Old Town Fairfax News and Events
Asian Festival on Main!
July 25, 2021 12:00 noon – 9:00 PM
Asian Festival on Main!
The Asian Street Festival on Main (AFM) was created to bring people together and highlight cultural diversity through food and entertainment. AFM is providing education through local organizations showcasing Asian American heritage and also sharing the food of different ethnicities. Our message is about creating togetherness, love, and the celebration of community.
EVENT will be held on Sunday, July 25 from 12noon – 9:00PM on Main Street in the Historic District of Old Town Fairfax City.
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SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund
April 30 @ 9:00 am
Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)
The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations today Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Funds must be used for allowable expenses by March 11, 2023.
Read more for immediate steps.
Best of Nova 2021
Time to Vote 2021 Best of Nova Magazine
Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of will be in the June issue, which will hit news stands in May. Votes are from you, the readers, and give our small businesses a good idea of what makes the community they work in happy!
Many of our Old Town Fairfax restaurants, salons, shops are contenders each year! Please vote for your favorites by March 12, 2021 at 11:45PM.
Include #BestofNOVA2021 on your post and tag your favorite business! Thank you for supporting our local businesses.
Lacing LOVE – Spotlight on the Arts Festival
April 23 @ 4:00 pm – May 9 @ 4:00 pm
This year’s theme, Art Heals, recognizes the unifying power of art in the community. For us, Art means Business. As you stroll along the Art Walk, peek at the storefront windows for unique displays from the Chesapeake Region Lace Guild. We all know Virginia is for Lovers; our local lace makers have created LOVE signs out of their tools and materials to celebrate the healing power of love and their love of making lace. The Guild promotes interest and preservation of fine old laces, studies the history and characteristics of lace, and teaches lacemaking and lace identification.
Read more about the Old Town Fairfax Business Association, Spotlight on the Arts, and the Chesapeake Region Lace Guild in the Fairfax City Patch article.
Download the Guide: Lace Art Stroll or pick up a copy at the Library and in Old Town Businesses.
LacingLOVE Art Stroll Map of locations can be found here.
Scavenger Hunt and Answer Key can be found here.
Best of Virginia 2021
Voting Is Open!
Saturday, January 6th- January 31st
Vote now for your favorite restaurants, shops, museums, service businesses, and more in our 10th annual Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey!
Virginia Living’s Best of 2021 survey is out now and you need to vote. The survey is for the Commonwealth, broken down by regions. Click Here to begin the survey for Northern Virginia area. Note that the voting ends for this survey January 31. 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.
Limit one ballot per person. Encourage all of your friends and family to vote too!
More info and voting link are also here – Click Here
Old Town Fairfax Business Association Annual Report
Annual Meeting of Membership
January 12, 2021
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Please join us for our Annual Meeting of Membership! We are hosting the meeting via Zoom this year, but hope to see everyone’s faces on our screen. Hear remarks from our Chairman of the Board since July, Joshua Alexander and our City’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Stalzer.
We will have an exciting update regarding the off-campus housing project from Angela Rawie and Amanda Wallis, both Executive VPs, Development at Capstone Collegiate Communities. Also some great marketing support coming to our businesses in Old Town. Join Us by completing the form below at the link. We will send you the meeting link once you have registered.
New Restaurant Drapers Coming near Old Town Square Park
Located in the center of Fairfax City, right behind Old Town Square Park. Construction is starting soon fencing is up now.
Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority has finalized an agreement to redevelop the Park View property at 3936 Old Lee Highway with Parry Restaurant Group (parryrestaurantgroup.com). The EDA will retain ownership of the property while Parry Restaurant Group serves as the developer of the project and operates a new restaurant under a long-term lease with the EDA. The redevelopment will enhance the Old Town Fairfax City experience while activating the streetscape. (This site is the former location of the Fairfax Skate and Surf Shop which has moved to the Safeway Shopping Center)
More info and the press release can be read here-Press Release on EDA Will Redevelop Park View Property into a Restaurant
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Our mission is to serve as a central voice for businesses, commercial property owners, and the community for which it serves, in the Historic Old Town Fairfax and the Transition District to create a thriving economy that enhances the city’s quality of life and strengthens member businesses. The OTFBA works to reaffirm and promote Old Town as the city’s social, cultural, and economic center by emphasizing community organization, promotion, design, and development.