Celebrate Fairfax Festival

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The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is a county fair and music festival hybrid, steeped in the history and vitality of Fairfax County and its 1.1 million citizens. Launched as the Fairfax Fair in 1982, the event was created by a blue ribbon commission consisting of elected officials and community leaders who realized that the fast-growing county lacked a unifying event or an established downtown. The resulting county fair was (and remains) the only major event designed to reach all of Fairfax’s communities. Prior to its founding, other Fairfax County fairs existed dating back to the 1700’s, but by the 1950’s, all had disappeared. When the current Fairfax Fair was created in the 1980’s, it featured a chili cook-off, carnival, and commercial and county government exhibits, and was held at George Mason University. Initially coordinated by the Fairfax County Extension Office, by the end of the decade the Fair was produced by the nonprofit Faxfair Corporation. A true collaborative effort, the Fair was made possible only through the financial and community support it received. By the early-1990’s, it became apparent that George Mason’s growth mirrored that of the Fairfax Fair, and that the needed space was not easily provided. Faxfair’s leadership worked with local officials and settled on its current home, the then-brand new Fairfax County Government Center. Including 25 acres of property, the 3-day Fair expanded its county government exhibits and created programs that fit the increasingly tech-driven Fairfax region. Among the major programs created during this time was the SciTech Center, a STEM-focused 10,000 square foot pavilion of interactive science-based activities. Also during this period, national headliner entertainment was added, including many of the top country and classic rock artists of that time, such as Toby Keith, Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Three Dog Night, The Band, and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. In 1996, Faxfair changed their name to Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. (CFI), to better represent the mission and vision of the organization. By the turn of the century, CFI changed the name of the Fair to the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, branding the event as a combination of a traditional county fair with a modern music festival. With as many as 8 stages of entertainment, music had long filled the void of not having a significant agricultural presence, and showcasing of arts and education became a focal point of the annual celebration. Today’s Celebrate Fairfax! Festival has evolved into an experience-first event. Programs are designed to be as interactive as possible, VIP experience packages offer the individual guest access to sponsor-like benefits, and attendee satisfaction is at an all-time high. Programs including local wine and craft brew tasting, a silent disco, a long-running karaoke championship, and headliners ranging from 3 Doors Down, Third Eye Blind, the B-52s, and All-American Rejects have replaced country music on the main stage. As CFI moves forward, its signature Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is expected to continue to be at the forefront of the metropolitan fair movement. CFI has also expanded its role in the community, producing or assisting events such as the World Police & Fire Games, the Workhouse Brewfest, and its 25-year old Fall for Fairfax KidsFest.

Mission: The Celebration of Fairfax County and Its Communities.

From the Celebrate Fairfax Staff to you and your families - we wish you an incredible holiday with an abundance of happi...
12/24/2019

From the Celebrate Fairfax Staff to you and your families - we wish you an incredible holiday with an abundance of happiness! We can't wait to celebrate in the New Year with you!

Santa is flying in to visit our friends at Fair Oaks Mall! Stop by and join Santa’s Flight Academy to create a Cadet Bad...
12/12/2019

Santa is flying in to visit our friends at Fair Oaks Mall! Stop by and join Santa’s Flight Academy to create a Cadet Badge, try on your flight suit and meet Santa Claus! #FairOaksMall #ShopFairOaksMall

Learn More at:
https://www.shopfairoaksmall.com/

Celebrate Fairfax on this #GivingTuesday!Did you know that the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is produced by the 501(c)3 no...
12/03/2019

Celebrate Fairfax on this #GivingTuesday!

Did you know that the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is produced by the 501(c)3 non-profit, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.? This #givingtuesday, we ask that you support us in continuing to celebrate Fairfax and it's local communities by donating to our Celebrate Fairfax Education Fund.

