Area Events

Experience the Best of Arlington

With the bustling D.C. metropolitan area minutes away, there are always fun and exciting events happening just around the corner. Check out some of our favorite annual events during your stay at Red Lion Hotel Rosslyn/Iwo Jima. 

Marine Corps Marathon

One of the largest marathons in the U.S., the Marine Corps Marathon, takes place in Washington D.C. every October. Starting in Arlington on Route 110, the marathon winds its way through some of D.C.’s most scenic areas before finally ending alongside the Arlington National Cemetery.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Each spring, tourists from all over the country come to witness the beautiful National Cherry Blossom Festival. This event celebrates the enduring friendship between the U.S. and Japan and features diverse and creative daily programming.

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder is an annual event that takes place during Memorial Day Weekend and seeks to remember those taken as prisoners of war. While there is programming throughout the weekend, the main event features a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon.