Events

Nov
3
Sat
Junior Ranger Walk @ Theodore Roosevelt Island Footbridge
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We invite you and your kiddos to come along with us as we learn about the National Park in our backyard—The George Washington Memorial Parkway.

There are two great ways to join in on the fun: a walk hosted by WalkArlington and a bike ride hosted by Kidical Mass and BikeArlington. National Parks Service Rangers will join both groups and share family-friendly information and neat activities. At the end of the event, everyone gets sworn in as Junior Rangers!

Both the walk and bike ride are geared towards families and kids, so the pace will be casual and slow. Everyone is welcome.

When you sign up, please choose whether you will be joining us for the walk or the bike ride. Note: the starting locations are different, but both events will finish at Theodore Roosevelt Island for a joint Junior Ranger ceremony.

Junior Ranger Walk

The walking group will meet at Theodore Roosevelt Island and explore the network of hiking trails, presidential monument, and rich history of the Island. The walk will be guided by a National Park Ranger, and there will be plenty to learn about, activities to engage with, and wildlife to spot along this lesser-know gem of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Route length: 2-2.5 miles on pedestrian-only unpaved trails. The walk should last roughly 90 minutes with stops—brings snacks and water.

Transportation & Parking: Theodore Roosevelt Island is accessible from the Rosslyn Metro (BL, OR, SV liens) via a short 15-minute walk along the Mount Vernon Trail. Street parking is also available in Rosslyn. Limited onsite parking.

If you have questions about accessibility on Theodore Roosevelt Island, please visit https://www.nps.gov/this/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm

 

Details on the Junior Ranger Bike Ride can be found on the Eventbrite page.

Nov
14
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.

The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.

 

Nov
17
Sat
Shop Local: A Walking Tour of Crystal City & Pentagon City @ Meet outside of Starbucks Pentagon Centre
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shopping local has many benefits, including job creation, an opportunity to give back, enjoyment of a local product, and community vibrancy.

Come on a walk with WalkArlington, the Crystal City Business Improvement District, and Arlington Economic Development to discover the local businesses in Crystal City and Pentagon City. Enjoy the area’s walkability, hear stories from local business owners, and get a jump start on shopping local for the holidays.

Event Schedule

We will walk approximately two miles with multiple breaks at various shops and restaurants. The walking tour will begin outside the Starbucks in Pentagon Centre and end with a gathering at Freddie’s Beach Bar.

Registered attendees will receive a snack for the walk from our friends at Kind Bars and snag a few discounts from some of the shops and restaurants listed below to help with your holiday shopping:

Registration

This event is free, but registration is required.

Getting Here

The tour will begin and end at locations served by transit, walking, biking, and car-share. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Thank you to our partners Crystal City Business Improvement DistrictBizLaunch, and Netwalking.

Dec
6
Thu
Social Walk + Happy Hour in Ballston (SOLD OUT) @ Buzz Bakeshop
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

**This event is SOLD OUT**

Get curious about Arlington’s neighborhoods and what makes them unique. This month, WalkArlington is checking out Ballston.

On the social walk you’ll get to know your neighbors, experience walking in Ballston, relax and unwind, and spark your curiosity about what Ballston has to offer, including:

  • An inside look at Ballston Quarter, Ballston’s newest shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Get a sneak peak of what’s to come in the next few months.
  • Exciting new updates from the Ballston BID.
  • Buzz Bakeshop, a local neighborhood favorite serving cupcakes, craft coffee, and more.

The evening will conclude with a happy hour and social at A-Town Bar & Grill. Appetizers will be provided by our partner the Ballston BID, and happy hour specials will be available for purchase.

Registration

Registration for the event is required. The event is free and for people of all ages and abilities.

Getting Here

The tour will begin and end at locations served by transit, walking, biking, Capital Bikeshare, and car-share. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

 

Thank you to our partners Ballston Quarter and the Ballston BID.

Dec
12
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.

The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.