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Clarendon Day Details Revealed

by ARLnow.com August 26, 2010 at 9:02 am 1,740 14 Comments

We’re one month away from the 2010 iteration of Clarendon Day, the outdoor event that’s billed as “Arlington’s biggest party.”

Clarendon Day 2010 will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.

For runners, three Pacers-sponsored races will be held before the start of the festival: A 5K at 8:20 a.m., a 10K at 9:00 a.m. and a kid’s dash at 10:30 a.m. (Register here.)

The main event will feature music on two stages, more than 50 vendors and food from more than 15 restaurants, including Whitlow’s, Hard Times Cafe, Rocklands, Screwtop Wine Bar, Northside Social and Bakeshop. There will also be art, fitness classes, kids’ activities, health screenings, dancing and more.

Clarendon Day and Virginia Hospital Center Foundation’s Family Fun Day have been combined into one event this year, allowing for more kid-friendly events. The kids’ activities will include climbing walls, games and — we hear — an ice cream eating contest.

The festivities are all taking place in the area around the Clarendon Metro station.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Doorways for Women and Families, the Clarendon Alliance and the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation.

  • TuesdaysChild

    Good deal. Love Clarendon day. I hope some of the construction wraps up before then.

  • Clarendon Day = best neighborhood street fair in the DC area, year-round.

  • Missing Sears

    Same weekend as the Nat’l Harbor Oktoberfest…wonder if planners check those sorts of things…

    • MB

      Agreed. National Harbor should cancel their event.

      • TGEoA

        National Harbor is a rip-off. I’m happily surprised that there hasn’t been a shooting there.

        • RestonRunner86

          With all due respect not ALL of Prince George’s County is a ghetto.

          • LP

            Can you elaborate where? National Harbor was billed as being the next Blvd. at Cap Center and we all see how that turned out.

          • RestonRunner86

            Been to Bowie lately?

          • SArlGuy

            @Reston Runner 86 Wow! That is so racist. Obviously, you don’t know what you are talking about or you couldn’t have made such an ignorant statement. Maybe you should educate yourself or you could always keep your small mind in Reston.

      • RestonRunner86

        Best reply ever! 😀

  • RestonRunner86

    Thanks so much, ARLNow, for the information about Clarendon Day. As a runner I was thinking about doing my first 10K this Fall, and now this one may just be the ticket! I wouldn’t have known about this event otherwise.

  • Katie

    I love Clarendon Day. But there is a phony psychic who somehow gets a booth every year and she is completely creepy. Nay, evil.

  • Kristy

    FYI – I don’t believe Northside Social has added “Bakeshop” to their name. They generally go by Northside Social. Their full name is Northside Social Coffee and Wine. Also, The Liberty Tavern and Lyon Hall will also attend. Not sure why the Clarendon Alliance website for Clarendon Day isn’t updated from last year yet. http://www.clarendonday.org/

  • ArlFan

    Whitlow’s is sponsoring an after party for the Pacers Clarendon Day 10K/5K. So, run and then drink up!

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