Spotlight on the Arts
Held each April, Spotlight on the Arts features three weeks of music, dance, theater, art and choral concerts. Sponsored by the city in cooperation with George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and City of Fairfax Schools, Spotlight on the Arts events take place at venues throughout the city, university and college locations. For information, visit www.fairfaxspotlight.org or call 703.352.ARTS.
Annually, the City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a Fall Festival held in historic downtown Fairfax on the second Saturday in October. This popular event begins at 10 a.m. and includes arts and crafts, ethnic foods, children's corner, rides and musical entertainment. There are more than 500 arts, crafts and food vendors participating in the festival. Entertainment and children's activities also are provided. Attendance is about 35,000-45,000. For information, call 703.385.7858.
Holiday Craft Show
The third Saturday and Sunday of November are reserved for the Holiday Craft Show. The craft show is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run. This event features a variety of seasonal arts and crafts with more than 200 vendors - plus a visit from and photos with Santa Claus. Child care is provided. Attendance is about 8,000-10,000. For information, call 703.385.7858.