This Year’s Festival


June 10th & 11th, 2017
Sat & Sun 11am - 6pm

Film Night:
Fri, June 9th
8:00pm Contratti Park Ball Field

Downtown Parade
Sat 10am

No dogs at the Festival - Service animals only, please!

Thank You Sponsors!
  • Bradley
  • FairfaxLumbers2
  • MarinSanitary_LoVs1
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  • lagunitas brewing
  • marin clean energy
  • Fairfax police

The Parade

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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

 COMMUNITY

  1. FAIRFAX THEATRE
  2. LGBTQ tied with ECO FEST
  3. 350 MARIN

 NOVELTY

  1. FAIRFAX MUSICIANS’ UNION
  2. LOST AT HOME DRUMS
  3. BRIDGE OF HEARTS/GHANDI

 FAIRFAX MERCHANT

  1. FITZPATRICK HEATING
  2. REBVOLUTION 9
  3. GREIR ARGELL PLUMBING

 SCHOOL

  1. MAP-ROSS VALLEY SCHOOL
  2. MANOR GREE TEAM tied with UNI-CYCLE
  3. MARIN ELEMENTARY UNICYCLE

 AREA MERCHANT

  1. CAPOEIRO
  2. FAIRFAX SAN ANSELMO CHILDREN;\’S CENTER
  3. 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.

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