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Spring Events in Alexandria

In Alexandria, spring is at its finest - the skies are sunny, the days are longer and colorful flowers provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor tours, unique activities and romantic strolls through cobblestoned streets. Find your extraordinary in one of the city's fresh springtime events.

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Featured Events

Savor the Flavor: The Food of the 18th- Century

  • May 30, 2015
  • Times: Sat 12pm-3pm
  • Venue: Carlyle House
  • Admission: FREE
  • 121 N. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-2997
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Bring your appetite for learning as you travel back in time to the 18th-century for Carlyle House’s Annual Hands-on –History Tent! Children and their families are invited to explore the ... Learn More

2nd Annual Food Truck Rodeo

  • June 05, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • 4901 Seminary Rd
  • Alexandria, VA 22311
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2nd Annual Food Truck Rodeo

This summer, food trucks will again roll into Alexandria's West End neighborhood for the Second Annual "Go West! West End Business Association Food Truck Rodeo in partnership with the DC Food ... Learn More

Happening This Month

Attics and Alleys Tours

  • May 23, 2015 to May 30, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 9 AM - 12 noon
  • Venue: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Admission: $35 per person, advance reservation required. Includes free passes to return to the museums for regular tours.
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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Visit rarely seen spaces at four of Alexandria's historic sites in this 3-hour walking tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Lee-Fendall House, and Carlyle House ... Learn More

Alexandria Running Festival

Alexandria Running Festival

Marathon Charity Cooperation (MCC) once again presents the winning Alexandria Running Festival (Half Marathon, RunningBrooke 5K, Kids’ Kilometer, Expo and Family Festival) to Alexandria, VA on ... Learn More

Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia: Symphonic Tap with Capitol Tap

Don't miss this unique experience! Tap dance is usually done to music, but what about when tap is part of the music itself? In this unique performance, SONOVA partners with Capitol Tap including the ... Learn More

A Brahms-Schumann Soirée

A Brahms-Schumann Soirée

A Brahms-Schumann Soirée: Chamber Music with Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano, The Ensemble da Camera of Washington - Ricardo Cyncynates (violin), Claire Eichhorn (clarinet), Anna Balakerskaia ... Learn More

Lafayette Tour

  • June 01, 2015 to June 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: By appointment
  • Venue: DC Military Tours
  • Admission: $199
  • 221 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-407-6663
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Lafayette Tour

In celebration of Lafayette's return tour to the United States in 1824, you can visit the locations that the Marquis did in Northern Virginia that summer. The Lafayette Tour includes admission, ... Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

“Beatles to Broadway” John Williams Signature Ed.: Love is All You Need, A Tribute to the Beatles (Arr. B. Healey) Selections of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites: with The Alexandria ... Learn More

DC After Dark Reggae Rocks Cruise

  • June 06, 2015
  • Times: Board: 11:00pm, Cruise: midnight - 3:00am
  • Venue: Entertainment Cruises
  • Admission: $50
  • 600 Water St SW, Pier 4
  • Washington, DC 20024
  • Phone: 866-404-8439
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DC After Dark Reggae Rocks Cruise

Attention all reggae music fans! Come out and celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month aboard Spirit of Mount Vernon's Reggae Rock Concert Cruise, featuring Ras Slick & The Dutty Bus Crew. The ... Learn More

Summer Escape at Mount Vernon

Summer Escape at Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon invites visitors to sip wine while watching the sunset at the first president’s home! Summer Escape at Mount Vernon offers a rare opportunity to visit ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Old Town Farmers Market

  • May 23, 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.

Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

  • May 22, 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

Doggy Happy Hour

  • May 26, 2015 to October 27, 2015 (Every Tuesday)
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 5-8 p.m.
  • Venue: Jackson 20
  • 480 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-842-2790
Doggy Happy Hour

Join us in the Hotel Monaco courtyard every Tuesday from April through October, weather permitting, for specials on handcrafted cocktails and beers plus treats and water for canine companions. ... Learn More

Eunsook Lee: Dispersed Family

Eunsook Lee: Dispersed Family

Korean artist Eunsook Lee transforms Target Gallery with her site-specific work, Dispersed Family. With this installation, Lee explores what it means to be family, maintaining connections across the ... Learn More

 

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