ViVi! Vienna! Comes to Town

Annual street festival takes place Memorial Day weekend.

ViVa! Vienna! 2005 is set to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. Sponsored by the Vienna Rotary, the annual event will start Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. The activities are set to be centered on Church Street, which will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Activities open at 10 a.m. on Sunday and Monday as well. Saturday’s festival will close at 11 p.m., Sunday’s at 10 p.m. and Monday’s at 6 p.m. Streets will reopen at 9 p.m. on Monday.

This year’s event features a host of food, arts and crafts and information booths along with amusements and rides. The festival will offer two stages of performers, with one geared toward children’s shows. Shuttle service will be available from Madison High School and the Vienna/Fairfax Metro Station.

For more information, visit www.vivavienna.org.

How To Get There

ViVa! Vienna!, Vienna's community celebration staged May 28-30, has added shuttle bus service to the May 28-30 festival area from the Vienna/Fairfax Metro Station and parking at James Madison High School. This free, handicap accessible service is offered to help welcome more people to the festival and ease parking stress near the event.

The shuttle bus will operate all three days of ViVa! Vienna! On Saturday and Sunday, the shuttle will begin service at 12 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. On Monday, the service will be available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The pick up points will be the North Kiss and Ride area of the Vienna/Fairfax Metro Station, the James Madison High School parking lot with the flag pole as the pick up point and the intersection of Center Street and Maple Avenue. Using two buses, the shuttle will depart the Metro Station on the hour, at 20 minutes after the hour and at 40 minutes after the hour. The departure times for the James Madison High

School parking lot will be at 10, 30 and 50 minutes after the hour. Buses will leave Center Street on the hour, at 20 minutes after the hour and at 40 minutes after the hour.

The North Kiss and Ride area at Vienna Metro Station can be reached by turning left after exiting the fare card area. James Madison High School is located two blocks from Route 123 at the western town limits of Vienna. Center Street and Maple Avenue intersection is one block from the center of the ViVa! Vienna! festival area.

For more information about ViVa! Vienna!, visit www.vivavienna.org. Information includes a schedule of entertainment, listings of amusement rides, food and street fair vendors and a schedule of opening ceremonies.