Update - 10:13 a.m. — Clifton Day is on! The clouds are here, but the rain seems to be holding off, so head on out.
Clifton Day, a non-profit event that benefits a number of local organizations, is Sunday!
The day includes antiques, arts, live music, activities for children (including a free petting zoo!) and plenty of food.
Hours and Other Basics
Clifton Day starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Driving and parking directions are here. Parking is generally $5 - $10.
You may take the VRE free to Clifton Day (the return trip will cost you $5 per person; children under 2 years old are free both ways). The full train schedule is here.
In addition to shopping for antiques, arts and crafts and unique, hand-made items, Clifton Day features a variety of entertainment options.
The following is the live entertainment schedule for Clifton Day:
- 11:30 a.m. - Boyle School Of Irish Dance
- Noon - Steve Hudson, stand-up musician
- 1:15 The Rebelslassic rock and roll and vintage country
- 2:45 - The City Dwelling Nature Seekers - Rock/Americana music from Pittsburgh
In addition, you may see “The Banjo Man” roaming around downtown, as well as the Unicycle Lady.
For children, there’s a free petting zoo and free face painting. Local Girl Scouts are setting up games for children, too.
The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program will offer pony rides for children ages 3 and up, with proceeds benefiting NVTRP programs.
The rain date for Clifton Day was set for next Sunday, Oct. 14, but it doesn't look like it will be needed.
According to forecasters, clouds will start building Saturday overnight and there is a chance of rain throughout the day Sunday. Temperatures will be cool, with highs in the low 50s.
For more information about Clifton Day, go to www.cliftonday.org.