Summer’s Last Weekend in Arlington

by Dan Lesniak

dogdaysLabor Day is next Monday, a day for all working folks to take a break in honor of one’s own work and contributions to our jobs and communities. It is also the unofficial last day of summer before school is back in session and summer as a season of fun begins to wind down. The long holiday weekend can be one to enjoy for the whole family. Orange Line Living offers its own “end of summer” fun, so why not make some plans to send summer off in style?

You can get the holiday weekend started early with the Clarendon Truck RallyFinal Dog Days of Summer event. This is a family and pet friendly event held on Thursday, August 28th from 6:30-9:00 pm at Link Locale. As part of the weekly Truck Rally food and boutique that is held in Clarendon, this Dog Days event includes a special dog adoption in partnership with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Other dog friendly services will be provided, so you can enjoy some savory and sweet foods from the food trucks and shop for some last minute summer fashion deals, all while the dogs get special treats as well.

This coming Saturday, August 30 th, you can experience a guided tour of the Energerium exhibit at Potomac Overlook Regional Park Nature Center. This exhibit explores the story of energy and its impact on the earth. You can learn new ways to bring in more energy efficiency in your home, at work, or school as well. The tours are free, but reservations are required, which you can make by calling the nature center at the park directly, 703-528-5406. The park itself offers trails, picnic areas, and a variety of gardens to enjoy a memorable family day outside.

Looking for some music to enjoy for the Labor Day weekend? Just across the Potomac in Washingtoenergeriumn DC, there are several musical events happening. There is the DC Blues Fest on Saturday August 30th. This free annual event includes music workshops and kid friendly activities including the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. On Sunday August 31st, the National Symphony Orchestra’s Labor Day Concert at the Capitol will be held at East Capitol and First Streets This event is free of charge as well. On Labor Day itself, Monday September 1st, you can experience a variety of music at the FloFest in Washington DC, a music, wine, and literary festival.  The festival showcases Jazz, Latin, and Alternative Rock with books, international foods, and specialty wine all in one place.

Whatever you decide to do for Labor Day and the last summer weekend of fun, I hope you enjoy your time and take a well-deserved break for yourself. Myself, and the Orange Line Living team are here to provide you with our unique and specialized services. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 571-969-7653 or at [email protected].

Back to Top