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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

12th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival

  • September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: King Street in Alexandria
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 703-746-3301
12th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival

King Street from Washington Street to the waterfront is transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad. Find paintings, life size ... Learn More

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

First Thursday in Del Ray, "Lights, Camera, Fashion!"

  • September 04, 2014
  • Times: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray
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First Thursday in Del Ray,

Del Ray hosts the popular "First Thursday" events, in which every first Thursday of the month a new festival takes to the streets, attracting visitors and locals alike in search of family ... Learn More

Special Event -- Preschool Day

Special Event -- Preschool Day

Kick up your paws and learn about Chesty, the costumed mascot of the NMMC. For kids 2-5 years old. Enjoy crafts and book readings about Chesty. Free admission, free parking.

War of 1812 Lecture: Andrew Lambert

War of 1812 Lecture: Andrew Lambert

Topic: When John Bull came to town: Alexandria in the War of 1812 Andrew Lambert is a Professor at Kings College, University of London 

Labor at Lee-Fendall House

  • September 06, 2014 to September 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m
  • Location: Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
  • Venue: Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
  • Admission: $5 for adults, and $3 for students ages 5-17
  • 614 Oronoco Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314-2308
  • Visit Website

This guided tour will highlight the labor history of the house, in honor of Labor Day. The tour will include sections of the house that relate specifically to the laborers and enslaved workers who ... Learn More

Asleep at the Wheel

  • September 07, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia, but is based in Austin, Texas. Altogether, they have won nine Grammy Awards since 1970.

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

  • September 07, 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 Haskell Small: A program of Federico Mompou – Musica Callada, Books one through four

Gallery Reception

Gallery Reception

Many of the region's most notable artists have taught at The Art League over the years. This show highlights the superb talent and digs into the fundamentals of influence and inspiration. This ... Learn More

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Braves

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Braves

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

Euge Groove

  • September 09, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Euge Groove

Euge Groove, is an American smooth jazz saxophonist with a strong Top-40 background.

Gentleman Distiller: Whiskey Tasting & Dinner

Learn more about Washington’s role as “Distiller in Chief” at this exclusive event! The evening begins with a reception at the Distillery & Gristmill, where guests will get a ... Learn More

King Street Art Festival at the Torpedo Factory

On Saturday of King Street Art Festival weekend, come to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for special activities. Resident artist Tatyana Schremko will create an ice sculpture throughout the day. Local ... Learn More

The Manhattans

  • September 13, 2014
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $49.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
The Manhattans

The Manhattans are an American popular R&B vocal group, with a string of hit records spanning four decades.

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

  • September 14, 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

Guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin: Music by Scarlatti, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Frandisco Tarrega, Albeniz, Rodrigo, and Nicolo Paganini

Presidential Salon with James Madison

Presidential Salon with James Madison

Join President Madison as he discusses and engages guests about political and personal issues of 1814. Reservations required.

50th Anniversary British Invasion Tour

  • September 15, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $65
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
50th Anniversary British Invasion Tour

British Invasion Tour 2014 featuring Gerry & The Pacemakers, Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Krmaer, Mike Pender's Searchers, Denny Laine (of The Moody Blues & Wings) "Sharing the stage for ... Learn More

History Lecture: Sweet of the Sun, Tears of Moon: Gold Silver and other forms of Ornamentation and D

History Lecture: Sweet of the Sun, Tears of Moon: Gold Silver and other forms of Ornamentation and D

Come and learn how and why the people of the Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Celtic worlds adorned themselves. Discover how ornamentation and decoration figured into status, religion, and ritual. Come ... Learn More

Justin Townes Earle

  • September 16, 2014 to September 17, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $29.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
  • Visit Website
Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Earle recently signed with Vagrant Records and has released five albums with Bloodshot Records since 2007.

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

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

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