The Annandale Roundable has tentatively set Oct. 2 as the date for the 2021 Taste of Annandale, pending the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of large gatherings next fall.
A final decision will be made in March. Watch this space for more details.
The 2020 Taste of Annandale, like just about every other big celebration, was canceled due to the pandemic.
By all accounts, the fifth annual Taste of Annandale on Oct. 5. 2019, was a big success, drawing thousands of people reflecting the diverse cultures of the community.
There were more food options, sponsors, vendors, and more participants in the 5K race than at any previous Taste of Annandale. The beer garden and children’s playground were full all day. The entertainment and best-dressed pet contest drew big crowds.
Families also enjoyed the free dental clinic, police helicopter, law enforcement and public safety displays, and hands-on activities in the Annandale Pop-Up Park.
The Taste of Annandale is a joint effort of the all-volunteer Annandale Roundtable, Fairfax County Police Department, Department of Community and Neighborhood Services, the ACCA Child Development Center, and Fairfax County Communities of Trust Committee.
The Annandale Roundtable thanks all our sponsors – and especially title sponsors, the Vistas of Annandale and Lambros Goldsmith – all the vendors, entertainers, volunteers, and everyone in the community who showed up.
Here are some scenes from the 2019 festival:
|From the left: Mason Supervisor Penny Gross, Del. Vivian Watts, Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova, and Annandale Roundtable Chair Bob Kahane.|