DeAngelo Hall, cornerback for the Washington Redskins and Hokie Alum, will be signing autographs at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival on Saturday the 12th from 3PM to 5PM in Sprint’s booth, number 308, located on Main Street. Thanks to Sprint for their support of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival and the Washington Redskins.
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Are you ready to become a star? Join Comedy Hypnotist, BLAZE, in the Board Auditorium for FREE shows on 6/11 at 6pm and 6/12 at 6pm and 10pm. Hilarious hypnotic fun for all ages! http://www.hypnoticblaze.com/
Undeniably charming and charismatic, Master Hypnotist BLAZE has, at his hypnotic command, a vast variety of hilarious and thought-provoking hypnotic entertainment. He unleashes it all full-force in every show as he fans the flames of hilarious pandemonium to burn blazingly hot, hot, hot with rip-roaring hypno-comedy. Every hypnosis show is guaranteed to transport the audience through a dazzling voyage of imagination and beyond…! You will be amazed as friends and family volunteers become the Stars of the Show!
Show your support to the troops and their families by joining Northrop Grumman and the USO in celebrating the nation’s Patriotic Six – the six weeks of summer when American spirits soar – beginning with Memorial Day, running through Flag Day, culminating in Independence Day. Stop by the Northrop Grumman Cares for the Troops exhibit off of Main Street to say thank you to the men and women who protect us and to their families who sacrifice with them. Active duty military and their families are invited to stop by the Northrop Grumman hospitality tent to receive a thank you gift and bottled water. Learn more about Northrop Grumman’s Operation Impact hiring program and how the USO serves those who serve and their families while your children create sand art jewelry to take home.
Northrop Grumman Cares for the Troops Hours
Friday: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB) will provide free bike valet parking for your bike when you visit Celebrate Fairfax! on Sunday, June 13th. You could either ride from home or drive to one of the satellite parking areas (Fair Oaks Mall 0r Fair Lakes Circle) with your bike and then ride from there to the event.
How does bike valet parking work? Show up at the FABB valet station located between the Yellow and Red gates, hand over your bike to the smiling volunteer attendant and enjoy the event. This service is FREE of charge. Our volunteer attendants will be there during the duration of the event to keep an eye on your bike until your return. FABB’s bike valet is the best way to remove the hassle of traffic and parking from your day.
*A special thanks to bikes@vienna for providing all of the bike racks that make this service possible.
The Celebrate Fairfax! Community Ticket Partner Initiative is an easy-to-implement, labor free fundraising program for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Celebrate Fairfax is interested in cultivating community partnerships with local non-profit organizations to help publicize the 29th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. In exchange for spreading the word about Celebrate Fairfax!, Community Ticket Partners will receive a percentage of ticket sales.
Here is how it works:
- Non-profit ticket partners will publicize the festival to their constituents (emails, newsletters, websites, social media, etc.).
- Each Community Ticket Partner will receive a unique code to supply as part of the email publicity campaign.
- $1.50 of all adult ticket types and $0.75 of all youth ticket types, based on each Community Ticket Partner’s unique code, will be donated back to the respective non-profit organization! Ticket types include: Admission, Combo and Weekend Passes.
- Community Tickets are only available for purchase online and cannot be purchased from Wegman’s or at the festival gate. Community ticket sales may not begin prior to Friday, May 7th. Codes may NOT be used during the Super Early Bird sale.
Sign your organization up to be a Community Ticket Partner by downloading and filling out the Partner Application and faxing it back to 703-222-9784.
Volunteer Fairfax, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and more than 500 community and business leaders honored the dedicated efforts of volunteers at the 2010 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on April 23rd. One hundred and seventy six volunteers were recognized for their hard work. Among those volunteers recognized were several long-time supporters of Celebrate Fairfax’s events, including: Youth Benchmark 100 honoree, Toora Arsala; Benchmark 500 honoree, Andrew Levy; and Lifetime Achievement award winner, Betty Powell.
Ms. Betty has been a supporter of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. for more than 20 years. Her relationship with Fairfax County began over forty years ago as a paid staff person with the County’s Department of Recreation. After retiring, Betty continued by volunteering her services for the last seventeen years with the Department’s programs, and has been a well known volunteer through her work with the Fairfax County Youth Football League, the Woman’s Club of Fairfax and Celebrate Fairfax. Fondly known as “Memaw,” Betty’s efforts include scheduling seventy-two hundred youth athletes who compete in twenty-three different teams around the region, coordinating more than fifteen hundred volunteers for the Celebrate Fairfax June festival, and raising fifteen thousand dollars in scholarships through the Woman’s Club annual fashion show.
Barry Feil, President and CEO of Celebrate Fairfax, says, “Betty’s efforts have strengthened our organization. Her drive to help others has been an example that our next generation of volunteers can use as a guide. Betty’s spirit, generosity of time and energy, and commitment to community are things you cannot teach someone. Simply put, Betty is special, and we love her for that!”
For a full list of service award winners, visit the Volunteer Fairfax Website.
Benefiting Alternative House, The Abused & Homeless Children’s Refuge. Alternative House transforms the lives of children and youth helping them stay safe, make positive decisions, achieve educational success and overcome personal crises. For more information, visit www.thealternativehouse.org or call 703-506-9191.
Course: USATF certified 8k course winds through the neighborhoods and around the Fairfax County Government Center. Race map can be viewed at www.runwashington.com.
Start & Finish: Celebrate Fairfax! Festival on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center.
Deadline: Entries must be received by Tuesday, June 1 to qualify for the $30 entry fee. Entries received thereafter and on race day are $35.
Entries: Register online at www.runwashington.com (click on “featured races”).
Packet Pick-up: Runners can pick up their race packets, t-shirt, bibs, and/or register for the race at: Whole Foods Market 4501 Market Commons Drive Fairfax, VA 22033 on Friday June 11 from 4:30PM to 7:30PM.
Awards: Top three overall finishers, male and female, will receive cash prizes. First place $100, second place $75, third place $50. Agre group winners, awarded to the top male, and female in each age category, receive prizes: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older. Random prize drawings for all runners.
Vacation in your own backyard where family fun costs less! To kickoff the summer season, Celebrate Fairfax! is hosting a Super Early Bird sale where friends of the festival will be able to purchase admission tickets at the deepest discounts ever offered. Purchase your tickets early for the 29th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, held on June 11-13 at the Fairfax County Government Center and save up to 40% off of regular admission prices and ticket packages.
Celebrate Fairfax’s Super Early Bird sale will last three days only – May 4th, 5th and 6th, so purchase your tickets online at www.celebratefairfax.com. Ticket prices will increase on May 7th, so don’t miss out on this spectacular three day sale.
|Ticket Type||Regular Price||Early Bird Special|
|Adult Admission||$12 regular price||$7 super sale|
|Youth Admission||$5 regular price||$4 super sale|
|Adult Combo Package*||$37 regular price||$25 super sale|
|Youth Combo Package*||$30 regular price||$22 super sale|
|Adult Combo FULL Weekend*||$111 regular price||$49 super sale|
|Youth Combo FULL Weekend*||$90 regular price||$39 super sale|
*festival admission and carnival handstamp voucher
No waiting in line and no hidden fees! Using Celebrate Fairfax’s online ticketing system, you can click and print your own festival tickets from anywhere. As in the past, all ticket orders will have a $2 surcharge per order – NOT per ticket. Order as many tickets as you would like at this discounted price, and only pay a $2 surcharge per order.
Highlights from this year’s festival will include award-winning programs such as the innovative SciTech Center, ExxonMobil Children’s Avenue, the KidWay MidWay with rides for our littlest of guests, Blaze the Comedy Hypnotist, the Amusement of America Carnival, hundreds of exhibits and activities and more than 25 acres of non-stop action! National headliner concerts by Rusted Root, Carolina Liar, Josh Thompson, Jimmy Wayne and KC and the Sunshine Band, are included in each day’s admission. In all, there will be more than 90 live performances on six festival stages.
For general information about the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, please visit www.celebratefairfax.com or call (703) 324-FAIR (3247).
