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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

Challenge #1: Cricket Match -- Team Alexandria v. Team Britain

  • August 30, 2014
  • Times: Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Location: Jefferson Cricket Field
  • Admission: Free
  • Potomac Park (north of 14th St. Bridge)
  • Washington, DC 20242
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Challenge #1: Cricket Match -- Team Alexandria v. Team Britain

Team Alexandria v. Team Britain (British Defence Staff, UK Embassy)

Honors Ceremony, featuring the Continental Color Guard with Fife and Drum.

  • August 30, 2014
  • Times: From: 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Alexandria National Cemetary
  • Admission: Free
  • 1450 Wilkes St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Honors Ceremony, featuring the Continental Color Guard with Fife and Drum.

Honors Ceremony featuring the Continental Color Guard with Fife and Drum. Seating opens at 4:15 p.m.

Special Event -- Dog Days of Summer

Special Event -- Dog Days of Summer

Bring your family to the Museum to see military working dogs, birds of prey and various pet adoption agencies with animals looking for a home. Free admission, free parking.

US Navy Band Concert

  • August 30, 2014
  • Times: 3 - 4pm
  • Location: Market Square
  • Admission: Free
  • 200 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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US Navy Band Concert

US Navy Band Concert in Market Square Sat., Aug. 30 from 3-4 pm to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

War of 1812 Wreath Laying Ceremony

  • August 30, 2014
  • Times: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Presbyterian Cemetary & Columbarium
  • Admission: Free
  • 600 Hamilton Lane
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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War of 1812 Wreath Laying Ceremony

Help honor the Veterans of the War of 1812 with a special wreatch laying ceremony. At its conclusion, guests will mark War of 1812 Veterans' graves throughout the cemetery.

Challenge #2: Yacht Race

  • August 31, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Old Dominion Boat Club
  • Admission: Free
  • 1 King St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Challenge #2: Yacht Race

Team Alexandria (Old Dominion Boat Club) v. Team Britain (British Defence Staff, UK Embassy), as part of Alexandria's friendly rematch with the British. Take part in the start of this race!

Challenge #3: Tug of War

  • August 31, 2014
  • Times: 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Waterfront Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 1-A Prince St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Challenge #3: Tug of War

Team Alexandria (City of Alexandria Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 2141) v. Team Britain (British Defence Staff, UK Embassy).

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

  • August 31, 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

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi: Music by Chopin (2 polonaises, 2 Etudes, Nocturne and Fantasy-Impromptu) and Gershwin (Improvisation on Three Gershwin Songs, Rhapsody in Blue)

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

Wee Ones Storytime

  • August 30, 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

  • August 30, 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

Old Town Farmers Market

  • August 30, 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

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

  • August 30, 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

Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

  • August 31, 2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Fireflies Bar & Restaurant
  • Admission: Free
  • 1501 Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-548-7200
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Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

Every Sunday we have Bluegrass brunch with Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. The band is highly regarded as bluegrass royalty. They play from 11-2 and we serve awesome brunch from our exciting ... Learn More

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

Through My Eyes Character Tour

Step back in time for a 45-minute immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, ... 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

Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Ever wonder what George Washington ate for dinner? The Dinner for the Washingtons walking tour goes behinds the scenes to find out how food was prepared and served before the era of microwaves and TV ... Learn More

Saving Mount Vernon Tour

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of ... Learn More

9 - Block Mobile War of 1812 Scavenger Hunt

  • August 30, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Mon-Sun
  • Venue: Alexandria Archaeology
  • Admission: Free!
  • Dock Master's hut, 0 Cameron Street on Potomac River
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4399
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9 - Block Mobile War of 1812 Scavenger Hunt

Discover Alexandria's role in the War of 1812 on this mobile scavenger hunt of Old Town. Begin at the Dock Master' hut at the foot of Cameron Street on the Potomac River. Follow the story as it is ... Learn More

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