Community Events

Arlington hosts many special events throughout the year. If you are interested in sponsoring a special event in Arlington, please contact the Recreation office at 360-403-3448. Community special events might include, but are not limited to, fun runs, auctions, parades, fairs, and events in parks.

Please check 2017 Events Document (PDF) for current listings and 2018 Events Document (PDF).

To post an event on our city website calendar use this form

  1. Summer Events
  2. Fall Events
  3. Annual Winter Events
  4. Annual Spring Events

Show & Shine Car Show

The car show is held on the second Saturday of June, Olympic Avenue fills with antique and classic cars. Sponsored by the Downtown Arlington Business Association.


The carnival is held at the end of June at the airport. June 23 through July 4, 2017. Sponsored by Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce.

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is held each Saturday July 1 through September 9, farmers sell their goods at Legion Park. 

Frontier Days / Fourth of July

Every year Arlington celebrates Independence Day in a big way. Events are scheduled throughout the day starting with the Pedal Paddle Puff Triathlon, Kiwanis Auction, entertainment, a Grand Parade, a Kiddies Parade, the Duck Dash, and ending with a fireworks display. Check the city's calendar on the homepage for more information!

July 3 and 4, 2017

  • Stilly Beer and Wine Garden and food concessions
  • Haller Park, July 3 and July 4, noon to 9 p.m.

July 4, 2017

  • Pancake Breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. and concessions all day
  • Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon, Haller Park: 8 a.m.
  • Kiwanis Auctions at Haller Park: 9 and 10:30 a.m.
  • “Old Fashioned Fourth” Legion Park: 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Kiddies Parade on Olympic Avenue: 4:30 p.m.
  • Grand Parade on Olympic Avenue: 5 p.m.
  • Rotary Duck Dash at Haller Park: 7:30 p.m.
  • Food Concessions at Quake Field: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks at Boys and Girls Club: 9 p.m.

Arlington Street Fair

The Arlington Street Fair is held on Friday and Sunday the week after July 4, (July 7 to 9, 2017) located on Olympic Avenue.

Arlington Fly-In

The Arlington Airport hosts the Arlington Fly In event each July, the week after July 4th, July 7 to 9, 2017. Hundreds of planes to view, hot air balloons, experimental aircraft, daily air shows, camping, and more.

Outdoor Movies in the Park

Bring a blanket for seating. This event is funded by City of Arlington Tourism Grant.

Shakespeare in the Park

Bring a comfy chair or blanket to Terrace Park and enjoy Last Leaf Production's presentation of classic plays by William Shakespeare. Sponsored by the City of Arlington.

Music in the Park

Music in the Park is sponsored by the City of Arlington. The City is able provide free concerts in the park with funding from the City’s hotel tax fund. The first 4 Thursday evenings at 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Terrace Park.

Airport Appreciation Day

Airport Appreciation Day is Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Airport Office.

Art in the Park

Second Saturday in September at Legion Park. Presented by Arlington Arts Council.

Dragstrip Reunion Car Show

The Dragstrip Reunion Car Show event at Arlington Airport, is held on the second Saturday in September.

Red Rooster Route Family Farms

Take a day trip to North Snohomish County farms nestled in the rich soil of the gateway to the Cascade Mountain Loop Scenic Highway Stop and enjoy the ambience of each farm. You will find seasonal Nurseries, Gift Shops, B&B, Farm Markets, Ice cream, Espresso, Certified Organic Farm, Wagon Rides, Animals, Restaurant and Horse Arena, Sheep Handling-Border Collie Event, U-pick/We pick luscious Fruits and Veggies, Corn Maze, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees and Wreaths. Check out Various Farm Festivals, Events, and enjoy the local Pioneer Museum.
Seasonal Farms Open: June - December


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