The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival all four of the national headlining concerts for the 29th annual festival. The festival, which will take place June 11-13, 2010 on the 25-acre grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, will feature performances on the Bud Light Main Stage by: RUSTED ROOT, CAROLINA LIAR, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, JOSH THOMPSON and JIMMY WAYNE.
RUSTED ROOT – Formed in Pittsburgh by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki in the early ‘90s, RUSTED ROOT’S worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. After debuting in 1992 with the self released Cruel Sun, RUSTED ROOT released the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough When I Woke, which featured the hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.” Not long after, the band scored on tours with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. RUSTED ROOT will be touring in support of their latest album, Stereo Radio.
CAROLINA LIAR – Based in Los Angeles, the rock band CAROLINA LIAR released their first major debut album in 2008, and their success story has proven to be as captivating as their music. Influences of Duran Duran, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, and The Cure have produced a unique style of infectious pop music and a deeper rock discourse, often branded “new wave” or “euro centric”. The group, headed by singer/song writer/guitarist Chad Wolf, includes an all-Swedish band with drummer Max Grahn, guitarists Jim Gandara and Rickard Goransson, bassist Erik Haager and keyboardist Johan Carlsson. CAROLINA LIAR’s history began with the Chad Wolf’s relentless zeal, leading him to a chance meeting with famed Swedish producer, Max Martin. Catching the attention of Atlantic Records, CAROLINA LIAR’s juxtaposition of desperation and hope have yielded popular songs such as “Show Me What I’m Looking For”, “I’m Not Over” “Beautiful World”, and “Something to Die For.”
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND – From the mid- to late ’70s, the multi-member and racially integrated group, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, led by Harry Wayne “KC” Casey and Richard Finch racked up some of the era’s biggest and instantly recognizable dance hits. The group had an impressive run of disco hits including: 1977′s “Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty),” “I’m Your Boogieman,” “Keep It Comin’ Love,” “Boogie Shoes” (the latter included on the monster-selling soundtrack to the hit John Travolta disco movie, Saturday Night Fever), 1979′s “Do You Wanna Go Party,” and 1980′s “Please Don’t Go.” The 1990s saw an appreciation of everything ’70s swept across the U.S., which led to a renewed interest in bands from the era, prompting KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND to re-form for concert performances and release multiple collections of their countless “hits.”
JOSH THOMPSON – A compelling singer, JOSH THOMPSON is an artist whose songwriting reflects both the gritty realities of blue-collar life and the beer-fueled release of the Friday-night honky-tonk. JOSH THOMPSON kicked off his career in 2009, when the songwriter released his first Top 40 country single, “Beer on the Table,” and co-authored a song for Jason Michael Carroll’s Top Ten album Growing Up Is Getting Old. JOSH THOMPSON’S Columbia Nashville debut, Way Out Here, showcases the man who has lived the music he makes. At its core are “Who I am” songs like: “Name In This Town,” “I’ve Always Been Me,” “You Ain’t Seen Country Yet,” “Sinner,” and “Way Out Here.”
JIMMY WAYNE – JIMMY WAYNE’S remake of the Hall & Oates pop classic “Sara Smile” is now the centerpiece of an album that showcases his formidable talents as both a vocalist and a songwriter. His soulful singing permeates every note of such soaring, powerful ballads as “All the Time in the World,” “Belongs to You” and “Counting the Days.” He rocks splendidly on “There’s a Memory” and “Things I Believe.” The new album caps what has been an extraordinary year for JIMMY WAYNE. “Do You Believe Me Now” soared to the top of the country charts, was No. 1 for three weeks, and became one of the biggest hits of 2008-2009. He toured with Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley and played Madison Square Garden. Nashville Lifestyles magazine named him one of its “Beautiful People of 2009.”
With more than 90 performances on six stages located throughout the festival site, Celebrate Fairfax! has music that will appeal to a wide variety of guests. More than 30 of the best local and regional bands will be showcased on one of the festival’s side stages. For a full list and schedule of Celebrate Fairfax! entertainers, please periodically visit www.celebratefairfax.com.