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Fairfax City, we are thinking of you during Kwanzaa and sending happy wishes your way!❤️❤️❤️🖤💚💚💚HERI ZA KWANZAA! City of...
12/26/2022

Fairfax City, we are thinking of you during Kwanzaa and sending happy wishes your way!

❤️❤️❤️🖤💚💚💚

HERI ZA KWANZAA!

City of Fairfax Government

MERRY CHRISTMAS, FAIRFAX CITY!From our parks and rec family to yours, we hope you all have a safe and amazing holiday 🎅‍...
12/25/2022

MERRY CHRISTMAS, FAIRFAX CITY!

From our parks and rec family to yours, we hope you all have a safe and amazing holiday 🎅‍🎄

of Fairfax Government

PARKS AND REC WINTER HOLIDAY CLOSURES ❄️🌲Friday, December 23  - All buildings closed at 12noonSaturday, December 24 - Al...
12/23/2022

PARKS AND REC WINTER HOLIDAY CLOSURES ❄️🌲

Friday, December 23 - All buildings closed at 12noon
Saturday, December 24 - All buildings closed for public hours
Sunday, December 25 - All buildings closed for public hours
Monday, December 26 -All buildings closed for public hours (Observed Christmas Day)

Sunday, January 1, 2023 - All buildings closed for public hours
Monday, January 2, 2023 - All buildings closed for public hours (Observed New Years Day)

*Please note that private rentals may take place on days we are closed to the public.

Full listing of Citywide closures -https://www.fairfaxva.gov/Home/Components/News/News/12181/18

Happy First Night of Hanukkah Fairfax City!The first candle on the Menorah in Old Town Square was lit tonight by the Cha...
12/19/2022

Happy First Night of Hanukkah Fairfax City!

The first candle on the Menorah in Old Town Square was lit tonight by the Chabad of Northern Virginia.

Chag Urim Sameach! ✡️🕎🎊

City of Fairfax Government

See below!
12/09/2022

See below!

📢The city is proposing design guidelines and draft traffic calming concepts to improve biking and walking on Plantation Parkway and other neighborhood streets. Stop by an open house at Sherwood Center Wednesday, December 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. to learn more and share your feedback.

👉For more information: http://ow.ly/a6PW50LSIHo

City of Fairfax Government

Mark your calendars for the Menorah Lighting Ceremony!
12/07/2022

Mark your calendars for the Menorah Lighting Ceremony!

Don't miss an opportunity to have breakfast with Santa! YUM!Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department
12/07/2022

Don't miss an opportunity to have breakfast with Santa! YUM!
Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department

12/03/2022
Join us tomorrow evening on Facebook Live for the Tree Lighting Ceremony!
12/02/2022

Join us tomorrow evening on Facebook Live for the Tree Lighting Ceremony!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!! The Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC will again be sponsoring a Wreaths Across Amer...
11/30/2022
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!

The Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC will again be sponsoring a Wreaths Across America Fundraiser. For every wreath sold at a price of $15 the IDCC will receive $5.
Wreaths may be sponsored online at: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/44402
By using this link, it will take you directly to the IDCC sponsorship page. To order on-line, select “sponsor wreaths,” then “number of wreaths to sponsor,” then “review my sponsorships,” and you'll be directed to the payment page for a secure online transaction using a credit card or PayPal.

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

Check out what's happening this weekend!
11/29/2022

Check out what's happening this weekend!

Don't forget.... The Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC will again be sponsoring a Wreaths Across America Fun...
11/23/2022
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

Don't forget....

The Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC will again be sponsoring a Wreaths Across America Fundraiser. For every wreath sold at a price of $15 the IDCC will receive $5.
Wreaths may be sponsored online at: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/44402
By using this link, it will take you directly to the IDCC sponsorship page. To order on-line, select “sponsor wreaths,” then “number of wreaths to sponsor,” then “review my sponsorships,” and you'll be directed to the payment page for a secure online transaction using a credit card or PayPal.
All sponsorships should be received by NOVEMBER dO30, 2022.
Thank you!!

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

11/23/2022

Our own Fairfax High School Lions are playing in the REGIONAL FINALS! 🏈🦁

Go cheer them on THIS Saturday, November 26 at 1pm at Fairfax HS

We wish all our Fairfax City family a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🦃While our offices and community centers will be closed to the...
11/23/2022

We wish all our Fairfax City family a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🦃

While our offices and community centers will be closed to the public on November 24 & 25, our parks and trails are open year-round! 🍁🍂

Our parks and trails are the perfect place for a post-turkey stroll with your friends and families. Find a park or trail near you: tinyurl.com/2z4q3on4

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 36th Annual Holiday Craft Show! Shout out to our vendors, staff, and volunte...
11/21/2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 36th Annual Holiday Craft Show! Shout out to our vendors, staff, and volunteers who did an incredible job to make this event a success! We hope you all enjoyed your time, and we'll see you again next year! ❄️

Take a look at our raffle winners who took Rudolph home!

