Taste of Arlington Becomes Quarterfest!
For nearly eight years the Ballston Business Improvement District’s annual Taste of Arlington has been the largest food+beer+wine festival showcasing the diversity of Arlington’s food scene and attracting over 25,000 food lovers from all over the region. Beginning in 2019, in celebration of the developments and additions to the Ballston neighborhood, this well-known festival will now be known as Quarterfest.
Ballston Quarter and other redevelopments including Ballston Exchange are now open, bringing the number of restaurants in the neighborhood to well over 80, and redefining Ballston as a culinary and nightlife destination. This exciting and highly-anticipated festival will continue to transform Wilson Boulevard into a vibrant dining, shopping and family-fun festival for all ages. New to Quarterfest this year is a restaurant crawl showcasing the vibrant eateries of the neighborhood and an extended two-day outdoor concert and pop-up street pub.
Tickets are now available. Get your before May 1st to lock in the lowest prices!
The Ballston Farmers Market, which runs every Thursday from April through November, is held at Welburn Square between N. Stuart and Taylor Streets, across from the Ballston Metro Station. This Farmers Market offers everything from crab cakes to freshly baked bread and kettle corn to strawberries.
Medstar Capitals Iceplex
Ballston is home to the Washington Capitals home office and their state-of-the-art practice facility, the Medstar Capitals Iceplex, which is open for anyone to use. Watching the Caps practice at Medstar has become a tradition in Ballston, one that any hockey fan shouldn’t miss.