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.

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, November 30, 2018. 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 23, 2018.

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 storytelling 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 locations 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 3rd Block Party


July 4th Parade


July 4th Fireworks Celebration


Bluegrass and Brew (august)


Sweet Corn Festival (august)


Spooktacular Costume Contest and Parade


Fairborn Halloween Festival


Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

Other Annual Events Hosted by Fairborn


Fishing Derby


Community Movie Night


Fairborn 5k

Other Annual Community Events in Fairborn

April - "Easter"

Easter Egg Hunt


USAF Marathon


Car Show