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Arlington County Fair returns August 16-20

The Arlington County Fair is one of the largest free events on the east coast, and this year, the fair returns bigger and better than ever, August 16-20 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center and Park.

Each year, the fair welcomes thousands of local residents for rides and games, and it showcases some of Arlington’s best food, drink, artisans and performers.

The 2023 theme — A Fair for All — reinforces our commitment to providing an inclusive space for everyone. This year we’ve expanded our sensory hours to 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday for greater access for those with sensory sensitivities. We’re also partnering with local organizations to give ride tickets to those in our community with the greatest need. Our complimentary shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

For the second year in a row, the fair is offering a night market on Thursday, August 17, and the first 100 shoppers will receive a free Made in Arlington tote bag. While you shop, enjoy the sounds of live music from one of our many live performers. Our pie eating contest takes place Saturday morning and the winners of our competitive exhibits are announced that evening.

Our midway is open daily beginning August 16, and our indoor exhibits open August 18. We encourage visitors to walk or take public transit, but for those that drive and require assistance, we offer a shuttle to the fair from our parking facility.

Learn more at, and we look forward to seeing you at the fair!

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Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.

Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.

Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.

Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!

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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!

This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.

100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.

For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at

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Holiday Art Show

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Christmas Tree Sales

2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin

Saturday, December 2

Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.

Sale Hours:

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