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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, 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. Activities for kids and designated areas for pet parents will also be available.

Benefits Local Charities

Most importantly, portions of the proceeds benefit 7 Arlington-area nonprofits.

This year recipients are:

This gives you a chance to get a taste of Arlington and help local charities.

Entry to the Taste of Arlington is free.

But you’ll need tickets to purchase beer, wine, spirits and food “tastes.” With 25,000 people expected, it’s a good idea to buy your tickets ahead of time online (through Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m.).

You can pick up your tickets at Will Call on site Saturday or avoid the lines at pop-up ticket booths at the Ballston Farmers Market Thursday, May 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. and the Holiday Inn Ballston parking lot Friday, May 18, from noon to 7 p.m.

Have questions? Or interested in buying or selling in Arlington, Virginia?

Meg Ross, Top Realtor in Arlington County, Virginia