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About the  Labor Day Car Show
Presented by the City of Fairfax and the
Clifton Lions Club

The Annual Labor Day Car Show is a family oriented event now in its 23nd year. Each year, hundreds of vehicles have lined the city streets providing an impressive display of every kind of car, truck, and motorcycle imaginable to excited spectators. Over the years, the Car Show has grown into a Labor Day tradition in Northern Virginia, drawing thousands of visitors of all ages. There is lots of free parking and many nearby Fairfax restaurants will be open to serve you.

Lions Clubs International is an international, non-political service organization with more than 1.5 million members in over 200 countries whose mission is to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale. The Clifton Lions Club serves the Northern Virginia area through community service and monetary donations exceeding $50,000 annually to over 30 charitable organizations. For more information on Lions Clubs programs and membership, visit www.lionsclubs.org or www.clcv.clubexpress.com.

The City of Fairfax provides an ideal locale for the Labor Day Car show, combining open spaces in a historic setting with easy access and plenty of spectator parking. In addition to providing oversight, promotional, security, and public works services for the show, the City Government actively encourages involvement by the business community. To learn more about available government programs and services, visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors and donors over $550,000 has been raised and gifted to local charities over the last 20 years. Each year, the Clifton Lions donates all of the show proceeds to local community service organizations, with The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program and Life with Cancer being the major recipients.  Other organizations include the Lamb Center, a Place to Stand, Masons Acacia Lodge #16, American Legion Post 177, Northern Virginia Family Service, Fairfax County Police Family Trust Fund, and the City of Fairfax Fire and Police Departments.

Monetary donations for our charities large or small are welcome. The Clifton Lions Club of Virginia is an IRS certified charitable organization under Section 501c3 of the Federal Tax Code and your charitable gift is totally tax deductible. Donations can be made on-line by PayPal/credit card or by mail. Make checks payable to the Clifton Lions Club and mailed to the Clifton Lions Club, P.O. Box 41, Clifton, VA 20124.

There is no charge for spectator attendance at the show, although a nominal $2 donation per person is greatly appreciated and can be made in receptacles located at the main entrances to the show area.


Sponsorships are also available to both businesses and individuals. Sponsors receive recognition on our web site, social media, advertisements, print publications and show signage. Contact the Labor Day Car Show Committee at CarShowMgmt@gmail.com for additional details and sponsorship opportunities.

Above Photos Courtesy of

Sydney Sawyer and Jim Larson