Welcome the Holiday Spirit to Reston!

Posted on November 22, 2018 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 23rd. For more information, visit https://restontowncenter.com/holidays/. 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.

11 a.m.

Experience the 28th 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 local charities.

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 and a brass quintet.

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

Horse-drawn carriage rides.

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

Ice-Skating Season is Here!

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Avant Property

Although the D.C. area has enjoyed some pretty warm weather lately, that hasn’t stopped the Reston Town Center from kicking off ice-skating season in super style. From November 9, 2018, until March 10, 2019, the floor of the Pavilion has been transformed into a gleaming ice skating rink. It’s like an indoor winter wonderland, even if the temperature outside is less than bone-rattling chilly!

Rent some skates and enjoy a fun, unique exercise regimen. Have you always wanted to learn to ice skate? Then this is the perfect time to partner with an instructor and tackle that dream! Need ideas for a memorable birthday party, corporate function, or fundraising event? Book the ice skating rink for a cool – literally! – celebration. Or just bring the family out for a day of bonding and building memories.

Learn more at http://restontowncenter.com/skating.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion
1818 Discovery Street
Reston, Virginia
(703) 709-6300
http://restontowncenter.com/skating

Trick or Treat in Reston!

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Avant Property

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
&pizza
ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art
Athleta
Charm City Concierge
Crafthouse Reston
Davelle Clothiers
Dawn Price Baby
Francesca’s
Greater Reston Arts Center
Reston Town Center Guest Center
J.McLaughlin
Kendra Scott
LePain Quotidien
lou lou boutiques
lululemon
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
Mayflowers
Potomac River Running Store
Scout & Molly’s
Scrawl Books
TALBOTS
William Sonoma

A Canine Celebration at DogFest DC!

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Avant Property

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/.

DogFest DC
Saturday, October 13, from noon to 3 p.m.
Reston Town Center
1818 Library Street
http://www.cci.org/

Enjoy Reston’s Dynamic and Diverse Culture!

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Avant Property

Celebrate the area’s rich medley of cultures, languages, and traditions at the 2018 Reston Multicultural Festival. You’re sure to love the diversity and community spirit!

Held Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., this dynamic event treats attendees to music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world—located right here in Reston! Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots and share the stories gathered on the pathways of their lives.

Highlights of the Reston Multicultural Festival include a naturalization ceremony, a celebration of National Heritage Award Fellows, arts and crafts, and an “Art Mirrors” cultural exhibit. The event is free and will be held rain or shine. Learn more here.

Reston Multicultural Festival
Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza
1609 Washington Plaza
Reston, Virginia

Express your artistic passion during ChalkFest at Reston Town Center!

Posted on September 3, 2018 by Avant Property

Held Saturday, September 15, from 8 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. In 2017, over 4000 visitors participated in the festival’s programming, exceeding the expected visitor goals for the festival.

ChalkFest is free and will be held rain or shine. Learn more at http://publicartreston.org/engage/events/chalkfest-at-reston-town-center/.

A Delicious New Pizza Choice for Reston!

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Avant Property

Who doesn’t love a good pizza? Now, Reston has a new option for pizza fans – &pizza, an “anti-establishment establishment” built on the renown of its creative, oblong-shaped pies and craft beverages.

Select from a tasty menu of signature favorites or craft your own design. No matter what you choose, you’ll love the quick service, great prices, and incredible ingredients. Stop by today!

&pizza
1826 Library Street
Reston, Virginia
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
https://andpizza.com/

Celebrate Five Decades of History at the Reston Museum!

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Avant Property

(Photo: Reston Museum/Facebook/DavidMadisonPhotography.com)

Today, Reston is celebrated as one of the D.C. area’s most exciting communities – a vibrant hub of technology, commerce, and culture.

However, Reston was a trailblazing locale even when it was created in 1965. As a “New Town” experiment, it was one of America’s first master-planned communities, a haven of equality open to all races, ages, and incomes. Pay tribute to this inspiring legacy and spend some time at the Reston Museum!

Operated by the Reston Historic Trust, the museum is a charming showcase in the Lake Anne Plaza. It offers walking tours, community exhibits, children’s workshops, and displays featuring photos, articles, manuscripts, maps, and architectural models. Local students even compiled an extensive series of oral histories from long-time residents – which have been transcribed, bound, and exhibited in the museum.

The Reston Museum also boasts colorful works for sale by local artists and artisans, including pottery, watercolors, photos, and prints. Be sure to check out this little local gem soon!

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, Virginia

(703) 709-7700

http://www.restonmuseum.org/

Make the Dog Days of Summer a Howling Good Time!

Posted on August 3, 2018 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 26. 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 Healthy Hound Playground and Grooming Salon & Spa.

Dog Days of Summer

Every Wednesday through September 26

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rock Out at the Reston Concerts on the Town Series!

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Avant Property

What’s your musical personality? Do you rock out to blistering guitar riffs and driving bass lines? Are you a fan of Motown melodies or hip-shaking Latin rhythms? Maybe you prefer doo-wop, big-band jazz, or Frank Sinatra classics. 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 28th year, the series is held at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., each Saturday through August 25. Rain or shine, it’s a guaranteed good time for the entire family. Upcoming acts include:

June 30: Beleza (samba)
July 7: Good Shot Judy (swing, big band, jazz)
July 14: Scythian (Celtic, gypsy folk-rock)
July 21: Entrain (rock, ska, calypso)
July 28: Incendio (Latin fusion, flamenco/Spanish guitar)
August 4: Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band (Louisiana zydeco)
August 11: U.S. Navy Sea Chanters (songs from “Jersey Boys” and Motown)
August 18: T Sisters (folk-rock, contemporary bluegrass)
August 25: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. (jazz crooner and 2011 “America’s Got Talent” winner)

So get your groove on and maybe even bust a few moves at the Reston Concerts on the Town Series!

Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street
Reston, Virginia
(703) 579-6720
http://restontowncenter.com/concerts