Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Chocolate Lovers Festival
March 2-3, 2013
Old Town Fairfax
Fairfax, VA 22030

The Chocolate Lovers Festival features activities everyone can enjoy!

The annual two-day festival is held the first full weekend in March. In 2013, the festival will be held March 2-3.

Among the events planned each year are the Taste of Chocolate, featuring chocolate vendors selling their wares; the Chocolate Challenge, an arts extravaganza where the medium is chocolate; the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast featuring chocolate chip pancakes; children's activities; open houses at historic buildings; and much more.

Some events require a fee, and other events are free to all visitors. Lots of free parking available.

Each year, the Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee chooses a charitable organization to donate a portion of the event proceeds raised during the festival. Applications for the grant are accepted from September 1 through November 15.

Three organizations were chosen as recipients of the 2013 grant:
City of Fairfax Fire Department, to support the Citizen's Fire Academy;
City of Fairfax Young at Heart Senior Center, to purchase fitness equipment to support healthy lifestyles and fitness initiatives; and
Shelter House Inc., to serve homeless families and victims of domestic violence.

Past grant recipients include the The ARC of Northern Virginia; Kiwanis Club of Fairfax; Fairfax Library Foundation; Main Street Child Development Center; Independence Day Celebration Committee; Historic Fairfax City, Inc.; Our Daily Bread; The Women's Center; Central Fairfax Services, Inc. (CFS); Fairfax High School's Helping Hand Fund; the Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House; the Lamb Center; and the Salvation Army.

For more details: www.chocolatefestival.net

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