The annual Taste of Annandale, a family-friendly street festival on Tom Davis Drive, is aimed at encouraging community engagement, celebrating Annandale’s diversity, and shining a spotlight on local restaurants and businesses.
The Taste of Annandale Planning Committee is made up of volunteers from the community and representatives from Fairfax County agencies.
The Planning Committee is chaired by Anna Ko, executive vice president of the Korean American Association of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, and Joe Do, president of the Annandale Rotary Club.
Staff from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), the Mason Police District, Celebrate Fairfax!, and the ACCA Child Development Center are participating in the planning process.
The Planning Committee appreciates Lambros Goldsmith, a longtime Annandale business, for signing on as the Title Sponsor.
The idea for the Taste of Annandale evolved from the “Dialogues on Diversity,” a series of community forums at Annandale High School in 2010 and 2011 facilitated by NCS with support from the Fairfax County Police Department.
Those sessions sought to promote communication among long-time Annandale residents and newer arrivals.
In 2012, a group of community stakeholders decided to keep the conversation going through an informal group called the Annandale-Mason Roundtable, which was later incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. The Taste of Annandale is the Roundtable’s main project.
Proceeds from the Taste of Annandale support local youths. Details to be announced soon.
Visit the Taste of Annandale Facebook page for updates.