Free Activities Around Arlington this Summer
2019 Military Bands Capitol Summer Concert
Venture across the Potomac between June 3rd and August 30th to attend military band concerts conducted on the West Front Steps of the U.S. Capitol Building in nearby Washington, D.C. The bands of the U.S. Armed Forces is one of the longest-standing musical influences in D.C., performing on the U.S. Capitol grounds throughout the summer since 1863. Bands representing each service branch will perform at 8 p.m. on a rotating schedule. These family friendly events will likely draw large crowds this summer! Website: https://www.aoc.gov/news/military-bands-capitol-summer-concert-series
Rosslyn Rocks Concert
During June, a free Rosslyn Rocks Concert series takes place outdoors at Central Place Plaza on Thursdays between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Audience members enjoy free live music, and adults may purchase alcoholic beverages nearby. Website: https://www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-rocks-concert-series
Summer Concerts at McLean Central Park
Yet another free concert series occurs every Sunday in June and July beginning at 5 p.m. in McLean Central Park. These concerts are sponsored by The Alden at the McLean Community Center. Bands vary every week, but will include jazz, classic rock, America and Latin music! Website: https://www.mcleancenter.org/news-items/394-summer-sunday-concerts-mclean-central-park
Summer Movie Matinees - Columbia Pike Branch Library
Enjoy movie matinees on Thursdays at the Columbia Pike Branch Library between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Some titles include: Green Book, Boy Erased, 42, The Babe, Moneyball, For Love of the Game, and Angels in the Outfield. Website: https://library.arlingtonva.us/calendar/?event_branch=Columbia+Pike&event_category=Film&event_page=1
Roosevelt Island DC Parkrun - Weekly Free 5K Timed Run
Residents interested in participating in a 5K race have an opportunity to run for free every Saturday at Roosevelt Island on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington. The event begins at 9 a.m. Although participation costs nothing, first-time participants must register in advance for the weekly Roosevelt Island Park Run. Website: https://www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/
This is only a short list of interesting and fun free summer activities around Arlington. There is a lot more to do and explore! Share with us your favorite summer activity!
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