Due to the statewide Stay at Home order effective until June 10th, and the growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are forced to consider other options and to postpone our summer event. This decision was made with the health and safety of the Fairfax County residents, our attendees, partners, volunteers, and staff in mind. The specific date(s) will be released in the coming weeks, but we are currently targeting October 2020.
The information below is subject to change, and will be updated as the event gets closer. Thank you for your understanding!
For more information about the event, please check out our FAQ page.
Celebrate Fairfax! has three First Aid locations throughout the event site that are staffed by Fairfax County’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue departments. One station is located near Leidos Purple Gate, one is located close to the Inova Health System Red Gate and the third station is located next to the building near the entrance to the Main Stage area. In an emergency, if you’re not near a medical tent, find a staff person with a radio, or notify the nearest security personnel. During daytime hours where there is high heat, a fourth aid station will be open inside the Government Center’s Conference Center Reception area.
Lost Parents & Child Registration Stations
Stop by the Child Registration Stations, located at the First Aid booths around the festival site and at the Lost Parent’s booth on Main Street near the Inova Health System Red Gate, and register your child! If you and your child should become separated during the event, our security staff will be able to quickly locate you and let you know that your child has been found and waits for you at the Lost Parent’s booth.
Child Registration Stations were created in order to increase Celebrate Fairfax!’s ability to reconnect parents with their lost children during the festival. Child Registration booths are located at all First Aid Stations and at the check-in table for the Lost Parents Booth. Each parent and child receives a specially coded sticker which will correspond to the information parents provide to the registration station attendants (volunteer Fire and Rescue personnel). If that child becomes separated from his or her parent or guardian during the event, staff will contact the area in which the child was registered (based on the sticker code) and will have immediate access to the parent’s name and cell phone number from the registration list. For security purposes, no personal information will be displayed on the child’s sticker, only the registration code.
The Lost Parents booth is presented and staffed by Securitas Security.
Hydration is important! Especially when the average temperatures in early June can get pretty high. Don’t miss out on the one of the most popular booths on-site, Fairfax Water, which provides glasses of FREE water. Stop by their water bar located on Main Street across from the AT&T Community Village.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable festival experience for everyone, the following are not permitted at the festival:
* Coolers, pitchers or glass containers
* 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!
Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located in the festival office which is in Room 9/10 of the building’s Conference Center (to the left of the main lobby). If you lose something, please check there or fill out this form. If the item you have lost is not there the first time, check again later. If you find something that needs to be returned to its owner, please drop it off at any Information Booth.
For the safety of all guests, pets are NOT allowed on the festival grounds. All DockDogs participants will be limited to a restricted area and will NOT be allowed to roam the event site. Trained service animals for patrons with disabilities are allowed.