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Area Residents Celebrate Fairfax
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Area Residents Celebrate Fairfax

The merry-go-round provides entertainment for all ages.

The merry-go-round provides entertainment for all ages. Photo by Mark Mogle.

The Fairfax County Government Center hosted the 37th Annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival from June 9-11. The three-day-event was jam packed with a wide range of activities for the whole family ranging from carnival rides and silent disco, to performances from rock bands Sugar Ray and Cracker, to a karaoke competition.

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Bryan Howard, bassist for the band Cracker, performs on Sunday at Celebrate Fairfax. Howard grew up in Alexandria and went to West Potomac High School.

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(From left) Kiera Hogan, 8, and Amelia Roberts, 5, both from Fairfax, are ready to take off on the Flying Elephants ride.

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Palaniappan Annamalai and his three-year-old son Pranav Palaniappan enjoyed watching the fireworks go off in the rain from inside the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Attendees enjoy a ride as part of the Celebrate Fairfax Festival June 9 at the Fairfax Government Center. The 37th annual festival was held June 8-10 and attracted tens of thousands of visitors.

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Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms performs for the crowd at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival June 9 at the Fairfax Government Center.