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Press Release

Release Date: May 16, 2013

Next Month: Crystal Car – A Fathers Day Auto Festival

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Maureen Higgins,

May 16, 2013

w: (202) 207-3662 c: (443) 631-5090

Next Month: Crystal Car – A Fathers Day Auto Festival

June 16 - Crystal City's First Father's Day Auto Festival

CRYSTAL CITY, VA — Gentlemen, start your engines! Get your vehicle tuned up and bring the family to the starting line in Crystal City for the first annual Father's Day Auto Festival. The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the 23rd Street Business Association, and the Washington Wine Academy, is launching Crystal Car on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16th 2013.

The festival plans to showcase a variety of automobile categories including innovative electric vehicles, area sports car auto clubs, classic muscle cars, and more. The festival will be located within the many different courtyards and surface lots of Crystal City and proximate to many great restaurants.

One of the many attractions of Crystal Car will be the electrical vehicle collection which also showcases Vornado/Charles E. Smith’s new charging stations and Vornado’s Chevrolet Volt fleet. The Washington Wine Academy will host a beer garden to further enhance the experience and celebrate Father's Day in style.

When: Sunday, June 16th, 2013 2PM – 6PM
Where: Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA Parking Lot at 220 20th Street S., Arlington, VA Parking Lot behind Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant @ 555 23rd Street S., Arlington, VA
Admission: Free admission with cash beer garden offering beer/wine
Registration: Have a cool car you would like to include in the show? Register here.
Media RSVP:

Members of the media who wish to attend the car show should contact Maureen Higgins at or at 202-207-3662, c: 443-631-5090.

Event Phone:

Members of the public who have questions about the event should call 703-412-9430.


About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit