Herndon Festival Returns June 2-5

Herndon Festival Returns June 2-5

Event features free entertainment, fireworks and carnival

The 36th Annual Herndon Festival will be held June 2-5. The Herndon Festival features local and nationally known entertainment on three stages, a carnival, fireworks displays on Thursday and Saturday, children’s hands-on art area, arts and crafts show, business expo, 10K/5K races and fitness expo on Sunday, complimentary shuttle bus service, and an assortment of food vendors. The festival is produced by the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department with assistance from local area civic organizations and businesses.

The festival is held at Historic Downtown Herndon, 777 Lynn St., intersection of Lynn and Station Streets.

Make time on one or all of the four days of the festival to enjoy a variety of music.Thursday performances feature the music of TheyCallMePiano, Gedeon Luke and the People, and Bluffett & the Son of a Sailor Band.

Friday performances feature Matt Otis and the Sounds, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, and Major and the Monbacks; Saturday headliners include Upstate Rubdown, SVET, and Party of Four.

On Sunday at HMC lawn there will be a high-energy performance by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. In addition, there will be entertainers roaming the grounds of the Festival to keep everyone smiling throughout the day.

Festival hours are as follows:

Thursday, June 2, 6–10 p.m.; Friday, June 3, 5–11 p.m.

Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.–11 p.m.

Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Please note that pets are not allowed in the Festival area and all backpacks, packages and hand-carried items will be searched for prohibited items.

A free shuttle bus service will transport attendees to and from the festival area, departing every ten minutes from Worldgate Shopping Centre and Herndon High School. Worldgate Shopping Centre riders will need to walk along Worldgate Drive and look for the signs at 12975 Worldgate Drive. Riders at Herndon High School need to meet at the large rock at the entrance to the school, off Bennett Street. Parking at both shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off locations is free. Shuttle bus service hours are as follows: Thursday, June 2, 6–10 p.m.; Friday, June 3, 5–11 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.–11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Or bike and enjoy a free bike valet service located at the corner of Lynn and Elden streets.

Festival goers can learn all Festival highlights and insider tips to having a great time at the Herndon Festival at herndonfestival.net.