Fun Nearby: Celebrate Fairfax! Begins Friday

South Africa's Kongos performs Friday at Celebrate Fairfax!/Courtesy Celebrate FairfaxThe Fairfax County Government Center grounds are the place to be for live music, rides, carnival games and other family fun this weekend as the 34th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival gets underway.

Here is what you need to know:

Festival Hours are Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Government Center is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

There will be more than 30 food vendors on site. Fireworks will take place Friday and Saturday nights about 9:30 p.m.

Ticket prices vary ($12 for adult one-day admission; $8 for Sunday admission; $5, ahes 3 to 13; weekend packages available). This includes festival admission but not carnival rides. Ticket info and purchase is available online. Tickets are also available through Thursday at Northern Virginia Wegman’s stores.

There will be more than 130 entertainment acts, including children’s programming. The Bud Light Main Stage will feature headliners each day:

Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m.: KONGOS

Saturday, June 6 at p.m. 3 DOORS DOWN

Sunday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. THE AMISH OUTLAWS

General admission includes all performances.

For complete information, visit

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