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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

11th Annual Rum Punch Challenge

  • March 28, 2015
  • Times: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Admission: $50 per person (includes food and drinks for the evening); tickets online Shop.alexandriava.org
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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11th Annual Rum Punch Challenge

Just as guests to the tavern did over 200 years ago, enjoy different rum punch creations from local distilleries, restaurants and caterers and vote for your favorite! The winner will be announced at ... Learn More

Alexandria Easter Eggstravaganza

  • March 28, 2015
  • Times: 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Location: Conservatory Center at Four Mile Run Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 4109 Mt. Vernon Blvd
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 571-264-3371
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Alexandria Easter Eggstravaganza

Don't miss out on this early Easter event, featuring a visit by the Easter bunny and several Easter egg hunts for the kids. On the Sunday before Easter, Alexandria families are invited to join ... Learn More

Angie Stone

  • March 29, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $59.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Angie Stone

Angie Stone is an American soul/neo soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.

Braddock Day Lectures at The Lyceum

Braddock Day Lectures at The Lyceum

After celebrating General Braddock’s arrival in Alexandria, Virginia, 260 years ago come for an afternoon of history and learning at The Lyceum in Old Town on Sunday, March 29th. Join us for two ... Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Paul Leavitt Requiem with NOVA Community Chorus Samuel Barber Cello Concerto, op. 22 with cellist Steven Framil Paul Levitt’s Requiem has been praised by The Washington Post for ... Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Paul Leavitt Requiem with NOVA Community Chorus Samuel Barber Cello Concerto, op. 22 with cellist Steven Framil Paul Levitt’s Requiem has been praised by The Washington Post for ... 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

  • March 31, 2015
  • 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

  • March 28, 2015
  • 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

  • March 28, 2015
  • 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

  • March 30, 2015
  • 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

Old Town Farmers Market

  • March 28, 2015
  • 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

  • March 28, 2015 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

  • March 29, 2015
  • 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

Trivia Night at FireFlies

Trivia Night at FireFlies

Join us every Tuesday night for trivia. Challenge yourself and your friends, claim your prize. You can come by yourself or bring a team. Quizmaster Rich will be hosting and Jill will be behind the ... Learn More

Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

  • March 30, 2015
  • 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
  • Visit Website
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

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

Open Mic Night

  • March 31, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • 710 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-836-4000
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Join us for Open Mic Night every Tuesday night in The Great Hall. Prizes for the best musician's and you get the chance to judge the performers! So if you want to perform, e-mail us back and let us ... Learn More

"Paws 'N Claws for Art" - Art Exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

  • March 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7 pm, Friday CLOSED, Saturday and Sunday 12-5 pm.
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Vola Lawson Animal Shelter - 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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“Paws ‘N Claws for Art” exhibit runs February 21-May 31, 2015 at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria. Reception: Friday, February 27, 7-9pm. Del Ray Artisans ... Learn More

“Reconstructing the Landscape”: Paintings by Claudia Cappelle

  • March 28, 2015 to April 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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“Reconstructing the Landscape”: Paintings by Claudia Cappelle

Claudia Cappelle’s “Reconstructing the Landscape” presents large-scale abstract paintings in acrylic and water-soluble crayons. The strong yet ethereal compositions of color, form ... Learn More

Terrariums are Terrific!

  • March 28, 2015 to April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 to 7:00 pm, Mon-Sat; 12-6 Sun
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Admission: free!
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
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Ten Thousand Villages and Greenstreet Gardens are partnering this spring to promote terrariums! The miniature enclosed gardens are popular with more and more people who have limited gardening space. ... Learn More

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