Bluebell Festival

Apparently Virginia is famous for its bluebells, a wildflower that blooms in the middle of Spring, especially near the Potomac. A former coworker of Matt’s indicated her interest in the Bluebells at the Bend Festival and we decided to see what it was all about when my parents were in town the weekend before last.


The festival is put on by the Fairfax County Parks Association and held at Riverbend Park just down the street from Great Falls. The cost was only $5 for each person, with some small fee for older kids. There were lots of activities for little kids – magnet fishing, face painting, and nature walks, to name a few. A couple vendors sold food, drinks, crafts, and advertised for themselves.

We all enjoyed walking around the vendors and enjoying the activities, but Lizzie really enjoyed the walk along the path

…and picking up sticks

…and throwing dirt into the river.

The bluebells were everywhere but we also saw some other types of wildflowers and trees and plants, even a few birds.

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