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Taste of Annandale

Come out and meet your neighbors at the fifth annual Taste of Annandale. This free family-friendly and pet-friendly street festival is Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., along Tom Davis Drive in the heart of Annandale, Va. 

The Taste of Annandale features food trucks, restaurants, and live music and dance reflecting the diverse cultures of the community. 

Here are some more highlights: 
  • There’s a 5K Race at 9:30 a.m. starting in the old Kmart parking lot at 4251 John Marr Drive. Register here
  • The beer garden features Audacious Aleworks Brewery & Taproom and Settle Down Easy Brewing Co. 
  • There’s a best-dressed pet contest, hosted by Chico’s Natural Pet Market. The winners have a chance to compete to be Chico’s Next Pet Model.  
  • The entertainment includes an aerial dance performance by Monarca in Flight
  • All-day children’s programming, organized by the ACCA Child Development Center, includes puppet shows, live music, games, crafts, and costumed characters. 
  • The Fairfax County Communities of Trust is bringing the police helicopter and an array of law enforcement vehicles for children to explore. 
  • The Annandale Pop-Up Park is hosting Community Day at the Taste of Annandale with games and activities, including the Annandale Oral History Project
The Taste of Annandale will also have a chili cook-off (police vs. firefighters), free dental exams for kids, a photo booth, and lots of vendors. 

The Title Sponsors are Lambros Goldsmith and the Vistas of Annandale

For more information, visit the Taste of Annandale website:

If you're interested in being a sponsor, food vendor, or other vendor at the Taste of Annandale, contact Bob Kahane, Taste of Annandale Planning Committee chair,

The Taste of Annandale is organized by the Annandale Roundtable, a nonprofit organization of community members. Proceeds from the Taste of Annandale support the Re-Imagining Community initiative, which high school students use art as a springboard for community engagement. Learn more here.

Here are some scenes from the 2018 Taste of Annandale:


From the left: FCPS Region 2 Assistant Superintendent Fabio Zuluaga; Annandale High School Principal Tim Thomas; at-large school board member Karen Keys-Gamarra; at-large school board member Ilryong Moon; Mason school board member Sandy Evans; state Sen. Dick Saslaw; Capt. Brooke Wright, commander of the Mason Police District; Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill; Board of Supervisors chair Sharon Bulova; Rep. Gerry Connolly; Mason Supervisor Penny Gross; and Major Chantel Cochrane of the Fairfax County Police Department.

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