The streets of Del Ray will once again come alive in October for its annual tradition, the Del Ray Halloween Parade. Continue reading
The Annual Art Safari will be held on October 19th from 12 pm to 5 pm at the Torpedo Factory Center. The event which is an Alexandria tradition for almost a quarter century will feature a full day of hands on activities for kids and their families. Kids will be engaged in exciting and creative projects lead by dozens of artists. The event is perfect for kids ages 5 years and up. Everyone is invited to bring the kids along and enjoy this fun filled free event.
The Twig’s 78th Historic Annual Alexandria Homes Tour will take place on September 28th from 10 am to 3 pm in Old Town Alexandria. The walking tour will feature several of Alexandria’s finest 18th and early 19th century homes located in Old Town. Patrons will learn the historic pasts of these homes and learn more about the community and its evolution as a vibrant, livable community. The proceeds of the event will benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital.
The City of Alexandria comes alive this fall with the annual Portside in Old Town Fall Festival to be held at Waterfront Park in Old Town Alexandria. The event will be held on October 12 from 1 to 7 pm. Patrons at the event will be treated to a day of live music, maritime history, live demonstrations and activities for the kids. The Alexandria Seaport Foundation Apprentices will demonstrate boat building techniques and knot tying skills from the Providence. Patrons can also explore the history of Portside from the Office of Historic Alexandria which shows the archaeological findings of 18th century ships which were uncovered along the waterfront. Local food, beer and wine will be on sale from local vendors. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Alexandria Seaport Foundation whom aims to improve the lives of young people through mentoring, project based learning and the art of wooden boat building.
The City of Alexandria, Virginia American Water and Alexandria Renew Enterprises – Alexandria’s three water system partners will be hosting the third Annual Water Discover Day on September 14 at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria. Alexandria Renew Enterprises CEO Karen Pallansch states that “Water Discover Day brings water’s value to life for people of all ages through a number of hands-on activities, giving attendees a better understanding of their role in preserving our local waterways”. The event will feature a tour of Alexandria Renew Enterprises Four Mile Run Pump Station, Hands on water activities with Virginia American Water, Touch a Truck with Alexandria Fire Department, Sewer Art Gallery, Make your own slime and Pet Adoption. There will be educational games, food vendors and giveaways at the event. Everyone is invited to attend and learn how the water system works in Alexandria. Continue reading
The American Horticultural Society will be hosting its 26th Annual Gala on September 21st at its River Farm headquarters 7931 E Boulevard in Alexandria. This year’s annual event themed a “Harvest of Health and Happiness” will feature a cocktail reception, live music, silent and online auctions and a three course complemented with live music. Participants at the event will celebrate the work of the society and its impact on million of lives for more than 95 years. The American Horticultural Society spearheaded by Kristen Coffield is a non profit organization which raises the awareness about the vital connection between people and plants and inspires communities to responsible caretakers of the earth. Proceeds from the Gala will provide monetary support for a variety of key programs, the society’s education and outreach programs and the stewardship of the organization’s headquarters. Continue reading
The George Washington Mount Vernon Estate will be the host of the 2 day Annual Colonial Market & Fair to be held on September 14th and 15th. Discover 18th century history and experience early American life with dozens of historic craftspeople and re-enactors. The annual fair features the sale of traditional hand crafted food and wares and demonstrations on crafting techniques from expert artisans. There will be a live chocolate making demonstration from Mount Vernon’s costumed interpreters using an authentic recipe from George Washington.There will be colonial music playing right throughout the event with some live music performances from local Alexandria musicians.
The neighborhoods of Old Town and Del Ray will come alive on August 10th and 11th at the 10th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale. The event which is led by Visit Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria, the Del Ray Business Association, Old Town Boutique District and Old Town Business will see a showcase of over 50 Alexandria boutiques offering summer merchandise at discounts of up to 80 percent. Boutiques will be offering items ranging from fashion, jewelry, home decor, culinary goods and seasonal gift items. Continue reading
The City of Alexandria will come alive on July 20 2019 as the Annual Tons Of Truck event takes place at Chinquapin Park and Forest Park, 3210 King Street Alexandria. The event will take place 10 am to 1 pm and will feature over 20 City vehicles on display. Patrons at the event will get the opportunity to explore and get behind the wheel of fire trucks, front end loader, dump truck, bucket truck, trash truck as well as bus and police cars. Persons can meet and greet with the personnel who have built and maintained the vehicles. Other activities at the event will include food truck vendors, giveaways, photo opportunities, book readings and art project with the City’s Mobile Art Lab. Parking is available. Continue reading
The 11th Annual Del Ray Music Festival will be held on July 14 from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue in Del Ray Alexandria. The Annual Event celebrates the diverse and local musical talents in the Washington DC area This year’s event will feature live music from local musicians who will be performing on two stages: Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and Bean Creative Stage. Food and refreshments will be provided by some of Alexandria’s top restaurants with pop-up beer gardens to be provided by seven of Del Ray’s top Restaurants. The event is free and open for all to come and enjoy. Continue reading