Falls Church Festival Presented by The Kensington

Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

Our 45th Annual Falls Church Festival returns to The Little City on Saturday, September 11, 2021! This family-fun event (previously known as the Falls Church Fall Festival) located on the City Hall Campus (300 Park Ave.) features The Taste of Falls Church, a beer garden, live music, children's entertainment, and booths from local crafters, businesses, and civic organizations. 

This year's event also includes a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic inside the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.). Fairfax Health will offer the first or second dose of the Pfizer Vaccine to anyone ages 12 and up from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT.  More information below.

Admission is free to the public, but food, beer, and amusement rides require the purchase of one or more tickets. This is a rain or shine event. 

Guests are encouraged to wear a mask while not eating or drinking, and must wear a mask when entering the Community Center. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the festival grounds. If you feel sick, please stay home. 

Stay tuned for more information about participating Taste of Falls Church restaurants and the entertainment line-up!

FCF and Kensington logos


Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

  • At the Falls Church Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Inside the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.)
  • First or second dose of Pfizer for people age 12 and older.
  • If getting second dose, bring your vaccination card.
  • Appointments are not required but can be made online: https://guest.vams.cdc.gov/?jurisdiction=FX
  • The event and vaccine clinic are free. No tickets are needed to enter the festival or attend the clinic.

9/11 Commemoration

Main Stage Presentation (10:30 a.m.)

This year's Falls Church Festival is on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. The City of Falls Church is honored to have former Arlington County Deputy Chief of Police Stephen Holl join us at the event to help us observe this milestone. Steve, as he likes to be known, responded with hundreds of other public safety officials to the Pentagon shortly after it was attacked on September 11, 2001. Steve was in charge of the Arlington County Police units on scene, which were responsible for pedestrian and vehicular movement around the site, in addition to assisting the FBI with evidence collection and exterior security of the area. Steve will be on the Festival Main Stage from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. where he'll speak about what it was like at the Pentagon that day and the weeks following. 

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Beer Garden 


ROCK STAR REALTY Group, KW Metro Center Beer Garden


The Beer Garden is back! It will once again be located near the main stage and serve a variety of beers from 11:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. Anyone can enter the Beer Garden, but only those with a valid ID 21+ can purchase and consume alcohol. 

​Participating Breweries and Distillers 

Entertainment

Main Stage 


The Main Stage is located in the Beer Garden, next to the Tennis Courts by the Community Center. 

  • The Apple Core (12:15 p.m.)
    Favorite hits from The Beatles
  • Mars Rodeo (1:30 p.m.)
    Classic and modern rock hits. 
  • Lil' Maceo (2:45 p.m.)
    Grammy winning saxophonist playing old-school funky jazz. 

Children's Stage, Sponsored by Shapiro for Falls Church

The Children's Stage is located at the barn in Cherry Hill Park. 

  • King Bullfrog (11:00 a.m.)
    Fold, blues, world, and original music for children and their grown-ups.
  • Rocknocerous (12:00 p.m.)
    Children's music band playing fun and original songs. 
  • King Bullfrog (1:00 p.m.)
    Fold, blues, world, and original music for children and their grown-ups.
  • Rocknocerous (2:00 p.m.)
    Children's music band playing fun and original songs. 


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