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Summer Survival Kit 2024: Your guide to enjoying summer in Downtown Arlington!

Warm weather is upon us, bringing a variety of exciting activities like nights out with friends, romantic date nights, kid-friendly adventures, and more. In other words, lots of fun stuff!

Downtown Arlington has everything you need to know about activities and fun things to do in our Summer Survival Kit. Packed with essentials for an epic summer, our kit is designed to ensure you have a blast no matter what your plans are. Are you on vacation and looking to explore new places? We’ve got the best spots for you to discover. Enjoying some downtime after work? We have the perfect recommendations for relaxing and unwinding. Planning fun activities with family and loved ones? Our guide is filled with kid-friendly spots and activities that all ages will love.

From trendy shops to delicious eateries to exciting entertainment, Downtown Arlington has something for everyone. Our Summer Survival Kit highlights all the best places to shop, eat, play, and explore. Plus, with special deals and insider tips included, you’ll be all set to make the most of your summer days and nights. So, grab your friends, family, or that special someone, and get ready for the best summer ever with Downtown Arlington’s Summer Survival Kit. Let the fun begin!  
We are kicking off the Summer Survival Kit with Downtown Arlington’s Summer Bucket List! Perfect for kids, college students, and parents, our guide is packed with thrilling adventures for everyone. Discover amazing businesses that will kickstart your ultimate summer journey. 

Around 100 Summer Bucket Lists were passed out at Light Up Arlington 2024. They were a huge success with kids of all ages!
Check out some of our favorites included on our Summer Bucket List!   

Free Play:

Experience endless summer fun at Free Play with unlimited gaming on a variety of arcade games, both classic and modern. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere perfect for all ages, making it an ideal spot for creating lasting memories with friends and family.

Catalyst Creative Arts:

Sign up for the fun at Catalyst Creative Arts Art Camp- open to all ages! The camp runs through August 2. 

Arlington Music Hall:

Snap a selfie at Arlington Music Hall, a historic venue known for its charm and character, or indulge in unforgettable entertainment that spans live performances from artists to captivating theatrical productions!

Grease Monkey Burger Shop:

Dine in at Grease Monkey Burger Shop and enjoy a delicious burger! Perfect for a lunch date, they serve a $6.50 Burger & Fries special, Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard:

Head to Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard to grab a delicious ice cream treat!  

Theatre Arlington:

Enjoy a summer night at Theatre Arlington with an amazing performance! Visit their calendar to see their upcoming shows for July and August. 

Arlington Public Library:

Explore Discover Summer at the George W. Hawkes Arlington Public Library, where activities abound for all ages! From engaging sewing classes to opportunities for meeting new friends, the library promises a summer filled with excitement and learning for everyone.  

Self-Guided Mural Tour:

Take a stroll downtown and dive into a self-guided mural tour adventure!  

Stay tuned for more from Downtown Arlington’s Summer Survival Kit! We have fun activities and incredible businesses planned to share with you. Be sure to download our Summer Bucket List Coloring Brochure to begin planning your ultimate bucket list adventure!