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Taste of Arlington Returns May 17

by Ethan Rothstein March 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm 1,824 0

Taste of Arlington 2014 crowds(Updated at 6:20 p.m.) The annual Taste of Arlington food festival in Ballston will be back for 2015 on Sunday, May 17.

Last year, the festival drew a record 40,000 attendees, according to its organizer, the Ballston Business Improvement District. This year, the BID hopes to surpass that mark, with new restaurants Pizza Vinoteca and Kapnos Taverna joining Taste of Arlington regulars P.F. Chang’s, Pete’s Apizza and Fuego Cocina y Tequileria.

There will also once again be a beer garden with brews from 24 breweries, plus wine from Barefoot.

All food and drinks can be tasted with the purchase of a ticket booklet, which costs $30 until May 1, when the price goes up to $35. Each booklet contains 10 tickets. Tickets to the VIP Pavilion, which includes unlimited beer, wine, champagne and appetizers, cost $75, and go up to $100 on May 1.

With three stages, there will also be music pumping throughout, including from Arlington bar staples Jumpin’ Jupiter, White Ford Bronco and Burnt Sienna.

There will again be a KidZone and a Bark Park and World Pup Tournament, so families with pets and children can all have something to participate in. There will also be a Girls on the Run 5K race in the morning, before the main event, which runs from noon to 6:00 p.m.

The actual event is free for all to roam around Wilson Blvd and surrounding streets that will be closed to traffic for the afternoon.

File photo. Disclosure: Ballston BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

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