To donate and for more information, please visit: https://www.cfnova.org/for-donors/foundation-funds/donor-funds/celebrate-fairfax-education-fund

Happy Thanksgiving from the Celebrate Fairfax Staff! We have had a great year with so much to be thankful for and we hop...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the Celebrate Fairfax Staff! We have had a great year with so much to be thankful for and we hope you have a wonderful day. What are you thankful for this year? #happythanksgiving

Wishing for warm nights to dance our hearts out at the Silent Disco. #celebratefairfax
11/19/2019

Wishing for warm nights to dance our hearts out at the Silent Disco. #celebratefairfax

Are you or someone you know looking for an internship for the Spring semester? Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is currently acce...
11/05/2019

Are you or someone you know looking for an internship for the Spring semester? Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is currently accepting internship applications for college students looking to gain experience in events.

For more information on the requirements and how to apply, please visit: http://celebratefairfax.com/contact/jobs-and-internship-openings/

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10/24/2019

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Congratulations to Angela S. from Centreville, VA on being randomly selected as the winner our Headliner and Experience ...
09/27/2019

Congratulations to Angela S. from Centreville, VA on being randomly selected as the winner our Headliner and Experience Survey. Angela has won 2 Platinum VIP Tickets to the 2020 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. Thanks for filling out the survey, Angela and we will see you at the Festival!

Congratulations to Pamela C. from Fairfax, VA for being randomly selected as the Topgolf VIP Experience Winner. We're so...
09/26/2019

Congratulations to Pamela C. from Fairfax, VA for being randomly selected as the Topgolf VIP Experience Winner. We're so excited for you and thank you for taking part in our contest! #celebratefairfax

Congratulations to Jill U. from Fairfax, VA! By filling out the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival Visitor Survey, she won a Pr...
09/25/2019

Congratulations to Jill U. from Fairfax, VA! By filling out the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival Visitor Survey, she won a Priority Parking Pass to the 2020 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival!

Congratulations to Kerry from Alexandria, VA on winning the Fireworks Guess Contest provided by Leidos. Kerry guessed 58...
09/24/2019

Congratulations to Kerry from Alexandria, VA on winning the Fireworks Guess Contest provided by Leidos. Kerry guessed 587 fireworks which was the closest guess to the actual number of fireworks set off which was 576. Congratulations Kerry, thank you for participating in the contest!

Happy Fall, y'all! We hope you enjoy this gourd-geous day! Don't miss out Fall for Fairfax KidsFest on October 5 & 6! Fo...
09/23/2019

Happy Fall, y'all! We hope you enjoy this gourd-geous day! Don't miss out Fall for Fairfax KidsFest on October 5 & 6! For more details and to purchase tickets, you can visit: www.fallforfairfax.com

For today only, you can use the code FALL when purchasing Gold or Platinum Pumpkin ticket packages for $2 Off.

#celebratefairfax #fallforfairfax

The Fall for Fairfax KidsFest is quickly approaching and we are still seeking a few pourers at the Taste of Virginia Win...
09/19/2019

The Fall for Fairfax KidsFest is quickly approaching and we are still seeking a few pourers at the Taste of Virginia Wine Bar. Interested in pouring? Head to http://fallforfairfax.com/contact/volunteers/ to sign up now!

#fallforfairfax

Wine down with us at the Taste of Virginia Wine Bar. We are seeking volunteers age 21+ to pour over the weekend. Are you interested? Head to http://fallforfairfax.com/contact/volunteers/ to sign up for a shift now!

Looking for some fun in Fairfax this weekend?Head over to the Fairfax County Brewfest on Saturday from 12-6PM at Mustang...
09/18/2019

Looking for some fun in Fairfax this weekend?

Head over to the Fairfax County Brewfest on Saturday from 12-6PM at Mustang Sally Brewing Company! There will be Fairfax County Breweries, live music and many chances to create long lasting memories!

You can purchase tickets to this amazing event, here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfax-county-brewfest-2019-tickets-68010845269

Looking for some fun in Fairfax this weekend?Don't miss the Workhouse Brewfest! Join THEM tomorrow - September 14th from...
09/13/2019

Looking for some fun in Fairfax this weekend?

