Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Celebrate Fairfax 2007

The 2007 Celebrate Fairfax! festival, Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration, is this weekend, June 8-10, at the Fairfax County Government Center. The festival features over 80 bands and performers on six stages including headliners Live, Smash Mouth, Little Big Town and Eddie from Ohio plus Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, JunkFood, Welbilt and much more. The entertainment is only part of the festivities. There are also 400 exhibitors, vendors and crafters, a SciTech Center, County Expo program where county agencies create dozens of activities (it’s definitely worth going through this area), fireworks, a laser show, and of course, food (hooray for funnel cake!).

This year marks the 26th year of Celebrate Fairfax, and my sixth year of involvement. I’m obviously a little biased, but I have been to dozens of festivals, and Celebrate Fairfax is one of the best around. Plus tickets are only $10 for adults (even less if you use the coupons from the festival’s website or for kids) and you don’t need to pay an extra fee to see the headliners.

I will be at the festival as a volunteer for the entire weekend, so if you happen to see a guy wearing a nametag that says Sean, a Celebrate Fairfax shirt and possibly carrying a walkie-talkie, please say hi.


mm said...

Is this the thing they have every year at the government center? I went a few years back and it was hot and horrible. I threw up on the ferris wheel. Good times.

I probably wont be going.

Sean said...

I'm sorry to hear that you got sick on the ferris wheel and won't be going. Personally, I stay away from the carnival area since you can ride ferris wheels at any fair or at Six Flags.

My feeling about Celebrate Fairfax is where else can you pay $10 to see a concert? Most shows at the 9:30 Club cost $20-$35 and its much more at other venues once Ticketmaster is involved. Plus there's so much more at the fair than just one band's performance.