Spring is in the air…finally. True, the weather may decide to turn again. But that won’t keep Restonians inside. It is time to get out and take advantage of all the fun activities happening around town. Here is a run down of what is on the immediate horizon in our neighborhood.
Reston Town Center
Want to get out and experience live music? You can every week — Thursdays at Tavern 64 and Friday’s at M&S Grill. On May 7, bring your dog out to the Pet Fiesta. It’s your chance to meet some great adoptable dogs, find fun dog-themed things you must have or just hang out with fun people.
May 21 and 22 is the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival — one of my favorite events every year. There are more than 200 artists from across the Nation that come out to share their work, and they are all amazing (this is a juried festival, so they have to be good). In addition to the art, you can enjoy two days of live performances, acclaimed children’s activities, and more. $5 donation encouraged. Get tickets for the Friday night Festival Launch Party at GRACE.
Finally, Reston Concerts on the Town start June 4 and go through the summer on Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m.
Lake Anne Village Center
Are you ready for the premier farmer’s market in Northern Virginia? What about the Reston Arts Market? It’s time. Starting May 7, the markets will be opens. Come on down every Saturday through November. And starting on May 19, you rent a paddleboat to explore Lake Anne.
Lake Fairfax Park
There is always a lot to do at Lake Fairfax Park, but I really had to mention Pirate Fest on April 16. I mean, it’s a PIRATE FESTIVAL. How fun is that? Pirate Fest is Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This festival celebrates Virginia's seafaring past. Join with Pyrates Royale singing traditional sea chanteys, tavern tunes and pirate ditties. Experience the life of a sailor first hand with our many fun activity stations. Wear your most dashing pirate clothes and enter our costume contest. Learn about global trade in the 18th century, and discover the luxury goods from international ports that compelled pirates to sail the seven seas.
This is just a small taste of what will be happening around town in April and May. Have fun!