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51st Annual Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day Parade
10:00am - 12:00pm - Downtown Fairfax (Rain or Shine)

Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center Open House
9:00am - 4:00pm - 10209 Main Street

It’s our birthday too (25 years)!  Join us for our Annual Open House. 
Enjoy free cake and lemonade on the lawn after the parade.

 Special Patriotic Musical Program:  Join Matthew Dodd for “Songs of the Red, White, and Blue”
on the lawn at 1 p.m.

 Temporary Exhibitions: 
*Images of Fairfax: Past and Present-- Gano Gallery
*Parades of the Past:  Celebrating 50 Years – Showing on the HistoryMax Screen in the Visitor Center

  Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House Tours
11:30am - 1:00pm - 10386 Main Street
Free guided tours of the 1812 and 1927 sections of the house.

Livable Fairfax Scavenger Hunt 
11:30am - 1:30pm - Downtown Fairfax
Pick up a map in Old Town Square and explore various places in the downtown area that are being addressed in the 2035 Comprehensive plan. Free for all ages. Prizes!

  Superhero Fest
12:00noon - 1:00pm
Suntrust Parking Lot (Across from Firestation #3)
Meet and take photos with all your favorite superheros!
Batman, Superman, Robin, Flash, Spiderman, Ironman, Super Girl, Green Lantern,
Wonder Woman, and Captain America.

Old Fashioned Fireman's Day
12:30pm - 4081 University Drive
Firefighter competition, food & beverages, fun for the kids!

Evening Show & Fireworks 
5:30 - 10:30pm - Fairfax High School - 3501 Rebel Run
Rain date - July 5th (Fireworks Only)
5:30-9:00pm: Children's Activities
6:00pm: The Hacken's Boys
7:00pm: City of Fairfax Band 
8:00pm: Presentations of Awards 
8:20: Party Like Its...
9:20: 1812 Overture by the City of Fairfax Band
9:30: Fireworks!
9:40: Party Like Its...


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