The Clarendon Alliance annually hosts a Mardi Gras parade, ball and “jester jaunt” to celebrate the impending start of Lent.
The Arlington Festival of the Arts a weekend of true visual inspiration, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery; providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate and purchase art.
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic refers to a weekend of road bicycle racing events held annually in June in Arlington. The weekend consists of several amateur events, and two professional races in the criterium format, the Clarendon Cup and the Crystal City Cup.
The annual Bark in the Park event is held at James Hunter Dog Park, also known as the Clarendon dog park. The event features live music, food, and plenty of activities and goodies for human children and four-legged “kids” alike. Dog exhibitors will also be on hand to answer any pet related questions. And don’t forget to vote in the “Cutest Pooch Contest.”
Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festival, with several music stages, a large kid’s area, arts and crafts vendors, business and nonprofit exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants, Craft beers and Virginia wines, and more. 20+ years of fun, 8 blocks, 20,000+ people!
Paint Clarendon Pink helps raise fund to provide women in need in the Arlington area, prevent, screen, and treat breast cancer. Shop at participating area retailers, order cocktail at participating restaurants, and take donation-based class at participating gyms and a portion of the sales will benefit the Power of Pink. 100% of the funds from PAINT CLARENDON PINK will benefit Arlington Free Clinic’s Breast Health Program.
Experience the festival of lights with the lighting of a giant 6 foot Menorah at the Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration. Enjoy delicious hot potato latkes, chocolate gelt, dreidels, and lively Chanukah music.