This multicultural celebration, organized by Mason District residents and stakeholders, is designed to spotlight the Annandale business district, engage young people, and build community spirit though music, food, and interactive fun for the whole family.
The centerpiece of the Taste of Annandale is the opportunity to try food from a variety of cuisines from local restaurants.
The day-long event will begin with a 5K fun run. Other activities being planned include a chili cook-off contest between Fairfax County police officers and firefighters; an eating competition sponsored by a food company with prizes; cooking demonstrations; a children’s corner with games, crafts, and storytelling; and a stage filled with music and dance performances by local artists.
The idea for the Taste of Annandale grew out of the Annandale Youth Engagement Planning Group, which has been working on developing an initiative targeting local youths. Revenue generated by the Taste of Annandale will benefit the newly created Annandale Youth Fund, which will support youth-led projects to enhance the quality of community and civic life in Annandale.
Rev. Clarence Brown of Annandale United Methodist Church is chairing the Taste of Annandale Steering Committee, which is comprised of representatives of the local business community, nonprofit organizations, and Fairfax County agencies.
If you’re interested in being a sponsor or vendor – or would like to join the Taste of Annandale Planning Committee – contact Event Organizer Glenda Olmeda, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-946-4087.
Check this blog and the Taste of Annandale Facebook page for updates.