Share Yuletide Joy with Toys for Tots!

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Avant Property

Do you love the look on a child’s face as he or she opens a brand-new gift? Would you like to spread the joy of the holidays to a youngster in need? Then stop by one of several building lobby locations throughout the Reston Town Center, and donate a toy to the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program!

The mission of Toys for Tots is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Unwrapped toys will be collected in brightly colored, highly visible collection boxes from November 27 through December 8 – culminating in a fun final-day collection event in the Reston Pavilion!

Come out, donate a toy, and enjoy the warm feeling of the holidays, knowing your gift is making a child’s holiday wishes come true. To learn more, visit

Welcome the Holiday Spirit to Reston!

Posted on by Avant Property

We all know that the day after Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season. Here at the Reston Town Center, this launch is taken to a higher level with an all-day celebration of all things yuletide! From Gingerbread Man races and the Holiday Day Parade to Santa’s arrival and the tree-lighting ceremony, the Reston Town Center will help you get into the holiday spirit!

Below is a schedule of all the events held on Friday, November 24. For more information, visit We can’t wait to share in the good cheer with you!

8 a.m.

All stores, restaurants, and ice skating open early.

There’s also the Gingerbread Man Mile Race for Kids, sponsored by Potomac River Running. To learn more, visit

11 a.m.

Experience the 27th Annual Reston Holiday Parade!

See Macy’s-style balloons, marching bands, dancers, antique cars, community groups, costume characters, and more welcoming the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage.

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The merriment continues as Santa and Mrs. Claus head to the information center for afternoon visits and photo ops. There also will be mini-train rides. All donations will benefit Cornerstones.

5 p.m.

The Conservatory Ballet will give a spirited holiday performance of music and dance in front of the holiday tree in Fountain Square.

6 p.m.

Tree lighting and sing along in Fountain Square.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn carriage to light the huge holiday tree, followed by a half-hour of traditional songs led by The Reston Chorale & Brass Quintet.

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Horse-drawn carriage rides.

All proceeds benefit Volunteer Fairfax. $5 per person; children 5 and under ride free with adult.

Calling All Superheroes!

Posted on October 28, 2017 by Avant Property

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

Be Your Own Superhero Day

Scrawl Books

Sunday, October 29, noon to 6 p.m.

11862 Market

Reston, Virginia

Movie Time at the Washington West Film Festival!

Posted on October 26, 2017 by Avant Property

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

Oktoberfest in Reston!

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Avant Property

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

Shift Gears at the Reston Century Bike Tour!

Posted on August 26, 2017 by Avant Property

Are you a cycling enthusiast? Then you’ll love the 35th Annual Reston Century Bike Tour, held August 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Riders can select 33-, 66-, or 105-mile routes. There also will be a post-ride party with food and music for participating cyclists. The race starting point will be at the Pavilion & W&OD Trail. Rain or shine. Learn more or register at


Experience the Dog Days of Summer in Reston!

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Avant Property

Reston Town Center is a great place to walk your dog – or let your pooch walk you!

Enjoy summertime fun during the Dog Days of Summer, held every Wednesday through September 27. Canines and their humans can frolic in the Pavilion as it is transformed into an off-leash play area. You and your doggie can enjoy treats, toys, areas to cool off, pet-friendly giveaways, and more!

The Dog Days of Summer is free and sponsored by Olde Towne Pet Resort.

Dog Days of Summer

Every Wednesday through September 27

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cute, Cuddly Animals at ZoosDay!

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Avant Property

Do you love animals and feel a special kinship with them? Then check out ZoosDay in the Pavilion of the Reston Town Center, held every Thursday through July 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Enjoy an award-winning animal and miniature animal petting zoo with hands-on, educational experiences that children and their grownups will cherish! There also will be kid-friendly giveaways and fun activities like Legos and Play-Doh. Free of charge. Rain or shine.

Savor a Taste of Reston!

Posted on June 17, 2017 by Avant Property

Local foodies will rejoice at the annual Taste of Reston, held June 17, just steps from The Avant at the Reston Town Center!

Produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and was voted “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” for the past six years by Virginia Living magazine.

Tantalize your taste buds and indulge in food samples from 25 area restaurants. Relax and treat yourself to a refreshing libation in the beer and wine gardens. Enjoy live music, cooking demos, and a Family Fun Zone. Whatever your appetite, Taste of Reston will be a palate-pleasing experience for food lovers.

Admission is free. Tasting tickets can be purchased onsite or at

Taste of Reston

Saturday, June 17: Noon to 11 p.m.

Reston Town Center (Pavilion and Market Street)

(703) 707-9045

New Name, Same Love of Beer!

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Avant Property

Reston’s former World of Beer restaurant now goes by a new name: CraftHouse! Expect the same great service and commitment to beer, but with a much larger brew and food selection.

Choose from 50 craft beers on tap, and over 250 craft beer and ciders in bottles and cans. There’s also a fantastic variety of local wines and spirits such as scotches, whiskeys and bourbons. Hungry? Savor a tasty menu featuring everything from tacos and burgers to pretzels and pizzas.

Learn more at


1888 Explorer Street

Reston, Virginia

(571) 375-0847