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August 2015 Calendar of Events

Here is a calendar of things to do in and around Arlington, Virginia and the DC Metropolitan area this month.



August Calendar 2015

Summer Movies at Penrose Square

Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization

Every Saturday after sunset from June 13, 2015-September 11, 2015, with the exception of July 4th, there will be family movies at Penrose Square on Columbia Pike.  The schedule is below:


June 13th 8:45 Into the Woods 

June 20th 8:45 The Hundred Foot Journey 

June 27th 8:45 Now You See Me 

July 11th 8:45 The Imitation Game

July 18th 8:45 Enough Said

July 25th 8:30 The Grand Budapest Hotel

August 1st 8:30 Life of Pi

August 8th 8:15 Chef

August 15th 8:15 Birdman

August 22nd 8:15 The Second Best Marigold Hotel

August 29th 8:00 How to Train Your Dragon II

September 5th 7:45 Big Hero 6

September 12th 7:30 X-Men Days of Future Past

September 19th 7:15 Interstellar


Limited seating is available and you may bring your own lawn chairs.  For more information, or in case of inclement weather, check the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization site here.




Calendar of Events in Arlington and DC Area in June 2015

24th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival

The 24th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1 pm to 7 pm


Bring your blankets or low chairs out to enjoy live jazz all day long in Gateway Park, just across the Key Bridge from Washington, DC

The performers at this year’s Rosslyn Jazz Festival include the Rebirth Brass Band from 5:30 to 6:45, Red Bararat from,3:45 to 5, Ghost Train Orchestra from 2:15 to 3:15  and the Corey Wallace DUBtet from 1 to 2.

There will also be a mix of local food trucks, as well as fashion trucks The Thread Truck and Street Boutique and beer and wine for sale provided by Washington Wine Academy.

There will be street around Gateway Park all day from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m..  Parking will be available in the parking garage at 1911 N. Fort Myer Drive(the entrance is on N. Moore St.). The festival is also easily accessible from the Rosslyn Metro station. Click for walking directions from the Metro.

For more details and a description of the musical performers, visit the Rosslyn BID website here.


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.

4th of July 2015 Celebration in Arlington

Wondering where to celebrate the 4th of July in Arlington?

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The fourth annual 4th of July celebration at Long Bridge Park will be held Saturday, July 54 2015 from 5-10 PM.   Come enjoy live music, games, food trucks and a fantastic view of the fireworks.he event will feature fun for the whole family, including a food trucks, live music,

There is no on-site parking for the event with the exception of vehicles displaying disability hang tags (limited availability).  There will be FREE shuttles running continuously during the event with stops at Crystal City (bus bay C on Bell Street) and Pentagon City (pick up at the bus shelter on Hayes Street at 12th Street) and FREE parking nearby at the Shops at Crystal City parking garage.  There is also some bicycle parking.

For more event details, visit the Arlington Parks website here.

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Things to do in Arlington and DC Area in July

Here is this month’s calendar of events of things to do in Arlington and the surrounding area.

Leeway Overlee Yard Sale Set for June 7th, 2014

Leeway Overlee Community Day and yard Sale

36th Annual Leeway Overlee Yard Sale and Community Day

The Leeway Overlee Community Day and Yard Sale will take place along the John Marshall Drive and the Ohio Street greenway in Arlington on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm.  Stop by to meet and greet your neighbors, set up a table to sell unneeded household items or pick up some great bargains to take home.  There will also be live music.  If you plan to set up a table, please do not do set it up  before 7 am in consideration of the neighbors.  Vehicle traffic will be restricted in the area but please drive carefully where cars are allowed.   Each seller is asked to pay $5 to defray the costs of the entertainment and the newspaper advertisement which will be collected during the event.  Please leave dogs at home.

For  more information, call the Schneiders at 703-533-0748 or the Swenneses at 703-532-6101.

2014 Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival Begins May 30th

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

This year’s outdoor film festival’s theme is “Working For the Weekend” and features movies about work.  Held every Friday from May 30th to August 15th the shows begin at dusk.  Come early and hear music or participate in pre-show games and prizes.  Bring a blanket, low chairs and a picnic.  Parking is available for $3  at the Atlantic Parking Garage on N. Moore Street next to Continental.   For more information, visit the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival website.  Movies are shown rain or shine but may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Below is a trailer of the first week’s movie, Office Space.


The complete line up is:

May 30          Office Space

June 6            The Devil Wears Prada

June 13          Horrible Bosses

June 20         Thank You For Smoking

June 27         Two Weeks Notice

July 11           The Internship

July 18           How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days

July 25           Up in the Air

August 1        9 to 5

August 8        Empire Records

August 15      Miss Congeniality

August 22      Anchorman