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November in Arlington

Fall is underway and Arlington has no shortage of ways to enjoy the crisp weather and changing leaves with a variety of fun events and happenings. Discover breathtaking foliage at Arlington National Cemetery, get transported to Spain with a flamenco performance, or join in on the fun at this year's Turkey Trot. There's something for everyone this month in Arlington!

Día de los Muertos Evening Picnic in the Park | November 1

Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington and Arlington Arts on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an evening picnic Día de los Muertos celebration! Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs and grab dinner from local food truck La Tingeria while you enjoy music performances and activities in the park.

Arlington Turkey Trot 2022 | November 24

Join in on the fun for 17th year of the Arlington Turkey Trot 5k! Start at Christ Church - Arlington and run or walk through the streets of Lyon Park and Ashton Heights to give thanks for all we have and all we have to give. 

Veterans Day | November 11

Veterans Day is a special time in Arlington and Washington, D.C., honoring those men and women that have served in the United States Armed Forces in war and peace. In addition to our proximity to the nation's capital, Arlington is the location of several of our nation's most cherished tributes to our veterans. In addition to its variety of treasured monuments and memorials. Arlington is also home to a variety of veteran-owned businesses you can support this Veterans Day.

Thanksgiving in Arlington | November 24

Thanksgiving brings us together like no other holiday can, and Arlington establishments are ready to make your Turkey Day 2022 one to remember. And of course, the celebration goes well beyond the feast itself. In addition to places to celebrate the big feast, we’ve got fun activities to get you moving before and after eating all that fabulous food.

Fall Outdoor Fun 

Fall Market | November 2

Join in and celebrate the fall season with a weekly craft market hosted by the National Landing BID. Browse local market vendors offering collectibles, arts and crafts, jewelry, pumpkins and more. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your fall fix and support the local community!

Arlington National Cemetery Fall Colors Tour | November 4

Come join Arlington National Cemetery's Horticulturist and Urban Forester for a walking tour to see the plants of Arlington at the peak of their autumn splendor. The vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and russets of over 500 species of trees, shrubs, and perennials at ANC are a must-see for anyone visiting in the autumn.

Columbia Pike Farmers Market | Sundays

Stop by one of Arlington's longest-standing farmers markets. Stop by the market each Sunday between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Pike Park, located in front of the Walgreens at Columbia Pike & South Walter Reed Drive. Find local, fresh and organic products including homemade salsas, coffee beans, kombucha and much more.

Art Exhibits & Performances

Flight by Greg Stewart - Long Branch at 50 Celebration | November 5

Make your way to the Long Branch Nature Center and learn about Arlington's birds and those that are threatened by loss of habitat in Virginia. Make a sculpture inspired by these beautiful birds with the assistance of artist Greg Stewart and Naz Anissi, a George Mason University student. You can select from a library of laser-cut names of Arlington's birds, then stencil them onto the ground with sifted soil and create a bird sculpture using clay and native seeds in the shape of the threatened birds to take and plant.

Lex Marie: Let Them Be Kids at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington | Through December 18

Let Them Kids Be Kids is one of the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington's newest exhibitions. Using a playground as a framework with which to examine the joys of Black childhood and the ways in which issues of race and equity are inscribed on the site. Employing images from her personal life to examine these ideas, Lex Marie’s newest paintings and installations address the issue of adultification bias as she makes the case that all children have a right to innocence.

Into the Woods | November 8 – January 29

This November at Signature Theatre, escape into a fantastical fairytale adventure where dreams come true, but not free. This classic Stephen Sondheim musical features a trove of storybook characters whose paths intertwine as they chase their deepest desires through an enchanted forest. 

An Evening in Spain Flamenco Dinner | November 13

SER Restaurant invites you to join in on an unforgettable evening of food, drinks and flamenco with the world-renowned Lucia Rubial and her dance company, visiting from Spain for one night only. The evening will include a special sherry and ham tasting from 5J Jamon Pata Negra, a welcome reception and a tapas tasting menu, in addition to the spectacular flamenco show.

For more events and happenings in Arlington, be sure to check out our events calendar here.

Author: Paola Fernandez