Release Date: Jun 3, 2015



Crystal City (Arlington, VA) - Kickoff Summer this week in Crystal City as the neighborhood enlivens with outdoor activity and live music. Jam your way through June at Blues, Brews and Barks, Wine In The Water Park and ArtJamz. Whether you’re enjoying a craft beer with Fido or unleashing your creativity at ArtJamz, be prepared for a fun night out. The outdoor happy hour series begins this evening with Blues, Brews and Barks featuring live music by Fat Liver Jenkins. 

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Blues, Brews and Barks

When: Every Wednesday in June from 5 PM to 8 PM (June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24)
Where: 2121 Crystal Dr Arlington, VA, 22202

Every Wednesday in June, cool off with live music and beer at Blues, Brews and Barks, Crystal City’s dog-friendly outdoor happening. In partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), Vornado/Charles E. Smith and the Washington Wine Academy, Blues, Brews and Barks will run every Wednesday in June from 5 PM to 8 PM. Set outside in the beautiful 2121 Crystal Drive courtyard, Blues, Brews and Barks is the perfect place to relax after work with man's best friend. Grab some delicious take-out from local restaurants and kick back to the tunes from some of the best local music the area has to offer. Or, enjoy a beverage at the Beer Garden, featuring hops hand-selected by experts at Crystal City’s Washington Wine Academy and Crystal City Wine Shop, before dining in at any of the dozens of nearby restaurants on Crystal Drive or 23rd Street’s Historic Restaurant Row. The beer garden will feature delicious brews hand-selected by beer experts from the Washington Wine Academy and the Crystal City Wine Shop.

Wine In The Water Park

When: Every Friday in June from 6 PM to 10 PM (June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26)
Where: 1750 Crystal Dr Arlington, VA, 22202

Vintage Crystal’s “Wine in the Water Park” combines sips and sounds to create an ambient outdoor event featuring interesting wine varietals and great music in the neighborhood’s signature Crystal City Water Park. Wine selection and service is provided by Crystal City’s own Washington Wine Academy. Expert noses from WWA help guests select and enjoy the perfect wine for an after work beverage to kick-off the weekend right amidst the calming sounds of falling water mixed with live music.


When: Every Friday in June from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26)
Where: 1750 Crystal Dr Arlington, VA, 22202

ArtJamz Crystal City will give our intrepid Artjammers a chance to create an original work of art while being inspired by the beauty of the surrounding water works, multiple wine varietals and live music. For $20, ArtJamz Crystal City customers get a 12 x 16 canvas, 1.5 hours of creating time, paints and art materials, easel and smock rental and helpful tips and guidance from our art-trained team of creative enablers. Beverages are sold separately. Click here for tickets.


About Vintage Crystal
Crystal City is a great place to enjoy fine wine, good food and entertainment. As part of Vintage Crystal, the Crystal City BID offers many events from an evening of wine and music in the Crystal City Water Park to a 1K Wine and Beer Walk through the Interior Walkway Shops. Come sip, taste, and enjoy living an Active, Artful, Accessible, and Green lifestyle with us.

About the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID)
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit