Taste of arlington
Taste of Arlington is the largest food, beer, wine, and arts festival showcasing the diversity of Arlington’s food scene and attracts 40,000 food lovers from all over the region. With several blocks of Wilson Blvd and surrounding streets closed to traffic and limited parking the Ballston BID encourages those attending the event to walk, bike, use public transportation or drive with friends.
The regional business development organization, the Ballston Business Improvement District (Ballston BID), other area community development organizations, and the National Science Foundation organize the festival. Ticket sales at the event raise funds for area charities.
The festival was held in Ballston in 1987 and 1988, but moved to the bustling Shirlington Village for 13 years. In 2002 the event returned to its metro-accessible location of Ballston in an effort to increase attendance.