A day filled with fun, food and music
Volunteers, civic groups, businesses, political candidates, artists, activists: It seemed like everyone who has a stake in the future of Clarendon came out for the 14th annual Clarendon Day celebration -- and that includes the estimated 10,000 festival-goers who crowded the streets around the Clarendon Metro with their families, friends and neighbors. Here's a sampling of our photos from the day. Click the link above to upload your own! Also, don't forget to check out our story on the festivities and a short video where we hear from a few of the organizers and vendors.
Organizers estimate 10,000 people attended 14th annual event.
An estimated 10,000 people descended on the heart of Arlington on Saturday for the 14th annual Clarendon Day. About 25 general exhibitors plus about that many artists lined the streets selling everything from jewelry to apparel, old magazines to framed artwork. If you spent a few minutes around the Clarendon Metro, or on the blocked portions of Wilson or Clarendon boulevards, you may have overheard neighbors running into one another. In front of Hard Times Cafe, one woman chastised her boyfriend: "We should've gotten here two hours ago!" The mouth-watering smell of ribs, chili, pizza, Thai food and made-on-the-spot doughnuts, among many other items, wafted through the air. Parents would ask children if they got enough to eat; it was hard …