FAQs

We sincerely appreciate your patience and unwavering support as we look for creative ways to navigate through these unprecedented times. Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, and for the health and safety of all involved, we regret to inform you that we will not be producing an event in October 2020.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL LOCATED?
On the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax Virginia 22035

WHERE DO I PARK?
Park and ride the free shuttle to the festival. Shuttle stops at Fair Oaks Shopping Center and on Fair Lakes Circle. Follow signs to the bus stops!
Download the Festival’s Shuttle Bus Map.

DO I HAVE TO PRINT MY TICKET OUT?
It is up to you! You can print your ticket out or you can show your ticket on your phone and we will scan the barcode.

WHAT IS THE EXIT AND RE-ENTRY POLICY?
Wristbands to leave and re-enter the festival are available at all gate areas daily. Re-entry wristbands will be valid for a single, same-day re-entry. You must receive a re-entry wristband when leaving in order to come back to the festival later that day. Tickets do not have the ability to be scanned twice.

ARE CARNIVAL RIDES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION?
No, carnival ride tickets must be purchased separately. We will update our website with prices and our ride guide closer to the event

HOW DO I GET TO THE FESTIVAL?
Address:
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA
* View a map of the Government Center on Google maps and get driving directions from your location. 

Parking at the Festival:
Permit Parking Only – Parking levels under the Government Center are by permit only. Permits are valid only for the duration of the Festival.

Kiss & Ride/Uber/Lyft Drop Off: Located across the street at the Pennino Building (12011 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA.) All pick-ups/drop-offs should use the address above for reference.  

Free Parking & Shuttle Bus Stops:
Celebrate Fairfax! makes it easy to access the festival via our FREE Shuttle Bus service.  The Celebrate Fairfax! shuttle bus service will take you round trip from nearby remote parking facilities to the front door of the festival at NO CHARGE.  The FREE shuttle runs every 5-10 minutes. Follow signs to the bus stops!

 Shuttle Bus Stops: 

  • 11750 Fair Oaks – 2 stops: near ManTech and near Fairfax Marriott (on the outer ring road of the mall). 
  • 12450 Fair Lakes Circle (across from Kohls, Dicks Sporting Goods) 

Download the Festival Shuttle Bus Map 

Download Directions to the Shuttle Bus Stops 

Transit Information:
Shuttle Bus Schedule: Friday, 4:30pm-12:30am; Saturday, 8:30am-12:30am; Sunday, 8:30am-7:30pm. 


WHERE CAN I FIND A MAP OF THE FESTIVAL SITE?
COMING SOON!

IS DISABILITY PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes, Celebrate Fairfax! is accessible for persons with disabilities.  On-site parking at the Fairfax County Government Center is available for individuals with valid DMV-issued disability parking permits.  Regular-sized vehicles with valid disability parking hang-tag or license plate must enter through the Green Gate and will be directed to garage parking.  Oversized vehicles with a valid disability parking hang-tag or license plate must enter through the Green Gate and will be directed to surface parking in the Friends of the Festival Lot.  A golf cart is available to transport visitors with disabilities to Festival program areas.  Ask the Green Gate Chairman for assistance upon arrival.

IS ABSENTEE VOTING STILL AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER?
We are working with Fairfax County to update this information as soon as possible!

CAN I RENT A BABY STROLLER OR WHEELCHAIR AT CELEBRATE FAIRFAX!? 
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for FREE on a first-come, first-served basis in the festival office. In order to reserve a wheelchair, a government-issued photo identification card must be left with festival office staff and will be given back once the wheelchair has been returned.  We do not offer baby stroller rentals.  For on-site assistance, visit any of our information booths or speak to a gate supervisor.

WHAT IS PROHIBITED AT THE FESTIVAL?
To ensure a safe and enjoyable festival experience for everyone, the following are not permitted at the festival: 

* Coolers, pitchers or glass containers
* Soliciting
* Removing alcoholic beverages from the site
* Laser pointers
* Lawn or beach chairs
* Pets, except for service animals for patrons with disabilities
* Boom boxes and audio recording devices
* Scooters, roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, hoverboards, or in-line skates
* Professional still or video cameras
* Climbing on any scaffolding towers or stages
* Smoking at any tented areas or indoor venues
* Defacing property within the festival site (this may result in prosecution)
* Bringing in outside alcoholic beverages 

Bags, backpacks and other hand-carried items are subject to inspection. Blankets are welcome. Umbrellas may be brought in, but you may be asked to lower them in concert areas to allow all guests access to stage viewing. Please note that shirts and shoes must be worn while on the festival grounds!

WHAT TIME ARE THE FIREWORKS?
The Leidos Fireworks are at 9:30pm on both Friday and Saturday night.*
*subject to change

WHAT HOTELS ARE CLOSE TO THE FESTIVAL?
We will be updating this section with information from some of our great hotel partners as we confirm the details.

OTHER QUESTIONS?
For general information, browse this site, email us, or call 703-324-3247.