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Annual Pakistan Festival

The celebration features a fun-filled day for all ages. Activities include cultural performances by noted and popular artists from Pakistan, ethnic Pakistani cuisine, handicrafts, boutiques, sports, and childrens entertainment.

Category:Festivals
DateAugust 14, 2016
VenueBull Run Special Events Center
DMV Punjabi Mela Festival

The DMV Mela Festival offers a welcoming environment for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy the open air event featuring essential aspects of the local Indian & Pakistani heritage and culture. Guests will enjoy high energy Bhangra, Gidha, and contemporary dances in colorful costumes, interactive performances, Indian and Pakistani food, children's games, and crafts from local vendors.

Category:Festivals
DateMay 21, 2016
VenueBull Run Park Special Events Center
Ernst Community Cultural Center - Ernst Theater

Rentable theater space as a part of the Community Cultural Center at NOVA's Annandale Campus. The Ernst Theater can seat up to 520 people and has modern lighting, sound and projection capabilities. The theater also has separate dressing rooms for men and women, each with bathrooms, showers and lockers. In addition, there is a green room with a refrigerator that can be used as a dressing room. There is also a wardrobe room with a washer and dryer and a scene shop for show storage. The dressing r ...

Category:Theatre
Ernst Community Cultural Center - Verizon Galleries

The Verizon Galleries are a rentable gallery space in the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College.  All art exhibits must be approved by the Ernst Gallery Exhibition Committee. For more information, please call Kevin Sheehan at 703.323.3805. After receiving approval, the art exhibit will be booked with the Cultural Center. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The gallery also serve as the theater lobby and is open without supervision ...

Category:Galleries
Fair Oaks Mall’s Annual Lunar New Year Festival

One of the largest events of its kind in the country, Fair Oaks Mall’s annual Lunar New Year Festival is expected to once again attract close to 200,000 people to the award-winning retail center over the course of the two-day celebrations. Come see more than 300 performers participate at Fair Oaks Mall’s Lunar New Year event, representing various nationalities. The celebration features traditional Chinese dragon dances, music and dance performances, daring martial arts demonstrati ...

Category:Festivals
DateFebruary 6-7, 2016
VenueFair Oaks Mall
Heritage India Festival

The Heritage India Festival is the greater Washington metropolitan area's premier South Asian cultural, arts and commerce festival. Rushhi Entertainment's award-winning Heritage India Festival series has featured the best of South Asia – highlighting the culture, cuisine, commerce and entertainment of India. The festival, held twice a year, draws thousands of South Asian Americans to experience and revel in the colors of the subcontinent.

Category:Festivals
DateMay 7-8, 2016
VenueDulles Expo Center South

KORUS Festival

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KORUS Festival

The KORUS Festival is one of Greater Washington DC's premier community events. It is a celebration of the Korean American way of life, Korean heritage & culture, and the beauty of America's diversity. The event features modern and traditional music and cultural performances, demonstrations, Korean cuisine, and much more.

Category:Festivals
DateSeptember TBD
VenueThe Plaza at Tysons Corner Center
Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

The 16th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, powered by the JCCNV, will screen 14 contemporary Jewish-themed and/or Israeli-made feature films that explore identity and place in the world. Opening night on April 7 features the new British comedy Dough; other films to be screened are À la Vie, A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt, Belle and Sebastian, Bulgarian Rhapsody, In Search of Israeli Cuisine, Laugh Lines, Raise the Roof, Rosenwald, Sabena Hijacking-My Version, Su ...

Category:Festivals
DateApril 7-17, 2016
VenueAngelika Film Center at Mosaic

Nowruz Festival

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Nowruz Festival

Hundreds of Persian-American artists, musicians, singers, dancers and traditional players will assemble to ring in the Persian New Year (Nowruz) on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Tysons Corner Center, in McLean.  Combined with more than 75 vendors offering traditional foods, jewelry, crafts, books and other traditional products, the Nowruz Festival will offer a family-friendly venue for the celebration. What is Nowruz?Of all the Persian national festivals, the New Year celebrations are at once ...

Category:Festivals
DateMarch 13, 2016
VenueTysons Corner Center
Persian New Year Festival

The Northern Virginia Park Authority is pleased to announce that the Bull Run Special Events Center will host the Persian cultural festival known as 13 Bedar (or Sizdah Bedar). Sizdah Bedar is a day of celebration in teh outdoors in Persian vulture. This day falls on the 13th day of the Persian calendar, which usually falls in early April. Part of the tradition is to knot blades of grass or wheat and send them downstream. With Cub Run flowing next to teh center, it provides a perfect place for t ...

Category:Festivals
DateApril/ TDB
VenueBull Run Regional Park Special Events Center
Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Make MLK Day a day on, not a day off. This year’s 30th Annual Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration planning is underway, and will also include Community Service Projects, the Voices of Inspiration Program by the Reston Martin Luther King, Jr. Church and hosted by the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, and a Commemorative March. 

Category:Festivals
DateJanuary/ TBD
VenueReston Community Center/Multiple Locations
Reston Founders Day

The Reston Historic Trust and Museum will celebrate Robert E. Simon, Jr. and the community. Founder’s Day will feature a 50-foot Ferris wheel sponsored by Reston Association (RA), children’s activities, children’s art projects in cooperation with the Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR), musical entertainment for all ages provided by local artists and schools, guided walks around Lake Anne Plaza in cooperation with IPAR and RA, and remarks by local elected officials. The event will be fun f ...

Category:Festivals
DateApril 9, 2016
VenueWashington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center
Reston Multicultural Festival

The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of the diversity and community spirit that is found in Reston. This annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate the rich medley of cultures. Come and share with family, friends, and neighbors the music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world that are all right here.

Category:Festivals
DateSeptember 24, 2016
VenueLake Anne Plaza

The Vietnamese Literary and Artistic Club (VLAC) of the greater metropolitan Washington, DC area presents the Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) festival each year. The annual event takes place at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale campus. The purpose of the local festival is two-fold: It provides Vietnamese immigrants a chance to experience the annual celebration of Tet which takes place in their homeland. It also provides Vietnamese Americans grow ...

Category:Festivals
DateTBD
VenueNorthern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus
Vietnamese Heritage Festival (VietFest)

The theme of VietFest this year is Vietnamese Americans: Past, Present, and Future. Through programming, decorations, and exhibits, the National Organization of Vietnamese American Leaders (NOVAL) will chronicle the journey that their community took from the moment they first arrived in this country to where they are today.

Category:Festivals
DateTBD
VenueThe Plaza at Tysons Corner Center

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