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 and on public property.

COVID-19 Update:  Events

Event Cancellations:

  • 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:
Parade application (when available):

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.

Silvana Fair

July 25, 2020

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Days

July 25, 2020 at the Pioneer Museum

Sky River Rock Festival

August 1, 2020, 2:00pm-10:00pm at Legion Park in Arlington 

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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

3on3 Basketball Tournament

August 8 & 9, 2020 at Arlington Airport

Northwest Genealogy Conference

August 12-15, 2020 at Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School.

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.

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.

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

October-May Events

Hometown Halloween

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. 

Hometown Holidays

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.

The community holiday events are listed at:

Website: Facebook:

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. 

Arbor Day

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

Stronger Together first annual event is May 16 in downtown Arlington. Building unity through community.