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Fun Fall Festivals in Arlington, Virginia

From local oysters and craft beer to cider and lively dancing, Arlington’s fall festivals will keep your toes tapping and your bellies full throughout the fall.

There are new events popping up all the time with delicious eats, cool crafts, and local culture. Embrace the fall with some of these fun festivals in Arlington:

September

Rosslyn Jazz Fest

This September, Rosslyn and Arlington Arts are reimagining Jazz Fest to bring three weeks of live music and celebrations to the neighborhood! Through a series of pop-up performances, a Jazz Supper Club, and Jazz Fest in Gateway Park, they've expanded the Rosslyn Jazz Festival of year's past to bring you more safe, exciting programming throughout the month of September

Festival Argentino

The 34th annual Festival Argentinoshowcases the best of Argentina, including tango, dancers, folklore, rock, pop -- and even Argentine barbecue. Celebrate Argentine Day in the USA at Arlington’s Thomas Jefferson Community Center on Saturday, September 18.

Oktoberfest waitress in Crystal City

Valley Fest

New District Brewing Company presents the fourth annual Valley Fest Street Festival on Sunday, September 26. Enjoy live entertainment, local art, food trucks, and, of course, beer in abundance. It’s free to enter and has a kids’ zone to keep the whole family interested. It’s $20 in advance for a Beer Package, which includes a 12-ounce Valley Fest commemorative cup and three beer tickets.

October

Shucktoberfest Beer & Oyster Festival

Local oysters are on the menu in The Village of Shirlington on Saturday, October 23. Sip on beer from over 20 Virginia breweries as you snack on local oysters and other street food at Copperwood Tavern’s 4th Annual Shucktoberfest Beer & Oyster Festival. Bring the kids and pups along for family and dog-friendly activities. Tickets are $40 and include tasting tickets for beer and oysters.

Need more fall fun? Check out our events page for more fall happenings plus a fun selection of free things to do in Arlington.

Author: Talia Salem