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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

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

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
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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

SPA - liday!

  • September 15, 2014 to September 22, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Admission: free!
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
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From September 15 through the 22, all soaps, bathrobes, lotions, and other personal care products will be on sale. Buy 2 items for 20% savings, 3 items for 30% savings, and 4 or more items for 40% ... 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
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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

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

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Mets

Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Mets

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

Tower of Power

  • September 25, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $55
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Tower of Power

Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.

Last Baseball Boat of the Season: Nats vs. Marlins

Last Baseball Boat of the Season: Nats vs. Marlins

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

10th Anniversary Sale at Vintage Mirage (Sept 27-28, 2014)

10th Anniversary Sale at Vintage Mirage (Sept 27-28, 2014)

Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Tons of sales on our unique designer consignments and vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Cider Tasting at Gunston Hall

  • September 27, 2014
  • Times: 5-7 p.m.
  • Venue: Gunston Hall Plantation
  • Admission: $40 per person, or $35 for Friends of Gunston Hall. All guest must be 21 years of age or older.
  • 10709 Gunston Road
  • Lorton, VA 22079
  • Phone: 703-550-9220
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Join Gunston Hall on Saturday, September 27, as we taste our way through Albemarle Ciderworks' variety of refreshing hard cider. Different ciders will be available for tasting, and bottles will be ... Learn More

Costume Symposium: Petite - Capital Fashion of 1814

  • September 27, 2014
  • Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Venue: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Admission: $50 for morning session, $50 for afternoon session, $25 for lunch. Tickets online: shop.alexandriava.gov.
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Join costume scholars, collectors, practitioners, and enthusiasts for the return of Gadsby's Tavern Museum's Costume Symposium. Enjoy sessions examining men's and women's fashions and uniforms of the ... Learn More

Library Survivor

Library Survivor

In this game, we pretend that the library is on fire and the trucks are loaded with books! But there are five books left and there is room for only one more book on the truck. Which of these shall we ... Learn More

Nativity Preview Party at Ten Thousand Villages

On Sunday, September 28, at 6:30 pm we’re having a Nativity Preview Party, when customers can see – and purchase - the new 2014 nativities and enjoy seasonal refreshments. If you miss the ... Learn More

Ralph Stanley

  • September 28, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing.

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

  • September 16, 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

  • September 19, 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

  • September 20, 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

  • September 15, 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

Winesday!

  • September 17, 2014
  • 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

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