Frequently Asked Questions
Friday, June 7, 2013: 6:00pm - midnight
Saturday, June 8, 2013: 10:00am - midnight
Sunday, June 9, 2013: 11:00am - 7:00pm
THE FESTIVAL WILL GO ON RAIN OR SHINE!
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL LOCATED?
On the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax Virginia
Park and ride the free shuttle to the festival. Shuttle stops at Fair Oaks Shopping Center and on Fair Lakes Circle. Follow signs to the bus stops! Download the Festival's Shuttle Bus Map.
HOW MUCH IS AN ADMISSION TICKET?
Adult tickets are $12 at the gate; Children 3 - 10 are $5; Children under three are free. Seniors (55+) and Active Military with ID are $10 at the gate. For information on purchasing discounted advance tickets, visit our Tickets page.
ARE CARNIVAL RIDES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION?
Each ride requires tickets - tickets cost $1 each and rides can require, on average, 2-5 tickets per ride. Or you may purchase a carnival handstamp on-site Saturday or Sunday for $25. Anyone that wants to ride a ride must have either tickets or a handstamp. Handstamps are valid for rides in both the KidWay MidWay and main Carnival area. For more information on carnival rides, please visit our carnival provider's website: Amusements of America.
HOW DO I GET TO THE FESTIVAL?
Getting to the festival is easier than you think. Celebrate Fairfax! is held at the Fairfax County Government Center located at 12000 Government Center Parkway. While there is limited parking at the Government Center complex (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035), those lots fill up quickly each day. Parking levels under the Government Center are by permit only. Permits are valid only on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9.
Celebrate Fairfax! makes it easy to access the festival via our FREE Shuttle Bus service. The Celebrate Fairfax! shuttle bus service will take you round trip from nearby remote parking facilities - Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall - to the front door of the festival at NO CHARGE. The FREE shuttle runs every 5-10 minutes. Follow signs to the bus stops!
Fairfax Connector Bus Route - Regular Weekday Service from Vienna Metro Station to areas near the Government Center (not operating Sat. & Sun.)
Shuttle Bus Schedule: Friday, 4:30pm-12:30am; Saturday, 8:30am-12:30am; Sunday, 8:30am-7:30pm.
WHERE CAN I FIND A MAP OF THE FESTIVAL SITE?
***2013 Map Coming Soon***
WHERE CAN I GET DIRECTIONS TO THE FESTIVAL?
The festival is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA.
Parking levels under the Government Center are by permit only. All shuttle buses are free of charge and require no permit.
* View a map of the Government Center on Mapquest and get driving directions from your location.
* Download and print Celebrate Fairfax's Driving Instructions (See Directions Page).
* Download and print directions to the festival shuttle bus parking lots (Download: see PDF).
IS HANDICAPPED PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes, Celebrate Fairfax! is accessible for persons with disabilities. On-site parking at the Fairfax County Government Center is available for persons with valid handicapped permits. Regular-sized vehicles with valid handicapped hangtag or license plate must enter through the Green Gate and will be directed to garage parking. Oversized vehicles with a valid handicapped hangtag or license plate must enter through the Green Gate and will be directed to surface parking in the Friends of the Festival Lot. A golf cart is available to transport handicapped visitors to Festival program areas. Ask the Gate Chairman for assistance.
Absentee Voting is available on Saturday, June 8th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In order to vote (but not attend the Festival), vehicles must enter through the Green Gate, where voters will be directed to a parking area for this purpose. Voters are required to remove their vehicles from the Festival site immediately upon completion.
CAN I RENT A BABY STROLLER OR WHEELCHAIR AT CELEBRATE FAIRFAX!?
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for FREE on a first-come, first-served basis in the festival office. In order to reserve a wheelchair, a government-issued photo identification card must be left with festival office staff and will be given back once the wheelchair has been returned. We do not offer baby stroller rentals. For onsite assistance, visit any of our information booths or speak to a gate supervisor.
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FESTIVAL?
To ensure a safe and enjoyable festival experience for everyone, the following are not permitted at the festival:
* Coolers, pitchers or glass containers
* Removing alcoholic beverages from the site
* Laser pointers
* Lawn or beach chairs
* Pets, except for service animals for patrons with disabilities
* Boom boxes and audio recording devices
* Scooters, roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, or in-line skates
* Professional still or video cameras
* Climbing on any scaffolding towers or stages
* Smoking at any tented areas or indoor venues
* Defacing property within the festival site (this may result in prosecution)
* Bringing in outside alcoholic beverages
Bags, backpacks and other hand-carried items are subject to inspection. Blankets are welcome. Umbrellas may be brought in, but you may be asked to lower them in concert areas to allow all guests access to stage viewing.
Please note that shirts and shoes must be worn while on the festival grounds!
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Fairfax, VA 22033
2.42 miles from the festival
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