Press Center

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. delivers all press releases in electronic format and posts them here for review at any time.  If you would like to be added to the list or have questions about the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival or Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., please contact:

Meagan Butkus
Chief Operating Officer & Vice President
Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.
(703) 324-5457

News Releases

Press Releases

About Celebrate Fairfax Press Release (April 6, 2017)
OnTap Magazine: Celebrate Fairfax 2017
Celebrate Fairfax Festival set to kick off Friday night (June 9, 2017)
Everclear headlines Celebrate Fairfax! Festival (June 9, 2017)
Celebrate Fairfax Kicks off a fun filled weekend (June 9, 2017)
Celebrate Fairfax! celebrates the music of the 90s (June 9, 2017)
ABC7 joins the festivities at Celebrate Fairfax (June 10, 2017)
Area Residents Celebrate Fairfax! (June 15, 2017)
Lords and Ladies Fairfax Honorees to be Saluted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (May 31, 2016)
About Celebrate Fairfax Press Release  (March 15, 2016)
2016 Scholarship Program Announced for Fairfax County High School Seniors (Dec 14, 2015)

Local News

Fairfax Station Connection 2016 – Pg. 11 – Celebrating Spring In The Area (2016)
NBC4 Report 2014  – Celebrate Fairfax Isn’t Your Typical Fair (2014)
NBC4 Report 2014 – Join NBC4 and Storm Team4 at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival (2014)
NBC4 – Rock The Look: Where Fashion Meets Business (2012)
Washington Post Local – Fairfax County Volunteer Opportunities (April 18, 2012)


2017 Main Stage Headliner Photos

Friday, June 9th at 8:00pm – Bush .jpg
Saturday, June 10th at 6:30pm – Everclear with special guests
Vertical Horizon


Festival Photos

The Shupp Family enjoys their time in the Petting Zoo. .jpg
Carnival Fun .jpg
Giant Wheel at Night .jpg
Festival Performers .jpg
Herr Metal performs the late night show on the Cox Rocks! Stage. .jpg
Black and White Swings .jpg
Performers from 2010’s Stage .jpg
View from below of the Crazy Mouse rollercoaster .jpg
Win a prize every time! .jpg
Ferris Wheel at night .jpg
Come and satisfy your sweet tooth at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. .jpg
Relax aboard the Inova Trackelss Train and enjoy the view as you tour all that Celebrate Fairfax! has in store for your family. .jpg
Monkey enjoys Sidewalk Sundae ice cream cone at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. .jpg

The following photos courtesy of Art Cole Photography
Performers Cletus and Lori help kick-off the CelebrateFairfax! Festival at the Acoustic Music Cafe. .jpg | .gif
Celebrate Fairfax!’s crafts market offers something for every shopper. .jpg | .gif
Lights, Camera, Action! Its time to Celebrate Fairfax! .jpg | .gif
Make a few new (fuzzy!) friends at the Celebrate Fairfax!Festival’s petting zoo. .jpg | .gif
The Great American Wheel lights up the night sky at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. .jpg | .gif
Excitement and enthusiasm fills the BudLight Main Stage crowd at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. .jpg | .gif

Additional photos can be downloaded for promotional purposes from our DropBox account:
Promo Photos For the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival

Event Logos

Event logos may only be used with permission of CFI. Please contact Meagan Butkus at 703-324-5457 to request  permission. DOWNLOAD
Celebrate Fairfax! Festival Logo 2017 .png
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Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. Logo .gif


2017 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival Videos

2017 Festival Commercial
Video Produced by Channel 16 
 2017 Karaoke Video

2017 Festival Poster

Download the 11 x 17 poster. (.doc) 

2018 Fact Sheet

DATES: Friday-Sunday, June 8-10, 2018
TIMES: Friday, June 8 – 6 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, June 9 – 10 a.m. – midnight
Sunday, June 10 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Celebrate Fairfax! is located in the heart of Fairfax County on the grounds of the beautiful Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.
FEATURES: 25 acres of live concerts, family programs, fun activities, thrilling carnival rides and nightly fireworks! Details below.
PRESENTED BY: Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., the 501(c)3 non-profit organization who produces the festival as part of its mission to “Celebrate Fairfax County and its Communities!”


