Big crowds and foot traffic are expected at the Rosslyn Jazz Festival on Saturday, resulting in numerous street closures for the surrounding neighborhood.

Setup and street closures will start at 10 a.m. and cleanup is expected to conclude by 8 p.m. The actual festival will start at 1 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, in Arlington’s Rosslyn neighborhood.

Road Closures

  • Eastbound lanes of Lee Highway between Fort Myer Drive and Lynn Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • North 19th Street between Fort Myer and N. Moore Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Exit 73 from Eastbound I-66 to Rosslyn will be closed from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Eastbound Lee Highway will be closed at North Rhodes Street from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Possible Detours

Motorists should be prepared for delays if they do not choose to detour around the event.

Local traffic within the closure zone wishing to access I-66 or Key Bridge by way of Lee Highway East should exit Lee Highway at 1) Veitch Street, 2) Rhodes Street, 3) Quinn Street, or 4) Fort Myer Drive and use Wilson Boulevard to access Lynn Street.


Street parking will be severely restricted, with numerous temporary “no-parking” signs. If your vehicle is towed, call the Arlington County Emergency Communication Center at 703-558-2222.


The closest Metrorail stations are Rosslyn (Blue, Yellow, Orange and Silver Lines) and Courthouse (Blue, Orange and Silver), which is about a half-mile away from the center of the festival.


The area will be accessible via the Custis Trail, which parallels Lee HIghway and parts of I-66, and Mount Vernon Trail.