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October Fun in Reston

Reston Oktoberfest Join your favorite furry friends for Howl-O-Ween at Lake Anne Plaza from 6 to 8 p.m. It's going to be barking mad!

Join your favorite furry friends for Howl-O-Ween at Lake Anne Plaza from 6 to 8 p.m. It's going to be barking mad!

Something about the air in October makes everyone want to get out and celebrate. And there is plenty to celebrate this October in Reston--every weekend in chalk full of fun activities for the whole family! Here are my favorite picks for the month.

Friday October 10: South Lakes Homecoming Game and Parade

Everyone loves a good parade, so bring the family out on Friday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. for the South Lakes High School homecoming parade, featuring the award-winning marching band and homecoming court. The parade starts at Hunters Woods Village Center, and travels down Colts Neck to South Lakes Drive, ending at the high school. After the parade, come to the football game and cheer the Seahawks to victory!

October 11 and 12: Oktoberfest at Reston Town Center

Join one of Restonians' favorite fall traditions--Oktoberfest, featuring the best in autumn brews with delicious fare from area restaurants. Admission if free. You'll enjoy good food, wine, beer, and live entertainment. Oktoberfest Reston is produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and is Northern Virginia's largest fall festival at Reston Town Center

Saturday, October 11: Noon - 11PM Sunday, October 12: Noon - 8PM

October 22 through 26: Washington West Film Festival

For film lovers, the Washington West Film Festival provides a unique cinematic experience celebrating innovative, impassioned films that can make lasting, tangible differences in our world. Fine independent films will be screened or premiered in three in-competition categories: dramatic features, documentary features, and short films. Films will screen at the Bow Tie Cinema at Reston Town Center. Visit to learn about the films and for show times.

Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive, Reston Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 4:30-9:30 p.m.

The Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail is a favorite annual tradition for kids of all ages. Taking place on the ground of the Walker Nature Education Center, children encounter witches and goblins while wandering through the grounds. It's so much fun that Friday night has already sold out. So don't delay: buy your tickets now. Register here:

Saturday, October 25 Trick or Treat! at Reston Town Center 11:00am - 4:00pm

If your child is looking for a reason to wear his or her costume early, we've got the perfect excuse. Come on down to the Reston Town Center were participating retailers (and the information center) will have goodies on hand. Just look for the pumpkin flyer in the window!

October 31: Howl-o-Ween

Okay dog lovers, time to show us just how flashy Fido can be. In this new event, your furry friend can strut his stuff at Lake Anne Plaza from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night. There will be plenty of Yappy Hour treats. You don't want to miss this!

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