  • Eight stages of entertainment, including:
    • This year’s Bud Light Main Stage headliners – Coming Soon!
    • Fairfax County Karaoke Championship finals and semi-finals on the Fairfax Corner Music & Dance Stage.
    • More than 130 other concerts and live performances on the Cox Rocks! Stage, Devil’s Backbone Live!, Fairfax Corner Community Stage, Inova Children’s Hospital Family Stage, The Vintage, Luau Lounge, and The Garden.
  • 300+ retail, community exhibits and vendors, and great tastes from more than 40 food vendors!
  • The spectacular Leidos Fireworks show at dark on Friday & Saturday, and more than 40 thrilling rides in the Amusements of America Carnival and KidWay MidWay – rides for our littlest of guests!
  • Some festival highlights include the return of the Fairfax County DockDogs Championship, the Emerging Artist Showcase, pony rides and the very popular Silent Disco.
  • Fantastic family programming in Innovation Health Children’s Avenue, including a petting zoo, interactive activities, kids inflatable, instrument petting zoo, Fairfax Express Trackless Train Ride, junior firefighter obstacle course, kids crafts, an expanded public safety display, and much more — free with festival admission!


Talking Points for Celebrate Fairfax! Festival

  • Event: The 37th Annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival
  • Dates: June 8th – 10th, 2018
  • Location: Fairfax County Government Center
  • Tagline: Summer Starts Here!
  • Theme: Vacation in your own backyard!
  • Tickets: At the gate: $15 adult (13 & Older); $5 youth (3-12); 2 & Under Free; $10 Seniors & Active and Retired Military with ID. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at
  • Website:

Performances on the Bud Light Main Stage include:

  • Coming Soon!


  • Sunday Brew – Our newest addition to the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, Sunday Brew is a pop-up beer festival being held Sunday, June 10th from 12pm to 6pm at the Bud Light Main Stage.  Sunday Brew will feature 13 local and regional breweries, each with up to 4 types of craft beer on-tap. This program will also include two stages of non-stop entertainment, beer-focused activities and exhibits.  All festival attendees are welcome to enjoy the music and activities; however,  only those attendees that purchased the Sunday Brew ticket may will be able to taste the craft brews. Tickets are limited!
  • The Garden – Features dueling DJs in a club-like atmosphere (Silent Disco). Three DJ’s spin the crowd into frenzy and the only way you can hear it is with specifically tailored, wireless headphones. At our silent disco, rather than using a traditional speaker system, live music is broadcasted and picked up by specially designed wireless headphones worn by the audience. Each headphone has three channels, one for each DJ, and the audience can switch back and forth between the two channels depending on what music they want to dance to. Three DJs, three different types of music! Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the amusing effect of a room full of people dancing to silence. Entertainment for everyone!
  • Fairfax County DockDogs Championship – The world’s premier canine aquatics competition is returning to Fairfax! DockDogs is a national dog jumping competition that will feature four-legged athletes from around the region. Three competitions combine to make one action packed family oriented show. Dogs compete in Big Air (long jump), Extreme Vertical (high jump), and Speed Retrieve by jumping off of a 20 foot dock into a 40 foot pool of water. The overall best competitor wins the Iron Dog. Dock jumping is a fun and exciting canine sport open to all breeds.
  • Innovation Health Children’s Avenue – Located at the heart of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, is a playground of interactive activities for the youngest of our guests. With a primary focus for those 12 and under, Innovation Health Children’s Avenue is a not-to-miss destination for all young families. Programs in Innovation Health Children’s Avenue have a basis in education, fun, and imagination. All activities are interactive, and include a petting zoo, Inova Children’s Hospital Family Stage, Fairfax Express Trackless Train, Wiggle Car Village and an Instrument Petting Zoo. All programs and activities in Innovation Health Children’s Avenue are FREE with festival admission.
  • Fairfax County Karaoke Championship – Think you have what it takes to be the Karaoke Champion of Fairfax County? Well now is your chance! The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is proud to present the eighth annual Fairfax County Karaoke Championship. The competition will consist of three rounds: preliminary rounds starting around mid-March at various local venues (see for a full list), semi-final and final rounds — both at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival on Saturday June 9th. One winner will be named Fairfax County Karaoke Champion and will receive the grand prize of $1,500.


  • The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide event.
  • Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival hosts tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day run.
  • Nightly fireworks, presented by Leidos, are a highlight of the festival, and one of many great family programs.
  • 25 acres of fun with thrilling rides, fireworks, 130 live performances on eight stages, and hundreds of exhibits and activities – all included with admission!
  • More than 300 exhibitors, food vendors and interactive activities
  • For more information on any of the festival’s programs, or to become a part of the festival as a volunteer, please browse our website,, or contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).

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