Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

Award winning parks,world class festivals, vibrant arts scene and diverse programming. Join us for affordable, comprehensive and amazing experiences

Mission: Fairfax City's Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to developing and maintaining beautiful, safe and environmentally friendly open spaces for the public to use and enjoy. Through affordable, comprehensive and amazing experiences, we build a sense of community, enrich peopleโ€™s lives and contribute to total development of the individual, family, and Fairfax City. We excel to meet the needs of our customers and residents and the needs of the Fairfax City through activities, special events, cultural arts and parks that are representative of the best practices of our profession.

06/28/2019
Rock The Block 6/28/19

TONIGHT! JunkFood is performing in City of Fairfax Old Town Square at 6:30 PM to fulfill all your rock needs!! Come by for beer, food, and great music.

Sponsored by @HB Home Services, LLC

Our 53rd annual July 4th theme this year is A Hometown Celebration. Weโ€™ve decorated the City of Fairfax Regional Libra...
06/27/2019

Our 53rd annual July 4th theme this year is A Hometown Celebration. Weโ€™ve decorated the City of Fairfax Regional Library with adorned with items and old photos of our past parades that showcase our great city and its community. ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณโšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ†

#ahometowncelebration

Sponsored by Fair City Mall

A Hometown Celebration is THIS SUNDAY. And Crickett - "Washington DC's very own Family Friendly Danger Clown, Stilt Walk...
06/27/2019

A Hometown Celebration is THIS SUNDAY. And Crickett - "Washington DC's very own Family Friendly Danger Clown, Stilt Walker, Balloon Artist, Street Performer, Magician and more!" will be there. And check this out - "Crickett is a veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus where he spent 5 years performing across America!" ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽญ

Come be a part of this fun new community event we're having to kick off Independence Day! We'll have food, games, superheroes, a caricature artist and music by the City Band.

City of Fairfax Band Association
Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC

This Sunday, June 30th - Come get a caricature of yourself at A Hometown Celebration, our new little kick-off to Indepen...
06/26/2019

This Sunday, June 30th - Come get a caricature of yourself at A Hometown Celebration, our new little kick-off to Independence Day! ๐ŸŽ†

We will have food ๐ŸŒญ, superheroes, carnival games ๐ŸŽณ, a dunk tank, Crickett The Entertainer ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™‚๏ธ, and music from the City Band at Veterans Amphitheater ๐ŸŽผ.

Come join us in celebration of our great city.

City of Fairfax Band Association
Independence Day Celebration Committee - IDCC

THIS FRIDAY JunkFood will be bringing their high energy to the stage at Rock The Block 2019! From 80s to todayโ€™s hits,...
06/25/2019

THIS FRIDAY JunkFood will be bringing their high energy to the stage at Rock The Block 2019! From 80s to todayโ€™s hits, theyโ€™ll be sure to rock a board range of music fans ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

DON'T MISS OUR KICK-OFF TO THE 4TH OF JULY!Sunday, June 30th we're having A Hometown Celebration, bringing you City of F...
06/24/2019

DON'T MISS OUR KICK-OFF TO THE 4TH OF JULY!

Sunday, June 30th we're having A Hometown Celebration, bringing you City of Fairfax Band Association, carnival games, food and more!

We had the ultimutt day out! A wide array of vendors, doggy activities, demonstrations, the K9 splash zone, and much mor...
06/24/2019

We had the ultimutt day out! A wide array of vendors, doggy activities, demonstrations, the K9 splash zone, and much more. Nothing but smiles from our four-legged and two-legged friends!

Photo credit Kyle Williamson

06/21/2019

The splash pad will be closed starting Friday June 21 at 2:30 PM until Saturday June 22 at 3:30 PM due to an event. ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Wish those storms away because tonight Hypnotic Willie is performing at City of Fairfax Old Town Square for Hometown Thu...
06/20/2019

Wish those storms away because tonight Hypnotic Willie is performing at City of Fairfax Old Town Square for Hometown Thursdays starting at 6:30 PM!

