Alexandria Summer Events

Sunny skies, cobblestone streets and a majestic waterfront provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor tours, unique activities and romantic strolls. Find your extraordinary in one of the city's summertime events.

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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

First Thursday in Del Ray: Play Date

  • June 04, 2015
  • Times: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray
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First Thursday in Del Ray: Play Date

Play Date in Del Ray (geared to kids) Music by kid bands; art, games for kids; kids wellness, bike rodeo and much more

Music at Twilight Concert | DarcyDawn & Co

  • June 04, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: John Carlyle Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 300 John Carlyle St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-5592
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Music at Twilight Concert | DarcyDawn & Co

City Concert series with a performance by DarcyDawn & Co featuring pop,rock,country,and top hits. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.

Summer Concerts at Carlyle House

  • June 04, 2015 to June 18, 2015
  • Times: June 4, 2015 and June 18, 2015
  • Location: Carlyle House
  • Venue: Carlyle House
  • Admission: Free
  • 121 N. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-2997
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Summer Concerts at Carlyle House

Join us for two concerts from talented local artists in the gardens of Carlyle House to celebrate A Jazzy June: African-American Music Appreciate Month this June. On Thursday, June 4, the Sandra Y. ... 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

Devils Backbone's 2nd Annual Brews Cruise

  • June 06, 2015
  • Times: 11am-2pm
  • Location: The Cherry Blossom
  • Admission: $60
  • 1 Cameron St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-915-0262
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Jump on board our 2nd Annual Devils Backbone Brewing Company Brews Cruise to take in a unique view of the Alexandria waterfront and DC monuments with the Devils Backbone team! This all inclusive three ... Learn More

Well Ray Festival 2015

  • June 06, 2015
  • Times: 1-5 p.m.
  • Location: Open Field by Mind the Mat Del Ray
  • 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
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Well Ray Festival 2015

Located in Del Ray, a neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia "where Main Street still exists," the first annual Well Ray festival is a community wide effort to highlight resources for living ... Learn More

Lecture: “Teenage Hero: The Marquis de Lafayette”

Lecture: “Teenage Hero: The Marquis de Lafayette”

Of all the heroes of the American Revolution, only the nineteen-year-old Marquis de Lafayette commanded the unanimous acclaim and veneration of all Americans. In his stirring biography of the young ... 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

Music at Twilight Concert | E & Me

  • June 18, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: John Carlyle Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 300 John Carlyle St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-746-5592
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Music at Twilight Concert | E & Me

City concert series with a performance by E & Me featuring Jazz. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.

Free Father's Day Tours

Free Father's Day Tours

Treat your father to a special tour of the Apothecary, a family business first established in 1792! See the outstanding collection of herbs and botanicals, shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and ... Learn More

Free Father's Day Tours at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Free Father's Day Tours at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Celebrate with your favorite father at a place where the Father of our Country ate, drank, and influenced history. Gadsby's Tavern Museum is pleased to offer free tours by our Junior Docents on ... Learn More

Jazz Brunch Cruise

  • June 28, 2015
  • Times: Board: 11:45am, Cruise: 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • Venue: Entertainment Cruises
  • Admission: $68.90++ per adult
  • 600 Water Street SW
  • Washington, DC 20024
  • Phone: 866-404-8439
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Jazz Brunch Cruise

Dine on a delicious array of breakfast and lunch items from Odyssey's extensive brunch buffet as you enjoy smooth jazz melodies from our stage. Jazz Brunch in Washington DC - Live jazz band ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Old Town Farmers Market

  • May 30, 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.

Odyssey Father's Day Cruises

  • June 21, 2015
  • Times: Early Brunch - 10am-noon; Late Brunch - 3pm-5pm; Dinner - 8pm-10:30pm
  • Venue: Entertainment Cruises
  • Admission: Prices vary by cruise
  • 600 Water St SW
  • Washington, DC 20024
  • Phone: 866-404-8439
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Odyssey Father's Day Cruises

Give Dad a few hours of relaxation aboard Washington DC's sophisticated Odyssey. Father's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises offer distinctive dining, outstanding service, live entertainment and ... Learn More

Spirit Father's Day Cruises

  • June 21, 2015
  • Times: Early Brunch - 11am-1pm; Early Dinner - 4pm-6pm
  • Venue: Entertainment Cruises
  • Admission: Prices vary by cruise
  • 600 Water St SW, Pier 4
  • Washington, DC 20024
  • Phone: 866-404-8439
  • Visit Website
Spirit Father's Day Cruises

Treat Dad to something different this Father's Day aboard Spirit of Washington, and see the city from a whole new perspective. With a festive buffet, engaging DJ entertainment and incredible views of ... Learn More

Penta-Play!

Penta-Play!

Save some money and have fun too! Sign up now to participate in Penta Play at all of our locations from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. With Penta Play you get to play 5 adventures for $25.00. Hurry ... limited ... Learn More

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