Walking across the Monkey Bridge at the 2015 Burke Centre Festival is Jean Pierre Portillo of Alexandria. The bridge was constructed by members of Boy Scout Troop 1345 of the Burke Centre Conservancy.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
Burke Centre Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The festival is Burke Centre's signature event, which celebrates the spirit of the community. Admission and many activities are free.
The festival features a huge Arts & Crafts Show, Karaoke, Fairfax County Police, Fire & Rescue displays, emergency preparedness area, live dance and musical entertainment, roving characters/mascots, a wide variety of festival food vendors, interactive puppet and wildlife shows, high quality face & hair painting, amusement rides, pony rides, a nursing mom's private tent, basketball toss, cornhole, tons of community booths, giveaways and drawings, an after-hours wine garden and much more. No pets are permitted on the Festival grounds.
Flag-Raising Ceremony opens the Festival each year with the Burke VFW Post 5412 and Boy Scout Troop 1345.
Free Shuttle Bus Service along Burke Centre Parkway; free parking all weekend at all five community centers.
Festival Wine Garden will be open Saturday only, Sept. 9, 5-10 p.m. Cave Ridge Vineyards is the featured winery again this year. For ages 21 and older.