Don't miss the Workhouse Brewfest! Join THEM tomorrow - September 14th from 1p-8p for the 4th annual celebration of craft beer 🍻, art 🎨, music 🎶, distilled spirits, and more! Hopstar VIP, General Admission, and Designated Driver tickets 🎟 are available now, BUY TODAY AT WORKHOUSEBREWFEST.ORG! Workhouse Arts Center
#wacbrewfest #brewfest #workhouse #workhouseartscenter #beer #craftbeer #spirits #wine #beerfestival #lorton #fairfax #visitfairfax

It's not too late to fill out the 2020 Headliner and Experience Survey for a chance to win 2 Platinum VIP Tickets to nex...
08/28/2019

It's not too late to fill out the 2020 Headliner and Experience Survey for a chance to win 2 Platinum VIP Tickets to next year's Festival! Fill it out before Monday for a chance to win!

Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XY3SLMJ

#celebratefairfax

Want your voice to be heard when it comes to planning for the 2020 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival? Take our Headliner and E...
08/26/2019

Want your voice to be heard when it comes to planning for the 2020 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival? Take our Headliner and Experience Survey to let us know who YOU want to see at the Festival for a chance to win 2 Platinum VIP Tickets.

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FestivalExperience

Riding into the new school year like...is it Festival season yet??Happy first day of school, Fairfax County students! We...
08/26/2019

Riding into the new school year like...is it Festival season yet??

Happy first day of school, Fairfax County students! We hope you have a great school year!😊🎉

#celebratefairfax #fairfaxcounty

Today is the last day to fill out our 2019 Visitor Survey from the Festival for a chance to win a Priority Pass to the 2...
08/22/2019

Today is the last day to fill out our 2019 Visitor Survey from the Festival for a chance to win a Priority Pass to the 2020 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. Complete the survey now for a chance to win, contest closes tonight at 11:59 PM. Winner announced soon!

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WBC2D2

It's a great time to live in Fairfax, go out and support some of our friends wonderful upcoming events!Come out to the T...
08/21/2019

It's a great time to live in Fairfax, go out and support some of our friends wonderful upcoming events!

Come out to the Tysons Biergarten on Wednesday, August 21 at 5:30pm to cheer on the #TysonsCares Charity Guest Bartenders for the evening! All tips and a portion of sales will be donated to Tysons Partnership's charity partner for Tysons Tailgate: Building Brighter Futures -- Tysons homeless shelter, safe haven and service provider for children, youth and families.

Workhouse Brewfest is back! Join THEM September 14th from 1p-8p for the 4th annual celebration of craft beer 🍻, art 🎨, music 🎶, distilled spirits, and more! Hopstar VIP, General Admission, and Designated Driver tickets 🎟 are available now, BUY TODAY AT WORKHOUSEBREWFEST.ORG!
#wacbrewfest #brewfest #workhouse #workhouseartscenter #beer #craftbeer #spirits #wine #beerfestival #lorton #fairfax #visitfairfax

Are you or someone you know looking for volunteer hours? Fall for Fairfax is seeking volunteers for the event on October...
08/15/2019

Are you or someone you know looking for volunteer hours? Fall for Fairfax is seeking volunteers for the event on October 5 & 6! Visit www.fallforfairfax.com for more details! 😊🍂🎃

Are you interested in volunteering at the 2019 Fall For Fairfax KidsFest? Go to fallforfairfax.com/contact/volunteers for information on shifts and requirements! 😊😊

Follow the Fall for Fairfax Instagram page now to receive updates and pictures from the KidsFest! We can’t wait to see a...
08/13/2019

Follow the Fall for Fairfax Instagram page now to receive updates and pictures from the KidsFest! We can’t wait to see all the adorable posts!

You can now follow us on Instagram for updates and pictures of all things Fall For Fairfax! We can’t wait to see all of your pictures from the event! #fallforfairfax 🎃🍂

Thank you for attending to the 2019 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival this year, we hope you had a great time! If you attended...
07/17/2019

Thank you for attending to the 2019 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival this year, we hope you had a great time! If you attended the Festival this year, please take a few minutes to fill out our visitor survey. Make sure to answer the last question for a chance to win tickets to the 2020 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival.

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLPM5XB

Picture courtesy of SemiCharmedLife Photography

Summer starts here!!
07/08/2019

Summer starts here!!

Summer starts here!!

