The Lyon Park community organizes a number of community-oriented entertainment and enrichment events during the year, which are open to all members of the community and our neighbors. More information about each event is presented on the homepage during the month of the event. Event organizers are always in need of volunteers to help out. Please contact the sponsoring organization if you can volunteer to make one or more of these events a success.

Neighborhood Traditions: Annual Lyon Park Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are organized by the Community Center Board of Governors.


  • Pancake Breakfast
    This is a fun, tasty event for neighbors to gather and enjoy a great breakfast.


  • Chili Cookoff
    Neighbors’ donated chili and cornbread vie for top honors, and the neighborhood is well fed in the process.


  • Spring Fair
    An annual event in Lyon Park since 1924! Features games and pony rides for the children. The Lyon Park Woman’s Club sponsors the bake and plant sales as well as lunch offerings and refreshments.


  • Community Yard Sale
    Community members can rent a table at the Community Yard Sale, which is sponsored by the Woman’s Club.


  • Halloween
    The Community Center organizes a (daytime) Parade of Costumes for the children beginning at the Park and winding through parts of the neighborhood with police escort. A pumpkin-carving contest at the Park lets children see who can produce the most interesting pumpkin, with a plaque and prize certificates awarded. The traditional Lyon Park Halloween Bonfire is held after dark on Halloween, with refreshments and story-telling around the fire. Free, and open to the public.


  • Lyon Park Craft and Bake Fair
    The Community Center is the scene for a fair featuring local crafts by neighbors and other vendors. The Lyon Park Woman’s Club sponsors a bake sale and other events during the day.


  • Childrens’ Holiday Party
    A caroling sing-along and a visit by Santa highlight this annual children’s event. Bring a plate of holiday cookies to share. Free.

Other Community Happenings during the year

Arlington Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run/Walk: During the spring, Clarendon United Methodist Church (located in Ashton Heights) organizes this event which passes through Lyon Park and Ashton Heights. More Information on the Bunny Hop.

Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk: On Thanksgiving day, Christ Church, located in Lyon Park, organizes this event which passes through the community. More Information on the Turkey Trot.