Summer Isn’t Over Yet

by Dan Lesniak

4 Things to Do in Arlington in Late Summer

Even though summer technically stretches to September 21st, the long Labor Day weekend and the arrival of September together tend to mark the turning point of the seasons.  Just as the long Memorial Day Weekend kickstarts the summer, Labor Day forces us to reflect on the summer that we had and prepare our mindset for the coming autumn. Students return to school, the heat and humidity begin to lessen, and the final quarter of the financial year gets underway. With two weeks to go until then, now’s the time to make the most of your summer!


Break free from your late summer malaise with these 4 free weekend activities along the Orange Line.


1 – Four Weddings and a Funeral | Rosslyn Movie Night


From 5 PM, Friday August 24th

Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway

Don’t miss the final movie screening of the summer! This Friday evening the ever popular Rosslyn Cinema at the Park will be showing Four Weddings and a Funeral, the award winning 1994 romcom starring Hugh Grant. The screening commences at dusk but the festivities start at 5 PM, with delicious food fare, craft brew and family fun games providing entertainment for all!

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2 – Chill Out Saturday | Clarendon Market Common


2 – 4 PM, Saturday August 25th

The Loop, 2800 Clarendon Boulevard

Beat the heat and Chill Out hard this Saturday afternoon! Enjoy all things cool at the Loop within Clarendon Market Commons, including free Nicecream scoops, ice carving demonstration and an ice carved selfie station. Slapshot from the Washington Caps will be in attendance for a great #selfie moment!

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3 – Tinker Time: Intro to STEM | Ballston Back to School


2 – 3 PM, Monday August 27th

Central Library, 1015 N Quincy Street

Get your kids excited for the upcoming school year with the Summer Fun Squad! With a focus on getting students engaged in STEM subjects, this free class will have  interactive and educational games & activities about interior design and construction. Open to children in Kindergarten up through Grade 5.

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4 – Labor Day Capitol Concert | National Symphony Orchestra


8 – 9:30 PM, Sunday September 2nd

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

Want a unique way to wind down the long Labor Day weekend? Look no further than a trip to the US Capitol! The National Symphony are hosting their annual Labor Day concert and will be showcasing both local and nationally renowned performers.  Free for all!

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Fall Festival September 15th

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