06/20/2019
FIDO FEST 6/15/19

IF YOU NEED AN AFTERNOON PICK-ME-UP THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE CURE.

DID YOU KNOW THE CITY HAS A DOG PARK? Well now you do and it's brand new!If you're looking to spend some quality time wi...
06/19/2019
Fairfax City gets first dog park

DID YOU KNOW THE CITY HAS A DOG PARK? Well now you do and it's brand new!
If you're looking to spend some quality time with your pup in a place where they can socialize and exercise, this is the spot.
We hope our city residents, visitors and all their furry ones enjoy this dedicated space.

For more info go to www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/dog-park

FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM)โ€“ Over the last couple of years the City of Fairfax has launched the Furfax Fido Fest, but this yearโ€™s was a bit more historic.ย  Fairfax Cityโ€™s Fido Fest started off wโ€ฆ

06/18/2019
Hypnotic Willie plays โ€œU.S. Blues" (Grateful Dead) Live @ Lost Rhino Brewing Co. 2015-12-11

THIS THURSDAY at Hometown Thursdays Hypnotic Willie will be giving you feel-good rock, soul, blues, Americana and more!

They carry a full band sound without relying on a traditional drum kit, giving the group a unique and special sound.

Come out to City of Fairfax Old Town Square this Thursday at 6:30 PM and let the good times roll!

Hypnotic Willie plays โ€œU.S. Blues" (Grateful Dead) - Recorded live 2015-12-11 at The Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA. Jeremy Shanahan (Vocals, Box Drum),...

The Funday Monday group had so much fun pretending to be dogs today! We even left our โ€œpaw printsโ€ at Old Town Hall.
06/17/2019

The Funday Monday group had so much fun pretending to be dogs today! We even left our โ€œpaw printsโ€ at Old Town Hall.

WOOF WOOF Furfax FidoFest is under way! ๐Ÿถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ•Come join us at the new dog park (11100 Berry Street, Fairfax)
06/15/2019

WOOF WOOF Furfax FidoFest is under way! ๐Ÿถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ•

Come join us at the new dog park (11100 Berry Street, Fairfax)

THIS FRIDAY KICKS OFF MOVIES UNDER THE MOON!! ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒŒThis month we're showing Movies Under the Moon: Mary Poppins R...
06/12/2019

THIS FRIDAY KICKS OFF MOVIES UNDER THE MOON!! ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒŒ

This month we're showing Movies Under the Moon: Mary Poppins Returns at dusk at Van Dyck Park. Bring your family and friends, some chairs and a blanket!

Click on our event's page for more details and upcoming movies!

This Saturday, be sure to bring your little Prince or Princess out for our Kidz Korner Princess Party in Old Town Square...
06/12/2019

This Saturday, be sure to bring your little Prince or Princess out for our Kidz Korner Princess Party in Old Town Square with Happily Ever Laughter! June 15, 10:30 - 11:30am. You'll want your camera for this one!

NICE WEATHER IS HERE AND OUR FURRY FRIENDS WANT TO MINGLE! Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 11 AM - 2 PM at Furfax Fi...
06/10/2019

NICE WEATHER IS HERE AND OUR FURRY FRIENDS WANT TO MINGLE!

Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 11 AM - 2 PM at Furfax Fido Fest for the ultimutt day out and fun for the whole family (two-legged and four-legged) at the city's BRAND NEW Dog Park where weโ€™ll have a dedication ceremony at 11 AM!

Enjoy a wide array of vendors, doggy activities, demonstrations, the K9 splash zone, and much more. Event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Hess Plastic Surgery

06/04/2019

Not only is The Main Street Community Band turning 10 this year but they will also be performing this Thursday at Hometown Thursdays in Old Town Square from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Come out and see what this talented ensemble has to offer! ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽผ

City of Fairfax Band Association

06/01/2019
Beer in the Burbs!

Fairfax City's first craft beer festival! This celebration of suds will be one of the region's biggest events that raises a mug to Virginia craft breweries - from Loudoun to Virginia Beach and Roanoke to Richmond. We can't forget Fairfax City beer makers like Chubby Squirrel and Ornery will be there too!

