Columbia Pike Partnership

EIN: 54-1374148

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a vibrant, safe, connected, and diverse Columbia Pike community. We exist to be the convening body representing the interests of all those who live, work and visit Columbia Pike. Our vision is of an authentic, exciting, and accessible Columbia Pike community where social, ethnic, and economic diversity is celebrated. We value inclusiveness, connectivity, heritage, and prosperity. We strive to make Columbia Pike a place for all people – one that people of all walks of life can enjoy and/or call home.

Program Summary

  • Columbia Pike Blues Festival – family-friendly, free community event
  • Columbia Pike Farmers Market – year round farmers market which support SNAP access
  • Connect & Collaborate – quarterly education/networking events for the small business community
  • Columbia Pike Movie Nights – summer movie series during July & August presenting free, family-friendly movies that reflect our community
  • Pike Progress Luncheon – annual luncheon which is a celebration of the economic progress of the Pike over the past few decades as well as a look toward the future growth and development planned in the next few years.
  • State of the Pike – annual collaboration with Pike Presidents Group, a presentation by various County departments and divisions to inform the community of the County’s current and future activity that affects the community.
  • Paws on the Pike – free pet fair
  • Wellness Festival – free wellness event
  • Bilingual Business Outreach specialist providing assistance to the business community
  • Weekly newsletter reaching 9,000 recipients
  • Boletin – quarterly bilingual newsletter sent to small businesses in the corridor with resources and featuring businesses along the Pike
  • “Recipes for Recovery” – book published which follows the story of several local restaurants as they journeyed through the pandemic. Includes a list of all independently-owned restaurants along Columbia Pike
  • Columbia Pike Lunch Club – monthly gathering at a Pike restaurant, exposing Club members to new cuisine experiences and providing much needed midday business to restaurants 

Impact Statement

All of our place making events are free to the community and family friendly, providing the opportunity for all of the Pike’s 40,000+ residents to gather and enjoy entertainment in an inclusive environment, and also attracts visitors to the corridor. Our business outreach touches any business on the Pike looking for resources and assistance navigating interactions with the County. Our farmers market brings fresh local food to the community, and was the first to support SNAP benefits in Arlington. Our weekly newsletter reaches over 9,000 recipients, keeping the community informed about events and programs in the corridor, sharing information for both residents and businesses. 

What ways can the public get involved?

Volunteer opportunities, donations to support programs and events.

How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

Donations support all of our programs and events to keep those activities free to the public.

A close-up photo of a shade tent at a festival. The tent reads "" and has mini flag from around the world hanging from it.

Information provided March 2024