About Taste of Arlington

BallstonGive's 31st Annual Taste of Arlington is the largest food+beer+music+kids+dog festival showcasing the diversity of Arlington’s food scene and attracting nearly 25,000 people.The exciting and highly anticipated festival transforms downtown Ballston into a family-friendly street festival with dining, music and entertainment for all ages.  Taste of Arlington is located along Wilson Boulevard from N. Randolph Street to N. Lincoln Street. The hours are from noon to 6pm on Sunday, May 20th.


  • VIP Passes will be available for purchase to enter the festival an hour early
  • Beer/Wine Garden and Concert Stage open until 7pm
  • More than 50 of Arlington’s best restaurants and food trucks will serve up their specialties at this year’s event
  • The KidZone will be hosted by The Arlington Arts Center
  • BarkPark will be set up at Oakland Park
  • Taste of Arlington is going back to free entry
  • The festival will make donations to multiple Arlington charities 

Tickets will be available at the following fee schedule:

  • Before May 6th - $2/ticket
  • After May 6th - $3/ticket

Entry to the enclosed pop-up dog park is $15 and includes a free Taste ticket and  a dog bandana.  


Taste of Arlington is a rain or shine event; all ticket purchases are non-refundable.


Taste of Arlington Gives Back with BallstonGives

Taste of Arlington is a signature event of  BallstonGives, the Ballson BID's charitable arm. BallstonGives is funded through sponsorships and ticket sales to programs and events like Taste of Arlington.


Event Schedule

11am        VIP Lounge opens

Noon        Taste of Arlington opens

5pm          Announcement of the Best of the Best Winners 

6pm          Taste of Arlington Restaurant Row closes

7pm          Beer/Wine Garden & Concert stage closes