Press Release

Release Date: Aug 9, 2018

Crystal City BID Announces New Event: Crystal City Oktoberfest

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Contact: Cassie Hurley,

Crystal City BID Announces New Event: Crystal City Oktoberfest
Beer tastings, traditional German fare, live music & entertainment

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – The Crystal City Business Improvement District and TasteUSA are excited to announce a new event: Crystal City Oktoberfest will bring the oompah to Arlington this Fall with beer tastings, live music and food vendors!

This new event will be held on Saturday, September 29 in the parking lot and plazas next to 220 20th Street South. General admission to the event is from 12pm – 6pm and VIPs will have an hour early access beginning at 11am. 

General Admission tickets are $30 in advance, and include 10 - 4 oz. beer sampling tickets (additional drink tickets may be purchased on site), entry into the festival and live entertainment. VIP tickets are $50 in advance and include 15 - 4 oz. beer sampling tickets, 1-hour early access, private tent, a Crystal City beer sampling glass (first 500 ticket holders) and private bathrooms, as well as everything included in the General Admission ticket.

“We’re really looking forward to bringing this new event to the region and adding to an already exciting event lineup in Crystal City this year,” says Robert Mandle, COO of the Crystal City Business Improvement District. “A new event is an excellent way to celebrate all the great things happening in the area, and with all the hotel and dining options, we hope many attendees will make a whole weekend out of it.”

This will be the largest Oktoberfest event in Northern Virginia and the DC area, with more than 50 breweries and tons of food vendors, so grab your lederhosen and head to Crystal City Oktoberfest to kick off the Fall beer season. Early bird discounts end on August 24.

When: Saturday, September 29, 11am-6pm 
Where: Parking lot at 220 20th Street South, Arlington, VA 22202
Admission: $30 - $60, Includes drink tickets, admission and a souvenir tasting glass. $5 discount on tickets purchased by August 24. Buy tickets here. 
PartnersTasteUSA and JBG SMITH
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About the Crystal City Business Improvement District

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. As Virginia’s largest downtown, the Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard - Arlington area consists of 18.6 million square feet of office space in a mixed-use, walkable urban center that includes more than 32,000 residents, over 5,800 hotel rooms, and nearly 500 restaurants and shops. More than $342 million in public infrastructure investment and $2 billion of private projects are in the pipeline over the next five years. The BID is supporting the area’s exciting transformation through business development, placemaking, creative events, and strategic communications. For more information, visit