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Special Events

Monday, May 16–Friday, June 10

4-7 p.m.


The Old Firehouse is opening its after-school program doors to rising 7th graders of all MCC tax district elementary schools! Join OFC from Monday, May 16 through Friday, June 10, from 4-7 p.m. to experience all of what the Old Firehouse has to offer—for free—for the remainder of the school year. Transportation from Franklin Sherman, Chesterbrook and Churchill Road elementary schools, to the Old Firehouse will be provided via the Old Firehouse’s vans. All participants from other schools are welcome to attend but must be dropped off by a parent or guardian.

A registration form and the completion of the Old Firehouse Participant Contract is required and must be submitted prior to your child’s participation.

Questions? Please contact OFC at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org or call 703-448-8336. Spots are limited, so sign up early.

Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd. 

Friday, May 20, 2 p.m.–10 p.m.


Bring a friend or the whole family and enjoy the fun at the Friday night carnival rides!


Purchase your tickets in advance. Ride tickets also sold onsite.


Ride Height & Weight Restrictions

Produced by the McLean Community Center

McLean Day 2022 Festival
Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd.
Free admission.

Friday Night Fun! Rides Area Only
McLean Day 2022: Friday Rides
Friday, May 20, 2–10 p.m.
Questions? Contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Ride Height & Weight Restrictions

Purchase tickets in advance.

Vote for Adult & Youth Candidates

MCC Governing Board Elections
Saturday, May 21, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Show Your Community Spirit

For more information, contact catherine.nesbitt@fairfaxcounty.gov or ashok.karra@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

Bring the family and enjoy the fun at McLean’s biggest annual festival. This event draws approximately 10,000+ patrons throughout the day. Enjoy music, games, balloon animals, a petting zoo, amusements, sponsors, exhibitors, gourmet food trucks, large and small carnival rides and much more! Ride tickets are sold onsite or may be purchased in advance online.

MCC management will make a decision on whether to hold this program due to the pandemic and best safety practices and will publish the decision here.


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FREE Fairfax Connector Shuttles from McLean Metrorail Station and event satellite locations to McLean Day! 

RED - McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101, McLean, VA 22101. Patrons should meet the buses at the church entrance in the parking lot.
YELLOW - McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean VA 22101. Patrons should meet at the main entrance of the Center where signage is indicated.
BLUE - Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA 22101. Patrons should meet the buses at the church entrance in the parking lot.

• OR Take Fairfax Connector Route 721 to Stop ID 5429 for just $2.00 each way.

• All Fairfax Connector Shuttles to McLean Day: 
          o Air conditioned
          o ADA and wheelchair accessible
          o Have low floor ramp or are lift equipped
          o Have two bike racks
          o Allow service animals

• Fairfax Connector encourages the use of masks per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.
• At McLean Day stop by the Fairfax Connector booth to find out more about our bus service in Fairfax County!  Lots of info and giveaways for all ages!

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Zero Waste Event Productions will be helping us at the McLean Day festival this year to stay clean and green. They will manage and process all waste and recycling material generated at the event. Zero Waste Event Productions emphasis is on diverting waste through reusing, recycling and composting. This company’s goal is to achieve a “Zero Waste” status, considered a diversion rate of 90% or greater from the landfill.

Please consider being a part of the solution! Help by using the proper bins when disposing of items throughout the event! Stop by the sorting center at the event to see this work in action and learn more about the process and the importance of waste reduction and diversion.

Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-noon
$20/$15 MCC district residents 

Activity No. 4503.322

Join MCC for a fun, summer kickoff event. This fun, fitness event is for children ages 3 to 9. Kids will make their way through a course filled with bubbles, water squirters, a jelly pool, cones, tires, foam and color stations. They also can enjoy unlimited time playing in the bubbles! 

McLean Community Center is helping the American Red Cross with Diverse Blood Donations!
It is urgent for donors of all ethnicities to support patients in need!

Friday, June 17, Noon-5 p.m.

McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean Va. 22101

Join us and support the community with your lifesaving blood donation. All donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card via email.


For an appointment, click here or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor word: HEARTOFGOLD, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Eligibility Questions: Call 1-866-236-3276.

Questions? Contact Melanie Hurley at melanie.hurley@heartogold.org or Meosha Hudson at 410-375-5190 or meosha.hudson@redcross.org.


A Live Book Reading, Plus Family Movement and Music Workshop! 
Saturday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, Va. 22101
Free, registration required. Register here. Registration opens Saturday, June 4.
For ages 5–12. “You Are Not Alone” is an empathetic and inclusive picture book by the Alphabet Rockers that empowers kids to love their beautiful selves, celebrate their identities, stand up to hate and have one another’s backs no matter what. In those moments that you are afraid or feel like you don’t belong, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Register the child who will be attending. Priority seating will be given to children ages 5-12.

Featuring music from The Alphabet Rockers' album, “THE LOVE” buy tix off

Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m.

$10/$5 MCC tax district residents


For all ages. This Grammy®-nominated intergenerational hip-hop album from the Alphabet Rockers gives voice to what matters: love, belonging and gender justice for all of us. Prepare to sing, dance and have fun celebrating the love of ourselves and our whole family. 

Featuring MCC's Art in Motion Hip-Hop Class Participants!

Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m. 
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102

Free admission


For all ages. The Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change! This intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip-hop. Let’s stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.


Monday, July 4th, 6:30–10:30 p.m.

Free admission; no registration required.


Produced by the McLean Community Center, this year's event will be held at Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike. Check back here for future updates.