Great Falls is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Although primarily a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., one major attraction is Great Falls Park which overlooks the Great Falls of the Potomac River, for which the community and the park are named.
River Bend County Park is another gathering area in Great Falls, as is the Village Green, which hosts community celebrations around Easter (Spring Festival, including an Egg Hunt), Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (Tree Lighting), as well as concerts in the summer.
Fairfax County Public Schools operates public schools. Great Falls students attend either Great Falls Elementary School, Forestville Elementary School or Colvin Run Elementary School. The students then go on to Cooper Middle School or Kilmer Middle School then Langley High School. Fairfax County Public Library operates the Great Falls Library in the CDP.