donors of all ethnicities to support patients in need!McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va. 22101 Join us and […] ...
Friday, Dec 8
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101

Milk and Cookies With Santa

Saturday, Dec 9, 10 a.m.-Noon $20/$15 MCC district residents 5407.223 Milk and Cookies with Santa is a new event for families! Meet and greet Santa and other holiday characters and enjoy cookie decorating and snowy crafts. Milk and hot chocolate will be served by an adult. All attendees must register. Please Note: Parental supervision is […] ...
Saturday, Dec 9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
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