The US FreedomWalk Festival is a world-class, noncompetitive, non-profit, international walking festival co-hosted by Arlington County, AVA America's Walking Club and the IML Walking Association. Our mission is to promote walking as a fitness activity and to promote international understanding and friendships while showcasing the USA by walking through the monuments, memorials and parks of Arlington and Washington, DC.

Come walk with us for a world class walking adventure alongside walkers from around the world! It is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the third week in October. It includes:

In addition to our signature event in October, USFWF sponsors the five different walk events and a bike event that can be done throughout the year at the participant’s convenience.  These events are called “Year Round Events". See the Club Events tab on this Website.


The US FreedomWalk Festival® is a three-day, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship.

The event is co-hosted by American Volkssports Association, IML Walking Association, Arlington County, Virginia, BikeArlington & WalkArlington.


The Twenty-Third US FreedomWalk Festival will take place over the weekend of 18-20 October 2024


Hilton Arlington National Landing, 2399 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202.

Crystal City-National Landing is a fascinating community of Arlington County, Virginia's southeast corner that gives it a more traditional, urban feel with restaurants, retail shops, high-rise apartment buildings and commercial offices and upscale hotels. Located right on the Potomac River five minutes from the center of Washington DC, the greater Crystal City area, which includes Pentagon City and Potomac Yard - Arlington, has emerged as Virginia’s largest walkable downtown.

For further information, see our pages under the October IML/IVV Walk menu.