Archives for August 2014

Arlington Public Schools Calendar 2014-2015

Public Schools Open Tuesday, September 2nd

Clover, South Carolina, USA --- Flashing Lights and Sign on School Bus --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Most Arlington Public Schools open Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014  for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.  VPI and Pre-K students began Wednesday, September 3rd.  The Columbus Day Holiday falls on October 13th giving all students a long weekend, and elementary school students have parent teach conferences October 9th and 10th so there is no school.  Middle School parent teacher conferences are on October 10th so they also get an extra day off.  The Veteran’s Day holiday is Tuesday, November 11th so it does not create a long weekend this year. Martin Luther King’s Birthday and a Teacher Work Day give students a four day weekend January 19-20, and President’s Day February 16th, and Memorial Day May 25th create long weekends as well.  Thanksgiving break begins Wednesday November 26th with students returning to school on Monday the 1st of December. The winter break will begin December 24th and students return Mondayh, January 5th. Spring Break will begin Saturday, March 28th with students returning Tuesday, April 7th.

Parent teacher conferences in the Spring will fall March 5-6 giving some students additional time off. The last day of school is June 17th  for high school students, June 18th for middle school students and June 29th for elementary school students.  High school graduation will be on June 18th.
For the complete Arlington Public Schools calendar including early release days, click the link below.


September 2014 Calendar of Area Events

Looking for things to do in Arlington, Virginia or the DC Metropolitan area?  Click below to view a calendar of events in and around Arlington in September.

Arlington County Fair 2015

2015 Arlington County Fair

Arlington County Fair

Arlington County Fair (Photo credit: asmythie)

The 2015 Arlington County Fair begins Wednesday August 5th and will run through Sunday, August 9th at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. The fair features competitive exhibits, carnival rides, food vendors, piglet races, pony rides, a kids court with face painting, inflatables, and other games and activities, entertainment including appearances by the Harlem Wizards, musical groups and outdoor movies.

This year the fair begins with an opening parade at Highland and 2nd Street S. on Wednesday August 5th at 6:00 pm.   For hours, schedule of performances and more information, visit the Arlington County Fair website.


For a video of a previous Arlington County Fair, see below.

August 2014 Calendar of Area Events in Arlington and DC Metro Area