The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is one of the top 5 outdoor art festivals in the country with a long standing reputation for showcasing high-quality hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting that draws an affluent and knowledgeable clientele. This unique event is presented at Reston Town Center and attracts approximately 30,000 patrons annually from the Washington DC metro area and beyond.
The Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and has been voted “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” by Virginia Living magazine for the past six years. The Taste of Reston takes place at Reston Town Center and showcases two days of restaurants and community vendors, four stages of live entertainment, the Family Fun Zone! and our Wine ‘n Dine area.
Now in their 37th year, Reston Triathlon is an Olympic Distance Triathlon. SWIM 1.5 km: in Reston’s Lake Audubon BIKE 40 km: three laps on moderately hilly roadways in Reston. The first two laps are identical. The third lap changes course and finishes at South Lakes high school. RUN 10 km: on shaded Reston pathways, starting and ending at the South Lakes high school stadium.
Don’t miss the Reston Multicultural Festival! You will get to enjoy all different music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world!! Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots at this free outdoor event at Lake Anne Plaza.
The Pumpkin 5k and Kids’ Dash is held at Reston Town Center, participants are encouraged to début their Halloween costumes and join in the fun with the whole family!
On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Reston Holiday Parade is a Macy’s-esque extravaganza featuring gigantic balloons, marching bands, dancers, characters, performers, community groups, and dignitaries! Plus, you’ll also witness the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride the half-mile-long parade route in a horse-drawn carriage! Reston Town Center hosts the annual Reston Holiday Parade which is a full day of community, charity and cheer, including photos with Santa, tree lighting, a sing-along and horse-drawn carriage rides.