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Special Events

Wednesday, Sept. 23–Monday, Dec. 7

Check our website closer to the event date for more details.
Free registration. Registration is required. Activity No. 2100.220
Join your friends, family, and community for MCC's Fantastic Fall Scavenger Hunt! This exciting fall virtual event allows for you and your team to compete against others and win prizes. This is the perfect event to stay local and have fun with your friends and family.

The Fantastic Fall Scavenger Hunt is a game played on a smart phone in which teams complete 75 missions (or challenges) both indoors and outdoors. Missions include answering questions, taking specific photos or video, finding a specific item, geocaching or completing specific tasks as given in a list provided by the Game Master. The scavenger hunt will take place in and around McLean and from your own home.

Participants work in small teams of 4-10 players. Team captains must be 16 years old or older. The Fantastic Fall Scavenger Hunt will have a maximum of 100 teams, so register early! Be one of the first 30 teams to sign up and get a Scavenger Hunt Gift bag to make the hunt even more fun!


How to Play:
Step 1: Put together a team of 4 to 10 players.
Step 2: Designate a team captain. The team captain must be 16 years or older Only the team captain should register. Register here.
Step 3: The team captain will be contacted via email by our Game Master approximately 2 weeks prior to the game start with further instructions for the team.

Step 4: Complete missions, score points and have a great time!
Gift Bags! The first 30 teams to register will recieve an exciting gift bag with items to help assist you with your missions.
About the Missions:
• There will be 75 total missions.
• Each mission is worth 400 to 1,000 points.
• Bonus points will be awarded for outstanidng submissions.
• Teams earning at least 30,000 points will be entered into a grand prize drawing.
• All teams are entered into a drawing for other great prizes.

Sunday, Sept. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 26
Free admission. Registration is required and opens Monday, Aug. 3.

Activity No. 2006.220
Event is viewable for all registrants from Sunday, Sept. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 26.


The McLean Community Center has created the “purrfect” event for local pet owners and their beloved animals. Learn valuable information and get tips on a variety of pet products and services that can enhance the lives of your pet and improve your experience as a pet owner. A variety of pet care related exhibitors will be participating in this virtual 60 minute event. 

Featured activities include:
• Dog training demos 
• Dog trick demos

• Information on virtual adoptions

• Local exhibitors

• Veterinary pet health tips

• Virtual pet parade
• Virtual petting zoo


Please visit our wonderful vendors and exhibitors:

Bone-A-Fied Talent Group 

Dog Solve Obedience Training

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Pender Vetinary Clinic

Squeals On Wheels Petting Zoo

Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Artful Paws Pet Photography

EJ's Meats and Treats

Loyal Companion

M&J Pet Bakery

The National Capital Lyme Disease Association

Opfer Pet Portraits

Sit Means Sit Dog Training



Wine Down the Fall—A Wine Tasting Experience at Home
Sunday, Oct. 25, 5–6 p.m.
Free registration, registration is required. Activity No. 2010.220
Participants must purchase wine separately. The first 30 registrants receive a Tasting Gift Bag.

Enjoy a true wine experience, one sip at a time, connecting wonderful wines and fellow wine lovers. Unique wines will be available to pre-purchase (click here) by registrants at Chain Bridge Cellars in McLean for this tasting. Selected wines are from regions and wineries, famous and under the radar—all with great stories to tell. For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! A wine expert will lead this session and explore various aspects of the art of wine including terroir, production, grape varietals, structure, food/wine interaction, pairing and much more.

For more information about McLean Uncorked, contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Saturday, Dec. 5–Sunday, Dec. 6, Time TBD

Please check our website closer to the event date for specific times.

Free Admission. Registration is required. Activity No. 2011.220


Founded in 1982, The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is a highly anticipated and much-beloved, juried show featuring arts and crafts made by regional artisans. These fine, handcrafted arts and crafts works include both established, high-quality, seasoned artisans as well as new artisans exhibiting innovative concepts. The show includes pottery, glass, jewelry, holiday decorations, mixed media, fashion accessories, wood, fine art, artisanal foods, soaps, skincare and more. See behind the scenes and watch how these artists create their masterpieces, and so much more. Help support the arts and buy from the artists directly. 


Show management will be provided by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG). Founded in 1972, the NVHG, a 501(c)3 non-profit community-based organization, is dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promoting the development of arts and crafts in the community and supporting arts and crafts educational activities.


Questions? Please contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this event has been canceled.

Please contact dordy@dfshows.com.


Produced by the McLean Community Center
McLean Day

Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va. 22101 

Free admission

McLean Day Preview: Rides Only

Friday, May 14, 2-10 p.m.

Ride tickets sold on-site

Governing Board Elections

Saturday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Vote for your favorite McLean Community Center Governing Board candidates.

Join the fun! Bring the family and enjoy McLean’s biggest annual event. This event draws approximately 10,000+ patrons throughout the day. Vote for your favorite MCC candidate. Enjoy the free live entertainment, sponsors, exhibitors, food trucks, ticketed large and small carnival rides, costumed characters, amusements, games, free shuttle parking and more. Tickets for carnival rides will be sold on site. Exhibitors, please check the Exhibitor Page to apply.
The McLean Community Center is holding its annual McLean Day festival on Saturday, May 15, rain or shine.
• Free Activities
• Free Rock Climbing Wall
• Free Balloon Animals
• Free Petting Zoo
• Costumed Characters and Jugglers


Volunteers Needed for McLean Day:  We need many volunteers to make this community event a success. Sign-ups coming soon.


Questions? Email events@mcleancenter.org. 


Please check the website soon for more information, including the Schedule, Parking & Shuttle Information and Exhibitor & Sponsor information.