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Fairfax Fest focuses on community and sustainability

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In the small town of Fairfax, community comes first.

This weekend's Fairfax Festival presents a special focus on environmental issues, with the 10th annual Ecofest taking place both days, June 14–15. Fairfax has long set the standards for leading GMO-free campaigns and limiting large chain stores from sterilizing the economic and social landscape. Exhibitors from around Marin will be offering organic wine and beer, innovative environmental practices and interactive family fun that highlights the significant ways the community is moving toward sustainability.

Throughout the weekend, the festival offers food, wine, art and live music on multiple stages, featuring favorite local acts like Danny Click and Beso Negro; the live acts continue through the night in Fairfax's vibrant downtown clubs. Saturday features the annual parade that draws out the entire town. This year's grand marshal is Phyllis Gould, a veteran of the Sausalito shipyards during WWII à la "Rosie the Riveter." The Friday before the festival also boasts Fairfax history night, held at the Women's Club, that explores 100 years of colorful characters and iconic memories as well as fun film showings at Central Field.

The Fairfax Festival and Ecofest take place Saturday–Sunday, June 14–15, throughout downtown Fairfax. 10am–6pm. Free. www.fairfaxfestival.com.

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