Press Releases

Category - Events and Happenings

  • July 1, 2015
    Last Call for Seasonal Deals! Dates Announced for 6th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale Last Call for Seasonal Deals! Dates Announced for 6 th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale Free Parking at City Meters All Weekend July 6, 2015 (Alexandria, VA) – Visit Alexandria today announced the dates for one of the most anticipated summer events in the city, where shoppers converge in Old Town and Del Ray to grab bargain basement seasonal deals. The 6 th Annual Alexandria Summer… more
  • May 28, 2015
    Alexandria Welcomes Warrior Games Family Program Alexandria Welcomes Warrior Games Family Program An unprecedented partnership among seven veteran and economic development partners has brought the Warrior Games Family Program 2015 headquarters to Alexandria. From June 19-28, 2015, more than 200 veterans will compete in Quantico at this year's Department of Defense Warrior Games, an annual sporting competition bringing together wounded, ill and… more
  • May 20, 2015
    All-American Summer in Alexandria All-American Summer in Alexandria Live Music, Fireworks and Historic Events Alexandria, VA - Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with live music, fireworks, food festivals and historic events. Kicking off the season, French tall ship Hermione docks in Old Town after sailing from France to the U.S. in a recreation of the Marquis de… more
  • May 7, 2015
    Visit Alexandria Offering Tickets to Tall Ship Hermione Visit Alexandria Offering Tickets to Tall Ship Hermione Limited Supply Available at Burke & Herbert Bank Alexandria, VA -- Visit Alexandria is making available free tickets to tour the French Tall Ship Hermione when it docks in Alexandria, June 10, 11 and 12. Members of the public wishing to tour Hermione may stop by the Burke & Herbert Bank Main Office at 100 South Fairfax Street in… more
  • May 4, 2015
    Visit Alexandria Launches Tourism Training for Frontline Staff Visit Alexandria Launches Tourism Training  for Frontline Staff Workshop Kicks Off National Travel & Tourism Week Alexandria, Va. - Visit Alexandria celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week today with the launch of Alexandria 101, a resource and tourism training for frontline staff throughout Alexandria that will include quarterly workshops and monthly one-on-one sessions to help… more
  • April 15, 2015
    French Tall Ship Hermione to Visit Alexandria In Reenactment of Historic Voyage     French Tall Ship Hermione to Visit Alexandria In Reenactment of Historic Voyage   Alexandria Celebrates 3-Day Visit with 10 Days of French-Themed Events Alexandria, VA - This summer, visitors to Alexandria, Virginia, can explore an exact replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington with news of full French aid in 1780, helping turn the tide of… more
  • April 2, 2015
    First-Ever Alexandria Live Music Week Announced July 10-19, 2015 First-Ever Alexandria Live Music Week Announced July 10-19, 2015 Alexandria, VA - This summer, music fans can take part in the first-ever Alexandria Live Music Week from July 10 to 19, 2015 , with 10 days of live music at more than 30 restaurants and venues hosting musical performances. Live Music Week will feature acts ranging from jazz to bluegrass, folk rock, country and more at venues… more
  • March 18, 2015
    Spring Events in Alexandria, VA Spring Events in Alexandria, VA  Blossoms, Boats and Historic Tours Alexandria, VA - As the cherry blossoms bloom in Washington, DC, seasonal activities abound just across the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, where the city's scenic waterfront and historic home and garden tours make the perfect setting for a springtime getaway. Celebrate DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival in… more
  • February 3, 2015
    Alexandria, VA Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday with a Dozen Events in February Alexandria, VA Celebrates George Washington's Birthday with a  Dozen Events in February Alexandria, VA - Thousands will join in the revelry for the 283rd anniversary of George Washington's birth in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General's birthday throughout the month of February with more than a dozen festive events, including the George Washington Birthday… more
  • January 29, 2015
    New Research Reveals Why Visitors Love Alexandria New Research Reveals Why Visitors Love Alexandria 94% of visitors are likely to recommend Alexandria to family and friends Alexandria, VA - The latest research coming out of Alexandria, Virginia's tourism office reveals that 94% of visitors who come to Alexandria would recommend it to family and friends. An independent study of 4,800 random households within a 400-mile radius (excluding… more