How to Get to Taste of Arlington in Ballston – 2014

May 8, 2014

On Sunday, May 18, more than 50 of Arlington's favorite restaurants and most-exciting chefs will serve up their specialties at this year's annual Taste of Arlington in Ballston. This popular event is your chance to sample them all! Live music on two concert stages will entertain participants during the festival, which runs from noon until 5pm, rain or shine.

General admission is free, but tickets are needed to sample food, beverages and play certain games in the KidZone. Tickets are available online and at the festival. If you purchase online, you'll receive a discount if you order before May 1st. You'll need to bring your confirmation e-mail with you to the festival and go to one of two will call locations to pick up your tickets.

This year, a portion of the event's proceeds will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to Arlingtonians in need.

Taste of Arlington is located on Wilson Boulevard, from Glebe Road to North Quincy Street and along North Stuart Street to Ninth Street.

Whether you're coming from near or far, there are many convenient car-free transit options to get you to Taste of Arlington, without the hassle and cost of driving and parking.

The Ballston Metro station, on the orange line, is one block from the festival.

There are six Metrobus routes that will take you directly to the festival.

  • The 1A, which travels from Vienna via Arlington Boulevard.
  • The 2A and 2C, along Lee Highway and Washington Boulevard.
  • The 10B, from Hunting Point in Alexandria, north through Shirlington.
  • The 23A, from McLean, south on Old Dominion and Glebe roads.
  • The 25A, from the Pentagon Metro station Blue and Yellow lines.
  • And the 38B, from the Farragut West Metro station through Georgetown and south on Wilson Boulevard to Ballston.

There are two ART options to the festival.

  • The ART41 route runs from Columbia Heights West to Ballston and on to Court House
  • ART 51 from Yorktown to Ballston.

The festival is pedestrian-only, so bus routes along Wilson Boulevard will be adjusted accordingly.

There are three Capital Bikeshare stations within a block radius of Taste of Arlington.

Find out more about Taste of Arlington's programs and schedules and order your tickets.

We hope this information will help you plan an easy and safe way to get to and from Taste of Arlington in Ballston. If this video was helpful, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to the Car-Free Diet channel!

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Other Car-Free Resources for Arlington, Virginia:
Arlington “Transit How-To-Guide” - Transportation options for the D.C. area
Local Arlington County Bus Service – ART
Virginia Railway Express
SmarTrip – An Easy Way to Pay

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