Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary Celebration
During the calendar year of 2017 Fairfax County will mark its 275th anniversary with events celebrating our history. The signature celebration of the anniversary will take place on June 17, 2017 from 10am-4pm in the area surrounding the Historic Fairfax Courthouse located in central Fairfax. And for this special day, Lord and Lady Fairfax will be attending the celebration as our honored guests all the way from England.
When: June 17th from 10am - 4pm
Where: The area surrounding the Historic Fairfax Courthouse (4000 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030)
Participants: Over 70 historical organizations, attractions, and reenactment units showcasing our neighborhoods, sites, and history. Download the Participant List
Activities: Historically themed family-friendly activities, live musical performances, antique vehicles from the Police and Fire Departments, re-enactors and living history demonstrations, the annual Lord and Lady Fairfax Awards Program, talks on a variety of topics in the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia's WWI/WWII Anniversary Mobile, Historic Courthouse Tours, Revolutionary War memorial plaque dedication ceremony, Petting Zoo, and much more!
Parking Information: Parking is available at the Historical Festival on the Safety Complex; Parking Garage B: 10550 Page Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030
Food and Water: Food Trucks will provide food for sale and Fairfax Water will be donating water
Restrooms: The restroom facilities will be adjacent to Parking Garage B
Weather Contingency: We do not have a rain date
What If I Can't Make It To The Festival?
You can still take part in the commemoration by exploring the following :
- Reserve a spot to attend our signature lecture series at the Historic Fairfax Courthouse from March through November highlighting a variety of topics on County history. The lectures are free, but registration is required. You can reserve your space here.
- Book your free spot to attend a visit and talk by special guest Nicholas Fairfax, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron on June 15, 2017 at the Sherwood Community Center. Nicholas is the direct descendant of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron - from whom the county gets it's name. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY AND IS SOLD OUT
- Explore the county's history by attending one of these historically themed events.
- Watch our weekly produced videos on YouTube showcasing fascinating stories from Fairfax County's history.