Photos with Santa TODAY from 11am - 2pm at Fairfax High School during the Holiday Craft Show!
11/20/2022

Photos with Santa TODAY from 11am - 2pm at Fairfax High School during the Holiday Craft Show!

NEW THIS YEAR!! Don't miss your opportunity to get a selfie with Santa at our Holiday Craft Show! He's in town for ONE DAY ONLY!! Stop by on Sunday, November 20th between 11am - 2pm and be sure to bring your camera!

Cattail Creek Boutique will be located in Booth 113 in the Cafeteria again this year! We will have our popular bird neck...
11/17/2022
Artisan jewelry and pottery, inspired by nature by CattailCreekBoutique

Cattail Creek Boutique will be located in Booth 113 in the Cafeteria again this year! We will have our popular bird necklaces, featuring cardinals and bluebirds, and many handmade pottery pieces and jewelry to consider for holiday gifts (and yourself). Hope to see you there!

You searched for: CattailCreekBoutique! Discover the unique items that CattailCreekBoutique creates. At Etsy, we pride ourselves on our global community of sellers. Each Etsy seller helps contribute to a global marketplace of creative goods. By supporting CattailCreekBoutique, you’re supporting a ...

November 19 2022Open House, 9-11:30 a.m.Conceptual designs based on community feedback received earlier this year have b...
11/17/2022

November 19 2022
Open House, 9-11:30 a.m.
Conceptual designs based on community feedback received earlier this year have been developed.

Come see the progress, ask questions, and provide additional input from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, at the Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway.

No registration is required for the open house; however, if you need interpretation services or other accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]

Check to see if your favorite vendors will be at the Holiday Craft Show this weekend! 😍
11/16/2022

Check to see if your favorite vendors will be at the Holiday Craft Show this weekend! 😍

We are partnering with City of Fairfax Schools again this year to provide assistance for families in need in Fairfax Cit...
11/16/2022

We are partnering with City of Fairfax Schools again this year to provide assistance for families in need in Fairfax City this holiday season!

The Sherwood Giving Tree program was able to help over 250 Fairfax City children last year and hope to continue that assistance this year!

If you would like to make a donation, there are several ways you can do so! For full details, visit fairfaxva.gov/givingtree

How you can be a part of the program:
A: Sponsor a small family
B. Sponsor a large family
C. Gift Card Donations: Local Grocery Stores/ Target/ Walmart/VISA
D. Monetary Donation (cash/check/credit card):
E. Amazon Wishlist: https://a.co/0edq34k
F. Wrapping Supplies (Bags, Paper, Tissue Paper, Ribbon, Bows, Etc.)

City of Fairfax Government

Get a head start on your holiday shopping this weekend!
11/14/2022

Get a head start on your holiday shopping this weekend!

11/10/2022

FYI: The water at Westmore Dog Park has been turned off and will remain so until April of 2023 (weather permitting). Thank you!

NEW THIS YEAR!! Don't miss your opportunity to get a selfie with Santa at our Holiday Craft Show! He's in town for ONE D...
11/09/2022

NEW THIS YEAR!! Don't miss your opportunity to get a selfie with Santa at our Holiday Craft Show! He's in town for ONE DAY ONLY!! Stop by on Sunday, November 20th between 11am - 2pm and be sure to bring your camera!

Would you like to take your own life-sized Rudolph home for the holidays?! Our reindeer friend is being raffled off duri...
11/03/2022

Would you like to take your own life-sized Rudolph home for the holidays?! Our reindeer friend is being raffled off during the Holiday Craft Show on November 19 & 20th. Rudolph is currently in City Hall for anyone who'd like a sneak-peek!

*All proceeds will be given to Fairfax High School's All Night Grad Celebrations*

11/03/2022

CORRECTION: The Splash Pad has officially been closed for 2022. Apologies for the confusion!

The Amish Outlaws are here in Fairfax TONIGHT!! Our last Rock the Block of this year is an awesome way to start your spo...
10/28/2022

The Amish Outlaws are here in Fairfax TONIGHT!! Our last Rock the Block of this year is an awesome way to start your spooky weekend!! 👻🎃☠️

🍂 FALL SCHOOL DAY OFF PROGRAMS 🍂Sign your kids up for a fun school day off with us! We are running some great programs f...
10/19/2022

🍂 FALL SCHOOL DAY OFF PROGRAMS 🍂

Sign your kids up for a fun school day off with us! We are running some great programs for ages 5-15!

