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No matter the season, Alexandrians know how to celebrate. Throughout the year, a host of events take place in the city, celebrating holidays, historical figures and the artistic scene Alexandria is renowned for. From annual festivals and parades, to art shows, live music, theater, history reenactments and holiday celebrations, Alexandria's award-winning culture never stops buzzing.

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Featured Events

38th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival

  • May 25, 2015
  • Times: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Location: Waterfront Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 1 Prince St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-5592
38th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival

Program will include entertainment by various bands and begin with a performance by The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, from the U. S. Army Band "Pershing's Own". There will also be food and ... Learn More

Happening This Month

Scott Fallon Live at John Strongbow's Tavern

Scott Fallon Live at John Strongbow's Tavern

Scott Fallon is an Alexandria, VA, native and has been a performing musician for over 25 years. His solo acoustic performance is a diverse mix of rock, blues, and country covers along with original ... Learn More

Lafayette & L'Hermione: Symbol of French-American Friendship

  • May 22, 2015 to September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (closed Sunday and Monday)
  • Location: The Society of Cincinnati, Anderson House
  • Admission: Free
  • 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC 20008
  • Phone: 202-785-2040
  • Visit Website
Lafayette & L'Hermione: Symbol of French-American Friendship

This exhibition explores Lafayette's contributions to American independence as well as the history of the Hermione and French naval architecture of the eighteenth century using rare books, maps, ... Learn More

Attics and Alleys Tours

  • May 23, 2015 to May 30, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 9 AM - 12 noon
  • Venue: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Admission: $35 per person, advance reservation required. Includes free passes to return to the museums for regular tours.
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Visit rarely seen spaces at four of Alexandria's historic sites in this 3-hour walking tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Lee-Fendall House, and Carlyle House ... Learn More

John Gosling: “Printed Art: The Potomac”

  • May 22, 2015 to June 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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John Gosling: “Printed Art: The Potomac”

In “Printed Art: The Potomac,” John Gosling’s linocut relief prints illustrate the “Nation’s River,” past and present. Working within the constraints of the medium, ... Learn More

Eric Roberson

  • May 22, 2015 to May 23, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson is a singer, songwriter and producer from Rahway, New Jersey. He is sometimes referred to simply as Erro, the name which he later used as part of his label Blue Erro Soul.

Alexandria Running Festival

Alexandria Running Festival

Marathon Charity Cooperation (MCC) once again presents the winning Alexandria Running Festival (Half Marathon, RunningBrooke 5K, Kids’ Kilometer, Expo and Family Festival) to Alexandria, VA on ... Learn More

Memorial Day Special Hours & Sunday Food Truck

Special for Memorial Day Weekend, the Tasting Room will be open later than normal this Sunday – from Noon – 9 p.m. We have Rockland’s BBQ food truck serving up their succulent grub ... Learn More

Penta-Play!

Penta-Play!

Save some money and have fun too! Sign up now to participate in Penta Play at all of our locations from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. With Penta Play you get to play 5 adventures for $25.00. Hurry ... limited ... Learn More

Julia Wilbur in Civil War Alexandria Lecture

Julia Wilbur in Civil War Alexandria Lecture

In 1862, Julia Wilbur (1815-1895) came to Alexandria as a relief worker on behalf of the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society.  Paula Tarnapol Whitacre coordinated the 2013-2014 transcription ... Learn More

The Secret Sisters & Striking Matches

  • May 27, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $22.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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The Secret Sisters & Striking Matches

The Secret Sisters are an American traditional country music duo, consisting of vocalists Laura and Lydia Rogers. The duo's music has been compared to artists like The Everly Brothers.

Down to the Bone

  • May 28, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Down to the Bone

Down to the Bone is an acid jazz group led by British DJ Stuart Wade, who formed the band with Chris Morgans in 1996. The group is very popular in the UK, where they are "hailed as the kings of ... Learn More

Fiery Run

Fiery Run

Fiery Run is an acoustic, folk-rock trio out of the northern Shenandoah Valley, featuring Heidi Budwash, Mark Clay and Ted Seely. Fiery Run performs both original songs and and old favorites.

Trivia Night: The Silver Screen

For Port City’s May Trivia, we’ll looking at the various facts and foibles of the Silver Screen. The Tasting Room opens at 4 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. Come match wits with your ... Learn More

Jonatha Brooke

  • May 29, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $29.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Jonatha Brooke

Jonatha Brooke is an American folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Massachusetts. Her music merges elements of folk, rock and pop, often with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies.

Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia: Symphonic Tap with Capitol Tap

Don't miss this unique experience! Tap dance is usually done to music, but what about when tap is part of the music itself? In this unique performance, SONOVA partners with Capitol Tap including the ... Learn More

Walter Beasley

  • May 30, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Walter Beasley

Walter Beasley is an American saxophonist, a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music, and founder of Affable Publishing and Affable Records.

A Brahms-Schumann Soirée

A Brahms-Schumann Soirée

A Brahms-Schumann Soirée: Chamber Music with Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano, The Ensemble da Camera of Washington - Ricardo Cyncynates (violin), Claire Eichhorn (clarinet), Anna Balakerskaia ... Learn More

Lafayette in Alexandria Day with Museum Open Houses

  • May 31, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Old Town
  • Admission: Free
Lafayette in Alexandria Day with Museum Open Houses

Before the French tall ship L'Hermione arrives in Alexandria, start off the celebration with free tours and Lafayette himself! The day of adventure begins on Market Square at 1 p.m. with the launch ... Learn More

Lafayette in Alexandria Exhibit at Alexandria Archaeology Museum

  • May 31, 2015 to June 14, 2015
  • Times: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday, 1-5 p.m. | Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: Alexandria Archaeology Museum
  • Venue: Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4399
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Lafayette in Alexandria Exhibit at Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Visit the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center, to view an exhibition that features archaeological materials from Lafayette's return trip to Alexandria in October 1824 ... Learn More

Virginia Bronze Handbell Ensemble: Billboard Concert

Virginia Bronze Handbell Ensemble: Billboard Concert

Enjoy some of the hottest pop tunes from your youth and discover new pop charts as we create our own VAB Billboard of the best!

On-Going Events

Tuesday is Trivia Night at Murphy's Irish Pub

  • May 26, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 8.15pm-10.15pm
  • Location: Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Admission: Free
  • 713 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-1717
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Every Tuesday is Trivia night at Murphy's. Pit your wits against the best in the business every week here at Murphy's. Its always free to play and the prizes range from hockey tickets to T-Shirts. We ... Learn More

Wee Ones Storytime

  • May 22, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Location: Hooray for Books!
  • Venue: Hooray for Books!
  • Admission: Free
  • 1555 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-4092
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Wee Ones Storytime

Join us as we explore the exciting world around us with some of our favorite stories and songs! Ages 2 and under. Free.

Winesday!

  • May 27, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wed/5-7pm
  • Venue: Whole Foods Market Old Town
  • Admission: Adults; $5 children; free
  • 1700 Duke St
  • Alexandria, VA, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-706-0891
  • Visit Website
Winesday!

Winesday! Whole Foods Old Town hosts a weekly happy hour for just $5! Includes five wine tastings and five food pairings. Kids are welcome and eat free! Each Wednesday features a different category of ... Learn More

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