October 12, 2011 -
The City of Arlington will be implementing a Community Calendar
highlighting community events from entities such as the City of
Arlington, Arlington Parks and Recreation, Arlington Libraries,
Arlington Animal Services, UT Arlington and more. We hope to have
this calendar implemented on the City’s website in the coming
Currently your best guide for
things going on in Arlington is through the following calendars:
City's Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration is
held each year. The City hosts this celebration that typically
includes three days of activities, including musical performances and
special guest speakers, focusing on the life and message of Dr. King.
An essay and artwork contest for students is held in conjunction with
the celebration. To learn about the volunteer opportunities
available and about the schedule of events for the upcoming
celebration, call the Public information Office at 817-459-6402.
The free Boat-Building School
for the Cardboard Boat Regatta (see April) is typically held in
February. Learn how to make a cardboard boat float and make a great
entry for the Regatta! For more information on how to build a
cardboard boat and enter it in the Regatta, call the River Legacy
Living Science Center at 817-860-6752.
Daddy & Daughter Sweetheart Dance
Break out the black ties and patent leather shoes for an evening
of magic your daughters will remember for a lifetime! The Arlington
Convention Center Ballroom will be transformed into a winter
wonderland staged for dancing and enchanting. Individual tickets
include a corsage, light refreshments, parting gift for daughters
and a memorable photograph.
International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the
incredible journeys of migratory birds between their breeding
grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico,
Central and South America. The event held at the River Legacy Living
Science Center encourages bird conservation and increases awareness
of birds through hikes, bird watching, information about birds and
migration and a variety of other educational programs for children
and adults. For more information, call 817-860-6752 or visit
Tees and Trees Annual Golf Tournament
The goal of this tournament is to utilize the proceeds from this
occasion to enhance awareness and expand education of the
environment in our community. We have a keen desire to conserve
natural resources while providing a quality golfing experience for
our patrons. We recognize the ecological as well as economic
benefits of utilizing an environmentally sensitive approach to golf
course management. This tournament is held at Tierra Verde Golf Club
at The Reserve. Call 817-478-8500 for more information.
Cardboard Boat Regatta is sponsored by River
Legacy Parks. Teams explore the inherent characteristics of cardboard
while being creative in meeting the challenges of staying afloat. The
major objective is to have fun! For info on how to get involved,
contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 817-459-5474.
Not all cardboard boats float... Rescue teams pull ex-contestants from
Drinking Water Week -
Each year the City celebrates the importance of our drinking water and
its conservation with family fun and activities, including an artwork
contest for students. For more information, call the Water Utilities
Department at 817-459-6284.
City Council elections
are held the first Saturday of May each year. For information about
the City's election process, call the City Secretary's Office at
USTA Block Party @ Arlington Tennis Center
Join in the free fun with Cardio Tennis, QuickStart Kids Tennis,
a dunking booth, music and food! Arlington Animal Services will also
be on site offering On-the-Spot Pet Adoptions. This is a great event
for tennis enthusiasts of all levels! Call 817-459-6163 for more
information on this event.
The City of Arlington celebrates Independence
Day every year. Festivities include a Fourth of July
parade and other activities. For more information about planned
activities or volunteer opportunities, contact the City Manager's
Office at 817-459-6100.
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Light Up Arlington
Plan for an explosive night of entertainment at Arlington's
annual July 3rd fireworks festival. Light Up Arlington is held
downtown at Founders Plaza and Levitt Pavilion. Enjoy a night filled
with live music, great food and children’s activities topped off
with a thrilling fireworks show. Call 817-459-5474 for more
information on this event.
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Night Out is celebrated each fall by the Arlington Police
Department with block parties and other events. Neighbors are
encouraged to get together for activities and to get to know each
other better. For information on how to organize a block party or join
in other events, call the department's Crime Prevention division at
Awareness Day - In the fall, volunteers walk along the banks
of the Trinity River at River Legacy Park and pick up trash and
debris. The event is frequently attended by young people, parents, and
civic groups. For more information, call 817-459-5474.
The Fall Book Sale is
held by Friends of the Library. Thousands of books, records, and tapes
are sold each year. Contact the library for more information at
Make A SPLASH at River Legacy Living Science Center
during this interactive hands-on water festival in association with
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). The event includes a
variety of activities, such as water play, water wizardry, pond
sampling and water color painting. Call 817.860.6752 or visit
more info. Free.
The primary goals of this free, family oriented event are to
help build a sense of community, stimulate environmental awareness,
and promote stewardship across North Texas. Call 817-459-5474 for
more information on this event.
Fall Cleanup Day is held each October and allows
residents the opportunity to dispose of trash, old tires, car
batteries, brush and other large items. For more information, please
call Garbage & Recycling at 817-459-6777.
Check out the night life at River Legacy Parks during After
Dark in the Park, a four-day family friendly fall festival
for ages 2 to 12. The event offers a glimpse of River Legacy Living
Science Center's educational programs and features unique activities
such as a children's craft area, storytelling under the stars,
pumpkin patch, night hikes and hayrides. For more information, call
817.860.6752 or visit
Don't miss the annual Holiday Lights Parade! The City lights its Christmas tree and
family activities and entertainment are provided free of charge.
Entertainment in years past has included live band music, strolling
minstrels, free carriage rides, free pictures with Santa,
face-painting and more! For more information, visit
- The holiday lights in the Arlington neighborhood of Interlochen are
known throughout the Metroplex as a stunning display. The light
competition usually begins in mid-December. The route to view
the lights traditionally begins at Randol Mill at Westwood, west of