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 and on public property.
COVID-19 Update: Events
- The Memorial Day Parade and the Avenue of Flags at the Arlington Cemetery
- City Clean Up Event
- Show and Shine Car Show
- Fourth of July Parade
- July 4 Fireworks
- Pedal Paddle Puff and Foam 5k
- Duck Dash event
- Arlington Street Fair
- Art in Legion Park
- Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Days
- The Arlington Fly-In
- Festival of the River
- Summer Meltdown Music Festival
- National Night Out (may be postponed)
View the 2020 event list document. (prior to COVID-19, list is not accurate.)
To post an event on our city website calendar use this form.
June- September Events
Arlington Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 2nd Saturday in June though end of August. Farmers and crafters sell their goods at Legion Park. Sponsored by Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Show & Shine Car Show
The downtown car show is second Saturday of June, Olympic Avenue fills with antique and classic cars. Sponsored by the Downtown Arlington Business Association.
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 or the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonJuly4/
Parade application (when available): https://www.stillyvalleychamber.com
Shakespeare in the Park
July 18, 2020 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.
Arlington Street Fair
The Arlington Street Fair is July 10-12, 2020.
Kornstalk Music Festival at the Legion Park Stage
Art at Legion Park
July 25 and 26. at Legion Park. Presented by Arlington Arts Council.
July 25, 2020 https://www.silvanafair.com/
Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Days
July 25, 2020 at the Pioneer Museum www.stillymuseum.org
Sky River Rock Festival
August 1, 2020, 2:00pm-10:00pm at Legion Park in Arlington https://www.skyriverrockfestival.rocks/
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 www.arlingtonwa.gov/NNO
Music in Legion Park
Music in the Park is sponsored by the City of Arlington (unless noted). The City is able provide free concerts in the park with funding from the City’s hotel tax fund. Concerts will be held at Legion Park downtown in 2020. Located at 114 N Olympic Ave. Dates TBD.
Festival of the River
August 8 & 9, 2020 at River Meadows Park www.stillaguamish.nsn.us/festival.htm
3on3 Basketball Tournament
August 8 & 9, 2020 at Arlington Airport www.3on3X.com
Northwest Genealogy Conference
August 12-15, 2020 at Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School. www.stillygen.org
Arlington Fly-In Balloon and Airplane Festival
The Arlington Airport hosts the Arlington Fly In . The new dates for the event are: August Hundreds of planes to view, hot air balloons, experimental aircraft, daily air shows, camping, and more. CANCELLED FOR 2020 due to COVID-19
Centennial Skate Fest
August 15-16, 2020 in Arlington at the Centennial Trail. https://www.centennialsk8fest.com/
Airport Appreciation Day
Airport Appreciation Day is Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at the Airport Office.
Dragstrip Reunion Car Show
The Dragstrip Reunion Car Show event at Arlington Airport, September 12, 2020
Friendship Walk and Car Wash
Fundraiser for Village Community Services. September 26, 2020 at Legion Park. www.villagecommunitysvcs.org
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 ambiance 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
Trick or Treating on Olympic Avenue sponsored by downtown businesses. Costume contest at Legion Park. October 31, 2020
Veterans Day Parade
Sponsored by VFW and American Legion on Veterans Day, November 11th at 11 a.m.
Turkey Trot Fun Run
On Thanksgiving Day. Sponsored by Arlington Runners Club. https://www.facebook.com/ARC98223/
Kick-off Tree Lighting and Shop Small event: Saturday after Thanksgiving
Santa Parade: First Saturday in December
Santa arrives in Arlington on a horse drawn carriage in our Santa parade the first Saturday in December. Santa is available for visits at Legion Park Enjoy many holiday festivities including a tree lighting ceremony. Sponsored by City of Arlington and Lifeway Church. Wagon Rides sponsored by Downtown Arlington Business Association.
Hot Cocoa Fun Run
December. Sponsored by Arlington Runners Club.
Arlington Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
Arlington is home to many eagles that nest near the Stillaguamish River. The Eagle Festival is presented the first Saturday in February of each year. Many fun activities for all ages to gain awareness of the environment. Sponsored by City of Arlington and other organizations.
Shamrock & Roll Fun Run
Sponsored by Arlington Runners Club in March on the Airport Trail.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Sponsored by Arlington Assembly at Presidents Elementary School.
The City celebrates Arbor Day each year in April. More information will be posted.
McClinchy Mile Bike Ride
The McClinchy Mile Bike Ride is in April.
Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day Parade is held on Memorial Day at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by the Arlington American Legion Post 76. The parade is held on Olympic Avenue. (360) 435-2492.
Arlington Garden Club Plant Sale
Presented by Arlington Garden Club, in the City Hall Plaza. May 9, 2020, 9:30am-1pm.
Stronger Together first annual event is May 16 in downtown Arlington. Building unity through community.