Archives for June 2013

Celebrate the Fourth of July

Arlington County will be holding its second annual Fourth of July Celebration at Long Bridge Park from 3-10 PM on July 4, 2013.  This free family event includes an arts and crafts market from 3-8, live music beginning at 3:30, food vendors, drop in games and other family friendly events along with a great venue to watch the fireworks on the National Mall.   For more details visit the county website about the 4th of July celebration here.

Please note that there will be no on-site parking during the event. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously from 2:30-10:30pm from the Crystal City Metro at Bus Bays C & D located on Bell Street and the Pentagon City Metro at ART Bus Stop 74 & 84 located on 12th Street.

Nearby parking to access the Pentagon City Metro shuttle pick-up location can be utilized at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1100 S. Hayes Street), with parking garage entrances located at Army Navy Drive and 15th Street.  City parking garage (1600 Crystal Drive), with garage entrances on Crystal Drive, 18th Street and 15th Street.

 Other popular spots to watch the fireworks from Arlington include the National Marine Corps War Memorial  (Iwo Jima), Gravelly Point, the Air Force Memorial, Gateway Park and Key Bridge.

Neighborhood activities for the Fourth of July include parades in Barcroft, Douglas Park, Fairlington Village, Lyon Village, Albemarle and Lee Hights.  The Bluemont neighborhood celebrates with a ringing of its historical bell located at the corner of George Mason Drive and Wilson Blvd. at noon on the fourth.

For a complete list of Fourth of July activities in Arlington, suggestions on where to watch the fireworks, and parking suggestions, visit the county website.

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Wash...

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Washington Monument. Location: WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


July 2013 Calendar of Area Events

Live Music in Shirlington


The Shirlala Music Festival will be held every Thursday from June 13th-August 22nd, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 in the Signature Theatre/Library Plaza in Shirlington.

Wine samples ($5/ticket) will be available from Cheesetique. Ticket proceeds benefits the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

The Schedule of performers is below:

  • June 13th – Jeff Carmella Band (Rock)
  • June 20th – MARS 4-tet (Jazz)
  • June 27th – King Teddy (Swing)
  • July 11th – Dan Haas Trio (Pop Rock)
  • July 18th – Lloyd Dobler Effect (80s & 90s Covers)
  • July 25th – The Shack Band (Rock & Funk)
  • August 1st – Ewabo (Steel Tropical Drums)
  • August 8th – Taylor Carson (Acoustic Rock)
  • August 15th – The Morrison Brothers (Southern Rock)
  • August 22nd – Beach Bumz (Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band)

June 2013 Calendar of Area Events