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Crystal City Twilighter
Saturday, July 25th - 8:30pm
Summer nights are made for racing the streets with thousands of your closest running pals! Join the Crystal City Business Improvement District and Pacers Running for one of the area’s hottest and most popular summer twilight races. Run the streets of Crystal City and finish the evening with a party. Click here for more info and to register.

Monday Morning Yoga
Mondays - 7am
Amateur and seasoned yogis can join professional instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis and flex their way into the week with Monday Morning Yoga in the Crystal City Water Park across from 1750 Crystal Drive. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held inside at Mind Your Body Oasis.

Crystal Screen: Spark Espionage
Mondays at Sunset
Crystal Screen: Spark Espionage continues with Argo. With the help of Moonflicks, a courtyard in Crystal City is transformed into a movie theater. There is no better place to meet friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Stop by the Spy Museum table for ticket giveaways, swag dead-drops, CodeBreaker challenge and more! The movies start after sunset.

Crystal City FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - 3pm to 7pm
Spark Fresh and shop at the popular FRESHFARMS Market. Enjoy products from 20 local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, specialty foods and much more. On the first Tuesday of every month, the market will have a beer/wine garden featuring products from local breweries/wineries.

Outdoor Zumba
Wednesdays - Noon
The Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive starts to heat up on Wednesdays with outdoor Zumba. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Come out and join the party!

Sparket: A Creative Market
Wednesdays - 11am to 2pm
The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive 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.

Everything Esmonde
Thursday, July 23rd
Everything Esmonde will be open at Food Truck Thursdays for bike service every other week. If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, walk-ups are welcome! You can also schedule an appointment by emailing

Food Truck Thursdays
Thursdays - 11am to 2pm
Arrive hungry and Spark Scrumptious at Food Truck Thursdays The food trucks gather in the parking lot on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets.

Crystal City Construction Updates
Pardon our dust as we continue to transform! Get the latest on Crystal City area transit and roadway construction projects on the Crystal City/Pentagon City Construction Update page. You can also sign-up directly for updates from Arlington County. Click here for the latest update.

Paella Festival at Jaleo Crystal City
July 13th - 5pm to 8:30pm
Kick off the festival of the year tonight at Jaleo Crystal City! This exciting all-inclusive party will feature all five specialty festival paellas, Spanish wines and cocktails, flamenco dancers and live music. Don't miss this one-night-only chance to experience the culture and passion of Spain first hand. Party tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased online.

American Red Cross Blood Drive and Open House at the DoubleTree Hotel
Wednesday, July 15 from 1pm to 6:30pm
The DoubleTree Crystal City invites the community to participate in a Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. While they’re at it, they are having an Open house – The newly renovated guest rooms make the hotel the newest in the neighborhood! Each donation saves 3 lives, so sign up for an appointment today! Each participant will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for $100 to the Skydome Lounge, a complimentary weekend stay, or a DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie office delivery. DoubleTree Cookies will be on hand for a post-donation treat and site visits will be available for anyone who wants to learn more about the hotel. Register at and use sponsor code Doubletree Crystal City or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Local Motor's Mobifactory
Weekdays from 11am to 7pm
Local Motors brings its Mobifactory (Mobi) to Crystal City to inspire and unite the Co-creation Nation for a summer of innovation and making in the heart of our nation’s capital. The summer of innovation at the Crystal City Mobi begins in June through early September and features the Local Motors Verrado, an electric drift trike designed to bring out the kid in everyone; the Local Motors Rally Fighter, the world’s first co-created vehicle; and the Local Motors 3D-printed car, the first and only drivable 3D-printed car. Open to the public, the Mobi will offer free weekly how-to classes on the “Science of Drifting” and “3D-Printing 101.” Each month, visitors are invited to participate in drag race slalom courses or join a trike group to tour the best places to ride drift trikes in the area.

July 23rd, August 6th, and September 17th - 9am to 4pm
DMV2Go is a handicapped-accessible full service office-on-wheels that is equipped to process all DMV transactions including: apply for or renew your ID card - available for adults and children, apply for or renew your driver's license, get a copy of your driving record, apply for certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, get fishing and hunting licenses, and much more!

Boundary Channel Drive Interchange
Comments Due By July 23
A public information meeting was held on June 23 to seek feedback on three design concepts for improving the interchange of Boundary Channel Drive, Interstate 395 and Long Bridge Drive. For those who were unable to attend, we created an online comment form, using a survey, to share the information presented at the meeting. The comment period closes on Thursday, July 23. Meeting materials and the three design concepts are available on the project webpage.

CrossFit South Arlington
Not particularly excited to workout? Say no more. CrossFit South Arlington is the type of community that will draw you in and keep you coming back for more. Between the encouraging people and the challenging workouts, you’ll find you’re motivated to push yourself to be a better you! Try a FREE class by registering here.

County Board to Consider Transitway Ordinance in July
July 21
On July 21 the County Board is scheduled to consider and take public comment on an ordinance to create transit-only lanes in Crystal City and Potomac Yard, allow enforcement of their use and set fines for violating the lane restrictions. These lanes are under construction as part of the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway project. The ordinance has been re-advertised to include a change to the peak period transit lane in Crystal City, extending the morning period of bus-only use to 10 a.m., instead of 9 a.m. For details, view the ordinance advertisement (PDF) and understanding transit lanes.

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