We're showcasing more than 15 breweries for this family-friendly event in the perfect Old Town Square setting with plenty of food trucks, live music, activities and more.

If things couldn't get any better, every year this festival will have a different theme - to kick off this brand new event we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock! If you love Virginia craft beers, this is your Super Bowl.

Beer In The Burbs

Splash pad will be closed.
Due to the small size of the event area and expected attendance we kindly ask you to not bring the furry ones for their safety ๐Ÿ™‚

Sponsored by @hHB Home Services, LLC

Beer In The Burbs is tomorrow from 12-5 PM! Rounding out our list of local craft breweries that will be there tomorrow a...
05/31/2019

Beer In The Burbs is tomorrow from 12-5 PM! Rounding out our list of local craft breweries that will be there tomorrow are:

Ono Brewing Company (Chantilly, VA) will e pouring Manako (American Wheat Ale) & Howzit (IPA)
Ornery Beer Company (Fairfax, VA) will be pouring Light of Cologne (Kolsch Style Ale) & Pacific Waves IPA (Amber Rye Ale)
Phase 2 Brewing (Leesburg, VA) will be pouring Hibiscus Half Wit (Radler) & Sibling Rivalry (American IPA)
The Craft of Brewing will be pouring Point Luck (American Lager), Hopitis (American IPA), War of the Roses (Porter) & Respect My AuthoriThai (Sour Gose).

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

05/31/2019
Weekend Minute 5/30/19

Here's what's coming to you in the city this weekend including....you guessed it, Beer In The Burbs!!

Not to mention Maker Faire for all you techies, innovators and dreamers.

Coming to you with our daily dose of craft breweries that will be at this Saturday's Beer In The Burbs!Mustang Sally Bre...
05/30/2019

Coming to you with our daily dose of craft breweries that will be at this Saturday's Beer In The Burbs!

Mustang Sally Brewing Company (Chantilly, VA) will be pouring Potomac Pils (Pilsner) & Halo FFX (New England IPA).
New District Brewing Company (Arlington, VA) will be pouring Gregarious IPA & Ginger Saison (French Saison)
Old Ox Brewery (Ashburn, VA) will be pouring Hoppy Place (American IPA) & Hardway Summer Lager (American Lager)

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

05/29/2019

If you weren't at the 1st Rock The Block 2019 last Friday or even if you were, we've got a wonderful recap for you! Let us know if you made a cameo!

If you missed out worry not, join us on June 28th for our next Rock The Block with JunkFood performing.

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC
Video captured by our lovely Film at Mason intern Valeria

This weekend may not be long but it will be groovy! This Saturday at Beer In The Burbs, celebrating the 50th Anniversary...
05/29/2019

This weekend may not be long but it will be groovy! This Saturday at Beer In The Burbs, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, we'll have 15 local craft breweries for all your taste buds! ๐Ÿบ

Continuing our highlighted breweries we have:

Chaos Mountain Brewing (Callaway, VA) pouring Shine Runner Pils (Czech Style Pilsner) & Reventador (Mexican Amber Lager)
Honor Brewing Company (Chantilly, VA) pouring Line of Sight (Lager) & Warrior (IPA).
James River Brewery (Scottsville, VA) pouring Fluvanna Fluss (Hefeweizen Ale) & Tuber IPA (India Pale Ale).

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

05/29/2019
Beer In the 'Burbs 2019

Don't miss our NEW EVENT this year Beer In The Burbsโ€‹, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock! ๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ•ถ

Sponsored by @HB Home Services, LLC

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05/26/2019

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Morning tribute. Ride of the Patriots. Always remember. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
A big thanks to Harlow Chandler from the City of Fairfax Fire Department.

IF THIS VIDEO DOESN'T GET YOU AMPED UP FOR TONIGHT'S Rock The Block 2019 WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL!! Come join us for the ...
05/24/2019
Rockets LIVE!

