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Celebrate Fairfax! Festival

Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide event, the 38th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, is set to take place June 7-9, 2019 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia.  The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival features 25 acres of amazing concerts, family programs, exhibits, thrilling carnival rides and nightly fireworks. Among the festival’s highlights are more than 120 performances on seven stages, with an exceptional line-up of national, regional and local artists, including three main attractions:

2019 Headline Entertainment Schedule for the Bud Light Main Stage:

Friday, June 7th at 8:00 p.m.  

Better Than Ezra

The ever so talented trio of Kevin Griffin, Tom Drummond, and Travis McNabb are the creative minds that make up the group, Better Than Ezra. The band’s smash hits in the 90’s, such as “Good” and “Desperately Wanting.” ingrained the band into the memories of a generation. Better Than Ezra is deeply aware of their past and they are looking to continue creating wonderful music that resonates with veteran fans as well as
new fans. 

Saturday, June 8th at 8:00pm 

Smash Mouth

Smashmouth photographed in San Jose, CA June 14, 2010©Jay Blakesberg.

Smash Mouth is a band name recognized across all generations, with parents rocking alongside their kids to hits such as “All Star,” “I’m A Believer,” and “Then The Morning Comes.” Having got their start in the late 90’s, Steve Harwell, Paul DeLisle, Greg Camp, Mike “Hippy” Klooster, and Randy Cooke’s, rise to stardom only took a couple of years, although they have since been filling their time with entertaining U.S. Troops overseas. After taking a small break from creating music, Smash Mouth is ready to take off with a new album set to release in the summer of 2019. 

Sunday, June 9th at 11:00am 

The Sunday Brew

The 3rd annual Sunday Brew will feature 12 local and regional breweries, each with up to 4 types of craft beer on tap. This program will also include two stages of non-stop entertainment, and beer-focused activities. All festival attendees are welcome to enjoy the music and activities; however, only those attendees that purchased the Sunday Brew ticket will be able to taste the craft brews. Tickets are limited.

In addition to the outstanding entertainment schedule, Celebrate Fairfax! Festival includes much more – such as the popular Silent Disco, Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, Fairfax County DockDogs Competition, PSISTORM Cup VIII esports Arena, Taste of Virginia Wine Bar, Virginia Tourism LoveArtwork, Celebrate Fairfax 5k Race, Transportation Station, Robotics Pavilion, INOVA Children’s Hospital Avenue, Sunday Brew – plus expanded VIP experiences with front of stage viewing for headliner shows. There will be more than 60 carnival rides, games, and attractions, and 30 food vendors with enough variety to please anyone. 

General admission is available for all performances; shows are free with daily tickets to the event. Super Early Bird tickets went  on sale April 1st at
www.celebratefairfax.com and May 1st at all Northern Virginia Wegmans locations. 

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization commissioned in 1982 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  Its mission, “The Celebration of Fairfax County and Its Communities,” is met through the production of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, and Fall for Fairfax KidsFest.  

For more information call  (703) 324-3247 or visit the website, www.celebratefairfax.com.  

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