Coming Up! October Events in the Reston Area

Get your beer stein and vampire cape ready, because October has arrived! Here are some of the events happening this month around Reston.

Reston Oktoberfest Carnvial

The carnival at Oktoberfest Reston


Oktoberfest Reston
Reston Town Center

Head to Reston Town Center for two days of live music, a beer garden, and a family-friendly carnival. During the afternoons, you can polka your heart out to live German music. In the evenings, the pavilion will become a dance party with DJs spinning pop and rock. Fire fighters and police officers will face off on Saturday in the Guns ‘N Hoses chili cookoff. Beer and wine will be available in the pavilion throughout the weekend.

Reston Home Tour
Various locations throughout Reston

If you pour through Dwell Magazine like we do, you’ll love this self-guided tour of five impressive Reston homes. Featured locations include a contemporary lakefront house, a mid-century modern townhouse, and a luxury condo in Reston Town Center. Tickets always sell out for this annual event, so buy your tickets in advance. All proceeds support the Reston Museum.

Washington West Film Festival
Bow Tie Cinemas at Reston Town Center

Our local movie theater becomes the center of action for this annual film festival. Four days of screenings will feature independent films from around the world in three competition categories: dramatic features, documentary features, and short films. 100% of the box office proceeds go to local and international charities.

Lake Anne Plaza

The Plaza will become a playground for pups and their adults on Halloween evening. Costume contests, games, music, and treats will be included in this Yappy Hour. All kinds of pets are welcome, especially if they are in some kind of adorable costume.

Do you have any other cool events to recommend this month?