An Annual Tradition
More information on the 40th Annual Fairfax Festival’s parade coming soon!
CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST YEAR’S OFFICIAL WINNERS: (though everyone’s a winner at the Fairfax Festival):
39th ANNUAL FAIRFAX FESTIVAL PARADE WINNERS, JUNE 11 2016
- FAIRFAX THEATRE
- LGBTQ tied with ECO FEST
- 350 MARIN
- FAIRFAX MUSICIANS’ UNION
- LOST AT HOME DRUMS
- BRIDGE OF HEARTS/GHANDI
- FITZPATRICK HEATING
- REBVOLUTION 9
- GREIR ARGELL PLUMBING
- MAP-ROSS VALLEY SCHOOL
- MANOR GREE TEAM tied with UNI-CYCLE
- MARIN ELEMENTARY UNICYCLE
- FAIRFAX SAN ANSELMO CHILDREN;\’S CENTER
- M &G’S BURGERS
Almost the whole town comes out and lines the streets for the marvelous parade. As always, the parade starts on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and makes its way through downtown Fairfax. It officially starts at the Fairfax Theater, turns on to Bolinas Road, and ends on Park Road. See you there!
For last year’s Grand Marshal we honored a trio who have each contributed to Fairfax and Marin County for many years: David Smadbeck, Iseult Jordan and Tera Ferguson. David has served our community in many capacities, including:
- President Fairfax Chamber of Commerce (4 yrs)
- President Marin Association of Realtors
- President Marin Women’s Council of Realtors
- Spirit of Marin Award 2014
- Realtor of the Year 2014 (Marin Association of Realtors)
- Rotary Club 2006-2016
- Project Coordinator for Rebuilding Marin
- Fairfax PARC Commission Member
In addition, all three Grand Marshals were the owners of the recently-closed, beloved Sleeping Lady, a restaurant and music venue for all ages, and supporter of the Fairfax Festival! Since 2008 they held a space for local and global music, including Youth Music Showcase events. The Sleeping Lady hosted many benefits for local and global non-profit organizations such as YES, Habitat for Humanity, Relief for Haiti, Global Youth Peace Summit, Sustainable Fairfax. It was the home for the Ukulele Session on Saturdays, the Irish Session on Sundays & Open Mic on Monday nights which was voted one of the best Open Mic’s in the Bay Area. It was also a driving force and featured venue for The Annual Fairfax Irish Music Festival.
As traditional for the last 39 years… Parade was announced by Pete Arrigoni and Geoff Bolt.