Weekend Pick: Reston Multicultural Festival

Dragon dance at Reston Multicultural Festival/Credit: RCC

Lake Anne Plaza is the place to be Saturday, Sept. 24 for the Reston Multicultural Festival.

The Reston Multicultural Festival, organized by Reston Community Center, is a celebration of the diversity and community spirit found in Reston. This annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate the rich medley of cultures through music, dance, food and more.

Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire representative of their cultural background.

The fun begins at 11 a.m. with a naturalization ceremony for the area’s newest citizens. Students from South Lakes High School’s chorus will sing the Star-Spangled Banner and SLHS ROTC members will present the colors.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, a traditional Chinese dragon dance will wind through the plaza, marking the opening of the entertainment stages.

Entertainment will be in three areas. Click on each below to see the full lineups, which include everything from Bolivian dance to Japanese drumming to Irish music with Billy McComiskey, National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow.

The day will also include:

  • Multicultural Book Fair in partnership with the Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University this weekend.
  • Author book signings
  • Kimono fashion show
  • Arts & Crafts activities
  • Art Mirrors Culture Exhibit
  • Global café offering international fare
  • Global market showcasing treasures from around the world

Admission is free.

Photo: Dragon dance at Reston Multicultural Festival/Credit: Reston Community Center

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