The Reston Multicultural Festival celebrates the diversity and community spirit of Reston, says Reston Community Center, which sponsors the annual event along with Reston Association and other local organizations and businesses.
The festival starts at 11 a.m. with a naturalization ceremony of new United States citizens and a release of doves.
Live entertainment begins at 1 p.m. on two stages. Admission is free.
Elaine Hoffman Watts, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Klezmer Music
Christylez Bacon-Washington Sound Museum with Wytold and Nitsha Raj, Cross-Cultural Collaborative Music Experience
Angel Roman, Middle Eastern Dance
Kalavaridhi Dance, Indian Classical Dance
Khinezin Win, Burmese (Myanmar Dance)
Tom Teasley, UN Cultural Ambassador for Percussion
Shaolin Temple, Chinese Martial Arts
Jayamangala, Indian Classical Dance
Furia Flamenca, Flamenco Dance
Ta’Ta RoiRoi, Tahitian Dance and music
Born 2 Dance, Capoeira, Bollywood, and Salsa
Nomad Dancers, Dances from ancient Persia and Central Asia
Ocho de Bastos, Latin Pop Rock
Additionally, RCC’s Jo Ann Rose Gallery includes an indoor stage with storytelling, Irish music and dance, and Ukranian egg decorating, among other activities. Visit RCC’s website for the full schedule of events.
Photo: Reston Multicultural Festival/file photo