Fairfax Celebrates Three Decades of, Well, Celebrating Fairfax

Celebrate Fairfax!

Herd mentality: Take a break from the Bilderberg conference and get out to Celebrate Fairfax! for some good old-fashioned animal pettin’! (Desiree N. Williams via Flickr)

Do you rent in Fairfax County? Well, we’ve got a treat for you if you do.

In a season of festivals, your county has one of the best: Celebrate Fairfax! This year’s theme: 30 Years of Celebrating Fairfax.

And what fool wouldn’t want to celebrate? Fairfax County is one of the premier counties in the nation.

For one thing, according to Forbes.com, in 2010 it ranked as the second-richest county in the United States (right next to neighbor Loudoun) with an annual median household income of $106,785. Yes, that federal trough pays well, eh?

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While we don’t expect the average renter to make anywhere near that, or even half that (of course, median household income means what an entire household earns in a year … which surely consist heavily of established married couples feeding at the federal government trough) … Ah, enough of this. I’m starting to get jealous.

Fairfax County is a great place to live, even if you’re making $35,000 (though it’s not easy on that kind of salary). Celebrate Fairfax! takes place June 8-10 at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax.

Lord, there’s so much here that I better let them tell it:

The 25-acre site is magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds as more than 400 exhibitors, food vendors, crafters and interactive activities are included in the annual celebration. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on seven stages and has a wide variety of other activities and programs for all ages including: ExxonMobil Children’s Avenue, a petting zoo, karaoke contest, carnival rides and great festival foods. Another fun free activity for kids is the Inova Train Ride to Good Health located in ExxonMobil Children’s Avenue.

Wow, that’s pretty exhaustive.

As you can see, this is a fun-filled three days for the whole family, whether you rent in Fairfax County or not. Another nice thing: Everything at the ExxonMobil Children’s Avenue is free.

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And what can you say of a festival that somehow manages to feature Pat Benatar, The Legwarmers and Rob Base?

Tickets permutations are quite complicated, as to your age, whether you enter the carnival area or if you purchase ahead of time online (or until the 7th at Wegmans Fairfax; for whatever reason, you can only buy tickets there with cash. And they only sell entrance tickets at Wegmans, not carnival tickets).

There will be free shuttle service from Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall, as well as plenty of ways to get involved. Here are detailed directions to the festival. Sponsors this year include ExxonMobil and Northrop Grumman.

Crowds and fairs aren’t for everybody, but something tells me there’ll be many Fairfax renters who’ll want to come out and celebrate living in one of the choicest locales in the nation. Find out if there are any apartments nearby that suite your needs on Apartment Showcase. 

Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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