GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 17, 2017)—It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth , the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Visit Fairfax with a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award.
Fairfax County, VA – June 27, 2017 – Travelers looking for an affordable and patriotic way to spend Independence Day in the nation’s capital region are invited to stay in Fairfax County, located in the heart of Northern Virginia and across the river from Washington, D.C.
Fairfax County, VA - When Fairfax County celebrates its 275 th Anniversary on June 17, one special guest whose family is directly connected to the jurisdiction, will make a historic appearance and meet the people who live, work, and play in the county that bears his name. Lord Nicholas Fairfax, direct descendant of Thomas Fairfax (6 th Lord) will attend as the guest of honor, along with his wife of 30 years, Annabel, also known as Lady Fairfax. Administrator of the vast Northern Neck Proprietary through a Virginia land grand which dates back to 1649, the County was named after Lord Thomas Fairfax when it was founded in 1742.
Fairfax County, VA – During the 2017 calendar year, Fairfax County will mark its 275th Anniversary with events celebrating its history. The Signature Celebration of the anniversary will take the form of a historic festival celebration, on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10am-4pm in the area surrounding the Historic Fairfax Courthouse and the Fairfax County Judicial Center Grounds located in central Fairfax. For this special day, Lord and Lady Fairfax will attend the celebration as the County’s honored guests direct from England.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA – March 2, 2017 – Washington, DC isn’t the only beautiful place to see those famous cherry blossoms this spring. Throughout this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival® – which due to early bloom dates is kicking off on March 15 – Fairfax County, Virginia will be reveling in the splendor of spring with official events, cherry blossom-themed exhibits, self-guided garden tours and activities celebrating Japanese culture and heritage. Go beyond the Tidal Basin this year! Peak bloom dates are March 14 – March 17. ( http://www.fxva.com/cherryblossom )
GULF SHORES, Ala. (Nov. 16, 2016) — The votes are in! ConventionSouth ’s readers and Facebook fans have selected their top 10 picks for “The South’s Cool Spots For Summer Events.” In late October, ConventionSouth Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 35 meetings destinations that are well fit for summer meetings as they offer escape from the summer heat. From those 35 “Cool Spots,” including breezy mountain retreats, refreshing rivers and oceanfront resort towns, fans were asked to vote for their top picks.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA – June 27, 2016 – Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has selected Melissa McClure of Visit Fairfax for its renowned “30 Under 30” program. The program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of destination marketing professionals, 30 years of age and under, through increased access and exposure to industry networking and thought leadership.
Fairfax County, VA - May 3, 2016 - Since 1984, the travel industry has designated the first full week in May as National Travel & Tourism Week - a week dedicated to spreading the word on the power of travel and the benefits of tourism. Visit Fairfax - the official destination marketing organization of Fairfax County, Virginia ( www.fxva.com ) - continues to salute the tourism industry and the thousands of individuals who work in the hospitality community, from airline and hotel employees to restaurant, attraction and taxi workers.