Due to the high degree of confidence that weather in the Reston area from around 11:00 p.m. Friday night until Sunday morning will include periods of heavy rain, high winds and uncomfortably cool temperatures, the 2023 Reston Multicultural Festival has been canceled. There is no rescheduled date. With artists, vendors, community organizations, and event staff and volunteers coming from various areas affected by this tropical storm, organizers do not want to put people at risk of injury in trying to reach or attend the festival. People are urged to stay off the roads on Saturday. This annual event is cherished by the community, and event planners appreciate everyone’s understanding that people’s safety is their highest priority.
The months ahead hold many opportunities for people to enjoy diverse artistry in the 2023/2024 Professional Touring Artist Series at the CenterStage. RCC and its partners look forward to hosting people throughout the fall during better weather. The Friday evening Darden and Friends concert at 5:30 p.m. in the Pavilion at Reston Town Center will go on as scheduled there. Sip ‘n Stroll will also be available.
RCC extends its gratitude to Reston Town Center Association – the co-presenter of the Reston Multicultural Festival – and host BXP – as well as the volunteer support and organization provided by Reston Association. The event partners appreciate the understanding of the NEA Fellows and the support of the National Council for the Traditional Arts. The partnership among these civic, nonprofit and business organizations allowed for the most ambitious Reston Multicultural Festival plan ever. All partners are looking forward to 2024 and doing it again under sunnier skies.
About Reston Community Center
Each year, RCC offers positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. We create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
About Reston Town Center Association
Reston Town Center Association (RTCA) is the mixed-use, governing association for the Reston Town Center, which is not only Reston’s downtown but a major employment and amenity center for the region. Core aspects of its mission include design review, support of transit-oriented development, and a strong commitment to the arts and community programming.
About BXP/Reston Town Center
Reston Town Center is an acclaimed urban development located in the heart of Northern Virginia. Owned and managed by BXP, Reston Town Center is home to more than 50 retailers, 30 restaurants, over 2,000 residential homes and 4 million square feet of Class A office space. Since becoming one of the nation’s first developments of its kind in 1990, Reston Town Center offers residents and visitors an innovative and energizing experience with outdoor recreation spaces, dynamic seasonal traditions and events.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and promotes equal access to the arts in every community across America.
About the NEA Heritage Fellows
The NEA National Heritage Fellowship is the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Each year since 1982, the program recognizes recipients’ artistic excellence, lifetime achievement and contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.
About the National Council for the Traditional Arts
Founded in 1933, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is the nation’s oldest folk arts organization. NCTA presents the nation’s finest traditional artists in festivals, national and international tours, concerts, radio and television programs, films, recordings, and other programs. On behalf of the NEA, the NCTA manages and coordinates the National Heritage Fellowships activities honoring the Fellowship recipients.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, TTY 711 or visit the website at www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Va. 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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