Weekend Picks: Halloween Fun and More

Halloween at Reston Town Center 2015/Credit: Don RennerHalloween is almost here. There are plenty of fun events for kids, pets and the whole familt this weekend around Reston.

Friday, Oct. 28

South Lakes High School’s Homecoming Parade – The annual Homecoming Parade marches from Hunters Woods Village Center to South Lakes High School, beginning at 5 p.m.

The best places to watch (and catch candy thrown from the floats) are on the east side of South Lakes or right outside Hunters Woods Village Center along Colts Neck.

The Big Game – The South Lakes High Homecoming football game begins at the school at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Costumed Family Bike Ride – Get in a little exercise before all the treats later in the weekend. Bring the whole family out (in costume!) with their bikes for a fun family ride, hosted by Kidical Mass Reston. The ride will begin at the Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion and follow a casual 2-mile route exclusively on Reston’s trails. See more information online.

Howl-O-Ween On The Plaza – Dress your cat or dog up in a costume and bring him down to Lake Anne Plaza for a good old-fashioned pet parade. There will be games, contests, and treats for your furry friends. The festivities run from 1 to 3 p.m., with the costume contest kicking off at 1:30.

Trick or Treat at Reston Town Center – Get your trick or treat on early at the Town Center from noon to 4 p.m. Retailers, restaurants and the folks at the Information Center will be handing out goodies to kids in costume. Any business with a pumpkin flier in the window is participating. Plus, enjoy a performance by Turley the Magician at 1 p.m. in Fountain Square.

Howling Halloween Dog Costume Contest – Stick around after trick or treating at Reston Town Center businesses, because the dog costume contest kicks off at 4 p.m. at the Pavilion. Prizes for best dog costume, best dog-owner duo and best group costume will be given out. Participants must register ahead of time online, and arrive between 3:15-3:45 to check in and pick up your contestant bib.

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