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5 Things To Do In Arlington This October

If you’re looking for something to do in Arlington this October, at least one of these five, upcoming events I’ve rounded up may be right up your alley. This is hardly an all-inclusive list but highlights a variety of events for families and individuals alike.


October 4, 2019

Bark-Toberfest @ Courthaus Social

Bark-Toberfest @ Courthaus Social

You guessed it: puppies and canines are welcome at this award-winning, local foodie event from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Courthaus Social in Arlington, VA. Admission is free and families with their four-legged dogs are encouraged to attend. At least nine local breweries will be there; see the list of breweries and get more information here.

Photo credit: Courthaus Social


October 5, 2019

Beckett’s 6th Annual Celtic Festival

Beckett's 6th annual Celtic Festival

Families are welcome. Food and drinks will be available outside (Cambell Avenue will be closed for the party) plus live music, pipers and dancers will be entertaining throughout.

Event details here

Photo source: Beckett’s Celtic Festival


October 17, 2019

Rosslyn Cider Fest

Rosslyn Cider Fest

This Thursday night event at Gateway Park in Rosslyn from 4 to 8 p.m. includes cider tastings, food trucks, live music, and a pumpkin pie eating contest!

Get cider fest details here. 

Photo credit: Rosslyn Cider Fest


October 19, 2019

7th Annual Race For Every Woman 5K Run/Walk

7th Annual Race For Every Woman 5K Run/Walk

If you’re a marathon-for-a-cause buff, this run/walk event being held at Barcroft Park in Arlington is for you! Proceeds from runs are allocated towards purchasing mammograms.

More event info

Photo credit: 7th Annual Race For Every Woman 5K Run/Walk


October 26, 2019

Semper Fi Fund

Semper Fi Fund

Celebrate the Marine Corps Marathon and its community athletes, family, and friends and help support the Semper Fi Fund, which provides assistance and support to wounded and ill members of all branches of the military.

Event information

Video source:  Semper Fi Fund

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Get A Taste Of Arlington And Help Local Charities

The 31st Annual Taste of Arlington will be held Sunday, May 20, in Ballston. The event features some 60 local restaurants and food trucks, wine, spirit and beer gardens, live music on two stages and more.

Restaurants – including local faves Ambar, Bistro 1521, Little Miss Whoppie, Pamplona and Texas Jack’s Barbecue – will be competing to be named “Best of the Best.”

Two stages with live music will run from noon until 6 p.m. with bands including Jumpin’ Jupiter and White Ford Bronco. There’s also a KidZone and a pop-up BarkPark for our four-legged friends.
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8 Arlington Restaurants Featured During Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

8 Arlington Restaurants Featured During Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

Celebrate dining out at eight of my favorite Arlington restaurants during the fifth annual Northern Virginia Restaurant Week.

This value-priced dining experience runs from Monday, March 19, to Monday, March 26. Many restaurants in northern Virginia feature fixed priced lunches and dinners. It’s a smaller version of the big Washington Metropolitan Restaurant Week held every January and August. It’s a great way to check out Arlington restaurants. Though restaurants can get crowded during the promotion. So, make reservations, get there early and enjoy!
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