August 18th, 2015
(Photo: Village at Shirlington/Facebook)
There are many words that could describe Arlington perfectly – urban, hip, charming, easily accessible to the best of D.C. and its surrounding locales. But perhaps the best word is vibrant. There’s always something to do every day on the Arlington event calendar.
Attend an outdoor film festival and admire the stars in the sky and on the screen. Enjoy concert performances by local and nationally acclaimed musical acts, or by one of the renowned military bands in the region. You foodies will love the festivals focusing on cuisine, wine, and beer. Whatever your interests, we promise you’ll find something awesome to do in Arlington. Check out the following local August events:
Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week – Through August 23. This is your chance to dine at one (or more!) of the Washington, D.C., area’s most popular restaurants, including 16 Arlington favorites. Feast on great food at delicious discounts! Click here for more information.
Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival – Held every Friday through August 28; movies start between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The theme of this year’s festival is LOL Fridays: Quotable Comedies. Join us in Gateway Park for some of the funniest and most quotable comedies. Click here for more information.
United States Air Force Band Summer Concert Series – Through September 13. Enjoy free concerts, all summer long, every Friday at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington. Click here for more information.
Shirlala Music Festival – Through August 27. Enjoy local live music every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.! Free and open to the public. Located in the Village at Shirlington. Click here for more information.
Summer Movies at Penrose Square – Held every Saturday night, from 7:15 p.m. to 11 p.m., through September 19. Bring a chair or blanket for some movie fun under the stars! Click here for more information.
Crystal Screen: Spark Espionage – Held every Monday, after sunset, through August 31. Every Monday, a courtyard in Crystal City is transformed into a movie theater. Meet up with some friends for dinner and drinks, and then catch a flick outdoors. It’s a fun way to start the week! Click here for more information.
Wags n’ Whiskers – Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Do you love animals? Then you’ll go bonkers for Wags n’ Whiskers, a community-oriented event in The Village at Shirlington. There will be over 60 onsite exhibitors, pet photos, live music, children’s activities, and on-the-spot adoptions services. Click here for more information.