The City of Fairfax promotes the value of arts and culture by nurturing, investing in and celebrating the creative contributions of artists, musicians and arts organizations. By engaging the community, encouraging participation and facilitating access to the arts, the City is working with local artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant community for all of the City's residents, businesses and visitors.
For more information about the Cultural Arts in Fairfax, contact Cultural Arts Manager Megan DuBois at Megan.DuBois@fairfaxva.gov or 703-273-6097
Below is a sample of some of the most popular Cultural Arts Programs Fairfax offers.
ArtScreen is a free film series celebrating the arts on Friday
evenings at the in the City of Fairfax.
|November 2||January 4||April 5|
1984 • Winner of 8
| "The Glenn Miller Story"
1954 • Academy Award
for Best Sound
| "The Buddy Holly Story"
1978 • Academy Award for
Best Music, Original Score
|Doors Open: 7pm
Film Start Time: 7:15pm
|Doors Open: 7pm
Film Start Time: 7:30pm
| Doors Open: 7pm
Film Start Time: 7:30pm
All screenings will be at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA 22030
Performances begin at 8:00pm October through April. Please find the full schedule of performers below. All performance take place at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax VA 22030, unless otherwise noted. Please arrive early as there are no booked tickets and it is on a first-come, first-served basis.
| October 12
||"Two for a Song"||D'Amor Duo||Ragtime Piano & Vocalist|
|October 26**||"Sounds of the Saxophone"||Washington Saxophone Quartet||Jazz, Bach, Bernstein|
|November 9||"A Night Of Jazz"||The Hot Lanes Big Band With
|December 7||"Christmas Cheer"||Cathedral Brass||Seasonal Brass|
|January 11||"Mason Jazz Guitar Night"||Shawn Purcell and Friends||Jazz|
|January 25||"A Celebration of Robert Burns"||IONA Celtic Fusion||Celtic Fusion|
| February 1**
||"Chocolate, Music, and Goodies"||Beau Soir||Flute, Harp Duo|
|February 8||"A Night in New Orleans"||Dixie Power Trio||New Orleans Jazz|
|February 22||"Sounds of the Clarinet"||Mpingo||Clarinet Quartet|
|March 8||"Echos of Goya"||William Feasley||Guitar|
|March 22||"Swing the Night Away"||Nitehawks Swing||Big Band|
| April 12**
||"An Evening of Classical Sounds"||Washington Chamber Orchestra||Classical|
** Performance will take place at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA 22030
|All Events are Sponsored by
City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts
Every Monday, beginning the second Monday in September, there will be family programming. It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more! All performances and programs begin at10:30am. All performances and programs - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. There is ample parking in the downtown, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. Email Megan
|7 -Jan||Funday Monday- Mr. Skip|
|14-Jan||Funday Monday - Erin's Epic Books|
|4-Feb||Funday Monday- Mr. Skip|
|11-Feb||Funday Monday - Erin's Epic Books|
|25-Feb||Funday Monday - Paint Your Own Pottery|
|4-Mar||Funday Monday- Mr. Skip|
|11-Mar||Funday Monday - Erin's Epic Books|
|18-Mar||Funday Monday - Zumba|
|25-Mar||Funday Monday - Paint Your Own Pottery|
|1-Apr||Funday Monday- Mr. Skip|
|8-Apr||Funday Monday - Erin's Epic Books|
|15-Apr||Funday Monday - Zumba|
|22-Apr||Funday Monday - Paint Your Own Pottery|
|29-Apr||Funday Monday - Tye Dye Party|
|6-May||Funday Monday - Mr. Skip|
|13-May||Funday Monday - Erin's Epic Books|
|20-May||Funday Monday - Zumba|
** Event takes place at the Stacy C Sherwood Community Center.
3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax Va 22030
| All Events are Sponsored by
City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts & Paint Your Own Pottery
Mason Speaker Series: An Evening with Dr. Ed Maibach
"What do Americans think about climate change, and what—if anything—do they want to do about it?"
April 24, 2019 at 7pm in Old Town Hall
Dr. Edward Maibach will present an overview of the findings from public opinion polls regarding climate change conducted over the past decade. Recently there has been a sharp increase in the public’s understanding of and concern about climate change. He will discuss Mason’s efforts to increase public understanding of climate change. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.
Dr. Maibach serves on the advisory council of George Mason University’s newly launched Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE), which will address Earth’s future, including the problem of global climate change. He is also a Mason distinguished University Professor and a communication scientist who is expert in the uses of strategic communication and social marketing to address climate change and related public health challenges. His research – funded by NSF, NASA and private foundations – focuses on public understanding of climate change and clean energy; the psychology underlying public engagement; and cultivating TV weathercasters, health professionals, and climate scientists as effective climate educators. From 2011 to 2014, Ed co-chaired the Engagement & Communication Working Group for the 3rd National Climate Assessment, and he currently advises myriad government agencies, museums, science societies and civic organizations on their climate change public engagement initiatives. He earned his PhD in communication science at Stanford University, his Masters in Public Health at San Diego State University, and his BA in psychology at University of California, San Diego.
Kidz Korner features family programming every Saturday at 10:30am in Old Town Square during the summer, June-September.
There are a wide array of programs for every age including performers such as Mr. Skip and Peter McCory's One Man Band, activities provided by the Children's Science Center, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, math problems by the Art of Problem Solving, and Eric Energy. Combine that with princesses, superheroes, an Irish celebration and more - and you won't want to miss these great events all summer long!
Summer 2018 Schedule
June 2 Fit Foodie
June 9 Kitty Pozer Day Family Activities
June 16 Mr. Skip – Fun and Songs
June 23 Superheroes Party – Ever Laughter Parties
June 30 Children’s Science Center
July 7 Art of Problem Solving
July 14 Good Gollie Miss Mollie
July 21 Mr. Skip – Fun and Songs
July 28 World Karate
Aug. 4 Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Aug. 11 Tiny Dancers
Aug. 18 Tinkergarten
Sept. 1 Mr. Skip
Sept. 8 Eric Energy
Sept. 15 Party Like a Princess
Sept. 22 Irish Festival at Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy
Sept. 29 Oh Susannah