Thursday, April 05, 2018

2018 Celebrate Fairfax

It's early April, the cherry blossoms are about to bloom, and those of us in the Washington DC area should be enjoying spring. Instead, we're looking at the possibility of snow on Saturday. Still, spring really is coming and so is warm weather. Celebrate Fairfax feels the same way and has Super Early Bird tickets on sale now through April 10th. Before I get into ticket prices, you may wonder what Celebrate Fairfax is all about (though if you've read my blog over the years, you already know the answer).

The 37th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is being held June 8-10, 2018 at the Fairfax County Government Center in Northern Virginia. Festival highlights include family programing, craft beer, Virginia wine, a silent disco, 40+ thrilling carnival rides, nightly fireworks, and the following headlining performances:

Friday, June 8th: Good Charlotte

In my opinion, Good Charlotte was the last group to become big courtesy of MTV and may be underappreciated because of this. Good Charlotte is from Waldorf, Maryland so this will be a bit of a homecoming for the Madden twins and company.

Saturday, June 9th: Gin Blossoms & Sugar Ray

This should be fun. Somehow, I don't think I've ever seen the Gin Blossoms perform. That will change this year. Sugar Ray played at Celebrate Fairfax many years ago and put on a fun show. I'll just type fun one last time here.

Sunday, June 10th: Cracker

I like this song. If you're coming to Celebrate Fairfax on Sunday, you'll get Cracker and Sunday Brew, a pop-up beer festival featuring local and regional breweries and two stages of non-stop entertainment.

Besides the headliners, there are nearly 130 performances, 40+ food vendors, hundreds of exhibitors, and so much more. Plus, PSISTORM CUP VI esports Arena is Celebrate Fairfax!’s newest addition to the festival. The esports Arena will provide the ultimate fan experience by featuring “Open Play” all weekend and a 2-day StarCraft II Tournament. There will also be tournaments for Madden, FIFA, Smash Brothers and more!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, Super Early Bird tickets are on sale now for only $14 for a weekend pass or $8 for admission for one-day. I know I say this every year, but you're going to pay more than $8 just for ticket fees for many concerts. Plus, there's so much more than the headliners at Celebrate Fairfax.

More information about the festival is available at See you in June!

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