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Experience A Spring Rejuvenation in Rosslyn

Spring has arrived in Rosslyn, and our neighborhood offers plenty of ways to explore! From access to miles of trails and green spaces, exciting events, and numerous outdoor dining options, we’ve got something for everyone to get outside and enjoy the new season.

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Refresh your calendar with spring activities

Experience out-of-this-world views at our Solar Eclipse Viewing

Monday, April 8 | 2-4 p.m.

Enjoy music, lawn games, and more while viewing the eclipse with free solar glasses, while supplies last. Don’t miss out – there won’t be another total eclipse in the contiguous U.S. until 2044!

Support small businesses and the environment at the Rosslyn Eco Market

Wednesday, April 24 | 3-7 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Month with an afternoon of shopping at Central Place Plaza for eco-friendly products from local vendors with a focus on reusable and renewable materials. See featured businesses here!

Break a sweat at Boot Camp

Mondays & Wednesdays, April 29-May 22 | 6-7 p.m.

The Rosslyn BID’s very own Coach Vic returns with four fun weeks of fitness! Join us twice a week at Gateway Park for HIIT workouts fit for all levels.

Shop local at the FRESHFARM Farmers Market

Wednesdays, May-October | 3-7 p.m.

The start of spring marks a new lineup of fresh seasonal delights to choose from. Shop locally-sourced fruits, veggies, baked goods, and more at Central Place Plaza.

Add to your home library at Rosslyn Reads

Saturday, May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Our annual book festival is back at Central Place Plaza, showcasing a variety of low-priced used books, CDs, and more for sale to support local nonprofit Turning the Page. 

Celebrate a sustainable commute at Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 17 | 7-9 a.m.

Hop on a bike and ride to Gateway Park for this annual event hosted by BikeArlington. Join people all over the region to celebrate this fun, healthy, and sustainable activity!


Invigorate your wellness routine outdoors

Hit the parks and trails

Gateway Park, the largest park in Rosslyn, offers three acres of green space perfect for relaxing with a picnic, playing a game of catch, or getting in an outdoor workout. On the south end of Rosslyn, Freedom Park includes two blocks of gardens, trees, and benches, and Dark Star Park houses Arlington County’s first commissioned public art. 

Want to take your exploration beyond the neighborhood? The Mount Vernon Trail and Custis Trail both begin in Rosslyn on the north side of Gateway Park, expanding miles into Arlington.

Stop and smell the flowers

Each season, our operations team installs new spring landscaping across Rosslyn to add a pop of color to our neighborhood. Take a walk or ride through the streets this spring to see our refreshed planters!

Have a doggone good time with your four-legged friends

Just like us humans, our pets are eager to spend time outdoors as the weather warms. Bring your pup to Gateway Park Dog Park, which includes 10,000+ square feet of fenced space to roam and play. 

For quicker pit stops, check out Rosslyn's pet gardens (pictured), conveniently located on N. Kent St. and 19th St., and the other off of Nash St. and Wilson Blvd. Both locations offer green space, pet waste stations, and Adirondack chairs.


Spring into Rosslyn’s Spaces and Places

Check out new restaurants

Experience delicious flavors at Rosslyn’s newest restaurants!

For Five Coffee Roasters (pictured), which opened in February, is an all-day dining destination that goes beyond your standard cafe. Their made-to-order menu features everything from breakfast to happy hour in addition to its extensive coffee and pastry menu.

Upside on Moore, fresh on the scene at the end of March, includes nine dynamic dining concepts, including seven local eateries, a coffee shop, and a bar.

And for your burger and fries fix, BurgerFi has you covered. Try their next-level menu made with fresh ingredients when it opens its doors this April.

Take your next meal outside

Whether taking a lunch break or unwinding at happy hour, Rosslyn has plenty of patio options for you to soak in some sun and enjoy some fresh air with a delicious meal or refreshing drink in hand, including:


And if you’ve grabbed a meal to go from a fast-casual spot, the Rosslyn Parklet and Central Place Plaza both feature tables and chairs to take your outdoor dining break.

 Featured Rosslyn Events

Rosslyn FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, October 30
at Central Place Plaza

Trail Tuesdays with Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail
Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, September 10

Rosslyn Cinema
Friday, June 7 - Friday, June 21
at Gateway Park