Press Releases

Category - Events and Happenings

  • November 20, 2014
    20th Anniversary of First Night Alexandria 20th Anniversary of First Night Alexandria    Fireworks, 100 Live Shows and #FNA20th Instagram Challenge at Largest Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Party in the DC Region ALEXANDRIA, VA - A spectacular fireworks display over the Potomac River will ring in the New Year as part of First Night Alexandria, the largest family-friendly and alcohol-free New Year's Eve party in the Washington, DC… more
  • November 6, 2014
    2014 Holiday Events in Alexandria, Virginia “Holidays Made Extraordinary” CONTACT: Claire Mouledoux, CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367   2014 Holiday Events in Alexandria, Virginia "Holidays Made Extraordinary" Alexandria, VA- Just minutes from Washington, DC, visitors can feel transported by an old fashioned sense of holiday wonder on Old Town Alexandria, Virginia's brick-lined streets and historic waterfront, with festive events, twinkle-lit… 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
  • October 10, 2014
    Alexandria, VA’s 17 Extraordinary Halloween Events Contact: Claire Mouledoux, CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com, 703-652-5367 Alexandria, VA's 17 Extraordinary Halloween Events "Howl-o-Ween," Ghost Tours and Trick or Treat with the Boo-tiques   Alexandria, VA - This October, celebrate the spookiest time of year in Alexandria, a city with a remarkable past whose spirits continue to haunt its streets today. Halloween festivities stretch… 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
  • September 12, 2014
    Fall Festival Season in Alexandria, VA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Claire Mouledoux CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367 Fall Festival Season in Alexandria, VA Creative Events, Scenic Runs and Historic Haunts Alexandria, VA-Changing leaves aren't the only things coloring Alexandria's streets in the fall-come autumn, the city brims with activities like art-filled festivities, Halloween events at historic haunts and… 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
  • May 1, 2014
    Star Spangled Summer in Alexandria CONTACT Claire Mouledoux CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-746-5367 Star Spangled Summer in Alexandria Patriotic Parties, Festivals and Foodie Favorites   Alexandria, VA - Patriotic parties, history festivals and foodie-centric events shape the ideal summer getaway in Alexandria, Virginia. The season heats up with dazzling fireworks exploding over the Potomac River to celebrate America and… more