FIA has luncheons, special events, fundraisers, Happy Hours and a Fairfax Festival each year. Luncheons typically fall on the second Thursday of the month except July, October and December where we do not have a luncheon. Average attendance is 80 and they are usually held at a business in our district with a variety of speakers and topics. In October we have our annual Fairfax Festival instead of a luncheon. Happy Hours periodically pop up throughout the year.
Given the current pandemic, we ask that everyone follow any current covid mandates in place at the time of our event. Click here to view our calendar.
The 7th annual Fairfax Festival will be held at Kaw Point Park on Oct 6, 2022 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. (rain date is Oct 13 same time). In addition to the usual live music, beer & wine garden, local food, raffle prizes, and lawn game tournament, this year we will have a mini-Wyandotte County Historical Museum featuring Fairfax 100 Years of History and a traveling museum from the Union Pacific Railroad for attendees to relish and appreciate enormous community pride in the country’s first planned industrial district!
Festival will also feature the KCKCC Jazz Quartet from 3:30–5:30, followed by The M80s who will take stage from 5:30-7:30 and then we will have a FIREWORKS FINALE to conclude our Fairfax 100th Anniversary Celebration.
As a special offer we are offering admission tickets at $10 for Fairfax 100th Anniversary Sponsors and $15 for Fairfax employees AND FIA Members. Tickets for all others are $20. All festival tickets include 2 drink tickets, 1 raffle ticket and unlimited food. Tickets are limited, so purchase now!
The first 500 to attend will receive a commemorative t-shirt and poster, koozie and cooler swag bag.
(Rain Date if needed is Thurs, 10/13/22 same time)
Location: Kaw Point Park
This is for the November, 2022 luncheon. All details are pending and we will update this page as they become available.
Date/Time: Thurs, 11/10/22 from 11:15am-12:30pm
Event Sponsor:There are two (2) sponsorships available. This is a great way to promote your business at the luncheon. Click here for more details.
Should you have any questions, please contact Rachel Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Empire Candle is doing a donation drive on Nov 19, 2022! Please share with your employees!
The perfect way to give back to those in need in our community, Empire Candle Co., LLC will be having their 2nd annual donation drive on November 19, 2022. Collected items include non-perishable food items, hygiene products, warm clothing (coats, hats, gloves, etc.), and new, unwrapped toys valued at $10.
Through strong partnerships with Heartland 180, Avenue of Life, and Michael Bergen’s Hands to Heart these donations will make their way to families in our area who need them most! Out of 104 counties in Kansas, Wyandotte ranks 104th in overall health, quality of life, health factors, and socio-economic factors. This fundraiser will be a great way for those of us who have been so fortunate to give back to our friends and neighbors They will also have some fun activities, including special guests, live DJ, delicious food trucks and much more!
This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to swing by and drop-off their items between 10:00am until 4:00pm. You can also volunteer or donate monetarily at https://www.heartland180.org/donate or https://www.avenueoflife.org/donate.html. Make sure that you specify #EmireCares when donating or sharing on social media.
In return for your generous donation, they will be handing out a free surprise candle (while supplies last) plus a promo code that can be used on their e-commerce site, Tuscanycandle.com.
Let’s work together to strengthen that critical community connection!
For more details or additional information, please contact:
Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
Empire Candle Co., LLC
FIA Holiday Happy Hour: Join us on Dec. 8th for our annual Holiday Happy Hour and connect with your fellow FIA friends.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn / 520 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101
Sponsor: Hilton Garden Inn
We have one (1) sponsorship opportunity available. This is a great way to promote your business at this exclusive event. Click here to learn more.
All FIA members and their employees are invited to attend any of these events.
Guests are allowed to attend 3 FIA events before joining. If you are not a member and would like to check out the FIA, please join us!
Luncheon Videos – All luncheons are recorded on video and shared with FIA members. They can also be viewed on the Fairfax Forum (click here), along with other posts and highlights related to the FIA. It’s a great way to stay informed.
Video from our last luncheon.
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