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Sip and savor the best of Arlington’s vibrant culinary scene at the Quarterfest Crawl, a Ballston neighborhood food, beer and wine festival.

Get a taste of Arlington at the Quarterfest Crawl in the Ballston neighborhood. Each May, enjoy a food, beer and wine festival showcasing the diversity of Arlington’s dynamic culinary scene.

This tempting festival transforms Wilson Boulevard into a vibrant dining, shopping and family-friendly experience for all ages. Sip, sample, shop and savor all weekend long.

Restaurant Crawl

Join the restaurant crawl that showcases two dozen of the neighborhood's favorite award-winning eateries, such as bartaco for upscale Latin street food; El Rey Ballston for tacos and margaritas; Hot Lola’s for spicy-hot fried chicken, Sichuan-Nashville style, SER for Spanish specialties; and The Salt Line for classic New England seafood dishes. Savor samples and specials in the Ballston Quarter mall and across the entire neighborhood. The festival is free and open to the public, but you’ll need a wristband to join the restaurant crawl and drink tickets for the pop-up street pub.

Musical Performances

In addition, enjoy giant-sized games, concerts and outdoor dancing beside the open-air street pub. With the neighborhood as the stage, listen to performances by area entertainers and musicians. From local crooners to cover bands to sing-a-long-with pianists, the lineup is varied enough to keep feet tapping and voices humming while appealing to all ages and styles.


Post crawl, enjoy the Quarterfest afterparty at the loft-like WHINO restaurant, bar and art gallery for a tournament-style art battle, DJ on the turntables, and even more specials on food and drink.

Quarterfest is the signature event of BallstonGives, which benefits charitable organizations in the Arlington community.

quarterfest music

Check out the schedule of performers and local bands of all genres to keep you dancing in the streets!

Quarterfest food

From fresh seafood and Americana to exotic delicacies, this crawl has something to suit any palette.

 Food Trucks quarterfest

This 100-foot behemoth will be located in front of Ballston Quarter, in a perfect spot to enjoy the awesome bands coming to the festival

Quarterfest crowd shot

Consider a Quarterfest wristband and ticket bundles to get the most out of your experience!