IF THIS VIDEO DOESN'T GET YOU AMPED UP FOR TONIGHT'S Rock The Block 2019 WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL!!

Come join us for the Summer kick off of our concert series in City of Fairfax Old Town Square starting at 6:30 PM! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽถ

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

Give our Office a call at 215-504-9155 for more information.

WHO'S GOING TO Rock The Block 2019 tonight to jam out with The Rockets?!?Don't forget to stop by the Fairfax City Econom...
05/24/2019

WHO'S GOING TO Rock The Block 2019 tonight to jam out with The Rockets?!?

Don't forget to stop by the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority tent for a Rock The Block Backstage Pass which includes discounts to 12 city businesses, they'll also be selling official Rock The Block T-shirts!

Location: City of Fairfax Old Town Square
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Beer, Food Trucks and great music!

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

Beer In The Burbs is just over a week away ๐ŸบUp next on our craft brewers that will be attending:Caboose Brewing Compa...
05/23/2019

Beer In The Burbs is just over a week away ๐Ÿบ

Up next on our craft brewers that will be attending:

Caboose Brewing Company (Vienna, VA) will be pouring Vienna, VA Lager (Gold Metal VA Craft Brewers Cup) & Fog IPA

Fair Winds Brewing Company (Lorton, VA) will be pouring Howling Gale IPA (West-Coast style IPA) & High Barbary (Amber Lager).

Don't forget the theme is WOODSTOCK, so come with your bell bottoms and cool shades ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒธโœŒ๏ธ

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

WE'RE GIDDY THIS MORNING! Our Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival was voted BEST FOOD FEST in NoVa in Northern Virginia Mag...
05/23/2019

WE'RE GIDDY THIS MORNING! Our Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival was voted BEST FOOD FEST in NoVa in Northern Virginia Magazine! ๐Ÿ† Thank you to everyone who has recognized this event and made it what it is today. This event wouldn't be possible without the hard work of our employees, volunteers & the Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee.

If you love all things chocolate, join us next February for another year of all things chocolate.๐Ÿซ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฌ

www.chocolatefestival.net
City of Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival

FEELING PROUD. Northern Virginia Magazine just named the Fairfax City Chocolate Lovers Festival the BEST food fest in NoVa! (Trust us, there's some amazing competition out there, from Arlington to Alexandria to Reston.) A big thanks to the magazine for the recognition and to all of the people who put this massive event together each winter, including our Fairfax City Parks and Recreation staff and countless volunteers throughout the city, especially Beverly Myers.

Read all about the other category winners in the June issue of the magazine.

We're so pumped up we might go eat something chocolate right now :)

WE'RE KICKING OFF SUMMER WITH Rock The Block 2019 THIS FRIDAY!These guys are playing โฌ‡๏ธ The Rockets ๐ŸŽธGeorge Mason...
05/22/2019
The Rockets Band

WE'RE KICKING OFF SUMMER WITH Rock The Block 2019 THIS FRIDAY!

These guys are playing โฌ‡๏ธ The Rockets ๐ŸŽธ

George Mason Athletics will be there! ๐Ÿ€

Fairfax City Economic Development Authority will be there with our official RTB tees (they're super soft) ๐Ÿ‘•

We'll have amazing food trucks from The Roaming Coyote, Red Hot & Blue, Havabite Eatery, Zandra's Taqueria, Bacon's BBQ, The Inside Scoop & Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅช

Date: May 24th
Location: City of Fairfax Old Town Square
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

This is "The Rockets Band" by Rocketsband on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

OUR NEW EVENT THIS YEAR Beer In The Burbs is coming up on Saturday June 1st! To get the excitement flowin' each day we w...
05/22/2019

OUR NEW EVENT THIS YEAR Beer In The Burbs is coming up on Saturday June 1st! To get the excitement flowin' each day we will be continuing to post the local craft breweries attending along with what they'll be pouring for you all ๐Ÿป.

