Winter is sweet in Northern Virginia with at least three chocolate festivals coming up! These day-long events feature lots of scrumptious chocolate and family-friendly activities. They also benefit local small businesses and community organizations, so by indulging in chocolaty treats, you’re also doing a good thing! Still, three festivals… can’t keep track of them all? Look no further: we’ve summarized our posts below so you can find information about all the events in one place (with links to each event for more details, of course). Enjoy!
McLean Chocolate Festival
McLean Community Center
Fourth annual event featuring dozens of vendors providing chocolate samples and items for sale. The event also has a kids’ room with games and a show by Ukulele Phil and the Hula Kids. Sponsored by the local Rotary Club. See details on our original blog post.
Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2015
Chocolate Lovers Festival
City of Fairfax
Big two-day event, now in its 23rd year, sponsored by the City of Fairfax, George Mason University, and area businesses. Featured events include the Chocolate Challenge, Kiwanis Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast, tastings, historic tours, and children’s entertainment. See details on our original blog post.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Floris UMC Chocolate Festival
The 24th annual event takes place this year on Valentine’s Day! Sponsored by Floris United Methodist Church, this event features carnival games, large inflatables, face painting, balloon art, a silent auction table, and of course lots of chocolate! it also benefits a local charity, Help Hungry Kids. See details on our original blog post.