Festivals & Parades

Special Annual Events in Fairborn

The Fairborn Parks and Recreation works with a number of community agencies to create dynamic and family-friendly parades and festivals that make Fairborn a place to call home. 

July 3rd Block Party and 4th of July Parade

Fairborn is the place to be for celebrating our nation's independence. We kick it off on July 3rd at 4:00 pm with a block party on Main Street that has various food, craft, and game vendors and lasts until 10 pm. Then on July 4th at 10 am, we hold our annual parade that comes up from Central Avenue to Main Street featuring a large number of civic groups and community floats. This is a fun event for the entire family.

July 3rd Block Party Application

4th of July Parade Online Registration

Hometown Holiday Festival - Parade and Tree Lighting

Join us in celebrating the holiday season and participate in the Fairborn Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on Friday, December 1, 2017. We encourage everyone to be a part of this fun, family-oriented event! The parade will begin at Second Street and Main Street and will travel east on Main Street through downtown Fairborn. Parade entry forms must be received by Friday, November 24, 2017.

Schedule of Events:

Santa's Candy Cane Lane 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Free crafts and coloring
  • Christmas story telling and activities
  • Pony rides $1 ticket cost

Carriage Rides 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy a free carriage ride down Main Street.  The carriage rides will board and drop off at two different location on Main Street.

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting 6:00 p.m.

The Holiday Parade takes place along Main Street, it begins at Second Street and Main Street and will travel east on Main Street through our downtown ending on Central Avenue in front of the Fairborn Chamber of Commerce building.  Santa will be at the end of the parade and will light the downtown Christmas Tree!  Santa will also be available for a short time after he lights the tree.  The Fairborn Civic Band will be playing holiday music at Central Avenue and Main Street during the Festival festivities!

Click here for a printable Horse and Carriage Parade Application

Click here for a printable Holiday Parade Entry Form (non-horse)

Printable Information

Fairborn's Largest Parades and Festivals

July

July 3rd Block Party

July

July 4th Parade

July

July 4th Fireworks Celebration

August

Bluegrass and Brew (august)

August

Sweet Corn Festival (august)

October

Spooktacular Costume Contest and Parade

October

Fairborn Halloween Festival

December

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
 

Other Annual Events Hosted by Fairborn

May

Fishing Derby

June

Community Movie Night

July

Fairborn 5k

Other Annual Community Events in Fairborn

April - "Easter"

Easter Egg Hunt

September

USAF Marathon

September

Car Show