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Reston Pride Today! 2pm- 7 pm!

Looking forward to seeing everyone today at Reston Pride!


After a successful turnout at its inaugural event in a local church last year, the second annual Reston Pride Festival returns TODAY (June 1) with a new location at Lake Anne Plaza!!!


The schedule for the event is below:

2 p.m.: Welcome note by Reston Pride co-chairs2:05 p.m.: Remarks by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Del. Ken Plum, and Sen. Janet Howell 2:30 p.m.: Performance by choir from sponsoring churches2:40 p.m.: Vocal performance by Reston Community Players3:15 p.m.: Remarks by faith leader speakers3:35 p.m.: Drag show performance by Delta B. Knyght4:05 p.m.: Vocal performance by Rev. Michelle Nickens4:25 p.m.: Remarks by official speaker Danica Roem4:40 p.m.: Vocal performance by Jeff Young5:05 p.m.: Indian Bollywood dance performance5:20 p.m.: United Christian Parish Total Praise ensemble5:40 p.m.: Voices of Howard University6:10: Vocal performance by Laura Tsaggaris6:55 p.m.: Closing remarks

Tomorrow (June 1)

Gardens of Note Tour (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)  — Take a self-guided tour of Reston’s gardens and pop-up musical entertainment. Registration is open online. A garden party at Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes will follow the tour.Wildlife Counts and Classes (6:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.) — Adult volunteers will explore Reston’s natural areas in this class, which meets at the Walker Nature Center.Summerbration Fun Brunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) — A stilt walker, juggler and face painter performs onstage at Reston Station Plaza atop Wiehle-Reston East Metro. The event is free and open to all. Parking is free in the Metro Parking garage. Summer Reading Kickoff (11 a.m.) — Young readers are invited to join authors Erica Perl and Laura Gehl to read some of their favorite titles at Scrawl Books.ArtSplash for Adults (2-4 p.m.) — Adults are invited to create their own masterpieces in this workshop led by artists from Abrakadoodle Northern Virginia.Lake House Open House (1-3 p.m.) — Enjoy light refreshments and mingle with neighbors during community-drop in time.

Sunday (June 2)

Nova Tour de Cure (6 a.m. to 4 p.m.) — The event, which is the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraiser, raises funds for research, advocacy, programs, and education. It will take place at Reston Town Center.Sunday Art in the Park (7-8 p.m.) — Hear the voice of the cello in favorites with assistant profess or cello Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki at Reston Town Square Park. The event is free and open to all.


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