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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

Cinema Del Ray, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"

  • July 19, 2014
  • Times: 7 p.m., movie begins at dusk
  • Location: On fields of Mt. Vernon Rec Center at Mt. Vernon Ave and Commonwealth Ave
  • Admission: Free!
Cinema Del Ray,

The fun starts at 7 p.m. and the show begins at dusk. Bring a picnic, blankets, chairs - but not 4-legged friends, please.

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, "Hunger Games Catching Fire"

  • July 19, 2014
  • Times: 8:45 p.m.
  • Location: Waterfront Park
  • Admission: Free!
  • 1-A Strand Street
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-5592
  • Visit Website
Comcast Outdoor Film Festival,

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival sponsored by City of Alexandria, 8:45 p.m. at Waterfront Park 1-A Strand Street. For weather updates, call the Special Events Hotline: 703.746.5592.

Happening This Month

Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • July 09, 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
  • Visit Website
  • Send Email
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

Canal Plaza Concert | Chaquis Malik

  • July 09, 2014
  • Times: Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Location: Canal Center Plaza
  • Admission: Free!
  • 44 Canal Center Plaza
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • Visit Website
Canal Plaza Concert | Chaquis Malik

Concert by Chaquis Malik featuring urban folk and acoustic jazz. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a performance along the Potomac River. Offered in Partnership with Tishman Speyer.

Leela James

  • July 09, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Leela James

Leela James is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter

Second Thursday Music: NovaZanz

Second Thursday Music: NovaZanz

NovaZanz plays a fun variety of standards, swing and bossa nova songs, with a few originals sprinkled in. NovaZanz plays a fun variety of standards, swing and bossa nova songs, with a few originals ... Learn More

Launch Party for Amanda Nisbet with Niermann Weeks

Launch Party for Amanda Nisbet with Niermann Weeks

Join us at Tchoupitoulas on July 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for our Amanda Nisbet Launch Party as an official Virginia Dealer of Niermann Weeks to see wonderful furniture and lighting designs!

Sarah Jorasz

  • July 11, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $25
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Sarah Jorasz

Sarah Jarosz is an American musician and singer-songwriter from Texas. Her first CD, Song Up in Her Head, was released in 2009 and the tune "Mansinneedof" was nominated for a Grammy Award in ... Learn More

8th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival

  • July 12, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $29.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
8th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival

8th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative OLD TIME BANJO FESTIVAL featuring Tony Trischka, Richie Stearns, Rick Good, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer & more!

Bastille Day Celebration

Bastille Day Celebration La Fête Nationale Saturday, July 12th-Monday, July 14th French Wine Special: 25% off all French wines Show off your knowledge of French History for the following ... Learn More

Civil War Reenactment Weekend

  • July 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Sat/10 am-5 pm; Sun/10 am-3 pm
  • Venue: Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site
  • Admission: Suggested donation: $2/adults, $5/families
  • 4301 West Braddock Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-746-4848
  • Visit Website
  • Send Email
Civil War Reenactment Weekend

Event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens, the only battle fought in the Defenses of Washington. Highlights Union and Confederate camps, plus military and civilian living ... Learn More

Family Day -- World War II

Family Day -- World War II

Bring your children to learn about Marines in World War II and the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. Fun hands-on activities and crafts will focus on code breaking. Free admission, free ... Learn More

Port City's Old Town Pub Crawl

Port City's Old Town Pub Crawl

Port City is hosting our very first Pub Crawl Saturday, July 12, in Old Town Alexandria.   No registration, tickets or cost included. Show up at 2 p.m. at Pizzeria Paradiso, where you will ... Learn More

Yoga at Old Town Farmers Market followed by Peaches n' Green smoothie demonstration

Yoga at Old Town Farmers Market followed by Peaches n' Green smoothie demonstration

Come by for free yoga on the stage: 8:15am-9:00am Flow yoga and 9:00am-9:45am Family yoga. Stick around for a refreshing peaches n' green smoothie demonstration from 10-11am.

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Synergy: Flutist Larry Ink, clarinetist Kirsten Sheridan, oboist Susan Logan, and pianist Laura Marchisotto Bogart; Music by Nielsen, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, and Lawrence Ink

Forge Brew Works Beer Dinner

Forge Brew Works Beer Dinner

Join us for our Summer Beer Dinner featuring the beers of local Forge Brew Works. Chef Greg and Brewmaster Matt have come up with a killer 5-course paired menu. This 5-course dinner is $49 per person ... Learn More

Procol Harum

  • July 15, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $55
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Procol Harum

Procol Harum are a British rock band formed in 1967. They contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock. Their best-known recording is their 1967 single "A ... Learn More

Ben Brenman Park Concert | Marshall Artz

  • July 16, 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 | Marshall Artz

Concert by Marshall Artz featuring Americana, folk and blues music. Feel free to bring a folding chair or blanket and picnic supper.

Summer Concert Series -- Silent Drill Team/Drum and Bugle Corps

Summer Concert Series -- Silent Drill Team/Drum and Bugle Corps

Join us on the parade deck to see the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon from the Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. -- the oldest active post in the Marine Corps.

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Brewers

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Brewers

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

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival, "Despicable Me 2"

  • July 18, 2014
  • Times: 8:45 p.m.
  • Location: Waterfront Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 1-A Strand Street
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-5592
  • Visit Website
Comcast Outdoor Film Festival,

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival sponsored by City of Alexandria, 8:45pm at Waterfront Park 1-A Strand Street. Four story screen! For weather updates, call the Special Events Hotline: 703.746.5592. ... Learn More

Wine Tasting/Workshop

Wine Tasting / Workshop Friday, July 18th  at 7:00pm Featuring wines & cuisine of southwest of France Includes 5 wines & food pairings with 5-course tasting menu RSVP -advanced ... Learn More

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