A Guide to the Best Events and Places to Eat in Northern Virginia (January 2023)

January is a great time of year to visit or explore the DC metro area. The weather may be cold, but there is no shortage of interesting things to do and culinary delights to sample. Whether you’re looking for a cozy restaurant with a warm fire, an outdoor adventure, or simply a place where you can take in some culture, Virginia has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some of the best events and places to eat in Northern Virginia during the month of January 2023.


Jurassic Quest is coming to the Dulles Expo Center from January 27th-29th. Score your ticket to a time-travelling adventure on the last weekend of the month! Our giants from the past – life-sized dinosaurs – are so real and vibrant, you’ll be convinced they just stepped out of their prehistoric world. This is an unbeatable experience for kids or adults that no one should miss out on. Click here for tickets.
The Walter E. Washington convention center will be hosting the annual Washington Auto Show from January 20th-29th. This popular show features exotic vehicles from dozens of manufacturers and offers attendees an opportunity to view the latest cars and trucks available today as well as concept vehicles from around the world. There will be special exhibits, interactive displays, and entertainment for all ages throughout the show. Click here for tickets.

Places To Eat:

If you’re looking for a cozy spot with delicious food then look no further than The Red Fox Inn & Tavern located in downtown Middleburg VA. The Red Fox Tavern specializes in seasonal plates made with locally sourced ingredients that are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds! They also offer an extensive selection of craft beers on tap as well as carefully curated wines from around the world.
For classic Italian cuisine head over to Osteria Marzano located just outside Washington DC in Alexandria VA. Here you can get your fill of homemade pasta dishes like gnocchi bolognese or spaghetti carbonara as well as fresh seafood dishes like scampi with lemon butter sauce or grilled branzino with roasted potatoes & broccoli rabe. There is something on their menu sure to please everyone!
Northern Virginia has something for everyone in January 2023! From classical music performances at Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts to craft beer tastings at The Red Hen; from car shows in DC to fresh pasta dishes served up at Osteria Marzano; there’s lots of fun (and delicious!) activities waiting for you here! So come out and explore what the greater DC area has to offer – we guarantee you won’t regret it!

More events and experiences:

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forrest Experience in Leesburg. Click here for more.
Cine Bistro Dine-in theater set to open in the Tysons Galleria Q1 this year. Click here for more.
Dining in the Dark: A Unique Blindfolded Dining Experience – in Arlington Click here for more.