The Herndon Festival ramps up the FUN for kids! Families can enjoy a variety of FREE arts and entertainment activities. 

Children's Hands-On Art Area

The Herndon Festival is grateful for Arts Herndon’s support each year as they produce the Children's Hands-On Art program, a FREE family-friendly event open to children and youth on Sat. and Sun. of the Festival at the corner of Station and Lynn Streets. 

Last year's theme was Passport to the Arts. Activities featured multi-media art projects and interactive demonstrations from across the globe.  

Kids' Alley Entertainment 

The Kids' Alley is located near the Children's Hands-On-Art Area and it is full of surprises and excitement. A variety of roaming entertainers are on hand to interact with Festival goers and best of all make you giggle. 

Model Train Display

The Washington, Virginia, & Maryland Garden Railway Society creates an amazing garden train display interwoven around colorful flowers and landscaping. Stop by and visit the display located next to the Depot Stage. The display runs on Saturday and Sunday. Click here to learn more about this organization.

Fireworks Displays

Enjoy our fireworks display on Saturday night and is choreographed to music. The show will start at 9:30pm.

Volunteer Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire community service hours for high school, college or other service organizations. Girl and Boy Scout troops are especially welcome to volunteer and service patches will be provided.  Information about volunteering will be available in early 2018.

Children's Hands-On Art area accepts volunteers 12 years and older.  Volunteer times are flexible and are usually assigned in two-hour shifts.

Hands-On Art Hours

This area is  located in the Ahmed Lot at the intersection of Station & Lynn Streets. This area is open on Saturday & Sunday. 

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

First Aid Services

First aid services are located on the W&OD Trail and are donated by the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. Inc. with assistance from other Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Departments.

Hands-On Art Sponsors

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