Events

Apr
10
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Apr 10 @ 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.

 

May
8
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Room 311)
May 8 @ 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. Room location change for May 2019: Room 311.

 

Jun
12
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (County Manager’s suite, Room 306A)
Jun 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. Room location change for June 2019: County Manager’s suite, Room 306A.

 

Jul
10
Wed
Joint Meeting of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) and Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

July 10, 2019 will be a special joint meeting of the PAC and BAC. 

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.

Aug
14
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Aug 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.

 

Sep
11
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Sep 11 @ 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.

 

Oct
7
Mon
Joint Meeting of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) and Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) @ Courthouse Plaza
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 7, 2019 will be a special joint meeting of the PAC and BAC. 

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

Oct
18
Fri
18th Annual US FreedomWalk Festival® @ Holiday Inn - Rosslyn at Key Bridge
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

The US FreedomWalk Festival® is a weekend, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship. There are three themes to the annual event:

  • Fitness through walking.
  • Learning about US history and freedoms
  • Making friends from all over the world

Trails

Each day features a different walk available only on that day. On Friday, experience Arlington Virginia hospitality with a Welcome Walk west of the Potomac River to include Arlington National Cemetery. Friday’s trails are 5 and 10 km long (3 / 6 miles). Arlington was named the “Number 1 Walking City” A Gold Walkable City.

Saturday’s 12 & 21(+/-) km ( 12/27 mile) walks go by the embassies, memorials, the National Mall, all three branches of the federal government and the US Capital. Saturday’s trail travels around some of the best trails in Arlington, VA and Washington, D.C.

Sunday’s 12 & 21(+/-)km ( 6 /12 mile) walks branch out to the C&O Canal and other parks depending on the distance selected by the participants.

All trails are primarily on sidewalks with occasional natural surfaces on Sunday. Some may be difficult for strollers and wheelchairs due to local differences in accessibility. Alternate routes are available on some trails. Trails are mostly flat except Sunday (Rate 1 to 2+ on a 5 scale)

Description

The event was created in 2000 to welcome walkers from all over the world to the nation’s capital city in friendship. This walking event is hosted by Arlington County, Virginia and AVA Club 901. The walk is a three-day civil and military, noncompetitive walk for everyone. It promotes friendship and education about the United States and other countries. This is not a charity walk.

There is a short “Welcome Walk” on Friday afternoon. the Saturday trails visit international-themed locations including a visit to embassies. On Saturday, the longer trails take participants on a tour of US architecture, monuments, and parks in the nation’s capital, and to memorials honoring those who created and sacrificed for freedom—the foundation of the national culture. Sunday’s trails walk along the C&O Canal and other parks.

Start at your leisure each day during the start period and walk at your own pace. Everyone must register at the start location.

With so much to see, start early. This is a family event for all ages. You choose your desired course based on your abilities and personal desires. The walk is for your health.

General Information

Register at active.com

The event is co-hosted by: IML Walking Association, AVA America’s Walking Club,, WalkArlington, BikeArlington, StayArlington, and Arlington County, Virginia USA

Oct
31
Thu
Trick-or-Treat for Lights @ N Jackson St
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Trick-or-Treat for Lights @ N Jackson St

Happy Halloween! Come by our pop-up during your trick-or-treating to get some lights and reflective goodies for walking or biking this season.

Want to volunteer at this event? Sign up here for a shift.

Nov
4
Mon
Lighten Up Arlington
Nov 4 – Nov 14 all-day

Long summer days are over and so is Daylight Savings Time. That means we get an extra hour of sleep but it gets darker earlier. But don’t worry, we have you covered with our annual Lighten Up Arlington event! Come by one of our pop-ups to get some lights and reflective gear for you as you walk (or bike) this season.

Pop-Up Days & Times:

  • Monday, November 4 @ W&OD Trail & Columbia Pike 4:30-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 6 @ Custis Trail in Rosslyn 4:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 12 @ Weenie Beenie 7:00am-8:30am
  • Thursday, November 14 @ Crystal City Water Park 7:00am-8:30am

Want to volunteer at this event? Sign up here for a shift for Lighten Up Arlington.