Arlington Events

Arlington is a busy city, and there’s always something exciting going on here. Once you add in the fact that Williamsburg Apartments is one bus ride away from the nation’s capital, your event options increase dramatically.

Annual Events

January

Presidential Inauguration—Don’t miss this opportunity if you’re in town! Hear the historical oath of office and attend the parades.

March—April

Cherry Blossom Festival—This classic tree festival is a celebration of the cherry trees blooming, with kite flying, parades, and more.

May

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally—Thousands of motorcycles rev their engines during this rally as a tribute to American veterans.

Memorial Day—Remember those who died in service to this country at Arlington National Cemetery.

June

Air Force Cycling Classic—Sponsored by Boeing, this cycling event features rides and races for all skill levels.

Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival—Enjoy music, food, and friendly faces at this festival to raise awareness of the beauty of Kingman Island.

DC Jazz Festival—With over 125 performances at over 40 venues, this festival draws more than 300 artists from around the world.

July

Independence Day—What better place to celebrate the Fourth of July than the nation’s capital? Get ready for fireworks, parades, and more.

Citi Open Tennis Tournament—This professional tournament is held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC.

August

17th Street Festival— Celebrate the 17th street corridor’s shops, schools, restaurants, clubs, parks, art, and people.

Redskins Training Camp—Cheer on the Redskins as they prepare for another victorious football season.

September

9/11 Memorial Day—Take part in walks, ceremonies, and events honoring the memory of those lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Maryland Renaissance Festival—The second largest renaissance festival in the country is set in a fictional village spread across 25 acres.

National Book Festival—The Library of Congress sponsors this festival celebrating and promoting reading.

DC Shorts Film Festival—This annual film festival takes place in Washington, DC.

Nation’s Escape Triathlon—This annual DC race includes a 1.5k swim, 40k bike race, and 10k run through DC’s historical landmarks.

October

Army Ten Miller Marathon—This ten-mile race is sponsored by the US Army, with civilian, military, and youth teams racing.

Marine Corps Marathon—This annual marathon promotes physical fitness, generates community goodwill, and showcases the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps.

November

Veterans Day—Honor veterans of the US armed forces with wreath-laying ceremonies and other commemorative events.

Kid’s Euro Festival—This is the largest performing arts festival for children in America, and it’s hosted in Washington DC.

Foto Week DC—This photography event showcases exhibitions by photographers from all over the world.

December

National Christmas Tree—Don’t miss the lighting ceremony in November, and make sure to visit the tree in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House.

Nutcracker Ballet—This world-famous ballet performance takes place in December.

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