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Annual Fairfax Civil War Day

Experience this living history event and learn about the Civil War. Exhibits, living history presentations and displays, cannon firing, wagon rides and a hay pyramid, and civil war music transport the Historic Blenheim Plantation back in time.

Category:Festivals
DateApril 30, 2016
VenueHistoric Blenheim Estate
Annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival

31st Annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival starts on April 15th with a glittering evening at Old Town Hall celebrating three decades of arts in the City of Fairfax. Sponsored by the City of Fairfax in cooperation with George Mason University and the arts community of Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts continues its commitment to support and encourage the awareness of cultural opportunities in the greater Fairfax community. It has grown into a significant three-week festival and is ...

Category:Festivals
DateApril 15 - May 9, 2016
VenueOld Town Hall
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater

A rentable amphitheater space as a part of Burke Lake Park that holds a summer entertainment series and has a nearby reservable picnic area.

Chocolate Lover's Festival

The Chocolate Lovers Festival, an annual two-day festival held on the first full weekend of February, features activities for all to enjoy. Join us for the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Challenge, the ever-popular Kiwanis Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast, open houses at historic buildings, and much more.

Category:Festivals
DateFebruary 6-7, 2016
VenueOld Town Hall
City of Fairfax Festival of Lights & Carols

Enjoy live holiday music, hot cider, s'mores by the Yule log, a petting farm, a ferris wheel, caroling, and the lighting of the Christmas tree in the winter wonderland on the grounds of the Kitty Pozer Garden. Activities continue throughout the day with the tree lighting ceremony held in the early evening.

Category:Festivals
DateDecember 3, 2016
VenueMultiple, see website for specific event locations

Derby-Q

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Derby-Q

This community festival will feature specialty beer and bourbon tastings along with a variety of BBQ vendors. Live blues bands will perform on stage while the crowds anxiously await the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports - the Kentucky Derby to be shown on the big screen.

Category:Festivals
DateMay 7, 2016
VenueOld Town Square
Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center (old Fairfax Public School)

The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., in the heart of Northern Virginia. The Museum & Visitor Center and the City of Fairfax provide a strategic base for visiting the District, Manassas, Tysons Corner and Northern Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley and Skyline Drive. The visitor center provides general visitor information for both tourists and residents, including lodging, restaurants, transportation a ...

Category:Museums
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transportation made local train depots a thing of the past. The Station was an important supply and m ...

Category:Museums
Fall Festival, City of Fairfax

What started out as a small market for artisans to display their wares has grown to a festival with over 500 arts, crafts, information, food & gourmet food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. Even though the festival has grown up, it retains its hometown character.

Category:Festivals
DateOctober 8, 2016
VenueHistoric Downtown Fairfax
Fall for Fairfax / Kidsfest

Enjoy exciting, interactive and education programs, entertainment and activities. Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is specially designed for families with elementary & Pre-K aged children. Activities include scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, public safety and recycling-themed exhibits, pony rides, petting zoo, model trains, instrument petting zoo, and the KidWay MidWay (with more than a dozen rides and attractions). And more than 75 exhibits, activities, and great festival food!

Category:Festivals
DateOctober 2016
VenueFairfax County Government Center
George Mason Center for the Arts - Concert Hall

The Center for the Arts is the centerpiece of performing arts on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Each year, the Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of community members into its 2000-seat Concert Hall for performances by renowned professional artists, accomplished faculty, and emerging student artists.

Category:Music
George Mason Center for the Arts - Harris Theatre

The Center for the Arts Harris Theatre is a modified proscenium/thrust theater, containing 460 seats. With two levels of seating and exquisite acoustics it is the ideal setting for smaller-scaled concerts or theatrical productions, recitals, lectures, recordings, and screenings. It is located on the campus of George Mason University near the Center for the Arts, just northeast of Mason Pond Parking Deck. The orchestra and balcony levels of Harris Theatre have separate entrances allowing th ...

Category:Theatre
Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Take a trip back in time to 19th-century Virginia in the heart of metropolitan Washington. The 12-acre site features historic buildings and beautiful vistas that transport visitors to Fairfax of yesteryear. The modern Civil War Interpretive Center furthers the Civil War interpretation through its gallery and program space. The site is used for educational tours and programs, lectures by prominent scholars, Civil War living history events, and demonstrations. The Historic Blenheim home is a cent ...

Category:Museums

HUB Play Fest

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HUB Play Fest

The Hub Theatre will hold its annual HUB PLAY FEST, a staged reading festival showcasing new plays.The two-day festival features two new play readings, and offers an in depth playwriting workshop provided by our Play Fest partner The Inkwell. Staged Readings and post discussions are free and open to the public. The workshop is by registration. Join The Hub and The Inkwell as we dive into exciting new work! 

Category:Festivals
DateFebruary/ TBD
VenueJohn Swayze Theatre

Hub Theatre

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Hub Theatre

The Hub Theatre is an award winning, professional non-profit theatre making its home in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Hub Theatre is a member Theatre Washington. The Hub has received grants from Target, the Fink Foundation, the Arts Council of Fairfax, The Friends of Lake Anne, Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Arts Council of Fairfax, Integrity Applications, and Booz Allen Hamilton.The Hub is in residence at the John Swayze Theatre in The New School of Northern Virginia located in Fairfax, ...

Category:Theatre
Independence Day Celebration

Join the City of Fairfax for their 50th Annual Independence Day Celebration! Celebrate our nation's independence beginning with the best parade in Virginia and ending with a spectacular fireworks display at Fairfax High School. The parade will include groups from around the nation and from within the Commonwealth of Virginia. There will be high school marching bands, some coming from as far as California! The City of Fairfax Band will anchor the evening show entertainment.  

Category:Festivals
DateJuly 4, 2016
VenueHistoric Old Town
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNOVA) - Bodzin Art Gallery

The JCCNV Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish artists and/or Jewish arts. The program is also committed to establishing and strengthening the relationship between the Northern Virginia community and Israel by integrating Israeli arts into its program.The Program's dedication to the arts has garnered an international reputation that's both credible and well-respected amongst art enthusiasts, artists, art buyers, and sellers. Over the years, the Center's Bodzin Art ...

Category:Galleries
Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater

Rentable amphitheater space as a part of the Lake Fairfax Park. The amphitheater also hosts a public summer entertainment series. This venue also holds the Traveling Player Ensemble summer camp every year as well as varous other performances during the summer months.

National Firearms Museum

The NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, consists of 15 galleries comprised of 85 exhibit cases housing 3,000 firearms in a 15,000 square foot facility. The Museum details and examines the nearly 700-year history of firearms with a special emphasis on firearms, freedom, and the American experience. Each gallery is evocative of a period of time in American history, from the stockade fort at Jamestown to the gun factories of New England. Life-sized dioramas include a nineteenth-centu ...

Category:Museums

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