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Saturday, August 2
August 2 10:00am - 9:30pm

American Legion Post 130

400 N. Oak Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22046 Map

Category: Outdoors (1)

Who will be named Master of the Axe (or Mistress of the Axe) at the Fourth Annual Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest held at the American Legion Post 130, 400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church, Virginia on Saturday, August 2?

Contestants will throw tomahawk-sized axes at targets made of poplar wood, accumulating points and vying for rankings and prizes. Not only will the winner receive the august title of Master or Mistress of the Axe, but will also receive an SOG Tactical Tomahawk in recognition of skill. Medals will be awarded to the winner as well as the second and third place contestants. All contestants will be awarded an axe-throwing ranking based on the official Lizzie Borden tournament rules, similar to other sports rankings. Contestants will also receive a 16-ounce pint glass with the official Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing logo.

Veterans understand the importance of safety and Legion organizers will provide instruction and practice on proper throwing technique and, of course, safety, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 11 a.m. the competition starts.

At 4 p.m., the axe-throwing lanes close for the day and the post-contest celebration starts. Post 130 will have Heavy Seas craft beer on tap and Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing pint glasses for sale. There will be a 50/50 raffle drawing and a raffle drawing for another SOG Tactical Tomahawk. Still interested in competition? There will be a horseshoe throwing tournament after the contest as well as beanbag toss and billiards during the contest.

If you are a veteran and have considered joining the American Legion, this is a great time to join. Post 130 will sign up veterans at a discounted rate when the veteran presents a copy of his or her DD-214, Virginia veterans’ identification, or current military identification.

The cost of competition is $15 for early bird registration (until July 25), $20 for regular registration, $60 for a group registration of 5 contestants, and free for spectators. Tickets can be purchased at Spectators can attend for free but Post 130 asks requests that they RSVP via Eventbrite. Rules and other information are posted on the Legion’s website, The competition is open to individuals 18 years of age and older.

Wednesday, August 6
August 6 7:00pm - 8:00pm

U.S. Twilight Tattoo

Whipple Field, Fort Myer

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Jackson Ave.

Fort Myer, Virginia 22211 Map

Category: Music (4)
Thursday, August 7
August 7 4:00pm - 5:15pm


The Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board Room

4600 N. Fairfax Drive

Arlington, Virginia 22203 Map

Category: Networking (1)
Friday, August 8
Saturday, August 9
Sunday, August 10
Wednesday, August 13
August 13 7:00pm - 8:00pm

U.S. Twilight Tattoo

Whipple Field, Fort Myer

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Jackson Ave.

Fort Myer, Virginia 22211 Map

Category: Music (4)
Thursday, August 14
Friday, August 15
Thursday, August 21
Friday, August 22
August 22 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Movies on the Lawn

Cherrydale United Methodist Church

3701 Lorcom Lane

Arlington, Virginia 22207 Map

Category: Movies (4)
Saturday, August 23
Sunday, August 24
Monday, August 25
Tuesday, August 26
Thursday, August 28
August 28 8:30pm - 11:00pm

The Handsome Family

Iota Club

Iota Club, 2832 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, Virginia 22201 Map

Category: Music (4)
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