ViVa Vienna will celebrate four decades of food, carnival rides and charity when it returns this Memorial Day weekend.

Ahead of the festival’s annual take over of Church Street on May 25-27, the Vienna Town Council issued a proclamation on Monday (May 20) commemorating ViVa Vienna’s 40th anniversary and designating this coming Sunday (May 26) as ViVa Vienna Day.

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(Updated at 9:30 a.m. on 5/14/2024) McLean Day is about to take over Lewinsville Park (1659 Chain Bridge Road) once again with two days of music, food and carnival rides.

Now in its 109th year, the annual festival organized by the McLean Community Center will keep things fresh with the introduction of a beer and wine garden, a main stage relocation, additional attractions at the Friday night carnival and expanded voting for MCC’s governing board election.

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The Elden Street Tea Shop is almost ready to unveil its new location in Reston.

After closing its original Herndon location in January, the business is set to reopen at 1633A Washington Plaza in Lake Anne Plaza this Saturday (May 4).

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Pints and palettes will collide next month at the Workhouse Arts Center’s annual BrewWorks beer and arts festival in Lorton.

On Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m., attendees can enjoy craft beer tastings and watch artists compete in fast-paced painting and drawing competitions, according to a press release.

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The Mosaic District will celebrate an unusually long cherry blossom season this weekend with the return of its annual Art Blooms festival.

Organized in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the two-day event will bring artisan and farmers’ markets, live entertainment and family-friendly activities to the Merrifield neighborhood from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (April 6-7).

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(Updated at 9:35 a.m. on 4/2/2024) Fresh off this past Saturday’s Easter celebration, Capital One Center in Tysons is gearing up to launch two restaurants and a new edition of Perchfest later this spring.

Stellina Pizzeria and Starr Hill Brewpub are both expected to open in late April, though precise dates haven’t been established yet, according to Capital One Center.

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The annual Reston Pride Festival will return to Lake Anne Plaza on June 1 from noon to 6 p.m.

This year’s festival will include live music, performances, and vendors. The organization will also choose an LGBTQ+ nonprofit to highlight positive work being done in the community.

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An event featuring the stories of women returns to Fairfax City for its fifth year this week.

Organized by nonprofit Better Said Than Done, the Women’s Storytelling Festival will take place this Thursday through Sunday (March 14 through 17) in Fairfax. The event features 21 storytellers who will deliver spoken word pieces intended for mature audiences.

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A regional staple in the arts community is returning to Reston Town Center this May.

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is organizing the Tephra ICA Arts Festival — formerly known as Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival — on May 18 and 19, bringing more than 200 artists from across the country to RTC.

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A traditional Hindu festival is set to light up Lake Anne Plaza next month.

The inaugural Holi Festival, which is sponsored by local CBD business OmBaked, will take place on March 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

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