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It’s Reston’s 47th Birthday Celebration and everyone is invited!  For more information about activities, the entertainment line up, volunteering at the event, etc., visit us at www.restonfestival.com.

Bring the whole family to Reston Town Center on Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10 to enjoy a weekend of fun, food, games, arts, crafts, a beer/wine garden, kids’ rides and great entertainment all day!  This years theme? Through the Decades!  Reston Town Center will be split into four color-themed sections, each one sporting displays, food, activities, performances, and vendors representing a certain decade.  Harkin back to your favorite time, as Reston celebrates the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s & beyond!

STREET FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 9, 11am-7pm & Sunday, July 10, 11am-7pm

Each of the four areas will contain the following activities and displays to provide participatory experiences for the whole family where everyone can have fun and find something to learn, do, see, buy, hear, or taste:

Street Performance – Non-stop entertainment for all ages will be presented throughout the weekend, right on the street: musicians, comedians, jugglers, acrobats, and other unique performers will dazzle and amuse you. Be sure to catch all four stages as many performers will rotate throughout the schedule and the venues.

Children’s Activities – Theme related activities will be provided for the amusement of the children at four different areas. From painting to t-shirt making, and video game contests, the kids will have much to do at the festival. Get a passport and do all activities and you could win a prize.

Historical Display – A snapshot of Reston in each of the decades. Pictures, documents and artifacts take you back to what Reston once was and let your imagination wonder to what it will become. The historical displays are not just educative they are also part of a couple of other fun contests for kids and adults.

Featured Restaurants – This year, each of the four Festival areas will feature a SINGLE restaurant with a special theme related menu and entertainment. Enjoy food and beverages from a different area and try something different. Don’t forget that the Pavilion Beer and Wine tent is also available for all your adult beverage needs while enjoying the Festival.

Merchants – To complement your experience at the Festival, we have also selected a limited number of vendors that fit within the theme of the event. We look for originality, entertainment, interactivity and overall interest. Be ready to browse and discover some amazing artisans and other providers of products and services in a fun set-up.

In addition, the Pavilion at the center of the Reston Festival will feature:

Beer and Wine Tent – This is where the discerning adult can find their festival libation and enjoy a refreshing and unique drink. Responsible drinking will be allowed throughout most of the Festival.

We’ll be featuring a single craft brewery, Port City Brewing, who will showcase three of their favorites:

Optimal WitEssential Pale AleMonumental IPA

Our selected winery, the award winning Arabella Wines, of South Africa will be pouring:

Sauvignon BlancShiraz

Social Lounge – The main area of the Pavilion will be transformed into a place of relaxation and social interaction with a DJ spinning lounge music, jumbotron entertainment, and comfortable seating. This will be the place to meet and “hang out” throughout the day.

ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINERS:

Saturday, July 9, 8-10pm: Time Machine

The classics hits band – Time Machine – will appear as the headliner act on Saturday night! Time Machine is a 10-piece variety band that was organized in 1990 and since that time has become one of the most popular and versatile bands in the region. Three very talented lead vocalists, a great band leader, a tight rhythm section and a fabulous horn section, will keep everyone dancing into the night!

Saturday, July 9, 10pm- Midnight: DJ Dance Party

DJ Edward Daniels will wrap up the evening by spinning some today’s top hits for the dancing pleasure of all. The event will also include the Reston Birthday Cake presentation, a festival tradition for over 40 years

Sunday, July 10, 7-9pm: Costume Dance Party and Awards

What is a Birthday celebration without a DJ and bit of dancing? The Festival will conclude with a costume dance party which will feature hits from the 60s all the way to today. There will be prizes for best costumes for each decade.  Interspersed will be award ceremonies for the various contests that will take place during the Festival.

Sponsored by:

Reston Festival, Inc., Reston Association and Reston Community Center

It’s Reston’s 46th Birthday Celebration and everyone is invited.  For more information about activities, the entertainment line up, volunteering at the event, etc., visit us at www.restonfestival.com 

Bring the whole family to Reston Town Center on July 10 & 11 and enjoy a weekend of fun, food, games, arts, crafts, a beer/wine garden, kids’ rides and great entertainment all day including bingo.

ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINERS:

Saturday, July 10th. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: King Teddy

You’ll find King Teddy at the intersection of swing, rockabilly, and jump blues, happily hanging out and humming Beatles tunes. Although their influences are varied (everyone from Louis Prima to Sam Cooke to Gene Vincent and more), they are single-minded in their musical mission: to swing, baby!

Sunday, July 11th. 3 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.: Cirque-tacular

“Circurious” is a heart-stopping, mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism.  Discover all the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage combined in one fantastic afternoon.

Sunday, July 11th at 5:45 p.m.: Sierra Hull & Highway 111

Teenage mandolin phenomenon Sierra Hull began playing as an eight-year old prodigy, and has quickly become one of bluegrass music’s youngest favorites. The winner of numerous mandolin and guitar championships, Sierra was a featured performer on the Great High Mountain Tour, which included an all-star bluegrass lineup performing songs from the soundtracks of the hit movies O Brother Where Art Thou and Cold Mountain. A seasoned performer, she has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry radio and television shows, and shared the stage with bluegrass legends such as Alison Krauss, IIIrd Tyme Out, Sam Bush, Mountain Heart and Ricky Skaggs.

Sponsored by:

Reston Festival, Inc., Reston Association and Reston Community Center

Yes, Snowmageddon has ended, and we are now in the midst of the great meltdown. We’re looking forward to Spring and Summer at Reston Town Center, and just wanted to remind you A) of all of the fun things coming your way with the warmer weather and B) of the many opportunities to volunteer and get involved in your community with us!

Each year hundreds of local volunteers take Town Center by storm to enable the successful production of dozens of charitable and community events here.  Nearly $2 million dollars were raised by non-profit events hosted at Town Center in 2009 alone! Check out this year’s lineup, and let us know if you’d like to volunteer by sending in this form!


April

4/11 2010 MS Walk, produced by MS Society

4/18 March for Babies, produced by March of Dimes


Pet Fiesta, coming May 1st 2010, is one of the many charity events coming to Town Center this year. Many volunteers are needed to make these events a success!

May

5/1 Pet Fiesta, produced by Gooddogz.org & Reston Dogs

5/8 NOCC Run/Walk produced by National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

5/15-5/16 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, produced by Greater Reston Arts Center

5/22 Sjögren Walkabout, produced by Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation


June

6/18-6/19 Taste of Reston, produced by Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

6/20 Tour de Cure, bicycle ride produced by American Diabetes Association


July

7/10-7/11 Reston Festival, produced by Reston Association & RCC


October

10/2 Light the Night produced by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

10/8-10/10 Oktoberfest Reston, produced by Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce


November

11/26 Run with Alan Webb, benefits Neediest Kids

11/26 Reston Holiday Parade


Volunteers are critical to the success of the charitable events produced at Reston Town Center each year.  To have fun and be a part of it all, complete this form and fax to 703.476.9370 or email your information to rtc@myerspr.com

We’ve been ringing in the New Year at Reston Town Center with all of the appropriate bells and whistles (and, if you’ve been reading, a lot of good food and French Toast!) so we thought we’d take a moment to look back at 2009 – a year in photos!

Click below to watch a slideshow of events at Reston Town Center in 2009.  You’ll find everything from summer festivals, shows and races to unique charity fundraisers, to holiday activities from ice skating to carriage rides.  Here’s hoping 2010 is every bit as colorful!

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