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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

Spring2Action: Alexandria's Biggest Day of Giving

  • April 22, 2015
  • 301 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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Spring2Action: Alexandria's Biggest Day of Giving

Spring2ACTion celebrates its fifth year with the goal of engaging 10,000 donors to raise $1,000,000+ to support local charities in 24 hours. More than 30 participating local shops and restaurants are ... Learn More

Happening This Month

Fair Trade Essay Contest

Ten Thousand Villages invites students in grades 4-12 to answer the question, "What does being an agent of change for fair trade mean to you?" Essays should be 500 words or less and ... Learn More

Lafayette & L'Hermione: Symbol of French-American Friendship

  • April 19, 2015 to September 06, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (closed Sunday)
  • Location: The Society of Cincinnati, Anderson House
  • Admission: Free
  • 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC 20008
  • Phone: 202.785.2040, ext. 411
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Lafayette & L'Hermione: Symbol of French-American Friendship

This exhibition explores Lafayette's contributions to American independence as well as the history of the Hermione and French naval architecture of the eighteenth century using rare books, maps, ... Learn More

Plant and Garden Sale!

  • April 19, 2015 to April 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Admission: free!
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
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Save 25% on planters, garden chimes, birdhouses, statuary and more during Ten Thousand Villages' annual Plant and Garden Sale. Sale begins Friday, April 17 and ends Monday, April 27.

Beau Soir Ensemble

The Beau Soir Ensemble, a flute, viola and harp trio. The trio will perform Debussy's beloved "Sonata for flute, viola and harp", "Eye of the Night" by David Bruce and other ... Learn More

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: Spring Concert

  • April 19, 2015
  • Times: 3:00 p. m.
  • Venue: George Washington Masonic Memorial
  • Admission: This season all ECO concerts and recitals are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted. To make a donation, please call the ECO office at 703-635-2770
  • 101 Callahan Drive
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-635-2770
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Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: Spring Concert

Join us for a world premiere of David Teie's adaptation of the Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor orchestrated for the full resources of Eclipse Chamber Orchestra! In the program: Brahms/Teie: Piano ... Learn More

The Waterboys

  • April 21, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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The Waterboys

The Waterboys are a band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, Ireland and England.

Shakespeare's Birthday: The Mad Wooing

Shakespeare's Birthday: The Mad Wooing

Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with a staged reading of Kimberley Lynne's new play, The Mad Wooing. Set during the Inter-Regnum when theatre was illegal, a troop of hapless and brave actors perform ... Learn More

The Marshall Tucker Band

  • April 23, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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The Marshall Tucker Band

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band's blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped ... Learn More

Freddie Jackson

  • April 24, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $45
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Freddie Jackson

Freddie Jackson is an American soul singer.

"If You Lived In Slavery..." at Lee-Fendall House

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden will highlight African-American history at the site. Participants will experience the house from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the ... Learn More

Lee-Fendal House Explores African American History

Lee-Fendal House Explores African American History

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden will highlight African-American history at the site through special program entitled "If You Lived During Slavery..." on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 ... Learn More

Small Space Gardening Demo

"Think you don't have enough room to grow veggies? Think again!" says Kim Roman of Square Foot Gardening 4 U in Glen Burnie, MD. On April 26 she will share the secrets of small space ... Learn More

Marc Roberge

  • April 28, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Marc Roberge

Marc Roberge is the lead vocalist/guitarist of the American rock band, O.A.R.

War

  • April 29, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $55
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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War

War is an American funk band known for the hit songs "Low Rider", "Spill the Wine", "Summer", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "The Cisco Kid", and ... 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

  • April 21, 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

  • April 24, 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.

Monday Night Lobster Special at La Bergerie: $24

  • April 20, 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

Winesday!

  • April 22, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wed/5-7pm
  • Venue: Whole Foods Market Old Town
  • Admission: Adults; $5 children; free
  • 1700 Duke St
  • Alexandria, VA, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-706-0891
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Winesday!

Winesday! Whole Foods Old Town hosts a weekly happy hour for just $5! Includes five wine tastings and five food pairings. Kids are welcome and eat free! Each Wednesday features a different category of ... Learn More

Old Town Farmers Market

  • April 25, 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

  • April 19, 2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1501 Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-548-7200
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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

  • April 19, 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

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