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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

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

Halloween Treat at Fontaine

Halloween Treat at Fontaine

Dine with us this Halloween! Prizes for best costumes. Warm up with the Fontaine's witches' brew -Treat or Trick for the little (big)Goblins.

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

Wee Ones Storytime

  • October 31, 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.

FireFlies' Happy Hour

FireFlies' Happy Hour

Happy Hour 7 days a week! Great food and drink specials, exciting beer list, great service and a fun atmosphere.

Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

  • October 31, 2014 to January 10, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue: Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens
  • Admission: Event included with purchase of a General Admission Ticket $17 adults; $8 children ages 6-11; free children ages 5 and under
  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121
  • Phone: 703-780-2000
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Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through ... Learn More

National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

The National Treasure Tour is dedicated to the behind-the-scenes filming of the blockbuster movie "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon. This popular tour combines ... Learn More

Garden and Landscape Tour at Mount Vernon

Garden and Landscape Tour at Mount Vernon

This 45-minute guided walking tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds around Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees, and learn how he merged ... Learn More

Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

Tours of slave life and gardens enrich the visitor experience by providing in-depth knowledge of these fascinating subjects during the 45-minute guided walking tours, included with admission. The ... Learn More

War of 1812 and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House: A Bicentennial Retrospective

  • October 31, 2014 to December 01, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, weekdays
  • Location: Elliot House
  • Venue: Old Presbyterian Meeting House
  • Admission: Free
  • 323 South Fairfax St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-6670
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War of 1812 and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House: A Bicentennial Retrospective

“War of 1812 and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House: A Bicentennial Retrospective” is an exhibit prepared by the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, that is available for viewing from 9-4 ... Learn More

Medieval Madness Feast

Medieval Madness Feast

Step Back in Time and Have the Time of Your Life! Live sword fights, fun with friends, and pure Medieval Madness! Enjoy a top rated fun night out in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia when you venture to ... Learn More

The Rocky Horror Show

  • October 31, 2014 to November 15, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wed-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 3pm
  • Venue: Little Theatre of Alexandria
  • Admission: $25-$30, plus service fees.
  • 600 Wolfe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-0496
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The Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror is at LTA and right in time for Halloween! Come see this classic, campy musical that inspired the classic cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Meet innocent couple, Brad and Janet, ... Learn More

Community Shopping Events

Community Shopping Events

Shop at Ten Thousand Villages: From 7-9 pm on November 4, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to PEO Scholarships, which enable higher education for girls. www.peointernational.org ... Learn More

 

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