The history of the innovative, award-winning, planned community of Reston, Virginia reached a milestone in 2014. This New Town was brought to life in 1964 by the vision of its founder, Robert E. "Bob" Simon, Jr., and the first Reston residents moved into their homes at Lake Anne that year. Fifty years later, Bob Simon celebrated his 100th birthday in the community he created.
Reston celebrates with many events of all kinds all year round and there’s always something to enjoy. Follow the links below for the calendars of Reston’s main venues and organizations to find out what’s coming up. Reston has art exhibits, outdoor markets, runs, walks, special programs, activities, and much more each week. Throughout the year, highlights include large, signature events such as Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in May, Taste of Reston in June, Lake Anne Jazz & Blues Festival, Multicultural Festival in September, Oktoberfest, Reston Holiday Parade in November, Martin Luther King Day in January, Virginia Polar Dip in February, and more. See you in Reston!