Get Ready for Spring Fling Festival in Arlington Heights

Put a little SPRING into your step at the Arlington Heights Spring Fling Festival on May 21, from 2 – 5pm! Bring the family and friends for puppet shows, crafts, a Touch-A-Truck hosted by the Arlington Fire & Police Departments, games, an ACMi demonstration, some fantastic live music, Taiko drumming, and an artists pop up store! Tour the Heights’ sidewalks and enjoy 50+ storefront windows painted by community neighbors. Stop in at the Roasted Granola Café and welcome spring with artwork by Suzanne McLeod, Irena Stanic-Rasin, Lisa Nelson, Pauline Lim, and Robin Jones. Meet Arlington’s Animal Control Officer, Diane Welch, and Nuala, a Great Horned Owl.

Show up early at 1:30pm for some warm-up yoga with Nicole Siegel at Wonder Yoga! (masks required).

There are opportunities galore for volunteering to be part of this community event. Sign-ups are here! Organizers are looking for people to staff tables, direct traffic, photograph the event, and more. Please reach out to volunteer coordinator Amy Reese with any questions.

Here’s a list of what you can expect at Spring Fling Festival!

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

  • Margaret Moody Puppets presents “Badger Meets the Fairies”*
  • Kids Craft – make a paper bird with artist Tonya Grifkin*
  • Touch-A-Truck hosted by the Arlington Fire and Police Departments
  • Family Games – tradition bean bag and ring toss
  • Meet Nuala, a Great Horned Owl and Diane Welch, Arlington’s Animal Control Officer

LIVE MUSIC

  • Jazz harpist Deborah Henson Conant – using a fire truck as her stage
  • Jazz and R&B with Jeff Robinson on sax and Dave Harris on trombone
  • Acoustic music by Melika Fitzhugh, original compositions on guitar
  • Scottish fiddler Maggie McPhail

Finale: Japanese Taiko drumming by Odaiko New England

ARTISTS POP UP STORE

Welcome spring with artwork by Suzanne McLeod, Irena Stanic-Rasin, Lisa Nelson, Pauline Lim, and Robin Jones at the Roasted Granola Café (1346 Massachusetts Avenue)

TAKE ACTION – PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

Learn how you can promote a healthier environment! From composting and native plants
to the swap shed and sustainable energy, 15 community organizations share their ideas and advice

AND EVEN MORE…

Take a tour of the 50+ storefront windows painted by community neighbors
ACMI takes you into other worlds with green screen technology
Join us early at 1:30 pm for a pre-festival yoga warm-up with Nicole Siegel*

* NOTE: Masks required for events hosted by Wonder Yoga
Free Festival Parking
Arlington Coal and Lumber, 41 Park Avenue

Download the poster here!