Second Saturdays at the Mill

Join us on the Second Saturday of each month for FREE family-friendly events at the Arlington Mill Community Center outdoor plaza!


May 11 • 9 am – 1 pm
Opening Day

Join us for opening day and meet our special guests, the Arlington Art Truck, South Arlington Moms Club, Long Branch Nature Center, and more!


June 8 • 9 am – 1 pm

Bring the kids and enjoy a day of “chalking” it up as we decorate the Arlington Mill Plaza with chalk art! Plus, we’re joined by Halau O’Aulani, a music and dance group from the Native Hawaiian School.

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July 13 • 9 am – 1 pm
Bike and Walk to the Mill

Bike, walk, run, or scoot to CPRO’s “Second Saturdays at the Mill” this July to celebrate the best of active transportation. Enjoy a ton of free, family-friendly activities from a backwards bicycle and slow race to fun crafts and games, including neighborhood bingo. Plus, get a free tune-up for your own bike!

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August 10 • 9 am – 1 pm
Celebrate Local Heroes

We’re celebrating Arlington’s local heroes! Join us to meet the men and women keeping the Pike safe — police, firefighters, animal control, sheriff, emergency response and more. Enjoy FREE family-friendly activities, crafts, demonstrations and games, including a giant fire station moonbounce!

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September 14 • 9 am – 1 pm
Family Fun Day

Grab the kids and head to the market for a day filled with fun and games, including a moonbounce and face painting. Plus meet our special guests from Educational Theatre Company and Long Branch Nature Center.


October 12 • 10 am – 12 pm
Hispanic Heritage Month

Join us for a special concert as we wrap up National Hispanic Heritage month with the US Army Band’s Latin Jazz Combo!


The Arlington Mill, originally located near Columbia Pike and the Alexandria, Loudon and Hampshire Railroad where they cross Four Mile Run, was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during skirmishes when the area changed hands several times.



Just steps from the bike trail, free parking for up to four hours is available in the Arlington Mill Community Center parking garage. To enter the garage from Columbia Pike, turn onto S. Dinwiddie St. Take the first street to your right and turn right again onto S. Arlington Mill Dr. The garage will be on the right.