FAQs

When is Taste of Arlington®?

Sunday, May 20th from Noon to 6:00PM, rain or shine

Beer and Wine Garden open until 7:00PM

VIP Lounge opens early at 11:00AM

Where is Taste of Arlington®?

Wilson Boulevard from N. Randolph Street to N. Lincoln St. Parking is available all day at the Ballston Public Parking Garage adjacent to the Ballston Common Mall, and the event is located closest to the Virginia Square Metro station and a few blocks further from the Ballston-MU Metro station (Orange line).

How do I get there and where do I park?

Take the orange line to the Ballston-MU Station and walk a couple blocks to the main ticket area if you have not pre-purchased tickets. If you drive you may park on area streets, inside Ballston Common Mall garage, or at a near by garage. For more real time car free options visit our partner, Car-Free Diet's webpage.

How can I purchase tickets for the Taste of Arlington®?

Taste of Arlington prices are as follows:

         Before May 6th:

  • Taste Tickets $2
  • BarkPark $15
  • VIP Pass $85

         After May 6th

  • Taste Tickets $3
  • BarkPark $15
  • VIP Pass $95

Can I purchase the tickets online?

The Taste of Arlington® tickets are sold online and on the BallstonConnect Mobile App. Once you purchase your items, you will need to bring the confirmation email with you on the day of the event and go to the main ticket area at N. Randolph Street and Wilson Blvd to pick up your tickets.  VIP passes should be picked up at the VIP Lounge.

AVOID LINES!  Tickets and passes purchased prior to May 6th can be mailed to you!

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, the event is pet-friendly and there is a dedicated area for dog lovers in the BarkPark. Please remember to keep your pet leashed and to make sure vaccinations are up to date.

What if it rains?

The event will take place rain or shine.

How late is alcohol served?

Beer and wine sales will commence at Noon and will end at 6:45pm. However, Taste of Arlington® personnel, Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control, and Arlington County Police Department reserve the right to discontinue service at any time to any person or persons.

Will there be entertainment at the event?

Yes there is a main stage at the event near the Beer and Wine Garden.

Who benefits from the Taste of Arlington®?

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the multiple local Arlington charities.

Can I bring outside food or beverage into the event?

No. The Health Code stipulated by Arlington County Environmental Health Bureau forbids outside food and beverages at the location of the event.  Bringing your own alcohol is strictly prohibited and may result in removal from the event.

Do you have a First-Aid area?

Yes,  Visit the First-Aid tent to receive help with minor injuries.  Please call 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Is Taste of Arlington® a "green" event?

Yes. In keeping with Arlington County’s initiative to be a sustainable community, Taste of Arlington® will offer recycling bins and has a recycling program in place.