FAQs

When is Quarterfest?

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19th from Noon to 6:00PM, rain or shine on Wilson Boulevard

VIP Lounge on Sunday, May 19th from 2-4pm located at Ballston Exchange

Where is Quarterfest?

 

Wilson Boulevard from N. Taylor to N. Quincy Street. Parking is available all day at the Ballston Quarter Public Parking Garage and the event is located closest to the Ballston/MU station (Orange line).

How do I get there and where do I park?

 

Take the orange line to the Ballston-MU Station and walk a couple blocks to Wilson Boulevard.  For more real-time, car-free options visit our partner, Car-Free Diet's webpage.

 

What do tickets for Quarterfest cost?

 

Quarterfest prices are as follows:

       Before May 1st:

  • Quarterfest Drink Tickets $5

  • Quarterfest Booklet of 10 Drink Tickets with Mug $45

  • Quarterfest Crawl Wristband $45

  • BallstonConnect Club Member bundle $35 (Crawl wristband, mug, 2 drink tickets, VIP area in front of the main stage)

  • Family & Friends bundle:  $120 (2 wristbands, 10 drink tickets)

 

       May 1st and After:

  • Quarterfest Drink Tickets $6

  • Quarterfest Drink Booklet of 10 Drink Tickets with Mug $50

  • Quarterfest Crawl Wristband $50

  • BallstonConnect Club bundle $40 (Crawl wristband, mug, 2 drink tickets, VIP area in front of the main stage)

  • Family & Friends bundle:  $135 (2 wristbands, 10 drink tickets)

 

Food trucks will be selling food directly to attendees on Sunday, so there is no wristband required on that day.  Bring cash or credit card on Sunday to buy from food trucks.

Can I purchase the tickets online?

 

Quarterfest tickets are sold online. Once you purchase your items, you will need to bring the confirmation email with you on the day of the event and go to the main ticket area to pick up your tickets.  VIP passes should be picked up at check-in located at Ballston Exchange.

Can I bring my dog?

 

Yes, the event is pet-friendly. Please remember to keep your pet leashed and to make sure vaccinations are up to date.

What if it rains?

 

The event will take place rain or shine.

How late is alcohol served?

 

Beer, wine and liquor sales will commence at noon and will end at 5:45pm. However, Quarterfest personnel, Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control, and Arlington County Police Department reserve the right to discontinue service at any time to any person or persons.

Will there be entertainment at the event?

 

Yes, the music concert is free to the public. 

Who benefits from Quarterfest?

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the multiple local Arlington charities.

 

Can I bring outside food or beverage into the event?

 

No.  Bringing your own alcohol is strictly prohibited and may result in removal from the event.  Purchase tickets for drinks in the Street Pub and a Quarterfest Crawl wristband to visit several venues hosting food tastings on Saturday.  Bring cash or credit card to purchase food from Food Trucks on Sunday.

Is Quartefest a "green" event?

 

Yes. In keeping with Arlington County’s initiative to be a sustainable community, Quarterfest will offer recycling bins and has a recycling program in place.