FIRST UP -
Alewerks Brewing Company (Williamsburg, Va) will be pouring Weekend Lager (Munich Style Helles Lager) & White (Belgian Style Witbier)

Brothers Craft Brewing (Harrisonburg, Va) will be pouring Lil' Hellion (Lager) & Gosecolada (Ale)

June 1st can't come soon enough! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

ARE YOU A TECH ENTHUSIAST, ENGINEER, WOODWORKER, ARTIST OR TEACHER? If so you should be excited about Maker Faire NoVa, ...
05/21/2019

ARE YOU A TECH ENTHUSIAST, ENGINEER, WOODWORKER, ARTIST OR TEACHER?

If so you should be excited about Maker Faire NoVa, and guess what? Fairfax City Economic Development Authority has free tickets!!! All you have to do is find their 3D logos at a city business. Click below to get the first 3 clues ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”

Attention all makers, innovators, and tinkers below are three clues to help you find the first 4-pack of tickets to Maker Faire on Sunday, June 2! First one to email a photo of the EDA logo created by STEM EXCEL to [email protected] gets the free tickets.

โ€ข Clue #1 โ€“ This is where Charlie Bucket would be if he was in Fairfax City.
โ€ข Clue #2 โ€“ Dark, white, or semi-sweet at this place you can also get a hot drink.
โ€ข Clue #3 โ€“ Coffee &โ€ฆ

05/20/2019
City of Fairfax Government

THE WAIT IS OVER! ROCK THE BLOCK KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY!

Performing is the high energy band The Rockets ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถ from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at City of Fairfax Old Town Square. Come rock out with us!

Rock The Block 2019

Sponored by HB Home Services, LLC

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE READY FOR ROCK THE BLOCK! Let the countdown begin: Friday, May 24th is the first Rock the Block of the season, but to see the ENTIRE season in 25 seconds, check this out โ€” and share with friends. Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

Rock the Block is generously sponsored again this year by HB Home Services

WE'VE GOT YOUR SATURDAY PLANS - Tomorrow, May 18th, is the Antique Car Show! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿš Come take a close look at a va...
05/17/2019

WE'VE GOT YOUR SATURDAY PLANS - Tomorrow, May 18th, is the Antique Car Show! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿš Come take a close look at a variety of vehicles from Street Rods, Motorcycles, Customs and more! The City of Fairfax Police Department will be hosting a Bike Safety course for children๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ and Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department will show you how to escape a burning building in their "Smoke House" ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’ !!

WEATHER IS LOOKING GREAT FOR TONIGHT'S Hometown Thursdays. Come to City of Fairfax Old Town Square from 6:30 - 8:30 PM t...
05/16/2019

WEATHER IS LOOKING GREAT FOR TONIGHT'S Hometown Thursdays. Come to City of Fairfax Old Town Square from 6:30 - 8:30 PM to listen to your favorite sounds of The Beatles performed by The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble

This yearโ€™s Bike to Work Day is TOMORROW Friday May 17, 2019! Register for the City of Fairfax pit stop for FREE and w...
05/16/2019

This yearโ€™s Bike to Work Day is TOMORROW Friday May 17, 2019! Register for the City of Fairfax pit stop for FREE and when you arrive on the day the event of you will receive your free t-shirt, snacks, and prizes! ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ

When? Friday, May 17, 2019
Time? 6:00am-9:00am
Where? Old Town Square (10415 North Street)

Make sure you Register today and don't miss out!
https://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/4724581/?tfa_dbWorkflowId=4272&tfa_dbWorkflowStep=0&tfa_dbWorkflowControl=380116b4e06945d55308b6ddbf96f1c7

Find out more: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/transportation-division/cycling-in-the-city/bike-to-work-day

05/13/2019
HERE COMES THE SUN - Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble

With all the rain pouring that's been going on it seems appropriate to post this video of The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble who will be performing this Thursday at Hometown Thursdays in Old Town Square from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

Be sure come out and see this talented group! โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒค ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค

The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble performs The Beatles catalogue in a whole new light. Based in Washington DC, ARJE is a quartet of talented jazz musicians who sh...

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