This Sunday’s Taste of Arlington festival in Ballston will fill the streets with food from 46 local restaurants.
The annual event will be held from noon to 5:00 p.m. Packets of 10 food and beverage tickets for are still on sale for $35.
Responding to high demand in previous years, Taste of Arlington will have a larger beer and wine pavilion this year. Located on Wilson between N. Randolph and Quincy Streets, the pavilion is billed as having “seating and plenty of space to dance.”
Aside from eating and drinking, Taste of Arlington will feature a number of different activities and entertainment option.
Three bands well-known to many Arlington residents will be performing on the main stage: Jumpin’ Jupiter from noon to 1:00 p.m., Gonzo’s Nose from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., and Burnt Sienna from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
A “KidZone” will feature a rock climbing wall, face-painting, carnival games, Washington Wizards and Capitals inflatable games, a teen band, a puppet show, a magic show and a dance performance. KidZone food, drink and game tickets are $20.
A “Bark Park” will provide a space for festival goers and their dogs, complete with pet supply vendors and a Corona beer station. For $10, dog owners can enter their pooch in a “World Pup tournament,” which features a 70-foot race track and a doggy-sized soccer goal.
Before the festival kicks off, organizers will be holding a Girls on the Run 5K race, described as “Northern Virginia’s most family friendly 5K.” A number of roads in the area will be closed from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to accommodate the race.
There will be other traffic impacts in Ballston as a result of the festival. Wilson Blvd between N. Glebe Road and Quincy Street will be closed from midnight to 8:00 p.m. to accommodate the booths, as will N. Stuart Street between Wilson and 9th Street N. Parking will also be restricted in the area.
The full list of breweries and restaurants that will be serving at Taste of Arlington, after the jump.
Red and Blue
The Daily Dish
The Ballston Chophouse
Kool Zone Ice and Treats
Mussel Bar & Grille
McCormick & Schmick’s
The Green Spoon
Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream
Legal Sea Foods
The Melting Pot
The Front Page
Nando’s Peri Peri
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
World of Beer
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
Sangam Catering International
A-Town Bar & Grill
Port City Brewing Company – Ways & Means IPA
Port City Brewing Company – Monumental IPA
Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Flying Dog Brewery
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Ithaca Beer Company – Flower Power IPA
Port City Brewing Company – Optimal Wit
Foothills Craft Brews
Port City Brewing Company – Porter
Sweet Water Brewing Company
Bold Rock Hard Cider
File photo. Disclosure: Taste of Arlington organizer Ballston BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser