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.
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.
2015 Arlington County Fair
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.
Wondering where to celebrate the 4th of July in Arlington?
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.
Here is this month’s calendar of events of things to do in Arlington and the surrounding area.
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.
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