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Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Free Admission. Registration is required.
Activity No. 4503.222

 

Celebrate autumn with your family locally! Harvest Happenings is an indoor-outdoor festival with live entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts and games. Visit our pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin to decorate at the crafts station.

Monday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. - noon
Free admission. Registration is required.

Activity No. 4504.222

 

Enjoy the Fairfax County Public Schools' holiday by joining us for this FREE event that gives kids the chance to see, touch and explore some of their favorite cars and trucks.

 

Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd. Free Admission

 

Produced by McLean Community Center for local pet owners and their beloved animals. Have fun at the park, see great pet tricks and demonstrations, find valuable pet-related information and get tips on products and services that can enhance the life of your pet and improve your experiences as a pet owner. A variety of exhibitors will be participating. Bring your leashed pets to show off their best costumes and join the fun for the Pet Parade at 3 p.m.! Take a picture of your pet and the whole family in the photo booth.

All dogs must remain on leashes sporting their dog licenses and rabies tags. Free parking at the Dolley Madison Library and MCC. Enjoy the music, giveaways and gourmet food trucks.

 

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, visit mcleancenter.org/special-events/exhibitors.



5th and 6th Grader Party
Friday, Oct. 21, 7–9:30 p.m.
$35/$25 MCC district residents. Preregistration is highly recommended.
Activity No. 4601.222

The Old Firehouse 5th & 6th Grader Parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Partygoers can enjoy catered food and beverages, a DJ spinning the latest tunes, an open dance floor and a variety of other attractions and activities. Preregistration is recommended.

 

To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to Aaron Greene at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, your child’s name and home address. Volunteer hours are 6:30–9:15 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Volunteer spots are limited.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30–8 p.m.

Activity No. 4505.222
$45/$35 MCC district residents


Celebrate the holidays with us! Families decorate a gingerbread house to make their own one-of-a-kind designs. We’ll supply a pre-built house, frosting and traditional and not-so-traditional toppings. Join us at the MCC for our annual fun, family tradition. Regis- tration includes one gingerbread house.

 

Please Note: Parental supervision is required for children ages 12 and younger. Products may contain dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts and other allergens.



5th and 6th Grader Party
Friday, Dec. 9, 7–9:30 p.m.
$35/$25 MCC district residents. Preregistration is highly recommended.
Activity No. 4602.222

The Old Firehouse 5th & 6th Grader Parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Partygoers can enjoy catered food and beverages, a DJ spinning the latest tunes, an open dance floor and a variety of other attractions and activities. Preregistration is recommended.

 

To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to Aaron Greene at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, your child’s name and home address. Volunteer hours are 6:30–9:15 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Volunteer spots are limited.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m–Noon
Activity No. 4506.222
$20 per family. Free for children age 2 or younger.

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. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915
Produced by the McLean Community Center
Saturday, May 20, 2023, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. Free admission

 

Friday Night Fun!
McLean Day Friday Rides (Rides Area Only)
Friday, May 19, 2023, 2–10 p.m.
Ride tickets and wristbands will be sold onsite and online. Prices vary. Some height restrictions apply. See our website for details.

 

Vote for Adult & Youth Candidates

MCC Governing Board Elections
Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Exhibitor Space
Sign up for a McLean Day exhibitor booth space to promote your organization, community group and/or business. Artisans and crafters are welcome! For additional details or to obtain an exhibitor application, visit mcleancenter.org/special-events/exhibitors

 

Exhibitor Application Dates:
Monday, Oct. 3, 2022:
Registration opens for Small Tax
District 1A-Dranesville residents and businesses only.
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023: Registration opens to the general public.

Spaces are sold on first come, first served basis. Questions? Contact MCC Special Events at exhibitor@mcleancenter.org.

 

Sponsorships
Become a McLean Day sponsor and show your community spirit at this highly visible event. For more information contact Catherine Nesbitt at catherine.nesbitt@fairfaxcounty.gov or Ashok Karra at ashok.karra@fairfaxcounty.gov.