Opportunities also available for arts and crafts vendors and civic organizations
Reston Community Center is seeking performing arts groups of all ages and cultures for the 2023 Reston Multicultural Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Reston Town Center with performances in the Pavilion and Reston Town Square Park. The expansion will allow for more entertainment and booths. Each year, this community-favorite special event draws thousands of visitors to the celebration of diversity that is a hallmark of Reston’s lifestyle.
All applications should include audio/video examples of the group’s work. To accommodate as many applicants as possible, selection will be made based on the materials submitted rather than auditions. Materials must include recent samples of representative work by the individual or group applying.
Submissions will be reviewed by an entertainment committee. Criteria used to evaluate them will include artistic merit, production values, evidence of authentic traditions and forms of specific cultures, and general merit of the performance. Performance styles can be specific to a particular religious orientation but should not be used to proselytize or overtly promote any faith or religion.
The Reston Multicultural Festival is a family-oriented event and material performed must be suitable for all ages and free of any content that would be inappropriate for a diverse, multicultural and multigenerational audience. Special consideration will be given to Reston-based organizations. Artists selected for the Reston Multicultural Festival will be notified by August 4, 2023.
Interested groups or individuals should complete the Entertainment Application Form available here. Other forms available include:
- Arts/Crafts Vendors: Applications due July 21, 2023
- Community Organizations: Applications due July 21, 2023
All forms and guidelines are located here: www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcf.
About the Reston Multicultural Festival
The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of Reston’s diversity and community spirit. This annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. Reston Community Center presents the Reston Multicultural Festival in partnership with Reston Town Center, Reston Town Center Association and Boston Properties. Volunteer coordination is provided by Reston Association. For more information about the festival, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcf.
About Reston Community Center
Each year, RCC offers thousands of 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. The agency also creates and sustains community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find programs or events, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
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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’s business address is 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. The two RCC facilities are located in Hunters Woods Village Center and at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.