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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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Dare to Think Heroically: Jeremy Denk with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

  • April 11, 2015 to April 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: April 11, 2015 at 8 p.m. and April 12, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
  • Admission: Youth (18 and under) $5, Student (with ID) $10, Adults $20-$80
  • 4915 E. Campus Lane
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-0885
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Dare to Think Heroically: Jeremy Denk with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

World-renowned pianist Jeremy Denk, a MacArthur Fellow and Musical America's 2014 "Instrumentalist of the Year," takes the ASO stage in April, performing the Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3. ... Learn More

Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour

  • April 18, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Old Town Alexandria
  • Admission: $40 in advance; $45 day of; $25 for single sites
  • Phone: 703-684-3284
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Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour

Celebrating the 82nd anniversary of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, this tour features privately owned Old Town homes and gardens. offering visitors the rare opportunity to see behind the ... Learn More

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

11th Annual Rum Punch Challenge

  • March 28, 2015
  • Times: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Admission: $50 per person (includes food and drinks for the evening); tickets online Shop.alexandriava.org
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4242
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11th Annual Rum Punch Challenge

Just as guests to the tavern did over 200 years ago, enjoy different rum punch creations from local distilleries, restaurants and caterers and vote for your favorite! The winner will be announced at ... Learn More

Angie Stone

  • March 29, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $59.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Angie Stone

Angie Stone is an American soul/neo soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert

Paul Leavitt Requiem with NOVA Community Chorus Samuel Barber Cello Concerto, op. 22 with cellist Steven Framil Paul Levitt’s Requiem has been praised by The Washington Post for ... Learn More

16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lee-Fendall House

  • April 03, 2015 to April 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Friday 1 p.m.,3 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; Sunday 12: 30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
  • Admission: $12 ages 0-10; $5 older children and Adults
  • 614 Oronoco St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-1789
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16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lee-Fendall House

Children and families will hunt Easter eggs, have photos taken with the Easter Bunny, enjoy snacks, and make fun crafts to take home. Open to children ages 0-10 and their families. Tickets are $12 for ... Learn More

Doggy Happy Hour is Back!

  • April 07, 2015
  • Times: 5-8 p.m.
  • Venue: Jackson 20
  • 480 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-842-2790
Doggy Happy Hour is Back!

Join us in the Courtyard Tuesday, April 7th from 5pm-8pm for our Doggy Happy Hour Opening Day! This year we’re fitting all the furry fun into Tuesday evenings only, so join us every Tuesday ... Learn More

Best Bib and Tucker Ball: The Black and White Masquerade

Best Bib and Tucker Ball: The Black and White Masquerade

Dance and be entertained while supporting Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society at this elegant event. The evening will feature Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra, a silent auction to benefit the ... Learn More

Architecture Tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria

Architecture Tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria

This tour is organized by the American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Chapter (www.aianova.org) as part of Virginia Architecture Week. Conducted by members of the Chapter’s Historic ... Learn More

Zappa Plays Zappa

  • April 14, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $65
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Zappa Plays Zappa

Zappa Plays Zappa is an American tribute act led by Dweezil Zappa, the eldest son of late American composer and musician Frank Zappa, devoted to performing the music of Frank Zappa.

Carlyle House Garden Day Herb & Craft Sale

  • April 18, 2015
  • Times: From: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Carlyle House
  • Admission: Event free; $5 to tour house; free tours with Alexandria Garden Day ticket.
  • 121 N. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-2997
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Carlyle House Garden Day Herb & Craft Sale

Come celebrate spring with the Friends of Carlyle House’s Annual Garden Day Herb & Craft Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Saturday, April 18. An exciting mix of herbs and other plants from Mount ... 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

Attics and Alleys Tours

  • May 02, 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

George Washington Birthday Classic 10K & 2K Walk

  • May 03, 2015
  • Times: 8 a.m.
  • Location: US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Admission: $35
  • 600 Delany Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-4660
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10K footrace from US Patent & Trademark Office on Eisenhower Avenue to Van Dorn and back. Rescheduled from February 15.

Free Mother's Day Tours

Free Mother's Day Tours

The Apothecary is pleased to offer free tours on Mother’s Day for all mothers! Treat the woman who took care of you to a tour of the Apothecary, which took care of Alexandrians with its ... Learn More

Mother's Day Open House at Friendship Firehouse Museum

  • May 10, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Friendship Firehouse
  • Admission: Free
  • 107 S. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-4994
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Mother's Day Open House at Friendship Firehouse Museum

Mothers and their families are admitted free at the Friendship Firehouse Museum on Mother's Day. For this special day, the firehouse photographer will be taking complimentary portraits. Come pose ... 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

On-Going Events

Del Ray Farmers Market

  • March 28, 2015
  • 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

Old Town Farmers Market

  • March 28, 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

  • March 28, 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

Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

  • March 29, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Fireflies Bar & Restaurant
  • Admission: Free
  • 1501 Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-548-7200
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Bluegrass Brunch at FireFlies

Every Sunday we have Bluegrass brunch with Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass. The band is highly regarded as bluegrass royalty. They play from 11-2 and we serve awesome brunch from our exciting ... Learn More

Spring Gifts Sale

  • March 28, 2015 to April 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat; 12-6 Sun
  • Venue: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Admission: free
  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-1435
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Save 25% on select spring gifts, from bunny finger puppets to papier mache eggs to Easter baskets and basket stuffers.

Spring Break Camp: Jane Franklin Dance and The Big Meow

  • March 30, 2015 to April 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 9am - 1pm
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: $200 Tuition for 5 days
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-933-1111
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Spring Break Camp: Jane Franklin Dance and The Big Meow 9am -1pm $200 tuition for 5 days Express yourself and find your passion in the performing arts with a daily schedule of theatre games, creative ... Learn More

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