Press Releases

Category - Events and Happenings

  • 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 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 including… 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
  • October 10, 2014
    2900-Mile East Coast Greenway Includes Alexandria October 10, 2014 CONTACT: Claire Mouledoux CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com, 703-652-5367   2900-Mile East Coast Greenway Includes Alexandria  Biking Equivalent of Appalachian Trail now 29% Complete    Alexandria, VA - A group of over 40 bicycle riders rode to Alexandria on October 9 and 10, 2014, to raise awareness of, and funding for, the East Coast Greenway, a 2900-mile trail that… more
  • September 30, 2014
    Tourism Campaign “Extraordinary Alexandria” Shows Increased Return for City of Alexandria, VA CONTACT: Claire Mouledoux, CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com, 703-652-5367 September 30, 2014 Tourism Campaign "Extraordinary Alexandria" Shows Increased Return for City of Alexandria, VA Alexandria, VA - A big departure for Alexandria, Virginia's tourism marketing is paying off, a newly released study shows. One year ago, tourism officials launched the "Extraordinary Alexandria"… more
  • August 22, 2014
    New Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial Joins Alexandria’s African-American Heritage Sites FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2014 CONTACT: Claire Mouledoux CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367 New Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial Joins Alexandria's African-American Heritage Sites Alexandria, VA - On September 6, 2014, the City of Alexandria will officially dedicate the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial, presenting visitors with the newest way to… more
  • February 14, 2014
    George Washington's Mount Vernon Joins Monticello and Montpelier to Create Virginia's Premier Presidential Trail FEBRUARY 14, 2014 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE): CONTACT Claire Mouledoux CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367 Kathryn Goodson KGoodson@Monticello.org or 434-984-7570 George Washington's Mount Vernon Joins Monticello and Montpelier to Create Virginia's Premier Presidential Trail Expanded "Presidents Passport" Offers Added Value Alexandria, VA - George Washington's Mount Vernon, the… more