10th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale Coming August 10-11 July 18, 2019

CONTACTS:
Claire Mouledoux: CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367
Leah Spellman, APR: LSpellman@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5363

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10th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale
Coming August 10-11

50+ Boutiques, Free Street Parking, Live Music &
Fun Along the King Street Mile

2019 Sidewalk Sale

Alexandria, VA—One of the longest running seasonal summer shopping events returns to the D.C. region’s Shop Small destination for independent boutiques, Alexandria, Virginia, with the 10th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, 2019, throughout Old Town and Del Ray. The event, which is led by Visit Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria, Old Town Boutique District, Old Town Business and Del Ray Business Association, features more than 50 Alexandria boutiques stepping out of their storefronts and offering deeply discounted summer merchandise up to 80% off. New this year, the King Street Mile comes alive with storefront activations, giveaways and live music. Plus, visitors are encouraged to make it a shopping weekend and enter an Instagram giveaway for the chance to win an overnight stay at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa on August 10, 2019.  

Shoppers can stroll Alexandria’s red brick sidewalks for end-of-summer savings on items ranging from fashion and jewelry to home decor, culinary goods and seasonal gift items. New stores like Old Town Books will join Alexandria favorites such as The Hour, Bishop Boutique, The Dog Park, Pacers Running, Wear Ever Jewelry, 529 Kids Consign, The Shoe Hive and fibre space. Many boutiques will open their doors at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday to kick off the sale weekend. Shoppers can spot participating stores by looking for the bright yellow balloons. The City of Alexandria will provide free parking at meters in Old Town on both Saturday and Sunday; parking is always free in Del Ray. Visitors can also take advantage of a summer parking discount featuring $2 all-day parking on weekends at City-owned garages and surface lots.

Activations Along the King Street Mile

The King Street Mile will come alive as stores host activations such as lemonade stands, a rose bar, a snow cone machine, giant Jenga, a bubble bar, mosaic-making demonstrations, an airbrush stencil activity, a steam clean jewelry station, sidewalk chalk art and a mini make-and-take project. Stop by the new garden at the Alexandria Visitor Center and 913 King Street from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday to recharge and for pop-up blue grass and folk performances by Alexandria Symphony Orchestra musicians. At 913 King Street, view a pop-up art studio by Kyo Gallery and cool off with refreshments by McEnearney Commercial. Enjoy pop-up music at the pocket park at Fayette and King Streets. 

Shoppers with their pups in tow will want to stop by the pet-friendly Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa to cool off at a complimentary station with gourmet pet treats and water bowls Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. While at the boutique hotel Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., check out Nourish & Refine, an Alexandria based natural skincare line, that will pop-up in the hotel’s courtyard.  Stop by for exclusive discounts and a gift with every purchase of their luxurious line of skincare, candles, eye masks and more. Shoppers can also refuel with complimentary bites and Parisienne Punch from Brabo Brasserie Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and complimentary boozy Otter Pops and Parisienne Punch from Brabo Tasting Room Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Instagram Giveaways

New this year, visitors are invited to make it a shopping weekend by entering Visit Alexandria and Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa’s Shopping Weekend Getaway giveaway on Instagram for the chance to win a luxurious overnight stay in Old Town on August 10, 2019. To enter, follow @VisitAlexVA and @LorienHotelandSpa then look for Visit Alexandria’s post on July 26, 2019 and tag a friend you want to shop the King Street Mile with. Each comment tagging a unique person equals one entry—so the more comments and tags, the more chances of winning! One random winner will be selected on July 29, 2019. 

The giveaways continue throughout August with more Visit Alexandria Instagram giveaways the two Fridays leading up to the Summer Sidewalk SaleAugust 2 and 9, 2019. One random winner will be selected each Friday to win a $25 gift certificate. The Old Town Boutique District will also host an Instagram giveaway. Simply snap a photo of your favorite sidewalk “steal” and tag #shopOTBD #LoveLocalOT for a chance to win a gift card to a store of your choice.

Visit VisitAlexandriaVA.com/SidewalkSale for more information.

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10th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale
August 10-11, 2019
Throughout Old Town and Del Ray
VisitAlexandriaVA.com/SidewalkSale 

Alexandria’s summertime deal-grabbing tradition features discounts of up to 80% from more than 50 independent boutiques throughout Old Town and Del Ray, plus free parking at meters. New this year, the King Street Mile comes alive with storefront activations and giveaways, live music and more. Stroll the D.C. region’s Shop Small destination and spot deals on fashion, jewelry, home décor, gifts and more by looking for the bright yellow balloons outside of participating boutiques. Learn more at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/SidewalkSale.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy. Learn more at VisitAlexandriaVA.com

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