Location & Getting Here

Fair Location:

Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 Second Street South, Arlington, VA 22204

Map of Fairgrounds

Parking:

There is NO PUBLIC PARKING at the Fair and parking on nearby streets is restricted to neighborhood residents with temporary permits. Please see information below on how to get to the Fair.

How to get to the Fair:

  • Shuttle services from the Arlington Career Center, I-66 parking garage, Pentagon City Metro Station (on South Hayes Street north of 12th Street at the bus shelter) and Virginia Square Metro Station 
  • Ride-share area designated along 2nd Street South in front of Thomas Jefferson Community Center for drop-off/pick-up only (vehicles who idle in this location for more than two minutes will be asked to move)
  • Public Transit
  • Biking Directions
  • Walking Directions

Free Bike Valet:

Bike Arlington and partner Two Wheel Valet have teamed up to provide free valet bike parking on the tennis courts. Bike valet hours are as follows:

  • Friday, August 17: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 18: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 19: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Shuttle Information:

Parking at the fairgrounds is prohibited making shuttles the most effective way to reach the fun. Shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes during the Fair’s operating hours from the Arlington Career Center, I-66 parking garage, Pentagon City Metro Station(on South Hayes Street north of 12th Street at the bus shelter) and Virginia Square Metro Station. The first shuttles will pick up approximately 30 minutes before the Fair opens each day. The last shuttle will pick up from all four stops approximately 1.5 hours before closing and the last shuttle to leave the fairgrounds be 10 minutes after our closing hours each night. Shuttle cost is $2 round-trip. Children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over ride free. Round-trip fees will be collected upon arrival at the fairgrounds.

Handicapped Accessibility

A limited number of ADA parking spaces are available with an ADA tag on-street on Second Street South. In addition, the shuttle from the Career Center is handicapped accessible. We also provide a designated area for rideshare and drop-off/pick-up (see below).

Rideshare/Drop-Off + Pick-Up Area:

There is a designated area along 2nd Street South in front of Thomas Jefferson Community Center for drop-off/pick-up only. Vehicles who idle in this location for more than two minutes will be asked to move.

Nearby Lodging:

Stay near the fair! Check out StayArlington’s webpage for a comprehensive list of Arlington hotels and an interactive map. Listings closest to the fairgrounds include:

  • Days Inn Arlington Pentagon
  • Days Inn Arlington/Washington DC
  • Residence Inn Arlington Ballston
  • The Westin Arlington Gateway
  • Hilton Arlington

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