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Fairfax


Old Fairfax County Jail:
Old Fairfax County Jail
Fairfax is a city in Fairfax county, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2014, its population was 24,483.

Within the central business of Fairfax are 28 buildings known as the "City of Fairfax Historic District". This area was limited in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, and includes building such as the Barbour Building, First National Bank of Fairfax, Ford Building, Historic Fairfax County Courthouse, Marsh House, McHugh & Hoffman Building, Old Fairfax County Jail, Old Town Hall, Ratcliffe-Logan-Allison House, Rust Building, and Truro Church - several of these builds are separately listed in addition to the listing of the district as a whole.

Fairfax holds many arts and cultural events each year. These include:
  • Chocolate Lovers Festival - Held in Old Town Fairfax in early March. Vendors sell various chocolate products, and there are typicallyu children's activites, craft shows, and various chocolate-related activites.

  • Fairfax Civil War Day - Held annual at the Blenheim estate, a historic property owned by the city. Features drill and muster re-enactments.

  • Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts - Held in April at various venues around the city, this three-week long festival features art, concerts, dance, and music.

  • Fall for the Book Festival - Held in Fall, in City of Fairfax, at George Mason University, and other venues in the area, this celebration of literature features readings, discussions, and lectures, often incorporating nationally-recognized writers.

  • Festival of Lights & Carols - Held on the first Saturday in September, this events features Christmas and other seasonal events including the illumination of Old Town Fairdax, the lighting of the city Christmas Tree, and, of course, Santa Claus.

  • Holiday Craft Show - A craft show held at Fairfax High School on the third Saturday and Sunday of November. Between 8,000 and 10,000 people typically attend!

  • Independence Day - Held on July 4th, the city's Independence Day celebrations feature one of the largest hometown parade's in the region, as well as fireworks, and other activities.

  • Irish Festival - Held in September in Old Fairfax, this festivals celebrates Irish and celtic song, music and dance.

  • National Trails Day - Held in June, this events celebrates the trails and open spaces of Fairfax.


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