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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

73rd Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour

  • September 27, 2014
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $35 in advance; $40 on day of event
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73rd Annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour

Six homes and gardens in Old Town, Alexandria, all within walking distance of one another, will be open to the public on tour day.  Now in its 73rd year, proceeds from the Twig's homes tour go ... Learn More

Happening This Month

9 - Block Mobile War of 1812 Scavenger Hunt

  • September 18, 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

Banned Books Exchange

  • September 18, 2014 to September 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12noon to 4pm; Saturdays 1-4pm
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: Free
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-0035
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Banned Books Exchange

September 4- 27 at the Athenaeum. Drop off a book that has been banned or challenged. Let’s keep banned books circulating – it's a great way to fight censorship. Take a book – read ... Learn More

A Streetcar Named Desire

  • September 18, 2014 to September 28, 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: $19-$22, plus service fees
  • 600 Wolfe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-0496
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A Streetcar Named Desire

This Pulitzer-Prize winning American masterpiece by Tennessee Williams will transport you to hot, steamy New Orleans, just after World War II. An electrifying battle of wills ignites between Southern ... Learn More

SPA - liday!

From September 15 through the 22, all soaps, bathrobes, lotions, and other personal care products will be on sale. Buy 2 items for 20% savings, 3 items for 30% savings, and 4 or more items for 40% ... Learn More

Cooking with Fire at Gunston Hall

Cooking with Fire at Gunston Hall

Join Cooking with Fire author Paula Marcoux as she explores cooking over an open fire. She will discuss the basics of cooking with flame, using modern and historical recipes, and follow up with a ... Learn More

Ford Evening Book Talks

Ford Evening Book Talks

The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington invites you to join us for our monthly Ford Evening Book Talk, which features authors and historians discussing their latest books ... Learn More

Java Jolt Lecture: Frederick Douglass & Alexandria

Local historian Jay Roberts will discuss the little known visit Frederick Douglass made to Alexandria on September 24, 1894. Just five months before his death, Douglass - orator, statesmen, ... Learn More

Alexandria's Destination Fall Bridal Showcase

  • September 21, 2014
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Carlyle Club
  • Venue: Carlyle Club
  • Admission: $10, Free when using Promo Code FALLBRIDE
  • 411 John Carlyle Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-8899
Alexandria's Destination Fall Bridal Showcase

A Boutique Shopping Event. We invite you to attend our exclusive, luxurious showcase of wedding vendors. This boutique event is dedicated to offering the modern bride with the highest quality of ... Learn More

History Lecture: Burned and Buried:The Sordid History of Books

History Lecture: Burned and Buried:The Sordid History of Books

As long as people have been putting ideas down on a physical, tangible medium, others have been intent on the utter destruction of them. Occasionally the authors of these works are eliminated along ... Learn More

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Mets

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Mets

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

Alexandria Historical Society lecture

Alexandria Historical Society lecture

Richard Schwartz, author of Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States, the first book of an upcoming four volume set covering the hurricane history of the United States, will speak on Hurricanes and ... Learn More

Tower of Power

  • September 25, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $55
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Tower of Power

Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.

Last Baseball Boat of the Season: Nats vs. Marlins

Last Baseball Boat of the Season: Nats vs. Marlins

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

10th Anniversary Sale at Vintage Mirage (Sept 27-28, 2014)

10th Anniversary Sale at Vintage Mirage (Sept 27-28, 2014)

Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Tons of sales on our unique designer consignments and vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Cider Tasting at Gunston Hall

  • September 27, 2014
  • Times: 5-7 p.m.
  • Venue: Gunston Hall Plantation
  • Admission: $40 per person, or $35 for Friends of Gunston Hall. All guest must be 21 years of age or older.
  • 10709 Gunston Road
  • Lorton, VA 22079
  • Phone: 703-550-9220
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Join Gunston Hall on Saturday, September 27, as we taste our way through Albemarle Ciderworks' variety of refreshing hard cider. Different ciders will be available for tasting, and bottles will be ... Learn More

Costume Symposium: Petite - Capital Fashion of 1814

  • September 27, 2014
  • Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Venue: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Admission: $50 for morning session, $50 for afternoon session, $25 for lunch. Tickets online: shop.alexandriava.gov.
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Join costume scholars, collectors, practitioners, and enthusiasts for the return of Gadsby's Tavern Museum's Costume Symposium. Enjoy sessions examining men's and women's fashions and uniforms of the ... Learn More

Library Survivor

Library Survivor

In this game, we pretend that the library is on fire and the trucks are loaded with books! But there are five books left and there is room for only one more book on the truck. Which of these shall we ... Learn More

Eclipse Chamber Recital

Eclipse Chamber Recital

Jan Chong (violin), Eugena Chang (cello), Ellen Hwangbo (piano). Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2., concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:30 pm, info 703-637-2770 ... Learn More

Nativity Preview Party at Ten Thousand Villages

On Sunday, September 28, at 6:30 pm we’re having a Nativity Preview Party, when customers can see – and purchase - the new 2014 nativities and enjoy seasonal refreshments. If you miss the ... Learn More

Ralph Stanley

  • September 28, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing.

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

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