Beautiful Fairfax is nestled in the lush green hills of Marin County, California, approximately 30 minutes North of the Golden Gate Bridge. The town is situated in a valley below the soaring Mt. Tamalpais ridgeline, and is home to redwood groves, stands of oak, meandering creeks and streams, and Mt. Tamalpais State Park. The town itself built up around a tract of land known as Fairfax Park. The tract consisted of 65 acres and was leased in 1875 to the North Pacific Coast Railroad for summer picnics. Nine acres of the Fairfax Park Tract were acquired in 1920 to be preserved as a town park. A number of improvements were made, including the Pavilion, which sits atop the hill in the center of the park overlooking the town. The park will serve as the site of the 2002 Fairfax World Music Festival.

The town provides Bay Area residents and visitors alike, the opportunity for a vast array of outdoor recreational activities, or a leisurely afternoon in its charming, historic downtown center. The throngs of weekend visitors that take advantage of the towns access to wilderness, numerous fine dining establishments, or nightclub music scene speak to the rising popularity of this area. Three of the towns nightclubs offer up live music seven nights a week, serving as a testament to the tremendous role that music plays in this community. Fairfax has become an important stop for many jazz and world musical acts on their way through the Bay Area.

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce has played a major role in maintaining Fairfaxs appeal and image as the little town with a big taste for music. The annual Fairfax Festival, held in June, draws thousands to the town center for 2 days of music, art, and crafts. Likewise, the former Fairfax Jazz Festival, the forerunner to the Fairfax World Music Festival, highlighted the towns love of music by showcasing some of the Bay Areas finest musicians in several venues. The Chambers efforts to expand of the jazz festival to include nationally and internationally renowned artists goes one step further in highlighting the Chambers dedication to bringing communities together to share in the arts and enjoy the scenery and serenity of this wonderful town.

This event is being put on by SOV Entertainment and the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce as a benefit for two charitable organizations. The Fairfax Beautification Project raises funds to enhance the downtown community with clean streets, garden projects and sidewalk repair. The Rex Foundation works to raise funds to work for a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate, protect the rights of Indigenous People and ensure their cultural survival, and build a stronger community by educating children and adults everywhere.

Event times: Saturday September 21, 2002, 11 AM-9 PM and Sunday September 22, 2002, 10 AM-8 PM. Come celebrate the Full Moon and Autumn Equinox!

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