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Fly-In, Street Fair return to Arlington

 

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George Jay, left, and Mike Pierce, center, ask questions about David Hoogkamer's airplane at last year's Arlington Fly-In on July 10, 2015.

Arlington has a busy weekend coming up with both the Arlington Fly-In and the Arlington Street Fair for citizens to enjoy.

Arlington Fly-In

The Arlington Fly-In is one of the country's biggest Fly-In events with hundreds of amateur and professional pilots bringing their planes to the Arlington Airport Field.

It will be held from July 7 to 9 this year.

July 7 is the first day for the Fly-In and is Kids Day, with many activities, including flight simulators and face painting, for kids.

The next day on July 8 is the Vintage Aircraft Day, which celebrates the historical aircraft that come to the Fly-In.

Vintage warbirds from Paul Allen's collection, the Grumman Hellcat and a Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (also know as Zero), were both WWII fighter planes.

There will be air shows every day of the Fly-In. Friday's air show has been moved to 7 p.m.

"I think what people like about the air shows is what they like about any sport that is extreme. It's pushing the envelope with the movements they do that gets people excited," said executive director of the Arlington Fly-In Barbara Tolbert.

Workshops and forums to help educate people about aviation and get started with aircraft are available throughout the event as well.

"[Workshops are] part of the educational programming of the Fly-In to help those building or thinking of building their own aircraft with hands on instruction in a variety of areas. Some homebuilt aircraft experts will be on hand with their projects," said Tolbert.

"The forums speakers also highlight the educational aspect of our mission. One forum tent is hosted by the FAA and has different speakers every hour." she said.

Movies shown this year include "Minions" on July 7, "The Martian" on July 8 and "Interstellar" on July 9.

All days are free for kids. Tickets at the gate cost $17 per person.

More information is available at arlingtonflyin.org.

Arlington Street Fair

Olympic Avenue will be full of craft and specialty vendors as the Downtown Arlington Business Association hosts their 26th annual Arlington Street Fair.

The fair will be held from July 8 to 10.

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Carrie McBride, right, and son Cooper McBride, center, talk with Al Baker about his birdhouses at the 2015 Arlington Street Fair.

More than 100 local vendors selling crafts, vintage furniture, restored items, art pieces or other items plan to be at the event.

Food vendors selling classic festival food like elephant ears and corn dogs will also be available along the street.

Numerous local bands will be at Legion Park throughout the weekend to provide entertainment as well, including the Old Time Fiddlers, No Chance of Rain, and Cee Cee James.

Last Leaf Productions are also bringing their production of William Shakespeare's "Henry V" to the park from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on July 9.

A free shuttle runs between the Arlington Street Fair and the Arlington Fly-In during the days they are both going on.

More information about the Arlington Street Fair is available at arlingtonwa.org.

 

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