Celebrate Pride Month in Fairfax City

Celebrate Pride Month in Fairfax City


Celebrate Pride Month in Fairfax City

The City of Fairfax and Mason (GMU) will host Fairfax Pride on Saturday, June 1, from 5-7 p.m., in Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive. It’s a free event open to everyone. There’ll be informational vendors from both Mason’s campus and Northern Virginia, plus children’s activities including facepainting, fairy hair and crafts. 

The fun begins at 5 p.m. with a performance by the Mosaic Harmony community choir. Then at 5:30 p.m., attendees will be welcomed by both City and Mason representatives to commemorate the start of Pride Month. 

Later that evening, Coyote Grille at 10266 Main St. is hosting a Pride Drag Show from 9-11:30 p.m. Presented by The Palace, tickets are $15, adults; $10, college students.

For a full list and further details about all the Pride events in the City throughout June, go to www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/fairfax-pride.

High Side Hosts Tiny Beer Fest, June 9

High Side’s fourth annual Tiny Beer Fest 2023 is slated for Sunday, June 9, from 1-5 p.m., in the restaurant’s parking lot at 4009 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax City. On tap will be craft-beer tasting, cider, Asian street food, deejay music and a dad-joke contest. 

Besides being a fun way to relax with friends, the event will also raise money for a good cause, with 10 percent of the ticket proceeds being donated to Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths, which helps stabilize and support low-income, working families in the local area.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/tiny-beer-fest-2024-tickets-898719192297. Participants in the dad-joke contest must register for it in advance at https://forms.gle/HAE55exHTayWA6Di7.

Car Seat Inspections on June 6

Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, June 6, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should install the child safety seat so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly. Everyone is eligible. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for June 20, at the same place and time.