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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

Kim Waters

  • August 22, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Kim Waters

Kim Waters is a smooth jazz saxophonistHe playing mostly urban jazz.

Book Talk: A History Lover's Guide Washington, DC Designed for Democracy by Alison Fortier

Book Talk: A History Lover's Guide Washington, DC Designed for Democracy by Alison Fortier

This tour of the nation’s capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district. From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the Kennedy ... Learn More

Guided Walking Tours: Lee Family Homes

The Lee-Fendall House will offer a guided walking tour of Lee family homes in Historic Old Town on Saturday, August 23. The tour will begin at 10:00 AM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. ... Learn More

Opening Reception: War of 1812 Exhibit at Lee Fendall House

A new exhibit on the experiences of the Lee family in Alexandria during the War of 1812 will open at the Lee-Fendall House on August 23. An opening reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM that ... Learn More

Walking Tour of Lee Family Homes

This guided walking tour of Lee family homes in Historic Old Town tour will begin at 10:00 AM at the Lee-Fendall House. The tour will last 90 minutes, and will include stops outside the boyhood home ... Learn More

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

  • August 24, 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

Bassoonist Aaron Goler and pianist Stephen Bertino: Music by Henri Dutilliux, Thomas Dunhill and François Devienne

Family Day at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Family Day at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

All families are invited to Gadsby’s summer Family Days! Tour the historic tavern as Junior Docents (volunteers from grades 4 through 8) share their enthusiasm for history. And explore how the ... Learn More

Larry Graham

  • August 27, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $69.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Larry Graham

Larry Graham, Jr. is an American bass guitar player, both with the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly and the Family Stone, and as the founder and frontman of Graham Central ... Learn More

The War of 1812 -The Hollywood Version

  • August 27, 2014 to August 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Venue: Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum
  • 201 S. Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
The War of 1812 -The Hollywood Version

See Hollywood's version of the War of 1812. Enjoy two fun nights of vintage war films.  August 27th - The Buccaneer: The 1938 Version/ B&W / 126 minutes/ starring Fredric March and Akim ... Learn More

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 Meeting House 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
  • Visit Website
  • Send Email
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

Tuesday is Trivia Night at Murphy's Irish Pub

  • August 26, 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

  • August 22, 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 23, 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

  • August 25, 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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