Sponsored by the City of Fairfax and the Commission on the Arts, the City of Fairfax Band has been making music since 1969. By their active participation, ensembles and members of the City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA) support performing arts in the Fairfax community and in the greater Northern Virginia and Washington DC metropolitan area. Led by talented and experienced musical staff, CFBA ensembles have entertained the citizens of Fairfax, the Commonwealth of Virginia (including Richmond, Yorktown, Orkney Springs, and Fredericksburg), and the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 40 years.
Programs are varied and present the best in classical transcriptions, wind band music, military and marches, show tunes, and much more. CFBA is proud to sponsor new compositions and to showcase new arrangements at every season. Its concerts frequently feature exciting and well-known guest artists.
Ensembles include the nationally renowned City of Fairfax Band, the Main Street Community Band, Northern Virginia Youth Winds, Northern Virginia Junior Winds, the internationally acclaimed German band Alte Kameraden, the Fairfax Swing Band, the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet, the Potomac Brass Quintet, the Rebel Run Dixieland Band, and other small ensembles.
Fall for the Book Pop-Up Lit Nights
Thursday, January 31, 2019 “Story Sprint”
Save the Date for Fall for the Book 2019
October 10-12, 2019
Stay tuned for more information!
Based at George Mason University, Fall for the Book is an independent non-profit literary arts organization that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities, the flagship of which is the Fall for the Book festival held each September or October. The festival as well as other activities for both children and adults: Connect readers and authors so that readers become acquainted on a personal level with writers and their work in new and vibrant ways, illustrate the many ways reading encourages cultural growth through empathy and knowledge, give children their first experience with the thrill of writing creatively through tailored workshops and readings, as well as first publication opportunities. Find a full schedule of events and more information at fallforthebook.org
Old Town Hall Gallery
3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Old Town Hall Gallery is opened Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-2:30pm
Gallery at City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street Fairfax, VA
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday: 10am -6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm -5pm
Art & Lunch - Grab your lunch, your art, and your creativity! The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch at Old Town Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a lunch and enjoy the company of other artists while creating. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of Old Town Hall should you choose to pick up a bite in the area.
The Fairfax Art League was founded in 1986 by six artists exhibiting their work as a group in the John C. Wood complex. In 1987 the six artists, after much consideration about the name adopted The Fairfax Art League (FAL). League was selected since League, by definition, is a covenant between persons, and FAL's covenant is to promote art in the community. In 1988, the League applied for incorporation through the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, which in February 1989 resulted in the League incorporation as a Non Profit Organization. In the years since its inception the League's membership has grown to over 100 members. The Fairfax Art League (FAL) is a vibrant organization comprised of local and regional artists coming together to celebrate the arts.
This series is presented on the 3rd Thursday morning in the month, by the Friday Morning Music Club, Inc., a community of music lovers and musicians dedicated to promoting classical music throughout the metropolitan area. On the third Thursday of the month from October through April, except December, they host their performances at Old Town Hall at 12:00pm.
January 17, 2019
February 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
April 18, 2019
For program details, please check their website: www.fmmc.org.
23nd Annual Irish Folk Festival
September 22, 2018
Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA
Irish music and dance performances on four stages
Food & craft vendors
Workshops and sessions
More information at www.cceirishfest.org