Held Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the event is open to professional artists, amateur artists, businesses, families, and kids of all ages.
ChalkFest is one of the area’s most unique and fun events, attracting a diverse, motivated audience and promoting public art in Reston. Participants are invited to show off their creativity and craft chalk drawings on Market Street, in the heart of the Reston Town Center.
The festival draws a wide range of participants and even larger group of visitors to witness their amazing talent.
ChalkFest will be held rain or shine. Learn more at https://publicartreston.org/engage/events/chalkfest-at-reston-town-center/categories-and-participation-sign-up/.
Start your Thursdays by breaking a sweat and crushing goals! Meet outside of Lululemon at Reston Town Center, at 6 a.m., to join up with a running group.
There will be a run for you, no matter your fitness level or goal—whether you want to train with friends or spice up your current regimen. Come out and get your workout on!
Every Thursday, 6 a.m.
Lululemon at Reston Town Center
11957 Market Street
Looking for a unique, vibrant shopping experience where you can buy fresh seasonal produce and mingle with creative artists and artisans? Then experience the Reston Farmers and Makers Market!
Open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market features an ever-changing selection of fruits, vegetables, and other products. Indulgences include meats, cheeses, olive oil, honey, and assorted baked goods.
But the market is more than just groceries. It’s also home to dynamic artists creating handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind items.
Why not plan an excursion to the Reston Farmers and Makers Market? Enjoy the fine products, bring home some thought-provoking artwork, and possibly make some new friends!
Reston Farmers and Makers Market
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reston Town Center
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 4. 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!
Dog Days of Summer
Every Wednesday through September 4
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
What’s your musical personality? Do you rock out to blistering guitar riffs and driving bass lines? Are you a fan of Beatles tunes or hip-shaking Latin rhythms? Maybe you prefer doo-wop, big-band jazz, or rockabilly. Whatever your taste in tunes, grab a lawn chair and picnic blanket and come see the diverse bands of the Reston Concerts on the Town Series.
Now in its 29th year, the series is held at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., each Saturday through August 24. Rain or shine, it’s a guaranteed good time for the entire family. Upcoming acts include:
June 22: Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute)
June 29: Plena Libre (Puerto Rican Latin dance band playing plena, bomba, salsa, Afro-Caribbean)
July 6: Chuck Redd & Friends (Jazz)
July 13: Elikeh (Afropop)
July 20: Good Shot Judy (Swing music)
July 27: An Evening with JD McPherson (Rockabilly, rock and roll)
August 3: Airmen of Note (U.S. Air Force Big Band jazz ensemble)
August 10: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers (Louisiana zydeco)
August 17: Underhill Rose (Progressive bluegrass, country, Americana)
August 24: Empire Strikes Brass (Funk-rock)
So get your groove on and maybe even bust a few moves at the Reston Concerts on the Town Series!
For more information, visit https://restontowncenter.com/event/reston-concerts-town-2019-2/.
Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street
For a fun, unique, and delicious dining experience, treat yourself to Ted’s Bulletin in Reston Town Center!
This inviting family restaurant is a showcase of classic American comfort food. The menu features items such as homemade pop tarts, grilled cheese, eclectic burgers, boozy adult milkshakes, and all-day breakfast.
To view the full menu and learn about tasty deals and specials, visit https://www.tedsbulletin.com/locations/reston/.
11948 Market Street
Does your idea of a good time involve curling up with a good paperback? Do you adore the smell of weathered paper and the feel of gently dog-eared pages so often found in used books? Or perhaps you have a special bookworm in your life.
Join your fellow bibliophiles and lovers of the written word, and browse the selection at Reston’s Used Book Shop! Serving book lovers for more than three decades, this enticing store offers a literary living room for readers of all ages. Enjoy special author events, a unique book club, and a buy-and-trade system.
Learn more at http://www.restonsusedbookshop.com/.
Reston’s Used Book Shop
1623 Washington Plaza
Local foodies will rejoice at the annual Taste of Reston, held June 14-15, 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 more than 20 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, but food tickets are available for purchase. To learn more, visit http://www.restontaste.com/.
Taste of Reston
Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15
Reston Town Center (Pavilion and Market Street)
Looking for some thought-provoking art to decorate your home? Attend the 28th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at the Reston Town Center!
Held May 17-19, the festival will be presented by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). View and purchase art from more than 200 artists from across the nation, and enjoy three days of live performances, acclaimed children’s activities, and more.
The festival is free and open to the public, although $5 donations per adult in support of GRACE are encouraged and appreciated. Each patron receives a robust festival program containing more than $100 in dining certificates, a map of the festival, and a complete artist listing.
For more information, call (703) 471-9242 or visit http://restonarts.org/fineartsfestival/.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Reston Town Center
Run like you’ve got the luck of the Irish on your side!
On Sunday, March 17, at 8 a.m., participate in the Lucky Leprechaun 5K in the Reston Town Center. The course is on the road and loops around the Town Center area. Runners must complete the 5K within 60 minutes or maintain approximately 19-minute miles.
After the race, enjoy a fun-filled celebration at the finish line. There will be tasty refreshments, great music, and awards.
There also will be a free short (about 100 yards) kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. Registration will take place that morning near the finish line.
The cost to participate in the Lucky Leprechaun 5K is $45. Learn more at http://www.prraces.com/luckyleprechaun/.