After the event was canceled in 2020, this year’s drive-thru event will feature live entertainment.

MCLEAN, VA — McLean Day is back in 2021, albeit in a different format.

The McLean Community Center will host McLean Day on Saturday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location is the McLean Community Center parking lot at 234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean.

The annual festival typically draws thousands for live entertainment, rides, games, food and more. The 2020 event had been canceled due to COVID-19.

The 2021 drive-thru will feature jugglers, a magician, stilt walkers, unicyclists, an aerialist, costumed characters, animals, a DJ and limited giveaways.

The exhibitor space typically featured at McLean Day will be replaced with a virtual component through the Mission McLean app. McLean businesses and organizations in the special tax district (Dranesville District 1A) are encouraged to participate.

Residents are encouraged to attend McLean Day in staggered times. The McLean Community Center anticipates there could be longer lines and wait times at the start of the event.

Voting for the McLean Community Center governing board will be available at McLean Day. There are 13 residents of Dranesville Small District 1A running for seats, including five adults and eight teens. Three adult positions and two teen positions (one for Langley High School boundary and one for McLean High School boundary) are up for election, with adults serving three-year terms and teens serving one-year terms. Dranesville District 1A residents may vote in the election.

For more information and candidates, visit