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By Conor Sullivan JC Advantage | Agent in Arlington, VA

Arlington Family Fun for Independence Day

Experiencing Arlington today, it can be difficult to imagine what the area must have been like over two hundred years ago when our country was much younger. Living in your Arlington home, it’s easy to forget the hardships our country had to endure to get to where it is today.


Independence Day is a time for us to remember and celebrate this great country, and there’s no better place to celebrate than just across the Potomac at Long Bridge Park, a sound redevelopment showcasing the Potomac riverscape and lush green spaces.


On Wednesday, July 4, Long Bridge Park in Arlington will host their Annual 4th of July Celebration. There will be family-friendly fun for your entire family and other Arlingtonians to share the day with.


Family Bike Parade
Start the event by getting your blood pumping with a Family Bike Parade where you can decorate your bikes and show off your patriotic spirit! At 12pm, families are invited to meet at the esplanade entrance to the park at Crystal Drive to participate in a fun run with Phoenix Bikes! Decorated bikes will be judged at the end of the ride, and prizes will be awarded.


Local Arts and Crafts Market
Support our local artists and economy by choosing from an amazing variety of goods made locally by artists and craft vendors. The market will be open for your browsing pleasure from 12pm to 5pm and located on the Esplanade overlooking Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, where you can enjoy the beautiful view while shopping! Don’t miss out - The first 400 shoppers will receive a free July 4th tote bag!


Food, Food, Food
Families can choose to set up their own picnics along the riverview and anywhere in the park or enjoy the cuisine from local food vendors that will be set up in the parking lot from 12pm to 8pm. Food options include BBQ, ice cream, delicious sandwiches, and lots more.


Free Fun for All Ages
The July 4th event will feature fun for the entire family! From 12 to 7pm, enjoy moon bounces, face painting, balloon art, American flag tag relay, sneaker scramble, wacky waiter relay, three-legged race, sack races, tug-o-war, water balloon catch, red, white & blue tag, horse shoes, soccer, capture the flag, corn hole, bocce ball, speed ball, parachute games, hula hoops, croquet, triangle ball, and monkey ring toss. It's a great opportunity to get Dad out and active with the kids while Mom relaxes in the shade!


Activities for the Older Kids
DC Social Sports Club in Arlington is partnering to host its inaugural Summer Showcase Tournament during the celebration. DC Social will be hosting a variety of tournaments and open play activities throughout the day for you to join. Tournament participation is open to anyone 18 years or older with regards to:

· Co-ed 6v6 Flag Football Tournament

· Co-ed Grass Volleyball Tournament

· Co-ed Outdoor Dodgeball Tournament

· Field Day Challenges

· Corn Hole Tournament

· Bocce Tournament

Winners from each activity will receive a medal. Overall Showcase winner will be named for teams that compete in multiple activities throughout the day. Be sure to register now to be placed on a team.


Live Music
From 7 to 9pm, wind down and enjoy live music playing on the mobile stage set up in the parking lot. The New Dominion Band will play rock tunes and NoBetterOff will perform Blues/Americana tracks.


A Perfect Ending
There is no better ending to a day of fun and sun than DC Fireworks! You can begin settling in to your favorite spot on the turf fields at 8pm to have the best seats in the house to enjoy some awesome fireworks!


Shuttles to and from Event
There will be on-site parking during the event, or you can beat the crowds by taking advantage of the complimentary shuttles that will run continuously from 11:30am to 10:30pm from Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro stations and at the parking garage at 1750 Crystal Drive (Shops at Crystal City). View the
Crystal City parking map for additional parking lots and garages.


Summer is a great time to relocate or take advantage of these great home prices and up-size your family home. Arlington is home to more than 280 neighborhoods to suit many family types and lifestyles – let The Sullivan Group help you find your perfect home. Any one of our Sullivan Group agents is ready to help you at 703-222-3300.  If you prefer to talk to me directly, I always welcome calls to my cell phone at: 703-268-6380 or email me at: csullivanrealty@gmail.com.


By Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR®,  Wed Jun 27 2012, 20:05
Thanks for sharing~

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