Monday, October 24:
- Tiny Chefs: Chopped!
- Tekkers Lab Soccer
- Fairfax Surf Shop Skate Camp
Monday, October 31:
- Tiny Chefs: A-Glazing Donuts
- Tekkers Lab Soccer Camp
- Fairfax Surf Shop Skate Camp
- iCode School: Game Builder

Full Details and Registration Links: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/programs-and-classes/after-school-school-day-off-programs

The Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC will again be sponsoring a Wreaths Across America Fundraiser.  For eve...
10/13/2022
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

The Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC will again be sponsoring a Wreaths Across America Fundraiser. For every wreath sold at a price of $15 the IDCC will receive $5.
Wreaths may be sponsored online at: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/44402

By using this link, it will take you directly to the IDCC sponsorship page. To order on-line, select “sponsor wreaths,” then “number of wreaths to sponsor,” then “review my sponsorships,” and you'll be directed to the payment page for a secure online transaction using a credit card or PayPal.

All sponsorships should be received by November 30, 2022.

Thank you!!

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

The Fall For The Book Festival is in full swing! Don't miss this great event Friday at the Sherwood Center!Breaking Barr...
10/12/2022
Breaking Barriers with Gold Medalist Briana Scurry

The Fall For The Book Festival is in full swing! Don't miss this great event Friday at the Sherwood Center!

Breaking Barriers with Gold Medal-Winning Goalie Briana Scurry
7:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14
Sherwood Center
Goal Keeper Briana Scurry’s stats are impressive: she’s a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Hall of Famer, and part of the legendary Women’s World Cup ‘99ers.

For more information and sign up click below!

Meet gold medalist and US Soccer Hall of Famer Briana Scurry in this powerful event.

Thank you to all who came out to Fall Festival this past weekend! We hope you all had a blast and made some special, fal...
10/12/2022
Fall Festival 2022 Highlights

Thank you to all who came out to Fall Festival this past weekend! We hope you all had a blast and made some special, fall memories! We're grateful for all our unique crafters, vendors, city businesses, performers and entertainers who bring the festival to life!

We'd also like to thank all the staff and personal who made this event possible: Fairfax City Parks and Recreation, Public Works, City of Fairfax Police Department, City of Fairfax Government, City of Fairfax Fire Department, Old Town Fairfax Business Association - OTFBA, Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department, and the City of Fairfax Transportation.

One more shoutout to our sponsors again- we appreciate your contributions! HB Home Services, LLC, Fair City Mall, Fairfax Library Foundation, and the Russian School of Mathematics.

We had a great time at this year's Fall Festival, and hope you did too! Thank you to all of our sponsors and all who came out to enjoy the day.

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Fairfax, VA
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Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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The website says camps are cancelled but also says specialty camps are only cancelled for June 15-19 and June 22-26. Does this mean the specialty camps will still run in July & August? Thanks!
Please take a moment to sign this petition to block the destruction of forest next to Radcliff Park!
I have not seen an advertisement for it, so I wanted to pass it along for anyone looking for something to do this weekend:

There is an indoor flea market and craft fair happening at Sherwood Community center this Saturday!! It is from 9am to 2pm. Come and see all the goodies people are bringing - maybe you'll even complete some early Christmas shopping 😁😁
I have not seen an advertisement for it, so I wanted to pass it along for anyone looking for something to do this weekend:

There is an indoor flea market and craft fair happening at Sherwood Community center this Saturday!! It is from 9am to 2pm. Come and see all the goodies people are bringing - maybe you'll even complete some early Christmas shopping 😁😁
Huge shout out to the folks at Parks and Rec who booked Kristen and the Noise for Rock the Block on September 27,2019. What a fantastic band! Love to see them again...
SEPT 4, WEDS. GREEN SPRING GARDENS SKETCH CLUB
Why is the splash pad closing for a private wedding, and why is the wedding planner telling us all she is turning off the water at 5 when the generic signs say that the splash pad will close from 5:30-8:15?
I own a tree service and will be working in the area soon. Does anyone know where I can post an ad to hire a CDL driver?
Thank you for keeping the Daniels Run Park paths cleared!
ИЦЕ ВЕРВЕМЕТИ ИЗПРАЩАМЕ ТИ ПЪРЖОЛКИ
Join the Fairfax City Young at Heart Senior Center on October 20th for their Annual Flea Market! Come see us at the Stacy C Sherwood Center from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mommy and Me Dance Fit classes City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation start this Friday, August 31st at 11:00am. Come join the fun with your little ones at the Green Acres Center! Register NOW for the 6 week session!
https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/mommy-me-dance-fit-a-8-31-10-5/12021

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