Saturday to Monday, May 27 to 29, ViVa Vienna Fesival. Enjoy live music, craft vendors, amusement rides, children's entertainment and a moving Memorial Day ceremony during this annual, three-day festival held on Church Street. ViVa Vienna is a beloved Memorial Day weekend tradition and is organized by the Vienna Rotary Club. Learn more and purchase tickets at ViVa Vienna.
Saturday, May 27, 7:30 p.m., Reston Chorale's Star-Spangled Salute, at Reston Town Center Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a free, patriotic concert in the Pavilion presented by The Reston Chorale with Brass Band of Northern Virginia. This annual event honors those who serve and remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Sip & Stroll adult beverages from participating RTC restaurants within the event footprint. More is at Restonchoraleorg.
Thursday through Sunday, June 1-4,, Herndon Festival, at 200 Spring Street, Herndon, VA. Admission is free. Details, including schedule, directions, and entertainment is at Herndon Festival.
Saturday, June 3,, 9:00 a.m. to noon, First Responder & Safety Resource Fair, at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. The Arc of Northern Virginia is partnering with Fairfax County public safety agencies to hold a Safety Fair for people with disabilities to interact with first responders and learn about other available safety resources. Learn more and register at Safety Fair.
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Reston Gardens of Note Tour 2023. Gardens of Note is a self-guided tour of five beautiful private gardens in Reston, Virginia, followed by an afternoon garden party at Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes. Combining two of the joys of life, gardens and music, Gardens of Note offers exclusive tours of five notable residential gardens throughout Reston. The event is presented by The Reston Chorale, in partnership with The Reston Garden Club. Learn more and purchase tickets at Gardens of Note.
Saturday, June 3, noon to 6:00 p.m., Reston Pride, at Lake Anne Plaza. The festival will offer our community access to vendors, performances, speakers, fun, festivities, and much more! More is at Reston Pride 2023.
Thursday, June 8, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Automotive Showcase, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. A special event showcasing the successful collaboration between the FCPS Career and Technical Education program, the Business and Community Partnerships team, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).
This unique collaboration led to the donation of more than 20 vehicles that are not only being used as dynamic teaching tools in auto technology classrooms, but also sold through Foundation for Applied Technical Education (FATE), a not-for-profit organization that provides student training programs on auto sales and entrepreneurship. For more information contact Jay Garant.
Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 a.m., Gun Violence Awareness Vigil at National Rifle Association headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. The vigil commemorates the anniversary of the day 26 children and educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please DO NOT park in the NRA's parking lot. There is plenty of free parking in the office building lot on Fairfax Ridge Drive across Waples Mill Road. Signs and flags will be provided. Some protesters will drive past the NRA with signs taped to their car windows or doors; others will stand on the sidewalk.
Saturday, June 17, 5:00 p.m., Mosaic Harmony Annual Spring Concert "Sharing and Celebrating Songs of Joy!," at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA. Learn more and purchase tickets at Spring Concert.