It’s Halloween at Reston Town Center! To celebrate, bring the family to the trick-or-treating event for kids at participating stores and the Guest Center. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, and will last from noon to 4 p.m. Just look for the pumpkin flyers in the windows of participating retailers. Also, don’t forget to stop by Scrawl Books to meet Curious George and listen to stories with everyone’s favorite monkey.
Participating retailers include:
American Tap Room-Reston
ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art
Charm City Concierge
Dawn Price Baby
Greater Reston Arts Center
Reston Town Center Guest Center
lou lou boutiques
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
Potomac River Running Store
Scout & Molly’s
Grab your four-legged friend and head to the Reston Town Center for some tail-wagging fun during DogFest DC!
Held at the Pavilion on Saturday, October 13, from noon to 3 p.m., this pooch-centric celebration benefits Canine Companions for Independence, which provides expertly trained service dogs to people with disabilities free of charge.
Event attendees—human and canine—will enjoy a day of fun, food, music, raffles, doggie demonstrations on an agility course, and various treats and freebies. You’ll also hear riveting stories of real human-dog graduate teams that live and work in the D.C. area.
It’s the perfect recipe for fun—you, your dog, a huge play area, and a great cause. Check out DogFest DC and help make a difference in the lives of people and pooches. Learn more at http://www.cci.org/.
Saturday, October 13, from noon to 3 p.m.
Reston Town Center
1818 Library Street
Want to show off your inner superhero? Come out to Scrawl Books for Be Your Own Superhero Day!
Held Sunday, October 29, from noon to 6 p.m., the event will feature costume contests, official Wonder Woman art, superhero activities, and heroic snacks. To enter the costume contest, just come by and show your best superhero look. The winner will receive a gift basket with books and swag!
Learn more at http://www.scrawlbooks.com/event/be-your-own-superhero-day.
Be Your Own Superhero Day
Sunday, October 29, noon to 6 p.m.
Experience a magnificent celebration of cinematography and philanthropy at the Washington West Film Festival!
Held Thursday, October 26, through Sunday, October 29, at Reston’s Bow Tie Cinemas & Pavilion, the festival will feature award-winning new films and red-carpet events.
One great story should lead to another, which is why the Washington West Film Festival is committed to give 100% of net box office proceeds to struggling communities. By attending the festival, you become a producer of a real-life story of hope. Previous festivals have screened films produced by HBO, Tom Hanks, and Martin Scorsese, and welcomed Hollywood stars such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Learn more at https://wwfilmfest.com/.
It doesn’t get any better than beer and brats, served up German-style! Celebrate the glory of great brews and food at the Flavors of Fall Festival (formerly Oktoberfest Reston), produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce!
Held Saturday, October 7, from noon to 11 p.m., at the Reston Pavilion, this fun event will feature Oktoberfest-themed entertainment like traditional German music and dancing, seasonal beers and cuisine from 17 area restaurants and breweries, and action-packed family activities.
There also will be a chili cook-off and a Pumpkin 5K. This popular race is perfect for wearing your favorite lederhosen or even this year’s Halloween costume! It’s sure to be a blast!
For more information about the Flavors of Fall Festival, visit http://restonflavors.com/.
In recent years, the Northern Virginia region has earned a reputation as one of America’s premier and inventive beer destinations. Get a firsthand look at this delicious phenomenon at the Northern Virginia Brewfest, held October 15-16 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville!
Lose yourself in a hop-happy menu of cold ones, as more than 60 breweries feature their best American-style beers (over 85 choices!). Learn the intricacies of each particular beer, how beer is made, and how to brew your own.
To stay fueled and energized while sampling these sudsy delights, feast on beer-friendly foods such as chicken wings, chili, and BBQ, to name just a few. Other fun entertainment options include live music and children’s activities such as face painting, air-brush tattooing, moon bounces, and rock climbing.
To learn more about the Northern Virginia Brewfest, visit http://www.novabrewfest.com/.
Northern Virginia Brewfest
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr.
It doesn’t get any better than beer and brats, served up German-style! Celebrate the glory of great brews and food at Oktoberfest Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce!
Held October 8-9 at the Reston Pavilion, this fun event is divided into two outstanding celebrations. On Saturday, October 8, from noon to 11 p.m., there will be Oktoberfest-themed entertainment like traditional German music and dancing, seasonal beers and cuisine, and action-packed family activities.
On Sunday, October 9, come out to the Oktoberfest Reston Pumpkin 5K & Kids’ Pumpkin Dash. Starting at 8:15 a.m., this popular race is perfect for wearing your favorite lederhosen or even this year’s Halloween costume! It’s sure to be a blast!
For more information about Oktoberfest Reston, visit http://www.oktoberfestreston.com/.
Check out this view!
The fall foliage of Reston Town Center is breathtaking this week. These photos showcase some of the beautiful views from The Avant. Grab a cup of hot apple cider and get outside to enjoy the scenery! Connect with us!
(Photo: Washington Wine Academy/Facebook)
Attention, lovers of all things vino! Want to take a grape-soaked journey around the world without leaving the comfort of Reston? Then you’ll want to attend the Reston International Wine Festival on Saturday, October 17!
Held in the Pavilion, and presented by the Washington Wine Academy and the Reston Town Center, this oenophile-centered event lets you sample 26 wines from Virginia, California, and 12 countries. Embark on an exquisite sensory excursion through South Africa, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Chile, France, Argentina, Italy, Austria, New Zealand, and Australia – all by the bottle!
Buy your tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Click here to register and purchase tickets. Walk-up ticket sales are also currently available. But act fast! Ticket sales are limited!
Reston International Wine Festival at the Pavilion
Saturday, October 17
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join us in the fight against Breast Cancer!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Avant is raising money for the Susan G. Komen fund. Their mission statement is “To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and investing in science to find the cures.”
At The Avant we are collecting Pennies for pink at the concierge desk and our leasing office. Our bake sale on Monday, October 12th, was a huge success. We hope that you will consider donating and help us #PaintOurTownPink. Connect with us!