By Greg Hambrick
Members of eight tribes will be on hand for the Virginia Indian Festival on Saturday at Riverbend Park. The event will include the Rappahannock dancers and drummers, as well as hands-on activities and demonstrations, including storytelling, throwing spears and making stone tools. There will also be a marketplace with crafts and jewelry. Cost: $5. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls.
Wolf Trap hosts a live musical accompaniment to “The Lord of the Rings” in screenings on Friday and Saturday. It’s a chance to see Frodo’s epic journey out of the Shire, with a new twist. The performance includes a high-definition presentation of the film, with a full orchestra, chorus and soloists. Cost: From $25. Show: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.
The Burke Centre Festival returns for a 36th year at the Conservancy Festival Grounds all weekend. Admission is free for the popular community event. There will be rides, children activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts and more. Free. Schedule: The festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a wine garden open 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The festival concludes 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It's at the festival grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway.
The 4th Annual Cycle Fest starts at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia on Sunday morning. The JCC-sponsored event includes distances of 30, 50 and 65 miles. The Cycle Fest benefits the Wounded Warriors Project and Hazon. $50, includes Cycle Fest T-shirt, rest stop treats and mechanical support. 7:30 a.m. 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax.Runners will take their mark on Sunday at the Reston Triathlon. Participants swim for a mile in Lake Audubon, bike more than 22 miles through Reston and run more than 6 miles to the finish line at South Lakes High School. 7 a.m. Sunday at Lake Audubon. Note: There will be no parking on Twin Branches Road.