Happy Flag Day, Dahlgren!

June 14 is Flag Day, a holiday that many Americans know little about. This patriotic holiday commemorates the day when our newly founded country adopted our current flag back on June 14, 1777, but it wasn't until 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson maade the hoiday official. In August of 1949, an Act of Congress established […]

Happy Memorial Day: Where to Celebrate in Dahlgren

Today is Memorial Day, a day to honor our brave soldiers who gave their lives serving our country. To celebrate Memorial Day near Dahlgren, head over to the war memorial at the Cannon in Colonial Beach, just a short drive away. There will be a memorial service at this historic site in honor of Memorial […]

Happy National Arbor Day, Dahlgren!

Today is Arbor Day, and that means that it's a great time to celebrate the beautiful trees that make the world so green and lush. Here's a little bit about the history of Arbor Day and it's importance in our modern world. The first Arbor Day in the world took place in the Spanish village […]

Celebrate Earth Day With These Eco-Friendly Activities

Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22, and celebrating this worldwide holiday means doing some good for our planet. Here are a few fun ideas for ways to celebrate Earth Day near Dahlgren. Forget the car! Instead, take public transportation, ride your bike or even walk to get where you need to go. Volunteer your […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Dahlgren! Whether you like to drink green beer at your favorite Irish bar or make a traditional dinner of corned beef and soda bread, there are a number of ways to celebrate this beloved Irish holiday. We'd love to hear how our residents like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. If you […]

What Would Your Perfect Day Look Like?

There's so much to do in the Dahlgren area, it's not hard to plan a day of fun and excitement. What would your perfect day look like? Whether you'd start with brunch and spend the rest of the day shopping or hit the trails on your mountain bike, let us know in the comments what […]

Here’s How Valentine’s Day Came to Be

Happy Valentine's Day, Dahlgren! If you've always wondered how this unique holiday came to be, here's a look at the history behind the festivities. While many believe that Valentine's Day celebrates Saint Valentine, there were actually a number of Christian martyrs named Valentine. Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni were just two of them. […]

Learn About the History of Inauguration Day From These Fun Facts!

Today is Inauguration Day, and while this is a day of pomp and circumstance in American history, it hasn't always been quite so celebratory. Here are some fun facts about the history of Inaugruation Day, its many traditions and the few ceremonies that were a bit more out of the ordinary. The first Inauguration Day […]

Learn About New Year’s Eve Traditions Around the World!

In the US, you likely celebrate New Year's by watching the ball drop in Times Square, kissing your loved ones at midnight and maybe checking out a parade on New Year's Day. In countries around the world, however, there are a number of other fascinating New Year's Eve traditions. Here are just a few. Brazil. […]

Here’s How to Shovel Snow Without Hurting Yourself

While snow is beautiful around the holidays, it's a pain when you have to shovel it from your walkways. Before you bundle up to remove the snow from outside your home, use these smart safety tips for preventing injury while shoveling. Take it slow. It may not seem like it, but shoveling snow is very […]

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