October Fun in Reston: Family-Friendly Events

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This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate.

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

Oct. 10: South Lakes Homecoming Game and Parade
Everyone loves a good parade, so bring the family out on Friday, Oct. 10 at 5 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!

Oct. 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 is 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. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 12 from noon to 8 p.m.

Oct. 22- 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 categories: dramatic features, documentary features and short films. Films will screen at the Bow Tie Cinema at Reston Town Center. Visit their website to learn about the films and see showtimes.

Oct. 24-25: Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail 

The Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail is a favorite annual tradition for kids of all ages. Taking place on the grounds of the Walker Nature Education Center, children will 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. Registrations can be made here.

Oct. 25: Trick or Treat! at Reston Town Center
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, where participating retailers (and the information center) will have goodies on hand. Just look for the pumpkin flyer in the window.

Oct. 31: Howl-o-Ween
OK, 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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