Take Your Pick: Festivals This Weekend in Centreville, Falls Church, Mount Vernon and Reston
Four festivals are planned this weekend in the county and city of Falls Church.
*The city of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Division will hold its annual fall festival Saturday in Cherry Hill Park.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live entertainment, amusement rides, crafts, businesses and civic organizations. In addition, there will be a children's activity tent from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with face painting and craft projects.
Admission is free; $1 tickets are required for amusement rides; rides may use more than one ticket. The park is at 312 Park Ave.. For more information, call 703-248-5077.
*Mount Vernon will hold its annual 18th century craft fair Saturday and Sunday, featuring more than 50 juried artisans.
The fair recreates an early American marketplace and includes two stages of family entertainment; artisans working in period clothing and free Potomac River sightseeing cruises, according to a news release.
Visitors can also participate in sword play, drum lessons, surveying and open-hearth cooking.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair is included with regular admission to George Washington's estate: $11 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11 and free for children five and under. For more information, call 703-780-2000. Advance tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
*The annual Centreville Day will be held Saturday in Centreville's historic district, which is near Routes 28, 29 and Interstate 66.
A parade will open the celebration at 10 a.m. from Centreville High School, followed by a day of crafts, history presentations and entertainment. The event ends at 6 p.m..
Admission is free. Parking is available at Centreville High School, Trinity Centre or the AMF bowling alley, where shuttle bus service will be available.
A pre-event dinner featuring Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully) portraying Confederate Ranger John Mosby will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at St. John's Episcopal Church. The cost is $12.50 and includes turkey pot pie, field green salad, biscuits and cherry dump cake. For more information, call 571-213-7298, visit www.centrevilleday.com or send an email to email@example.com.
*The Reston Community Center at Lake Anne will hold its annual multicultural festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Anne Village Center.
Free entertainment is scheduled in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery and at other locations in and around the plaza throughout the day and includes singers, dancers, instrumentalists and speakers performing everything from bagpipe marches to ballet.
Representing the festival's spotlight region, Central America, will be a Salvadoran ballet, musical groups, presentations on the ancient Mayan architecture of Honduras and Belize and information for travelers on the Panama Canal.
New to the festival include The Virginia Scottish Games Association, which will lead a bagpipe march and dance and two Chinese groups, the Jow Ga Shaolin Institute, whose members will perform the Lion Dance, and the Silver Light Senior Association which will present a fashion show and fan dance.
To view the entertainment schedule, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/fallevents.html. For more information, call 703-476-4500.
By Steve Fehr |
September 16, 2005; 7:14 AM ET
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