SpringFest Fairfax Comes to Sully Historic Site

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Healthy People, Healthy Planet

It’s the same great program in a very different place! Participate in a day full of free, environmental, and health-focused family-friendly activities and games at this year’s SpringFest Fairfax –a celebration of Earth and Arbor Days on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its NEW location—Sully Historic Site—3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, Va. Presented by Clean Fairfax in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority, SpringFest is Fairfax County’s official celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Come out rain or shine! Admission and parking are free.

“This one-day event is the place to be for environmental entertainment, games, activities and learning opportunities for residents of all ages to celebrate our natural environment and healthy lifestyles,” said Clean Fairfax Executive Director Jen Cole.

Last year over 5,000 residents attended SpringFest. This year’s performers include Billy B., and The Reycling Pirates Puppet show. See live animals, participate in an environmental scavenger hunt, race through obstacle courses and fill up on delicious food truck delights. A wide range of hands-on activities and games highlight some of the most interesting aspects of our environment here in Fairfax County. Attendees will also find native tree saplings, flowers, vegetables and herbs and a fun “Touch-a-Truck” activity featuring county vehicles through history as well as lots of modern equipment!

Join us at 10:30 a.m. for poetry readings, as the Park Authority’s Children’s Poetry Contest winners present their written works. This event is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Celebrate Arbor Day with the annual presentation of the Arbor Day Proclamation at noon, which ensures Fairfax County continues to be a Tree City USA site. There will be a morning tree planting at the site in the morning, for those looking for an Arbor Day service project. Volunteer opportunities for students and adults are available throughout the day—please visit SpringFestFairfax.org site to sign up.

Kids are encouraged to pick up their Environmental Passport at the Clean Fairfax tent while supplies last. Kids can earn stamps and stickers from exhibitors as they explore different organizations, obstacle courses and activities. Return to Clean Fairfax to share what you’ve learned and receive a prize.

For more information, call 703-324-5470 or 571-338-6710 or visit online at SpringFestFairfax.org .

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with low income. Volunteer Mohammad Sefat provides provides an inside look at the program.

Posted by Fairfax County Government on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Clean Fairfax produces SpringFest with our partner Fairfax County Park Authority. SpringFest Fairfax grows every year and we hope you’ll celebrate with us on Saturday April 29, 2017 10am – 4pm at our new location The Sully Historic Site.

This is Fairfax County’s official Earth Day and Arbor Day event.
Once again we welcome FCPA Healthy Strides Expo–workshops, vendors and activities to help us be healthier and happier.”Healthy People-Healthy Planet” Over 75 vendors, exhibitors and food trucks will be at SpringFest–and admission is still FREE! Learn about the great work our County Parks do; pet an alpaca; try a fun run; participate in environmental crafts; check out the bees and the trees; consult with Master Gardeners; buy plants for your garden and MORE!

Entertainment includes; Food Trucks; Billy B; The Recycling Pirates puppet show; petting zoo; Touch-a-Truck; and more!

This is our CFC SpringFest 17 Flyer and it’s available for download!

SpringFest Fairfax is produced by Clean Fairfax Council, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization in Fairfax County, working to keep the region Clean, Green, and Sustainable. Learn more about Clean Fairfax on our Website! or call us at 703-324-5471, email: cfc@cleanfairfax.org