The annual festival celebrates the county and its employees, communities and resources with exhibits, concerts, performing arts, rides, food and fireworks. The hours are 6 p.m. to midnight tomorrow; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets to Celebrate Fairfax are $10 for those 11 and older, $8 for seniors and active military personnel, $5 for kids 3 to 10, and free for those 2 and younger. More information, including a full schedule of performers and details on discount ticket packages, is available at www.celebratefairfax.org.
To accommodate county fair activities, general parking at the Government Center will be extremely limited, bus routes will be adjusted, and some roads and entrances will be closed.
There will be no parking at the Government Center for the festival; however, nearby parking will be available behind the Pennino and Herrity buildings on Post Forest Drive and Government Center Parkway. Free buses will transport people to the fair from the Vienna Metro station and off-site parking lots.
Free shuttles will also be available at Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall, running from 5 p.m. tomorrow to 12:30 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
On Saturday and Sunday only, the Fairfax Connector will shuttle passengers for free between the Vienna Metro station and Celebrate Fairfax. Starting at 9 a.m., buses will run every half-hour, with the last shuttle returning to the Metro half an hour after the festival's close.
During Celebrate Fairfax, the Government Center will be open for absentee voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday for the June 14 Democratic and Republican primary elections. Absentee voters who are not attending the festival should go to the green gate, or the south entrance, where they will be given priority parking and assistance. More information is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/eb/absentee.htm or by calling 703-222-0776, TTY 711.