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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