I’m still wrapping my mind around the fact that Labor Day is this weekend! But it is, and that means one of my all-time favorite events is happening. That’s the annual Jazz & Blues Festival at Lake Anne on Saturday. On Monday, head to downtown Herndon for the annual Labor Day Festival. In between, enjoy your last weekend at the pool!
11th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival
This free music festival is fun for the whole family (and the dogs). Every year, the stellar entertainment features acclaimed artists. The performances take place from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday (September 2). The Lake Anne Merchants, Reston Community Center, Reston Association and Aperture Reston Station sponsor this event. For the full schedule of events/times, visit www.lakeanneplaza.com. Here is the line up:
- 1 p.m. Cheick Hamala Dibate
- 2 p.m. Sam Gunderson
- 3 p.m. John Lee & Michael Pavone
- 4 p.m. Integriti Reeves
- 5 p.m. Mykle Lyons – Sextet
- 6 p.m. Gigi MacClaughlin
- 7 p.m. Kriss Funn
- 8 p.m. Crush Funk Brass
Herndon Labor Day Festival
Technically not Reston, but still close and a lot of fun. There is something for everyone on the Labor Day outing. The downtown Herndon festival features Virginia wine tastings, craft beers, great music, a craft show, outstanding sponsors, delicious food vendors and lawn games. The event is on Monday (September 4) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tastings and beer sales end at 4 p.m.) Visit the website for ticket prices and information.