Summer Fun: Things To Do in Fairfax

Summer Fun: Things To Do in Fairfax

<lst>The City of Fairfax Regional Library offers a variety of events and workshops for people of every age. Below is a list of events held at the library throughout the summer. The library is located at 10360 North St. in downtown Fairfax and is open on Sunday, from 1-5 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 703-293-6227 or visit for more information.

Personalized Genealogical Tutoring for adults only. Come find out who else is part of your family tree. Call the Virginia Room at 703-293-6383 to make an appointment.

<cal1>Thursday/July 15

<cal2>Afternoon Reading Group: "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines, 1 p.m.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 21

<cal2>Baba Jamal Koram: African Stories in De Americas, 2:30 p.m.

<cal1>Thursday/July 15

<cal2>Groovy Nate and his Puppets: Groovy Reading, 10:30 a.m.

<cal1>Thursday/July 8

<cal2>Brain Benders, ages 6-12, 10:30 a.m.

<hdr15>Farmers Markets

<cal1>Tuesdays/All summer

<cal2>The City’s Annual Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m.-noon at Van Dyck Park. Call 703-642-0128 for further information

<cal1>Saturdays/All Summer

<cal2>The Downtown Fairfax Coalition Community Market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of West and Main streets. Call 703-430-6164 for more information.

<cal1>Sundays/Alll Summer

<cal2>The Sunday Farmers Market takes place at the George Mason Square lot on the corner of Old Lee Highway and North Street and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information can be found by calling 703-430-6164.


<cal1>Thursday and Friday/July 1 and 2

<cal2>Recital: Ovations Strings Chamber, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Call 703-993-8888 for ticket information

<cal1>Thursday/July 8

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden, 8 p.m. at the Veterans Amphitheater located at 10455 Armstrong St. Call 703-757-0220 for more information.

<cal1>Thursday/July 15

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: Children’s Concert, Veterans Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

<cal1>Thursday/July 22

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: Main Street Community Band, Veterans Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

<cal1>Thursday/July 29

<cal2>Summer Concert Series: City of Fairfax Band, Veterans Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

<cal1>Friday/July 30

<cal2>Fourth Fridays in Old Town Fairfax, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Call 703-273-6097 for details.

<cal1>Saturday/July 17

<cal2>Hub Open House, The John Swayze Theater at The New School of Northern Virginia, 11-3. Located at 9431 Silver King Court in Fairfax. Call 703-674-3177 or visit for information.


<cal2>Play bingo at 7:15 p.m. every Friday night at Fire Station 3. Call 703-273-3638 for more information.

<cal1>Friday/July 16.

<cal2>Summer Nights Cabaret at The John Swayze Theater at The New School of Northern Virginia. Located at 9431 Silver King Court in Fairfax. Runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 703-674-3177 or visit for information.

<cal1>Sunday/July 11

<cal2>Second Sunday Series: The Arts in Fairfax: Charlie Mills. 2 p.m. at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. Call 703-385-8414 for information.

<cal1>Saturday/July 10

<cal2>Boxing: Jimmy Lange at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 7:30 p.m. Call 703-993-3000 for details.

<cal1>Saturday/July 24

<cal2>Civil War Interpretive Center Series: The War Years in Fairfax, 1861-62, 2 p.m. at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim at 3610 Old Lee Highway. Call 703-591-0560 for more information.

<cal1>Sunday/July 25

<cal2>Electric Sunday TV and Computer Recycling Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station off West Ox Road. Contact 703-324-5052 for details.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 27

<cal2>SafeAssured Kit from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Police Department on 3730 Old Lee Highway. Call 703-385-7966 to make a reservation (required).

<hdr15>Royal Lake Park

<lst>Royal Lake Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors or to attend a summer concert. Free concerts take place every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. until September. The park is located on 5344 Gainsborough Drive in Fairfax and contains a lake, playground equipment, tennis courts, a trail and more.

<cal1>Thursday/July 8

<cal2>Los Quetzales (Mexican Folk Dance)

<cal1>Thursday/July 15

<cal2>Daryl Davis Trio (Swing)

<cal1>Thursday/July 22

<cal2>Project Natale (Jazz)

<cal1>Thursday/July 29

<cal2>Lox & Vodka (Klezmer)

<cal1>Thursday/August 5>

<cal2>Irish Breakfast Band (Irish)

<cal1>Thursday/August 12

<cal2>The Novations (Classic Rock)

<cal1>Thursday/August 19

<cal2>Russikye Musikanti (Russian)

<cal1>Thursday/August 26

<cal2>Squeeze Bayon (Cajun)

<hdr15>Summer Camps

<lst>WGMU Summer Radio Camp runs from July 26-30 at George Mason University. The camp is designed for ages 12-18 and gives participants an insight into the professional world of radio. Call 703-993-3473 for more information.

Lacrosse Experience, a summer lacrosse camp for boys held at George Mason University, is meant for ages 8-14 and runs from July 6-9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 410-205-9705 to register.

Rec-PAC Summer Camp Program is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority in over 50 locations. The camp runs from July 6 until August 12 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm. Visit to register.

A Class Act is an acting camp for youth aged 5-18 who enjoy the arts. Sessions run weekly and are located at George Mason University’s TheaterSpace. Call 703-307-5332 or visit to register.

Drumline Camp through the Potomac Arts Academy at George Mason University runs from Aug. 2-4 for high school students. Call 703-993-9889 for details.

Football Camp at George Mason University runs from July 7-11, from 3:30-8 p.m. Call 571-221-7355 for details.

Enshin Karate Summer Camp located at Vienna Town offers a selection between full days and half days. Call 703-281-KICK to sign up.

All Art Summer Program offers one week sessions all summer Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6-12. Visit to register and receive more information.

Woodwind Summer Camp is located at George Mason University and has weekly sessions from July 26 until August 6. The camp runs Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children ages 5-19.