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Marine Corps Marathon
October 26th - 9:30am to 2:00pm - Come out and give runners a boost for miles 22, 23, and 24! This year's Marine Corps Marathon features a family-friendly fall festival with a variety of activities including arts and crafts, face painting, moonbounces, balloon animals, circus activities and more!

The Island of Dr. Moreau
October 1 - November 2 - Synetic Theater - Synetic Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili will direct and appear as the title character in H.G. Wells’ mystical and savage story. Sometime in the future, a shipwrecked survivor is rescued to a remote island inhabited by the deranged Dr. Moreau and his “children” – experimental human-like animals or animal-like humans. This highly physical and immersive tale set to original and haunting music will create an intriguing and horrifying world to remember. Tickets on sale now!

Arlington County Fun Ride
The annual Arlington Fun Ride will be on Saturday, October 4th. The family-friendly bike ride is a scenic 17 mile route taking you on the paved multi-use trails that make up the Arlington Loop. The ride starts and finishes in Crystal City. Register online.

FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - Through November 25th - 3pm to 7pm - Get your fresh fruits, vegetables and more at the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market, located on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets.

Sparket: A Creative Market
Wednesdays - 11:00am to 2:00pm - 1900 Crystal Drive - The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to Crystal City with Sparket – A Creative Market. Featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products as well as live-music and select food products, Sparket aims to provide a new lunchtime attraction for area workers, hotel guests, and residents. Sparket will be open every Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Fashion and Food Truck Thursday
Thursdays - Get your lunchtime Food Truck fix at Food Truck Thursday. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. The Crystal City BID has a new partnership with DC Fashion Truck Tour that brings our successful pop-up clothing shop and fashion show, the Crystal Couture Show and Sale, outside onto the sidewalk of Crystal Drive. The emerging evolution of the mobile vending industry brings fully functional stores on wheels, complete with inventory, dressing room, and friendly staff, directly to their customers’ neighborhoods.

Everything Esmonde
Thursday, October 2nd - 18th & Crystal Drive - Everything Esmonde will be open for bike service every other Thursday through October 30th.  If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, walk-ups are welcome! You can also schedule an appointment by emailing or calling 202-657-2316.  

ART 92 is Launching
Starting Monday, October 6, ART 92 provides a convenient way to get around the Crystal City area on weekdays. Stops include the Crystal City Metro and VRE stations, Crystal Gateway hotel, the soccer fields at Long Bridge Park, and the Pentagon Metro station. The route also serves as a shuttle for those working at the Boeing building to get to the Metro or VRE. Click here for schedule and map.

Jaleo Paella Festival
October 6 - October 19th - Jaleo Crystal City - Chef José Andrés and his culinary team at Jaleo are proud to announce the 12th annual Paella Festival. Celebrating one of Spain’s most iconic dishes, the two-week event will feature traditional, regional and innovative paellas from across Spain as well as a specialty cocktail. On October 8th, experience paella with Spanish wines at Jaleo Crystal City as they welcome Arrayán Vineyards of Méntrida, Spain for a special wine-tasting dinner. Dinner is $70 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and space can be reserved by emailing

Painting Uncorked
Thursdays, October 23, and November 20 - Gallery Underground - Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. Taught by Studio Underground artist Justyne Fischer, these 2-hour classes will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy. Created by YOU! Fee covers wine and all materials.Come with your friends and uncork your hidden artist! Must be 21 years of age or over to participate. Class is 2 hours from 6:30 – 8:30. Tickets now available!

Calvary Methodist Church's Annual Bazaar
October 18th - Calvary Methodist Church - 10:00am to 2:00pm - Shop, eat lunch, and enjoy Calvary Methodist Church's annual bazaar. They will have kids activities, as well is items such as jewelry, books, handmade items, toys, and more.

Football at Tortoise and Hare
Tortoise and Hare is in mid season form for football already! Come see what all the fans are talking about and get your seats for the best food, drinks, and games all season. They also have live music, trivia nights and weekly food specials!

Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters
Achieve your public-speaking and leadership goals! The Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters will help you. Just come to 1801 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, and meet them in the First Floor Conference Center. Non-BNA employees are welcome to attend and join. Click here for more information.

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