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Cool and crisp on Lake Anne Plaza

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Fall is upon us at Lake Anne Plaza. The Open Air Craft Market and a group of  8 -10 Farmers will be staying for the extended market the extended market runs from Nov 10 – Dec 8. There’s plenty of produce and baked goods, great crafts the extended market culminates on December 8th when we hold the Jingle on Lake Anne.

The restaurants and merchants are serving up some great Fall fare with Wine tastings at Lake Anne Florist, and great savory specials at Jasmine Cafe.

Cafe Montmartre is dusting things up with a little interior work, it looks like it’s going to very pretty; come in to see the new look.

Jingle on Lake Anne

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

For more than 30 years Santa has arrived at Lake Anne Plaza to kick off the Holiday Season and this year is no exception! This Saturday is the Jingle on Lake Anne complete with Gingerbread Cookie decorating and crafts for the kids, a petting zoo and of course Santa! Don’t miss the fun this Saturday from11:00 – 3:00.

This is also your last chance to pick up a unique holiday gift from the Craft Market as we close out the 2011 season.  We’ll have a few farmers left, including Fertile Plains, Grace’s Bakery, Glasscock’s Farm and a full compliment of artist and crafters with wonderful gifts that you won’t find anywhere else. The market opens at 9:00 am, Petting Zoo and kids crafts start at 11:00 and Santa arrives at 12:00. Be sure to stop in at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne for the 13th Annual Gifts from the HeART Fine Arts Exhibition.

The Market Extended–Farmers and All!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Fall Market at Lake Anne until Dec 3rd.

The market at Lake Anne is a great place to pick up unique items as holiday gifts. This year the market has been extended to run until the Dec 3rd Jingle on Lake Anne, a tradition that goes back more than 30 years. This year the Jingle will include a petting zoo, ginger bread cooking decorating, kids crafts and of course Santa arriving by barge.

The extended market includes 10 Farmers that are still set up in the parking lot. We have 3 produce vendors selling orchard and other veggies, Grace’s Bakery and Baguette Nations, Oy Vey Pickles, Honey, Goat Cheese, Spices, Olive Oil and meats from Fertile Plains. All well worth bundling up and braving a little chilly weather. Market runs Saturday from 9:00 – 12:30,(Note the later start time!) and will go until Dec 3rd.

Fall Festival on Lake Anne–come find a Lost Rhino!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Those crazy folks at Reston Challenge are at it again! Every year they raise money for a worthy cause while having fun and building community. This year the challenge will include all kinds of fun stuff including games, beer tastings and costumes!

This free-to-enter festival along beautiful Lake Anne features local craft breweries (Lost Rhino brewery and more), local restaurants, a corn hole tournament with top prize valued at $500, and local music. There is also a costume contest for all ages and scavenger hunt for the families/kids.

This year’s event will be held at the Lake Anne Plaza on October 29th 11am – 4pm. Net proceeds benefit the 4Paws Rescue Team, the community nonprofit chosen by Northern Virginia residents.

Event Details
11402 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190
11:00AM – 4:00PM – FALL FESTIVAL
Beverages tickets $1
Beer tastings $2, Pints $6
*The first 500 people to purchase 10 tasting tickets get a free souvenir tasting glass.

5th Annual Lake Anne Jazz Festival

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

This Saturday is the 5th Annual Jazz Festival!

Lake Anne is gearing up for the ever popular jazz and blues festival on Saturday, October 1st when they host the 5th Annual Lake Anne Jazz Festival. This free, family friendly, all-day event will take place from 1:00PM-9:00 PM and will showcase a variety of talented local artist and national jazz performers. The year’s music theme is Brazilian Jazz with leading Latin vocalist Cissa Paz headling the event, but when we had the chance to add Rashida Jolley, Jazz Harpist we grabbed it! The festival will also include signature food from charming Lake Anne restaurants and sips from selected local wineries and micro breweries. Regional arts and crafts vendors will also have a presence at the event from 1-4pm.

Performance Schedule
1:00PM – Rashida Jolley
2:00PM – Word View
3:00PM –Veronneau
4:00PM – Wayne Wilentz Quartet
5:30PM – The Mykle Lyons Group
7:45PM – Cissa Paz

The Jazz Festival is held as a benefit for the Explore More Arts Program of GRACE, (Greater Reston Arts Center).
The festival is sponsored by Lane Anne Merchants, Friends of Lake Anne, the Reston Community Center, and the Reston Association, Reston Art Gallary, Two Sisters Creative and some Anonymous Friends. For more information follow us on Facebook.

What: Lake Anne Plaza – 5th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival
When: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Where: Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront) – 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190
Time: 1:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: Free (excluding alcohol), Rain or Shine

5th Annual Lake Anne Regatta–using really tiny boats!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Little boats big fun!

It’s regatta time at Lake Anne, so bust out the yacht and come on down. Those crazy captains of the miniature yachts will be doing battle against the fickle seas of Lake Anne in the 5th Annual Lake Anne Regatta. Pitted against nature the captains will battle high winds, Canada Geese and the occasional Snapping Turtle as they duke it out for fame and glory.

The Northern Virginia Yacht Club sail regularly at Lake Anne, you can usually find them on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The 4th Sunday is a fun day where you will find all different types of radio controlled boats on the water being handled by beginners and veterans alike. On Fun Days feel free to ask questions and don’t be surprised if the Captain turns over the remote to the boat to let you try it for yourself!

1st race is at 10:00 am and will continue until about 3:00 pm.

This Saturday’s sail will include a raffle for a Victoria class model yacht and music by Lucia & Levi.

Open Air Market off to a strong start!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Setting up for the market

  The 2011 Market Season is only 3 weeks old and things are already jumping! The Farmers are 26 vendors strong and the Crafters are at 40+ and growing. The energy level has been awesome and vendors have been reporting solid sales from new and repeat customers. 

The Open Air Market is sporting wonderful diversity—everything from live Orchids to products made from the silky coats of Alpaca.  We even have cooking  classes being conducted by Big Red Kitchen! Proprietor Robin Joss makes use of the fresh products found in the Farmer’s Market and then teaches you how to turn it into culinary magic—right on the Plaza!

There is all sorts of music happening during the market. The Farmers have “Split String Soup” performing most Saturdays—a great mix of bluegrass and acoustic rock; Bieto our resident pan flute and guitar player can often be heard in front of La Villa Market. Down by the Pharmacy you can hear a variety of musicians at the Lake Anne Open Mic.

If you are a vendor check us out!  We can handle up to 65 vendors so there is room left–we are especially interested in Indie-clothing designers and unique accessories as well as specialty food products. Current vendors that make a referral of a quality vendor to the market will receive one week of free rent. The only catch is that you have to like them well enough to have them as your neighbor.

Visitors–don’t miss this amazing location-Lake Anne is Reston’s original village center and is home to small, locally owned businesses. Come, shop, enjoy the sights, have a great meal, buy a bottle of  VA wine from Lake Anne Florist & Virginia Gourmet, find a treasure in Reston’s Used Book Shop, a handcrafted toy from Small Change Children’s Consignment–a wonderful way to spend a Saturday.

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