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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

Happening This Month

Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • July 25, 2014 to July 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Classes All Day on Weekends
  • Venue: Potomac Bead Company
  • Admission: $22 - $26
  • 1104 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-299-8730
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Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

The Potomac Bead Company offers over 30 different jewelry making classes. Learn how to design and handcraft a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry in a friendly setting. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced ... Learn More

Musical Summer on Our Patio

  • July 30, 2014 to August 13, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Caprese Restaurant, A Mediterranean Grill
  • 1900 Diagonal Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-5900
Musical Summer on Our Patio

Local guitarist Aaron Gearharmt showcases his talents playing an eclectic blend of modern and classic rock favorites with clear influence from blues guitar legends. He seamlessly plays recognizable ... Learn More

Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp

  • July 25, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Mon-Fri/9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Alexandria Archaeology
  • Admission: $400. Scholarships available.
  • 105 North Union Street, #327
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4399
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Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp

Kids, Dig a real archaeological site! Help City archaeologists excavate a post Civil War African American site located at Fort Ward Park. Campers will spend Thursday in the Alexandria Archaeology ... Learn More

Farewell to Mr. Gadsby Happy Hour

Farewell to Mr. Gadsby Happy Hour

On July 25, 1808, John Gadsby advertised he was selling his lease to the tavern and moving to Baltimore. Wish him well at a special Friday night Happy Hour from 5:30-8:30 PM on July 25. A $10 ... Learn More

Market Square Concert | The Alexandria Citizens Band

  • July 25, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Market Square
  • Admission: Free!
  • 301 King Street
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Market Square Concert | The Alexandria Citizens Band

Concert by the Alexandria Citizens Band, featuring concert band music. Bring a folding chair or sit around the fountain or benches in front of City Hall.

Muster the Militia Weekend

  • July 26, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Market Square
  • Admission: Free
  • 301 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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Muster the Militia Weekend

On Saturday, July 26, visit Alexandria's Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, The Lyceum, and the Carlyle House to learn more about Alexandria's role in the War of 1812. Why ... Learn More

Tavern Day Open House

Tavern Day Open House

Want to learn to dance like George Washington? Intrigued by the wonders of “modern” science? Then come to Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s free open house – Tavern Day! ... Learn More

Bounty of the Bay

  • July 27, 2014
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Jackson 20
  • Venue: Jackson 20
  • Admission: $45
  • 480 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-842-2790
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Bounty of the Bay

Old Town's Jackson 20 will host the first part of its annual Bounty of the Bay crab fest, featuring a full scale Chesapeake Bay crab boil, oysters and sides.

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector: Both Chopin Piano Concertos

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

  • July 27, 2014
  • Times: Sunday, 3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free, donations accepted
  • The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-799-8229
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Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector: Both Chopin Piano Concertos

Ben Brenman Park Concert | Four Star Combo

  • July 30, 2014
  • Times: 7-8 p.m.
  • Location: Ben Brenman Park
  • Admission: Free!
  • 4800 Brenman Park Drive
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Ben Brenman Park Concert | Four Star Combo

Concert by the Four Star Combo featuring rockabilly and honky tonk music. Feel free to bring a folding chair or blanket and picnic supper.

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Phillies

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Phillies

Skip the traffic and ride our baseball boat to a game at the Washington Nationals Stadium, located in Southeast Washington D.C. Free Parking Pass with On-Line Ticket Purchase! For more schedule ... Learn More

Harry Potter Birthday Event

Harry Potter Birthday Event

Alexandria's Apothecary Museum celebrates Harry Potter's birthday on July 31 with special tours from 5-9 PM. This Apothecary is full of thousands of curious objects, herbs, and remedies that are the ... 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

  • July 29, 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

  • July 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

  • July 26, 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

  • July 28, 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

Winesday!

  • July 30, 2014
  • 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
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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

Old Town Farmers Market

  • July 26, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: From: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Market Square
  • Admission: Free
  • 301 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
Old Town Farmers Market

The nation's oldest farmers market offers a variety of vendors, including baked goods, cut flowers, live plants, and crafts.

“Civil War Sundays”

Exhibits include: An original May 26, 1861, edition of The New-York Tribune detailing Colonel Elmer Ellsworth's death in Alexandria; A Peeps diorama illustrating Ellsworth's death; A ... Learn More

Kids Eat FREE Mondays

Kids under 12 eat free from the children's menu on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

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