TRAFFIC ALERT: 2023 Arlington Festival of the Arts

Published on April 21, 2023


ARLINGTON, Va. – The 2023 Arlington Festival of the Arts will take place from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, April 30, 2023. Set-up for the event will begin at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, and the event will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The following roads will be closed from approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 through 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30:

  • Westbound Washington Boulevard, from 10th Street N. to Clarendon Boulevard
  • The left lane of eastbound Washington Boulevard, from Clarendon Boulevard to N. Garfield Street (the right lane will be open to motor vehicle traffic)
  • N. Highland Street, from Clarendon Boulevard to Washington Boulevard (local traffic will be able to access the parking garage for 3100 Clarendon Boulevard from 11th Street N.)
  • 11th Street N., from N. Garfield Street to N. Highland Street (local traffic only)

Attendees are encouraged to use the Metro (Clarendon station, Orange and Silver lines) or other multimodal transportation options to reduce vehicular traffic in the area. Community members should expect to see an increased police presence in the area, and motorists are urged to follow law enforcement direction, be mindful of closures, and remain alert for increased pedestrian traffic. Additional closures not mentioned above may be implemented at police discretion in the interest of public safety.

Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary “No parking” signs, as street parking in the area will be restricted. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222.



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