36th Annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival

Friday, June 9th 6:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday, June 10th 10:00 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday, June 11th 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Festival Location: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Free Parking: Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall – Shuttles to and from festival entrance. See Travel & Lodging for additional shuttle bus information and a map.


Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration, will take place June 9-11, 2017 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run.

The 25-acre site was magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds of more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, and interactive activities. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children’s Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, and great festival foods. Another fun free activity for kids is the Fairfax Express Trackless Train Ride.

Nightly fireworks, presented by Leidos, are a highlight of the festival, and one of many great family programs. This year’s Bud Light Main Stage will feature top national headline performers who will be announced early next Spring.

For more information on any of the festival’s programs, or to become a part of the festival as a volunteer, sponsor, performing artist, or simply to attend, please browse our website, or contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).


A recipient of one of the International Festivals and Events Association’s top honors, Celebrate Fairfax was named a Bronze Pinnacle Award winner in 2005 for its long-time quality and success. The festival was also a 2006 honoree as one of the Top 20 events in the Southeastern United States.  In 2015 and again in 2016, Celebrate Fairfax was recognized as the Best of Nova: Kid-friendly Festival by Northern Virginia Magazine.