Happy 4th of July from our Celebrate Fairfax family to yours! We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday! Photo credits...
07/05/2019

Happy 4th of July from our Celebrate Fairfax family to yours! We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday! Photo credits @kpcandcophoto

Summer starts here!!
07/02/2019

Summer starts here!!

Summer starts here!!

Summer starts here!!
07/01/2019

Summer starts here!!

Summer starts here!!

Summer starts here!!
06/27/2019

Summer starts here!!

Summer starts here!!

Celebrate Fairfax Festival's cover photo
06/24/2019

Celebrate Fairfax Festival's cover photo

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06/09/2019

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Celebrate Fairfax Festival is rain or shine! Topgolf is here to keep you dry, stop by their exhibit for a free poncho. Looking to escape the rain? Check out #PSISTORMCup VIII inside! #CFI #SundayBrew #VisitFFX #Events #Esports #Topgolf PSISTORM Gaming

Take a swing at Topgolf's inflatable game for a chance to win some awesome swag! Learn more about their Summer Kid's Aca...
06/09/2019

Take a swing at Topgolf's inflatable game for a chance to win some awesome swag! Learn more about their Summer Kid's Academy plus the Summer Fun Pass to get unlimited game play for the family! #Topgolf #EveryonesGame #CelebrateFairfax Topgolf Topgolf

Come kick it with D.C. United! Stop by to test your soccer skills, watch their juggler's acrobatic feats and enter to wi...
06/09/2019

Come kick it with D.C. United! Stop by to test your soccer skills, watch their juggler's acrobatic feats and enter to win some great prizes and giveaways! #DCU #SoccerForAll

How many fireworks were launched at this year's Celebrate Fairfax! Festival? Guess the closest (or right!) for a chance ...
06/09/2019

How many fireworks were launched at this year's Celebrate Fairfax! Festival? Guess the closest (or right!) for a chance to win (2) suite tickets to a Washington Redskins football game!

Submit your guess at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LeidosFireworksContest

Make sure to stop by Premium Spas & Billiards' exhibit for a chance to win the first ever custom Celebrate Fairfax! Fest...
06/09/2019

Make sure to stop by Premium Spas & Billiards' exhibit for a chance to win the first ever custom Celebrate Fairfax! Festival pool table! #CelebrateFairfax #SummerStartsHere

Take home a Celebrate Fairfax! Festival souvenir! Stop by KPC and Co. Photography and Design's booth today  to get your ...
06/09/2019

Take home a Celebrate Fairfax! Festival souvenir! Stop by KPC and Co. Photography and Design's booth today to get your picture taken by our official event photographer! #CelebrateFairfax #StikeAPose

Its the final day to kick back and enjoy a show over at The Vintage presented by Wegmans! Check out the awesome lineup t...
06/09/2019

Its the final day to kick back and enjoy a show over at The Vintage presented by Wegmans! Check out the awesome lineup that we have in store for today. #CelebrateFairfax #SummerStartsHere

Its raining money over at the Apple Federal Credit Union exhibit! Challenge your friends to see who can grab the most ca...
06/09/2019

Its raining money over at the Apple Federal Credit Union exhibit! Challenge your friends to see who can grab the most cash before time runs out! #CelebrateFairax

Make sure to bring your little ones over to the F.H. Furr Family Stage to enjoy lots of family-friendly entertainment an...
06/08/2019

Make sure to bring your little ones over to the F.H. Furr Family Stage to enjoy lots of family-friendly entertainment and activities! Featuring great acts such as Reptiles Alive! LLC, Rocknoceros and more! #FamilyFun #CelebrateFairfax F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical

The sun is out and shining! Make sure to stay cool with an ice cold Pepsi! #CelebrateFairfax #GrabAPepsi #SummerGram
06/08/2019

The sun is out and shining! Make sure to stay cool with an ice cold Pepsi! #CelebrateFairfax #GrabAPepsi #SummerGram

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12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA
22035

Shuttle service to the festival is provided to and from Fair Oaks Mall and Fair Lakes Ciricle. Visit our website www.celebratefairfax.com for more detailed information.

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Check out Fairfax Community Connections and Volunteer Fairfax through these links! http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/fairfaxcommunityconnections.php https://www.facebook.com/FairfaxCommunityConnections

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