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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

Poe in Alexandria

Poe in Alexandria

Actor David Keltz portrays one of Edgar Allen Poe's 19th century speaking engagements, including literary criticism, short stories, poetry, and musings. Information 703-746-4994, 120 maximum seating ... Learn More

Happening This Month

Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

Alexandria’s ghosts and goblins will fill the Lee-Fendall House garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Halloween pumpkins for local children to discover. Other activities include crafts, ... Learn More

Brews 4 A Cure!

Brews 4 A Cure!

We are teaming up with Starr Hill Brewing Company to support breast cancer awareness. Buy a pint of Starr Hill in the Taproom between 1 and 4pm and we'll donate $1 of your pint purchase to ... Learn More

Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon

Join Mount Vernon for an exciting new program, Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon, offered in partnership with Washington Photo Safari. The photo safari includes many of ... Learn More

Halloween at Gunston Hall

  • October 25, 2014
  • Times: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Gunston Hall Plantation
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-18, children 6 and under free. $25 family admission.
  • 10709 Gunston Road
  • Lorton, VA 22079
  • Phone: 703-550-9220
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Halloween at Gunston Hall

A family friendly event with story tellers, pumpkin painting, treats, face painting, Burying Ground tours by lantern, and more!

John Carlyle 1780 Funeral, Vault Visit and Historical Haunt Tour of Alexandria

  • October 25, 2014
  • Times: 6-10 PM
  • Venue: Carlyle House
  • Admission: $20/person; $30/couple; $10/child (ages 12-17); children ages 11 & under are free. Reservations are recommended.
  • 121 N. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-2997
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John Carlyle 1780 Funeral, Vault Visit and Historical Haunt Tour of Alexandria

In the middle of the American Revolution, Death visited Carlyle House during the fall of 1780 and claimed the life of town founder John Carlyle. On Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 9 pm, step ... Learn More

Mary Black

  • October 25, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Mary Black

Mary Black is an Irish singer. She is well known as an interpreter of both folk and contemporary material which has made her a major recording artist in her native Ireland, and in many other parts of ... Learn More

Trick or Treat with the Boo-tiques

  • October 25, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Old Town Boutique District
  • Admission: Free
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Trick or Treat with the Boo-tiques

Start trick-or-treating early and stop by the more than two dozen shops of the Old Town Boutique District dishing out treats to goblins and ghouls of all ages.

18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade

  • October 26, 2014
  • Location: Mount Vernon Ave. - south of Bellefonte Ave.
  • Admission: Free
  • Mount Vernon and Commonwealth aves
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade

Don your best Halloween costume and march in the 18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade, which historically has attracted thousands of participants. Adults, children and dogs are all welcome to join.

Beth Hart

  • October 26, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Beth Hart

Beth Hart is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She rose to fame with the release of her 1999 single "LA Song" from her second album Screamin' for My Supper.

Pumpkin Coloring with Whole Foods Market

Pumpkin Coloring with Whole Foods Market

Come with your 5-9 year old children and paint a pumpkin. Heirloom pumpkins and vegetarian finger paints provided.

Rocky Horror Benefit to Help WPHS Theatre Students

  • October 28, 2014
  • Times: 7 PM Reception and 8 PM Show Time
  • Location: Little Theatre of Alexandria
  • Admission: $25
  • 600 Wolfe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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Rocky Horror Benefit to Help WPHS Theatre Students

Come see The Rocky Horror Show the campy musical that inspired the classic cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Meet innocent couple, Brad and Janet, as they seek shelter at a mysterious old ... Learn More

Todd Rundgren

  • October 28, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Todd Rundgren

Todd Harry Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer.

Los Lobos

  • October 29, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Los Lobos

Los Lobos are a multiple Grammy Award-winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles, California

Laurie Anderson

  • October 30, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is an American experimental performance artist, composer and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles.

Del Ray Artisans' Halloween Ball

  • October 31, 2014
  • Times: 8pm-11pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20/Costumes required/free entry to those who purchase (and wear) one of the artist-decorated masks
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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The Halloween Ball - Join us at the Halloween Ball on Friday, October 31st from 8 pm – 11 pm. Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20. Costumes required, and free entry to those who purchase (and wear) ... Learn More

Gerald Albright

  • October 31, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright is an American jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. Albright has sold over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, ... Learn More

Trick-or-Treating at Carlyle House

Trick-or-Treating at Carlyle House

Join us on All Hallows’ Eve for good old fashioned 18th century trickery and treats! Bring your little ghosts, goblins, princesses and action heroes to one of Alexandria’s most haunted ... Learn More

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

A historic treat! Mount Vernon opens its doors for the first time to trick-or-treaters! Join the costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area. A ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Duncan's Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

Duncan's Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch

Let's face it. Brunch is the most important meal of the week. Murphy's offers a fantastic Brunch with all the Irish Favorites along with some American classics. Starting from $8.95, this is something ... Learn More

Tuesday is Trivia Night at Murphy's Irish Pub

  • October 28, 2014
  • 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

  • October 25, 2014
  • 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.

Del Ray Farmers Market

  • October 25, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Location: Corner of Oxford and Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Admission: Free!
Del Ray Farmers Market

The Del Ray Market features locally grown goods, like seasonal vegetables and fruits, as well as meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces, Amish cheese, yogurt, baked goods, eggs, jams and jellies year ... Learn More

Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

  • October 27, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Venue: La Bergerie
  • 218 N. Lee Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1007
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Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

Whole Lobster Flambéd in Cognac - $24. Most 750ml bottles of wine under $100 are discounted 40%. Neither entree specials nor wine specials can be combined with any other discount, coupon or ... Learn More

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