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.

Have you heard?! Today is #GivingTuesdayNow ! Thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time. It’s no s...
05/05/2020

Have you heard?! Today is #GivingTuesdayNow ! Thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time. It’s no secret that dealing with COVID-19 has been a huge undertaking for many non-profit organizations, including Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. With your help, we will continue to thrive and celebrate Fairfax and it’s communities.

This #GivingTuesdayNow, we ask that you consider donating to our Celebrate Fairfax Education Fund. For more information and to donate please visit: https://www.cfnova.org/donate/celebrate-fairfax-education-fund. Your support is our future! Thank you!

#CelebrateFairfax

On this #GivingTuesdayNow, we ask that you consider donating to one of our partners, Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)....
05/05/2020

On this #GivingTuesdayNow, we ask that you consider donating to one of our partners, Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). By donating, you help make it possible for them to continue to save dogs and cats in need of saving!

To learn more about the incredible work Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) does, visit their page (linked above) or foha.org

#celebratefairfax #FOHA

As many of you may know, Heartworm disease can be a costly, debilitating, and potentially deadly disease for dogs. Due to the high cost and months of treatment, many rescues shy away from accepting Heartworm positive (HW+) dogs. It is simply more time and money than they can commit. Thanks to a partnership with Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, which provides for low cost treatment, in 2019, FOHA accepted, successfully treated and ultimately found homes for seven heartworm positive dogs. Our partnership continues, and we have brought in two more heartworm positive dogs this year, who are currently receiving treatment. Your donations allow us to continue to accept these wonderful dogs that have been overlooked by other shelters due to a lack of funds.

You can donate here through May 6 - https://www.facebook.com/donate/671348506962457.

Thank you for your support!

#GivingTuesdayNow

Celebrate Fairfax Festival's cover photo
05/01/2020

Celebrate Fairfax Festival's cover photo

Thank you for your continued support of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. For questions & more information regarding this...
05/01/2020

Thank you for your continued support of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. For questions & more information regarding this update, please refer to the FAQ on our website, found at: www.celebratefairfax.com/info/faqs/

Just cruisin' through the week #HappyWednesday #CelebrateFairfax
03/18/2020

Just cruisin' through the week #HappyWednesday #CelebrateFairfax

Platinum and TItanium tickets get you right on the barricade for the Headliner shows! Who wouldn't want that view? Purch...
03/11/2020

Platinum and TItanium tickets get you right on the barricade for the Headliner shows! Who wouldn't want that view?

Purchase tickets now at www.celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/ #celebratefairfax

There's no better feeling than being a VIP. Did you know Platinum and Titanium ticket purchasers get early admission to ...
03/09/2020

There's no better feeling than being a VIP. Did you know Platinum and Titanium ticket purchasers get early admission to the Festival?

Buy your tickets now at www.celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/ before the sale ends on Friday!

Understanding our VIP Package benefits has never been easier! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit ...
03/06/2020

Understanding our VIP Package benefits has never been easier!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/

#celebratefairfax

Wishing for warmer weather and a chill spot in our VIP Lounge.Did you know all VIP tickets include Beer and Wine Voucher...
03/04/2020

Wishing for warmer weather and a chill spot in our VIP Lounge.

Did you know all VIP tickets include Beer and Wine Vouchers at the Private VIP Bar in our Party on the Patio Lounge? Come enjoy a drink on us :)

For more information about ticket packages or to purchase, please visit: www.celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/

🗣VIP Ticket Packages are now on-sale at the lowest rate possible until Friday, the 13th 😱 For more information and to pu...
03/02/2020

🗣VIP Ticket Packages are now on-sale at the lowest rate possible until Friday, the 13th 😱

For more information and to purchase VIP tickets, visit: www.celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/

We hope you’ll come out and party with us! 🎟🎡🎉 #celebratefairfax

MOOD when it’s Friday and VIP Packages go on-sale Monday! Head to www.celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/ for all you need to k...
02/28/2020

MOOD when it’s Friday and VIP Packages go on-sale Monday! Head to www.celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/ for all you need to know about the VIP Packages!

Surprise! We will be having a VIP ticket presale from March 2-13! Get your tickets during this period for VIP tickets at...
02/26/2020

Surprise! We will be having a VIP ticket presale from March 2-13! Get your tickets during this period for VIP tickets at their cheapest rate.

For more information about what each VIP package includes, visit: https://celebratefairfax.com/21-vip/

#celebratefairfax

02/24/2020

Did you think we'd only have one Headliner on Friday?

Surprise #MusicMonday Announcement! Fuel will be performing on Friday with Hoobastank! We hope you'll rock with us on Friday, June 5th! #celebratefairfax

Carnivals bring out your inner child. Don’t miss out onsite! #CelebrateFairfax #HappyFriday
02/21/2020

Carnivals bring out your inner child. Don’t miss out onsite! #CelebrateFairfax #HappyFriday

Feelin' sweet cause we're halfway through the week #CelebrateFairfax
02/19/2020

Feelin' sweet cause we're halfway through the week #CelebrateFairfax

02/17/2020

What's the reason for posting this #MusicMonday ?

Oh another Headliner announcement, that's why! Hoobastank will be performing on the Bud Light Main Stage on Friday, June 5th! See you there! #CelebrateFairfax

Enjoy the day with your special someone. Happy Valentine's Day! #CelebrateFairfax #VAisforLovers
02/14/2020

Enjoy the day with your special someone. Happy Valentine's Day! #CelebrateFairfax #VAisforLovers

Another #rainyday?? You've GOAT to be kidding me! #CelebrateFairfax
02/12/2020

Another #rainyday?? You've GOAT to be kidding me! #CelebrateFairfax

02/10/2020

It's another great #MusicMonday! Saturday is jammed pack with more performances on the Bud Light Main Stage by Rapper Tone Loc and Sugar Hill Gang

Relax y'all, it's finally Friday! #CelebrateFairfax #TGIF
02/07/2020

Relax y'all, it's finally Friday! #CelebrateFairfax #TGIF

Two thumbs up for Wednesday ... We made it halfway  through the week! #CelebrateFairfax #HappyHumpDay
02/05/2020

Two thumbs up for Wednesday ... We made it halfway through the week! #CelebrateFairfax #HappyHumpDay

02/03/2020

#MusicMonday means today we kick off the first week of Headliner announcements!🗣🗣

We are so excited to get down with Young Mc & @robbasemusic on Saturday night! Tune in next week for another marvelous #MusicMonday #celebratefairfax

02/03/2020

#MusicMonday! Today we kick off the first week of Headliner announcements! We are so excited to get down with Young MC and Rob Base on Saturday night. Tune in next week for another marvelous #MusicMonday! #celebrateFairfax

If you're ready for a Headliner announcement and you know it, raise your hand! #celebratefairfax
02/03/2020

If you're ready for a Headliner announcement and you know it, raise your hand! #celebratefairfax

Celebrate Fairfax Festival's cover photo
01/29/2020

Celebrate Fairfax Festival's cover photo

01/27/2020

Happy #MusicMonday! Wouldn't it be crazy if we started making Headliner announcements today?

We're not going to....but wouldn't it be crazy if we did....maybe next week....#celebratefairfax #takeaguess

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/

Celebrate Fairfax Festival
10/24/2019

Celebrate Fairfax Festival

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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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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 the annual Fall for Fairfax KidsFest.

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